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    Seventh-day Adventist Beliefs Grade 5-Lifelong
    What do Seventh-day Adventists believe? This page explains the structure of Adventist beliefs, and allows visitors to click for more information on each category or belief.

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    A Program to Develop Strong Marriages Among Hispanic Immigrants at the Rockford Adventist Church’s Hispanic Adventist Church Grade 12-Lifelong
    Marriages formed by Hispanic immigrants in the United States today face tremendous cultural, economic, interpersonal and spiritual challenges, which often lead some of them to separation and divorce. Cultural challenges include difficulty learning the English...

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    A Study of Seventh-day Adventist Church Membership Tertiary
    This paper reports a study on church membership. Concerned about membership losses, the Pacific Union Conference Committee authorized a membership survey. A questionnaire was used for collecting the data.

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    Adam and Eve - Lessons from the Old Story Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The divine ideal that no person has claim to unique privileges and superiority over others should triumph in God’s church as the vibrant demonstration of God’s will for humankind."

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    Adventist Family Ministries 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Target areas for the Family Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church include premarital guidance, marriage and parent education, extended families, single parenting, step-family needs, and the family needs of singles. The development of relational...

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    After the Wedding Comes a Marriage Tertiary
    Nancy Van Pelt talks about married life and some of the challenges couples face after the wedding. She offers several suggestions to help maintain a happy home.

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    After the Wedding Comes the Marriage Tertiary-Lifelong
    How to deal with conflicts to build and keep a strong marriage. This information can be useful for other types of relationships too.

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    Age-appropriate Experiences and Rituals That Help Students Encounter God, Part II Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Faith-based rituals can be traced back to the Garden of Eden. However, Christian rituals now have counterfeits. Children “need to know what each ritual represents, why we celebrate each one, and how we should practice them.”

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    And It Was Very Good Grade 9-Lifelong
    "God the Creator started creation on Sunday by dispelling darkness; God the Redeemer laid the foundation of a new creation by overcoming darkness again, on Sunday. But the day before His resurrection, He had rested in peace, after accomplishing a perfect...

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    Before You Plan Your Wedding Grade 11-Lifelong
    Premarital education is proposed as the best way to prepare couples for married life. The church is one place where premarital education can take place. But it’s up to the couple to take advantage of the resources available to them.

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    Breaking Marital Logjams Tertiary
    The article examines lack of communication as one of the main reasons behind issues that couples experience in marriage, and what couples must do ensure effective, conflict-free communication.

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    Bringing Christianity into Courtship Grade 9-Lifelong
    "Because it involves the intention of marriage and establishment of a permanent relationship, courtship should be entered into with utmost seriousness and care. Here are eight helpful principles."

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    Children from Divorced Families Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Habenicht outlines ways to help children from divorced families succeed.

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    Couples' Experiences and Perspectives on Interracial Marriage - A Phenomenological Study Among Adventists Tertiary
    "Today’s world is often defined as a world without borders, or a global village. The distance between countries and continents seems to get shorter with the innovation of faster means of transportation and telecommunication. This new reality has...

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    Dating - Preparing for a successful marriage Grade 11-Lifelong
    "Dating proceeds through seven stages. Each stage has a function and purpose in establishing a basis for the relationship. If any stage is rushed or skipped, there is a gap in the development of the relationship, and problems result."

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    Dialogue Editorial - Beware of Counterfeits Lifelong
    Describing three gifts God gave us at creation ("the holy estate of marriage, provision for education under God’s own care, and an entire day for both worship with the Creator and fellowship with each other") and how Satan has worked to distort...

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    Ellen G. White's Advice on Adultery, Divorce and Remarriage Grade 10-Lifelong
    Professing Christians should not enter into marriage until they have carefully and prayerfully considered the matter from a high point of view, to see whether God can be glorified by such a union. Then they should consider the result of every privilege of...

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    Encounter or Enrichment - What's the Difference? Tertiary
    This article examines the similarities and differences between the Adventist Marriage Enrichment and Marriage Encounter approaches and seeks to establish a guide for their use.

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    Every Time We Say Grace, We Fight Tertiary-Lifelong
    Practical help for marriages divided by religion, but united by love. This book was written by Sandra Doran in response to questions from friends, neighbors, and members of churches interested in strengthening their marriages to spouses with differing belief...

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    Five Habits That Can Ruin Your Marriage Tertiary-Lifelong
    A frank look at five things to avoid for a healthy marriage. They include forgetting the little things, playing the blame game, and criticizing/nagging.

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    For Better of For Worse 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This discusses how to prepare for and deal with long-term illness or sudden medical problems in a way that will help keep marriages and families from crumbling under the stress.

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    Forgiveness in Marriage Tertiary
    Learning to forgive one's spouse in marriage is a crucial element in forging a successful union. This article provides suggestions for resolving despites and other conflicts, which may arise during the course of marriage.

