Before You Do: Making Great Decisions That You Won't Regret

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 16, 2008 - Religion - 302 pages
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InBefore You Do, best selling author T.D. Jakes turns his attention and teachings to the topicof relationships and the issues that need resolving once you've learned to use the spiritual and psychological tools for reevaluating your place in life and for repositioning yourself for a life withoutlimits. Relationship decisions come down to five crucial components, according to Bishop Jakes: Research: gathering information and collecting data Roadwork: removing obstacles and clearing the path Rewards: listing choices and imaging their consequences Revelation: narrowing your options and making your selectionRearview: looking back and adjusting as necessary to stay on course Before You Dogets you on the right track to making decisions that you'll be proud of and reap the benefits of for the rest of your life, as will the generations that follow you. He gives you insight on how to reflect, discern, and decide the next step to take to have a strong and enduring love, marriage, and family. The Bishop takes a spiritual and practical approach to inherently emotional issues such as the outside influences on our relationships, e.g., in-laws, friends, and former spouses; coping with anger; parenting; financial concerns; negotiating high-profile lives; and so many more of the issues people face every day. His special brand of counseling and teaching appeals to the faith-based community and beyond, reaching millions who receive his wisdom in all media, especially books.
  

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Review: Before You Do: Making Great Decisions That You Won't Regret

User Review  - Kent Dickerson - Goodreads

Some fair advise, but almost no Bible. Not what I was hoping for. The few illustrations were good but it needs many more. Read full review

Review: Before You Do: Making Great Decisions That You Won't Regret

User Review  - Goodreads

Some fair advise, but almost no Bible. Not what I was hoping for. The few illustrations were good but it needs many more. Read full review

Contents

Before You Decide
1
one Before You Take the First StepReflect Discern
13
two Before You BlameAccept Responsibility
31
three Before You Leave Junk in Your TrunkClean
47
four Before You LeadDecide on Your Team
63
five Before You Join
83
six Before You Decide to Love
95
seven Before You Place Your Love Order
109
eight Before You CommitResearch
121
nine Before You CommitDevelopment
135
ten Before You Get EngagedTwenty Final
145
eleven Before You Marry
163
twelve Before You Decide to Take a Risk
179
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T.D. Jakes is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP; founder and senior pastor of The Potter's House of Dallas, Inc.; and the New York Times bestselling author of Making Great Decisions (previously titled Before You Do), Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits, and Let It Go: Forgive So You Can be Forgiven, a New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. He has won and been nominated for numerous awards, including Essence magazineís Presidentís Award in 2007 for Reposition Yourself,†a Grammy in 2004, and NAACP Image awards. He has been the host of national radio and television broadcasts and is regularly featured on the highly rated Dr. Phil show. He lives in Dallas with his wife and five children.

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