Eyes Wide Open: Avoiding the Heartbreak of Emotional Promiscuity

Eyes Wide Open: Avoiding the Heartbreak of Emotional Promiscuity

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Eyes Wide Open: Avoiding the Heartbreak of Emotional Promiscuity by Brienne Murk

In our postmodern world, we are so driven by our emotions that in "living for the moment" we've forgotten to guard our most precious treasure--our hearts. Young people may not realize it, but acts that appear innocent--such as email and instant messages--can entangle our emotions and lead the heart to places it should not go. Most people give their hearts away long before they give their bodies away, so it is imperative that young people learn the importance of emotional purity, how to avoid the steps that too often lead to a physical downfall, and how to live pure lives. Like talking to a big sister who's gone before them, reading Eyes Wide Open will give young people the necessary keys for making decisions about purity, love, and romance. She also shows them how to acquire a thirst for purity as they realize it is not just another rule, but a path that leads to a dimension of deep and fresh living where they can truly thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441266699
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/26/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

BRIENNE MURK is a college student in her early twenties. She has been involved full time in the Christian music industry since she was a small child. With her family's group, Myrrh, she travels around the world performing and speaking at churches, camps, conferences, conventions, and crusades. Together with her sister Heather, she has developed a seminar for youth that focuses on living one's faith in everyday life, as well as an Eyes Wide Open seminar based on this book. Her writing and speaking credits include numerous appearances on national and international TV and radio programs, and she has also conceptualized, scripted, and produced a nationally syndicated radio special and a four-part teaching CD series.

Table of Contents


Foreword   Dr. Gary Chapman     7
I Never Saw It Coming     9
Falling for a Fairy Tale     17
Purity: It's Not Just About Sex     29
Understanding Our Feelings and Emotions     40
Avoiding the Emotional Roller Coaster     54
Protecting the Whole You     65
Setting Boundaries: Putting the Playbook into Practice     78
Dos and Don'ts: The Tools for Guarding Your Heart     95
Waiting for God's Best     110
Guarding Your Heart on the World Wide Web     126
Keys to Escaping Emotional Entanglements     142
Finding Your First Love     155
Life with No Regrets     166
Conclusion: Keeping Our Eyes Open     183
Other Books You Might Want to Read     189
Acknowledgments     190

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