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    Getting Married or Living Together? Grade 9-Lifelong
    The authors discuss the disadvantages of living together and the advantages of a committed marriage relationship.

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    Gifts from the Heart Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article discusses how shared quiet time is essential for marriages.

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    Grace at 30,000 Feet Grade 11-Lifelong
    "God didn’t change my life in a pew or a classroom. He changed it in the real world where I love my wife, play with my son, make deals, argue cases, and write contracts. I will tell you now after the devastation of grace that I am more sure of God...

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    Homosexuality and the Bible - What Is at Stake in the Current Debate Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The sexual distinction between male and female is fundamental to what it means to be human. Humankind-in-fellowship as male and female is fundamental to what it means to be in the image of God."

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    It's All About Perspecitve Tertiary-Lifelong
    Getting married is a big decision. This article discusses good and bad reasons to make that decision.

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    Jesus, Divorce and Remarriage in Matthew 19 Tertiary
    This article deals with the issue of marriage and divorce. The author, after indicating Jesus' consistent emphasis on the indissolubility of marriage, since divorce contradicts the divine intention expressed in the created order, devotes theological and exegetical...

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    Lived Experiences of International Male Married Single Students Tertiary
    "The Republic of the Philippines is attracting more and more international students, especially in tertiary institutions. People have realized that the Philippines has high quality education at an affordable cost. Consequently, the increase in the population...

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    Living Alone - The Experiences of Married Single Students in Higher Education Tertiary
    Regarding students who have elected to attend school alone while their spouses remain behind at home, "this phenomenological study explored the related decision-making process, effects on their families, impact of the students’ life abroad and their...

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    Marriage & Relationship Grade 8-Lifelong
    The Adventist Book Center sells books and material on the topic of family and relationships including the following titles: 5 Steps to Christlike Living; Dangerous Relationships; A Guide to Successful Dating; Highly Effective Marriage; Intimacy: A Byproduct;...

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    Marriage - Surviving in an Age of Rampant Divorce Grade 12-Lifelong
    "A survey of critical issues during dating and courtship helps couples maintain a steady marriage and form a joyful relationship that will stand the test of time."

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    Marriage and Faith - Ministry to Couples Where One Partner is a Seventh-day Adventist - A Project Report Tertiary-Lifelong
    "A considerable number of Seventh-day Adventists are partners in interfaith marriages. These relationships experience the added stress typical of such marriages. No research appears to have been conducted relating to interfaith marriage involving Seventh-day...

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    Married and Glad of It - The Sure Way to a Happy Marriage Tertiary
    This book provides readers with valuable information on constitute a health marriage. Using programs developed for the Adventist Church, the authors provide a wealth of knowledge on the topic.

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    Married But Happy Tertiary
    Wanted: “Help meet.” Alfonso Valenzuela talks about the first couple, why marriages fail, divorce statistics, and more. He also has pinpointed ten characteristics of a happy courtship, eight wrong reasons for getting married, five benefits of marriage,...

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    Marrying a Non-Christian? Tertiary
    You may be one to have a question like “They go to church with me; I’m just sure they’ll convert eventually, would it be alright to date them?“ Perhaps even a question like “If they are a non-Christian with good morals, should...

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    Maximum Marriage - 28 Couples Share Their Secrets for a Happy Marriage Tertiary
    This book is a compilation of stories from married couples. The couples share their experiences with dissent in their marriages with the of aim of demonstrating that happy marriages are possible despite the challenges that may come along.

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    Messages to Young People Grade 9-Lifelong
    A practical guide for teens. Several generations of youth have been nourished by this uncompromising call to duty, purity, and service. The author, who began her ministry when only 17 years of age, invites Seventh-day Adventist youth to examine their reading,...

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    Mixed Marriages Among Adventists Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Not too long ago, we could have all expected to be born, raised, and married in the same little village. Most likely our life partner would have been the boy or girl next door. Naturally, we would have been of the same race, shared the same culture,...

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    NAD Health Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD curriculum guide for teaching health principles and practice to grades 9-12 includes rationale, philosophy, goals, and descriptions of major subtopics. NOTE: Rather than rely on older curriculum guides, NAD teachers should consult the NAD...

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    Pre-marital Sex Among Seventh-day Adventist Youth in Botswana and Possibilities for Preventative Action Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This research set out to investigate factors that lead to seemingly prevalent pre-marital sex by Botswana Seventh-day Adventist youth aging between 12 and 30 years. A 31-item questionnaire, divided into four sections, was used on a group of 45 youths....

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    Preparing for a Happy Marriage Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Marriage is important, but preparation for marriage is just as important. Choosing a marriage partner is one of the most important steps a young person takes in life. Such a decision must not be taken lightly or hastily. Experience suggests that there...

