The fact is: men and women are different-by the Creator's ingenious design. These differences involve the way we think, feel, and process information. They involve the way we love and are loved. And they have a direct impact on our closest relationships-our marriages. Burke's counsel, unlike that found on talk shows or radio call-inprograms, is based on the owner's manual the Master Designer prepared for us-the Bible. With new discussion questions included in the back, this edition is ideal for couples or married study groups who want to delve deeper into the truths inside its pages. Whether you're engaged, newlywed, married with children or passing advice along to your grandkids, this book will help you build healthier, stronger relationships by making the most of the things the sexes hold least in common and applauding those points of greatest difference.
Are men from Mars and women from Venus? No. The earth is in fact the home base for both sexes. So why are we so different? Because God created us that way. Men and women were created with radically different ways of thinking, feeling, and perceiving. But when we check the Bible, we see that God never intended these differences to create the incredible friction they do today. The good news is that God has already woven into His Word the perfect solution to this friction.
Pastor, author, and conference speaker H. Dale Burke's book, Different By Design, is aimed at exposing the myth that men and women are too different to live in harmony. He contends that God's master plan includes harmony between men and women in marriage. When the inevitable struggles come into a relationship, Burke states that we need heavenly, down-to-earth biblical guidance for building healthy relationships. We all want to build stronger relationships, whether we're single, dating, married, or passing along advice to grandkids. Different By Design provides an excellent framework within which to achieve that goal. Our differences do not surprise God. He wired us. He understands. He loves us. And He provides us with a map to navigate these tricky waters.
H. DALE BURKE (Marshall University; Dallas Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton in California. Prior to assuming the pastorate in Fullerton, Pastor Burke served for over ten years as the first senior pastor of a church in Oxford, Ohio. Apart from his weekly ministry in the pulpit of the Fullerton church, Pastor Burke enjoys writing and speaking to a variety of audiences in the U.S. and abroad. He is author of Take Back Your Life!, How to Lead and Still Have a Life, Different by Design, and A Love that Never Fails. Dale and his wife, Becky, have been married over 35 years and have three grown children and a grandson.
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