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When Christmas Hurts

When Christmas Hurts
Author : Patricia Acheson Wasylyna
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release Date : 2017-10-17
Category : Religion
Total pages :122
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While the rest of the world around us becomes excited and enamored with our cultures celebration of Christmas, some of us struggle through the holiday season overcome with clouds of depression and battles with fear and dread. Fractured relationships, dysfunction, compromised finances, loss of loved ones, isolation, and any number of other circumstances become even harder to navigate due to the often unrealistic expectations of the holiday. Loneliness magnifies, stress accelerates, busyness intensifies, and sadness can overwhelm us. I have written When Christmas Hurts from the depths of my own pain and experience in hopes of helping those who struggle with this season for similar and various reasons. Gods Word and his principles of love, power, and truth are woven into every element of encouragement. Practical suggestions and challenges are presented to help navigate this often stressful and difficult season. The passion behind this book is to bring hope and healing to hearts that are hurting, helping them break free from the burdens of stress and dread and find a new revelation of celebrating Christmas with joy and simplicity.

When Holidays Hurt

When Holidays Hurt
Author : Bo Stern
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release Date : 2015-01-13
Category : Religion
Total pages :160
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Find fullness of joy during the holidays—especially for the brokenhearted. Divorce. Financial stress. Chronic illness. Losing a loved one. Experiencing any of these situations during the year is already difficult. But the holiday season, once joyful and happy, can heighten this pain even more. Author Bo Stern has spent the past two Christmases struggling to connect with the joy of the season. As she has watched her husband, Steve, struggle with terminal ALS, Bo has quietly felt her spirit for the season fade—and has noticed countless others suffering the same way. Through stories and scriptures, Bo offers readers a way to redeem what can often become painful days—Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries, milestones such as weddings and graduations, and more. At the end of each devotion, Bo gently guides readers to engage with these holidays and special occasions in different ways that offer a tangible outlet for healing. At the heart of this message is that Christ came—to bring hope and healing to those who are hurting. “Jesus didn’t come to cheer us up. He came into the shadowlands we call home to set us free. He came to untangle us from the despair that wraps itself around our joy and peace and purpose. It seems, then, that hopelessness is the very first qualification for receiving the bright hope of Christ’s coming. Perhaps you are exactly where you need to be to experience the miracle after all...” Trim Size: 5 x 7

When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts
Author : Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publisher : Moody Publishers
Release Date : 2014-01-24
Category : Religion
Total pages :288
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With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.

Gender Hurts

Gender Hurts
Author : Sheila Jeffreys
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2014-04-24
Category : Political Science
Total pages :216
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It is only recently that transgenderism has been accepted as a disorder for which treatment is available. In the 1990s, a political movement of transgender activism coalesced to campaign for transgender rights. Considerable social, political and legal changes are occurring in response and there is increasing acceptance by governments and many other organisations and actors of the legitimacy of these rights. This provocative and controversial book explores the consequences of these changes and offers a feminist perspective on the ideology and practice of transgenderism, which the author sees as harmful. It explores the effects of transgenderism on the lesbian and gay community, the partners of people who transgender, children who are identified as transgender and the people who transgender themselves, and argues that these are negative. In doing so the book contends that the phenomenon is based upon sex stereotyping, referred to as 'gender' – a conservative ideology that forms the foundation for women's subordination. Gender Hurts argues for the abolition of ‘gender’, which would remove the rationale for transgenderism. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of political science, feminism and feminist theory and gender studies.

This Is Going to Hurt

This Is Going to Hurt
Author : Adam Kay
Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
Release Date : 2019-12-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :288
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In the US edition of this international bestseller, Adam Kay channels Henry Marsh and David Sedaris to tell us the "darkly funny" (The New Yorker) -- and sometimes horrifying -- truth about life and work in a hospital. Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships. Welcome to the life of a first-year doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former medical resident Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front lines of medicine. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, this is everything you wanted to know -- and more than a few things you didn't -- about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.

Hope When It Hurts

Hope When It Hurts
Author : Kristen Wetherell,Sarah Walton
Publisher : Good Book Company
Release Date : 2017-04
Category : Religion
Total pages :129
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Suffering is real. But so is hope. Kristen and Sarah have walked through, and are walking in, difficult times. So these thirty biblical reflections are full of realism about the hurts of lifeyet overwhelmingly full of hope about the God who gives life. This book will gently encourage and greatly help any woman who is struggling with sufferingwhether physical, emotional or psychological, and whether for a season or for longer. It is a book to buy for yourself, or to buy for a member of your church or friend. For anyone who is hurting, this book will give hope, not just for life beyond the suffering, but for life in the suffering. Each chapter contains a biblical reflection, with questions and prayers, and a space for journaling.

