What happens when the woman who spent her lifetime worrying about caring for her family finally finds the freedom to love without borders?
The modern world is full of temptations that can lead people not only into unhappy lives but also into the throes of addiction. Navigating the world alone is not an easy task for any of us. Why not let The Freedom to Love be a most valued companion in overcoming an addiction to a sinful life? By living your life guided by true Christian morality and spiritual principles, you can break free from temptations and have the courage to experience real love. Why study the 12 Step recovery from a Christian context? Addicts and codependents are unable to choose real love without being grounded in solid moral values. Christianity offers a purposeful commitment to a way of life that heals human wounds and rectifies the effects of sin. It promotes character, growing in the measure that the person depends on truth and grace. Devote yourself to the study and development of Christ's love and you will find the strength to break free from addiction, codependency and sinful behaviors that preclude love.
Read this classic romance by USA Today bestselling author Carole Mortimer, now available for the first time in e-book! Taming the playboy When Katy Harris finds herself with no alternative but to share her holiday in the Canadian Rockies with dynamic—and exceptionally gorgeous!—photographer, Adam Wild, she's determined to resist this playboy's powerful charms… As much as she'd like to be more than just Adam's ‘flavor of the month’, Katy knows it's impossible. A resolute bachelor, Adam is cynical about love and values his freedom above all else. But will their passionate affair be enough to show Adam there's more to happiness than just freedom…? Originally published in 1981
How can I stop suffering and create a life of abundant joy and effortless success? How do you radically recover from abuse, marriage failure, anger, depression, addiction, and so on? Freedom to Love reveals a powerful step-by step process of how you can overcome every adversity, fear, and destructive habit to transform your life of suffering and disease into happiness and health. It demonstrates that the most powerful healing comes as a result of consciously releasing fearful beliefs and destructive habits that strangle you in a prison of self-judgment and sickness. The people who irritate you are just a reflection of what you are trying to deny inside yourself. The moment you love and accept yourself unconditionally, spontaneous healing occurs and chronic diseases resolve. When your heart heals, the heart of your so-called “enemy” also heals. It is in this healing dynamic that we heal the world.
The year is 1858. And Alana Peterson's world just crumbled around her. This Missouri girl's only possession is a journal, placed in her hands by her dying mother. In the journal a secret is revealed-a secret that could destroy her. Shay O'Connell, a man who has previously proven himself untrustworthy, offers to escort Alana west. With no other choice left to her, Alana accepts his offer, and they embark on the journey under the false pretense that they are siblings. But pretending to be brother and sister becomes a difficult task when Shay and Alana begin to fall in love. Fearful that Shay will not marry her if he learns the truth, Alana decides it best to keep her secret from him. When Alana's secret finally surfaces, will it destroy the very relationship she so desperately tried to protect? Watch as Alana fully relies on God through every situation in her ever-changing life. Freedom to Love, penned by new author Rhonda Kulczyk, is an intriguing and heart-wrenching novel about overcoming one's past and allowing God to be God. Rhonda Kulczyk's most important credential is an addiction to the written page. Writing has always been a passion, and even in the midst of her chaotic yet fun-filled moments of raising four boys, she always seems to find small snitches of time throughout the day to write. Born and raised in Montana, Rhonda then spent ten years in Oklahoma during which time she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Oral Roberts University. Rhonda now resides in North Dakota with her husband, Will, and their four sons.
Sexuality rights remain a controversial issue in many parts of Africa; it is not just a controversial issue but also a taboo subject. Many countries in Africa still criminalize homosexuality. Sodomy laws remain part of the criminal laws thereby making it legally possible to persecute sexual minorities. For example Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ghana all have laws under which homosexuality can be prosecuted. In South Africa, where the constitution recognizes same-sex relationships, gays and lesbians are often attacked, molested and persecuted for their sexual orientation. Many African societies do not provide enabling environments to discuss sexual orientation issues. Homosexuality has been condemned by many African leaders as Immoral, Un-African and a 'White man's disease'. In Nigeria, lawmakers are resurrecting a version of a widely condemned anti-homosexuality bill. Nigerian Lawmakers in a bid to rally popular support needed a scapegoat and the LGBT community provides an easy target. Poverty, corruption, unemployment, lack of security and the growing menace of Boko Haram are some of the many problems bedeviling Nigeria as a nation. Rather than focus on these urgent problems, Nigerian lawmakers decided once again to come in a 'straight' mass orgy of corruption to bully the gay minority; a cause always guaranteed to provide the otherwise unpopular lawmakers with cheap, majority support. When will they stop discussing who is sleeping with whom and start making laws to move this underdeveloped, oil rich nation forward?In the book FREEDOM TO LOVE FOR ALL: Homosexuality is not Un-African, Yemisi Ilesanmi takes a critical look at Nigeria's 'Jail the Gays' bill. In this interesting collection of her articles on Nigeria's Same Sex Marriage Prohibition bill, she makes a brilliant case for LGBT Rights as Human Rights and effectively debunks the myths surrounding homosexuality in Africa. Yemisi Ilesanmi also raises concern on what she termed 'The deafening silence of Nigerian Human rights activists on the homophobic bill'. She sheds light on homophobia in Nigeria and the forces driving the 'Jail the Gays' bill in Africa. She wrote: “I wonder why it is not considered politically incorrect to ask if Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals or Transsexuals have equal rights as heterosexuals. If we are agreed that no one should be discriminated against, why are we still debating if Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals are entitled to Human Rights? Last time I checked LGBTs are people too! Well, debate is good because in some countries like Nigeria, many are yet to be convinced that Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals are actually human beings.”
