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Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian by Donald Miller

By Donald Miller

"I by no means beloved jazz tune simply because jazz song doesn't get to the bottom of. I used not to like God simply because God didn't unravel. yet that was once ahead of any of this happened." ―Donald Miller

In Donald Miller's early years, he used to be vaguely acquainted with a far off God. but if he got here to understand Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian existence with nice zeal. inside of many years he had a winning ministry that finally left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once more, far-off from God. during this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his amazing trip again to a culturally correct, infinitely loving God.

For a person puzzling over if the Christian religion remains to be suitable in a postmodern culture.

For an individual thirsting for a real come upon with a God who's real.

For somebody longing for a renewed experience of ardour in  life.

Blue Like Jazz is a clean and unique point of view on existence, love, and redemption.

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Most of your mate’s flaws and weaknesses are not likely to be deep enough to warrant a change. These attributes may be annoying or unattractive, but you need to adjust to them and love your mate anyway. One helpful way to accept those flaws is to remind yourself that you would rather have this person in your life with S TOP T rying to C hange Y our M ate | 43 the flaw than not to have him or her at all. This is a lesson Teresa learned— almost the hard way. Teresa married Roy, a construction worker who handled all kinds of building materials and heavy tools.

Teresa married Roy, a construction worker who handled all kinds of building materials and heavy tools. As a result, his hands were rough and calloused. In their lovemaking she could hardly stand the feel of his coarse hands moving across her skin like sandpaper. She nagged him continually to use lotion on his hands and wear gloves at work. But nothing worked. In time Roy’s hands and Teresa’s complaints took their toll, and the frequency of their lovemaking dropped to almost zero. Then one day the news reported a serious accident at the construction site where Roy worked.

But these 26 | THE 7 MINUT E M AR RI A GE S O LUTI O N mate-inflicted hurts need not destroy a marriage. If the isues are handled carefully, the marriage can actually come out stronger after the hurt is addressed and healed. Dennis and Gail had been married six years and had two children when Gail discovered that he had lied to her. He had told her he was taking a company trip to another state, but instead he slipped off with his buddies for a three-day fishing trip in the mountains. Dennis admitted it, repented of his deception, and vowed never to lie to her again.

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