By Death Or Divorce...It Hurts to Lose

By Death Or Divorce...It Hurts to Lose
Author : Amy R. Young
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1976
Category :
Total pages :129
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The ring and the book. Christmas-eve and Easter-day. Men and women. Dramatis personae. Balaustion's adventure, etc

The ring and the book. Christmas-eve and Easter-day. Men and women. Dramatis personae. Balaustion's adventure, etc
Author : Robert Browning
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1899
Category : Scotland
Total pages :129
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When Life Hurts

When Life Hurts
Author : Andrew M. Greeley
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release Date : 1989
Category : Religion
Total pages :188
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Essays based on the Scriptures offer comfort, advice, and encouragement in coping with life's problems

Hurts So Good

Hurts So Good
Author : Olivia Rupprecht
Publisher : Loveswept
Release Date : 1992
Category : Fiction
Total pages :208
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Intent on uncovering the mystery behind legendary jazz musician Neil Grey, journalist Andrea Post sets out to get the story, but instead finds herself falling prey to his incredible charm

How Homophobia Hurts Children

How Homophobia Hurts Children
Author : Jean M Baker
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-12-16
Category : Education
Total pages :238
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Homophobia hurts kids. Explore ways to minimize that trauma! This book illustrates the ways that children growing up to be gay are harmed by homophobia before anyone, including themselves, even knows they are gay. This compelling and sympathetic volume describes many simple ways that these children can be helped to understand that they can grow up to lead normal lives, with hopes and dreams for their futures. How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community brings home the voices of these children. They describe their experiences to show how they came to the frightening recognition that they are part of a group held in disregard by the rest of society, even sometimes by their own families. Dr. Jean M. Baker, the author of How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community is a clinical psychologist and the mother of two gay sons. In this book she shares her experience as both psychologist and mother to show how the myths and fallacies about homosexuality have influenced parents, schools, churches, and lawmakers to send children the cruel message that if they are gay, they are not normal and will not be able to lead normal lives. In this unique volume you'll find: a chapter on identity development, following the Eriksonian model interviews with high school students who are self-identified as gay firsthand descriptions of the harassment and victimization of those perceived as gay in schools research on how victimization at school affects gay youths a discussion of the relatively new phenomenon of gay/straight alliances (gay support groups or clubs) a chapter on transgender identity with interviews with four transsexual persons who describe their personal childhood experiences and their transition process The focus of How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community, centering on the social and familial experiences of children who will grow up to be gay but have not yet come to that realization, is unique. But beyond that, this book also explains how homophobia affects the attitudes of non-gay children by leading them to believe that it is acceptable to mistreat homosexuals. Finally, specific suggestions are made for changes in parenting and changes in school/classroom practices that could help prevent the harm that is inflicted upon so many of our gay children. Everyone who comes in contact with children on their way to becoming gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender adults needs to read this book!

In the manger

In the manger
Author : Max Lucado
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release Date : 2012-08-27
Category : Religion
Total pages :128
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The greatest mind in the universe imagined time. The truest judge granted Adam a choice. But it was love that gave Immanuel, God with us. The Author would enter his own story. The Word would become flesh. He, too, would be born. He, too, would be human. He, too, would have feet and hands, tears and flesh. Best-selling author Max Lucado, invites readers to witness the birth of Christ as they've never seen it before, through twenty-five inspirational selections from his most popular books. Selections are taken from 3:16, God Came Near, The Applause of Heaven, and more. Join Mary and Joseph inside a stable, beside a shepherd, at the feet of the King in the manger.

Christianity Today

Christianity Today
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1990
Category : Theology
Total pages :129
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Merry Christmas, Mrs. President!

Merry Christmas, Mrs. President!
Author : Rusty Fischer
Publisher : iUniverse
Release Date : 2006-11
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :128
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BAH HUMBUG: STUDENT SUSPENDED OVER CHRISTMAS CHEER! Kennedy Middle School student Megan Walker was suspended yesterday, the first day of school for the new academic year. Her offense? You might think it was vandalism, tardiness, or lack of respect but you'd be wrong. The sixth grader's crime was, of all things, showing a little early holiday spirit. In flagrant violation of the student dress code, Megan was caught wearing a snowman shirt bearing the "offensive" slogan, "Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas." Why, the nerve of this plucky little twelve-year-old! Turns out local school policy precludes such religious sentiment, and Megan's stunt earned her the rest of the week off from school. (Sounds to me like Christmas came a little early for one Kennedy student.) Megan was warned not to wear the shirt when she returns to school next week, but from what school officials told me yesterday they were "far from reassured that she'd comply." Hmm, sounds like a challenge to me! Stay tuned for the Santa Standoff as we bring it to you live from the halls of Kennedy Middle School

Where Is God When It Hurts?

Where Is God When It Hurts?
Author : Philip Yancey
Publisher : Zondervan
Release Date : 2010-02-23
Category : Religion
Total pages :288
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OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD! An inspirational classic for more than thirty years, Where Is God When It Hurts? honestly explores pain--whether physical, emotional, or spiritual--and sheds new light on God's presence in our suffering. Includes a discussion guide. "How can a loving God allow this to happen? Either God is all-loving or all-powerful, but he can't be both." You've heard that question, and perhaps even asked it yourself. No matter how you complete it, at its root lies the issue of pain. When a loved one dies, we receive a terminal diagnosis, or natural disasters strike, people often wonder whether God is the cause of suffering and why he doesn't immediately take away the pain or fix the situation. As a result, we become angry at the once-beloved God who betrayed us. In this Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Philip Yancey uses examples from the Bible and from his own experiences to show us how we can learn to accept--without blame, anger, or fear--that which we don't understand. He answers questions such as: Why is there such a thing as pain? Is pain a message from God? How should we respond to suffering? How can we cope with pain? Does faith help? Yancey speaks to everyone for whom life sometimes doesn't make sense. With compassion and clarity, Yancey brings us one step closer to finding an answer when our pain, or the pain of those we love, is real and we are left wondering, where is God when it hurts?