Malankara World Journal Issue 174, Theme: Christian Family
Life (Oct 17, 2013)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Issue No: 174
Theme: Christian Family Life
THIS WEEK IN CHURCH
2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (October 20)
Bible Readings For the Sixth Sunday After Sleebo Feast
3. Sermons for This Sunday (October 20)
Sermons for the Sixth Sunday After Sleebo
4. Inspiration for Today
Fear thou not, ... saith the LORD: for I am with thee. ...
5. Featured: Introduction to Christian Marriage and Premarital
Primary aim of pre-marital counseling course is to prepare and equip
men and women for an effective marital life. It covers everything
from the emotional, sexual, psychological and religious aspects to
personal grooming. ...
6. Five Essentials for a Thriving Marriage
Marriages are always a work in progress. Each spouse is changing and
developing, which means there are new things to learn at every age.
Sometimes marriages run into problems that need the help of a third
party. If this happens in your marriage, find someone who will work
in support of your marriage, not just agree with your grievances.
7. Five Things I Wish I'd Known Before Marriage
When Merry and I were preparing to be married, we went through
counseling and got a lot of good advice. But there are some
important things that we did not fully understand. So if I were
talking with a pre-married couple, here's what I'd tell them about
the "Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Was Married":
8. Lord, I Need Your Help in My Marriage
One evening after an intense "discussion," my husband, J. J., told
me that no matter what he did or how hard he tried, it was never
enough for me. He was right. I constantly found fault with him as a
husband and as a dad. But when he implied that I was impossible to
please ... well, that sent my already-out-of-control emotions
9. When a Man Loves a Woman
Men and women are different in many ways. One area in particular is
in the area of needs. Women have needs that are significantly
different than those of men. How has God put a woman together? What
does she need from a man? In marriage, a man shows love to his wife
by learning to meet seven basic needs that are the essence of who
his wife is. ...
10. Five Keys to Your Man's Inner Heart
Meeting your husband's romantic needs involves more than
understanding the differences between men and women. It also means
remembering what pleases him. And it means sacrificing your own
needs to meet those of your husband. Barbara and I have learned the
hard way that selfishness and romance do not mix well. ...
11. God and Sexuality
With the commission to multiply, Adam and Eve's job was to produce
so many images of God that they would cover the earth. Then God
ordered them to have dominion over the earth, or exercise authority
over creation, managing its vast resources on God's behalf, not
dominating it, but being good stewards of creation and creators of
12. A Nagging Spouse
I wonder how many times we drive our husbands, our co-workers, our
children, our friends or even our acquaintances away because of
nagging or quarrelsome behavior? Are we even aware of it in our own
lives? Do we justify it or brush it off when another person fails to
meet our expectations? ...
13. Five Goals for Growing Closer to Your Spouse
What was I doing to get in better shape, relationally, with my
husband? Convicted at where my priorities were, I realized that I
needed to deliberately and intentionally invest in my marriage just
as much as I was investing in other areas of my life. And that meant
setting tangible goals yearly in that area, too. So I let my
husband, Hugh, in on the goal-making process by asking him a few
non-threatening questions. ...
14. More Resources For Christian Family Living
Malankara World Library has a wealth of articles covering various
aspects of Family Living. You can find it here:
Also one special issue of Malankara World Journal is of interest:
Volume 3 No 160 (August 29, 2013) with the theme: Marriage and
15. Inspirational: If I Could See!
Sometimes we get things that really open our eyes. May God Bless all
of you in reading this beautiful “Story To Live By”! ...
16. Recipe: Kerala Coconut Chicken Curry
Flavors, Spices meld and permeate in simple to prepare Kerala
Coconut Chicken Curry. Adapted Kerala recipe by a Jewish Cook. ...
17. Favorite Poem of Mother Teresa
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway. ...
18. The Doctor Who Treated The Blessed Mother Teresa
Dr George Lombardi, who treated the late Mother Teresa in the 80's
at then Calcutta, describes his experience. He says it laced with
humor, in his inimitable style .. Absolutely fantastic and funny.
19. About Malankara World
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In HIS Service
Dr. Jacob Mathew
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