In Cherished, readers will mine deeply into God's Word on a six-week journey to real freedom. In discovering God's matchless love for her, a teen girl will grow to understand how she can then love Him with all her heart, soul and mind—and love others as she loves herself. Written in conversational “big sister” style, the author relates to teens in a unique, unthreatening way with real stories and application. Through relevant Scripture, the study explores questions like Love myself? and Who's my neighbor? For those who have traveled with Chandra Peele through Priceless and Radiant, Cherished now moves them along the spiritual journey to deeper places where a passion for studying God's Word is solidified for the years ahead.
Catherine had already experienced a rich life when she met Douglas Harding, a renowned English mystic and philosopher. As a child she had lost her beloved father in World War II, and a few years later, in Paris, she fell in love with Driss Chraibi, now one of Morocco's most renowned writers, and raised their five children. When the marriage ended she went to India to study under the yoga teacher Iyengar. On her return to Paris she was persuaded to attend a workshop on The Headless Way ... Catherine's life story provides a backdrop to the direct and practical experiments of perceiving who we really are, found in this book and developed by Harding. As a teenager she had already realized, 'There is another reality here which is luminous Light and silence', and through Douglas' experiments she learned how to access this at will. Catherine brought a feminine voice to Douglas' teachings and together they introduced countless people to the art of Seeing, conducting workshops throughout the world till his death in 2007. Karin Visser met Catherine in 2014 and their conversations inspired this book: 'More and more, ' Catherine tells Karin, 'I realize that I am not Catherine, the little Catherine. I am the eternal universal consciousness, experiencing life in the form of Catherine, just as you are the universal consciousness experiencing being you. At the root of ourselves we are this clear universal consciousness.'"
Louisiana, 1815 Thérèse Bondurant trusted her parents to provide for her and her young half-sister, though they never wed due to laws against mixed-race marriage. But when both die of a fever, Thérèse learns her only inheritance is debt—and her father's promise that somewhere on his plantation lies a buried treasure. To save her own life—as well as that of her sister—she'll need to find it before her white cousins take possession of the land. British officer Henry Farlow, dazed from a wound received in battle outside New Orleans, stumbles onto Thérèse's property out of necessity. But he stays because he's become captivated by her intelligence and beauty. It's thanks to Thérèse's tender care that he regains his strength just in time to fend off her cousin, inadvertently killing the would-be rapist in the process. Though he risks being labeled a deserter, it's much more than a sense of duty that compels Henry to see the sisters to safety—far away from the scene of the crime. And Thérèse realizes she has come to rely on Henry for so much more than protection. On their journey to freedom in England, they must navigate a territory that's just as foreign to them both—love. 90,000 words
This is a book over over 350 love poems written over 2 years for the love of my life. She will always be my heart and soul.
What do you do when the man of your dreams is not the man you have married? Jesse and Candice, once childhood playmates, soon realize their feelings for each other entail more than just mere friendship. But one choice leads to another, until both Jesse and Candice are living a life neither envisioned. Rhonda Kulczyk, author of Freedom to Live, weaves a story of innocence, betrayal, and forgiveness in its purest form. Will Jesse and Candice find the "Freedom to Live"?
A Southern family is torn apart by Civil War—and their convictions—in the final American Dreams novel from the author of Dream of Life. As the Civil War rages, plantation owners Richmond and Carolyn Davidson continue to follow the path God set out for them—as an important link in the Underground Railroad, helping runaway slaves flee to the Northern states. Meanwhile, their older son, Seth, is working as a war photographer for the North—and their younger, Thomas, is a Confederate soldier. Torn by war on both sides, the Davidsons pray for both of their sons to come home safe—even as they struggle to keep their land in the face of financial troubles. When Seth is reported missing and feared dead, the family despairs. But his new love, Charity Waters, refuses to accept the news passively. She sets out on a dangerous journey through the war-torn South to find Seth—and bring him home safe.
Victory may sometimes look like a sudden revolution when, in truth, it rests on years of struggle. The June 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is a sweeping victory for the freedom to marry, but it was one step in a long process. Love Unites Us is the history of activists’ passion and persistence in the struggle for marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United States, told in the words of those who waged the battle. Launching the fight for the freedom to marry was neither an obvious nor an uncontested strategy. To many activists, achieving marriage equality seemed far-fetched, but the skeptics were proved wrong. Proactive arguments in favor of love, family, and commitment were more effective than arguments that focused on rights and the goal of equality at work. Telling the stories of people who loved and cared for one another, in sickness and in health, cut through the antigay noise and moved people—not without backlash and not overnight, but faster than most activists and observers had ever imagined. With compelling stories from leading attorneys and activists including Evan Wolfson, Mary L. Bonauto, Jon W. Davidson, and Paul M. Smith, Love Unites Us explains how gay and lesbian couples achieved the right to marry.
Rather than see love as a natural form of affection, Love As Human Freedom sees love as a practice that changes over time through which new social realities are brought into being. Love brings about, and helps us to explain, immense social-historical shifts—from the rise of feminism and the emergence of bourgeois family life, to the struggles for abortion rights and birth control and the erosion of a gender-based division of labor. Drawing on Hegel, Paul A. Kottman argues that love generates and explains expanded possibilities for freely lived lives. Through keen interpretations of the best known philosophical and literary depictions of its topic—including Shakespeare, Plato, Nietzsche, Ovid, Flaubert, and Tolstoy—his book treats love as a fundamental way that we humans make sense of temporal change, especially the inevitability of death and the propagation of life.