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Different by Design: God's Master Plan for Harmony Between Men and Women in Marriage [Paperback]

By H. Dale Burke (Author) & Howard Hendricks (Foreword by)
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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. 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 appreciating those points of greatest difference. Every chapter has a worksheet for you to work on.

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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 in 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.

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Studio: Moody Publishers
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.64"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2003
Publisher   MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0802470467  
ISBN13  9780802470461  

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More About H. Dale Burke & Howard Hendricks

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

H. Dale Burke was born in 1953.

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If You're Married - You Need This!  Mar 13, 2007
Great Book! Dale Burke explores God's Word to reveal just how different men and women are from each other. But, that difference is by the Creator's design! He takes often very different individuals and places them together, for life, to form a cooperative team. Burke begins in Genesis to examine God's creation of man and woman as individuals with the design to come together to form a life-long team to honor Him.

This book is an easy read in that it all makes sense! Burke intertwines his thoughts on men, women, and marriage with God's word in such a way that I want to say, "Why didn't I read this book before all the others?" I've read many books on marriave: Venus-Mars, 5 Love Languages, etc. This book, by far, is the best in terms of helping me to understand my role in marriage - to have a servant heart as I seek to understand and celebrate my wife's differences. this book also helped me to understand her role, and mine, in meeting each other's needs. Understanding our needs, I can then proceed in my role to met her needs and honor her and God in my life. Burke does not shy away from the truth of life either!

A New Perspective  Dec 17, 2005
Once in a while something comes along that truly offers something new and original. Burke provides that opportunity for readers with Different by Design. His practical approach to a topic that has been written about is worth keeping this book on your bedside table. I also highly recommend Men in Marriage: Straight Talk For Men About Marriage: What Men Need to Know About Marriage (And What Women Need to Know About Men)by Marty Friedman.
This book is right on target! Women will love it!  Jun 15, 2000
Finally a book that gives a balanced perspective on men and women in marriage. It is so right on! Burke's understanding of women, what makes them tick and what annoys them is delivered with alot of honesty and a touch of humor. He ignores the political correct views of modern culture and give men and women practical advice they can put into practice the day the read the book. Must read as far as I'm concerned! The forward by Howard Hendricks is also worth the price of the book.
WOW! Makes a great gift!  Jun 3, 2000
This book gives a fresh perspective on the whole "Mars/Venus" issue so popular in today's society. It gives practical ways men and women can appreciate and celebrate their differences. Burke's views and ideas seem to be sincere and applicable. This makes a great gift for anniversaries and newly weds.
Surprised by DIFFERENCE  Apr 30, 2000
I've read so many books on marriage--and found most of them to be repetitive and lacking in both originality and practicality--that this book was a happy surprise. It is readable, Biblical, full of good antecdotal illustrations, and best-of-all, has something to say in a fresh way about marital relationships. I particularly liked that the author didn't back away from saying some of the 'hard' things just because they don't happen to enjoy societal support at the moment. I was challenged to think anew about my own quarter-century-old marriage, and for that I'm grateful.

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