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First Choice, Only Choice

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In First Choice, Only Choice: Relationships that Last Forever, author Bill Thompson provides hope and encouragement for those looking to find relationships that will defy society's current trend towards casual sex and easy divorce. Drawing on his own life experiences as well as stories from the Bible, Thompson combines practical examples with personal insight to help young ...
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Overview

In First Choice, Only Choice: Relationships that Last Forever, author Bill Thompson provides hope and encouragement for those looking to find relationships that will defy society's current trend towards casual sex and easy divorce. Drawing on his own life experiences as well as stories from the Bible, Thompson combines practical examples with personal insight to help young adults learn how to select a lifelong mate.

If you've ever wondered about:
• God's design for lifelong relationships
• The reasons some relationships fail, while others flourish
• How intimacy develops in a relationship
• How to prepare yourself (or your children) to make a lifelong commitment
• How to protect yourself (or your children) from making a commitment prematurely or unwisely

. . . then this book is for you! Written primarily for young singles, this potentially life-changing book would also be a useful resource for parents, counselors, and teachers interested in helping the young adults in their life prepare for their most important, lifelong commitment: marriage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579219239
  • Publisher: WinePress Publishing WA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

For 31 years Bill Thompson has observed, questioned, and studied the effects of broken relationships. A member of the "baby boomer" generation, he has seen many friends and peers separate and divorce. His children have commented at home how it is unusual among their school friends to have both mother and father living together. Now a grandfather and Sunday school teacher, Bill helps young people learn the skills necessary for lifelong, committed, joy-filled relationships. Married 29 years, he and his wife, Beth, have raised five sons in rural New Hampshire.
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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Love by Design
The First Ever After     1
Designed to Connect     5
Bonding by Blood, Bonding by Choice     9
The Power of Intimacy     13
Love is ...     17
Character Development
Grow Up and Change     21
What's in Your Character?     25
Things You Wish You Knew     27
Recognizing Your Own Handicaps     31
Overcoming Handicaps-Can This Relationship Work?     35
Promises
Make a Promise     41
Major Commitment-Major Risk     45
Flawed Promises     51
Broken Promises     53
Heart Trouble
The Stolen Heart-Lost Expectations     57
The Broken Heart-Lost Trust     61
The Hardened Heart-Bitterness and Resentment     63
Trust and Happiness
The Open Heart-Trusting a Partner     69
The Servant's Heart-How God Uses Relationships     71
The Redemptive Test-How Do You Know What Is Right?     75
Why Bonded Relationships Fail     77
Respect Versus Love     81
Give and Take     83
Happy Ever After     87
Endnotes     89
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