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    Preparing for Marriage Grade 12-Lifelong
    This article is about the importance of premarital counseling.

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    Relationships - Cultural Contours or Biblical Mandate? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "A positive, monogamous, and intimate relationship makes growth and the integration of identity throughout our lives easier. Here, culture cannot be our ultimate guide, but the biblical mandate of close and loving relationships can be."

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    Rocking the Cradle Grade 12-Lifelong
    This article addresses how to transition into the world of parenting without losing your marriage.

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    Safeliz - Lifestyle Books Grade 9-Lifelong
    A range of books on lifestyle, personal and spiritual development, including titles such as Enjoy It!, Less Stress!, Healthy Foods, Free from Drugs & Additions, Heart to Heart: the Art of Communication, To Adolescents and Parents, For Raising Your Child,...

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    Sex on the Sabbath Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Is it biblical to engage in sex during the confines of the seventh-day Sabbath? What does the Bible have to say on this topic?"

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    Sharing Books Grade 1-Lifelong
    The Adventist Book Center has books on Adventist Beliefs, for Children/Teens, on Christian Living/Spiritual Growth, Healthful Living, Marriage/Family, and other topics that can be used as gifts for students, teachers, and volunteers. They can also be used...

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    Silence Can be Deadly Tertiary-Lifelong
    It can be easy to fall into the "silent treatment" trap. The dangers of ostracism and the silent treatment are the topic of the article.

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    Teaching Tolerance Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "What we don't understand, we tend to fear"--with these words Robert Egbert dissects the characteristics of prejudice, noting that attitudes toward those who are different often stem from parental, peer, and media coaching or influence. Egbert provides...

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    Thanks for the Chance to Fall in Love Again Tertiary
    This article shares success stories from Adventist programs that seek to enhance and improve marriages. The article mentions Marriage Encounter, Marriage Commitment, and Marriage Enrichment, all Adventist programs created to engage married couples. The article...

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    The Adventist Home Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This compilation contains practical counsel for Christian families, including guidance on where to locate the home and how to make it pleasant, and counsel on how to get along with other family members. Search the complete published writings of Ellen G. White...

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    The Art of Maintaining a Successful Marriage in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Making a successful Christian marriage is a major challenge that faces the Seventh Day Adventist church (SDA Church) of Malawi. The colonial government of Nyasaland (Malawi) created weak marriages, promoting high divorce rates by its own practices during...

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    The Biblical One Flesh Theology of Marriage as Constituted in Genesis 2:24 : An Exegetical Study of This Human Divine Covenant Pattern , Its New Testament Echoes and its Reception History Throughout Scripture Tertiary
    This thesis reports the results of a linguistic and theological investigation of the “one flesh” marriage union concept introduced in Genesis 2:24, and the history of its reception throughout the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament Scriptures, with...

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    The Gift of Sexuality - A Biblical Overview Tertiary
    "The biblical account of creation and its narrative of marriage and family clearly teach that human sexuality is God’s gift to human beings, and its sanctity is to be fully exercised."

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    The Life and Religious Beliefs of the Iraya Katutubo - Implications for Christian Mission Grade 9-Lifelong
    "This qualitative study focuses on the understanding of the traditional religious beliefs and their impact on the Iraya Katutubo of Occidental Mindoro. It explores how Christian beliefs have affected their lives. Selected indigenous adults were interviewed...

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    The Minister as a Husband Tertiary
    This article is focused on pastors and their marriage. It includes topics such as loyalty, intimacy, priority, etc.

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    The relationship between spiritual maturity, emotional intelligence, marital needs, and marital satisfaction: a correlational study among married students at AIIAS Tertiary
    This study examined the relationship between spiritual maturity, emotional intelligence, and marital satisfaction. Harley’s model of marital satisfaction, which emphasized the fulfillment of needs as a basis for determining satisfaction, was used. The...

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    Three Rules of Successful Relationships Grade 7-Grade 12
    This lesson covers a Biblical model of the three large steps of success in relationships: Be OK with 1) God, 2) myself, and 3) others. The success of each step is determined by acceptance of the one that preceded it.

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    Time Savoring 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Time is an important resource for everyone in the family! Taking time out for kids, our spouse, and for God will have a huge impact on our lives. No matter how young or old you are the Sabbath can benefit you in many ways.

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    Two Cultures - One Marriage Tertiary
    Smith talks about interracial and intercultural marriages, and the environmental impact on marriage. He also talks about the importance of religious background and common interests.

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    VG2 Update 09: Importance of Values Grade 7-Lifelong
    This Valuegenesis 2 report focuses on attitudes students in grades 6-12 have toward materialism, altruism, and morality. Read this issue to find out how factors such as school religion programs, peer religiousness, quality of family worship, and the frequency...

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    Waiting for Love Grade 11-Lifelong
    Led by God, the author found a love worth waiting for.

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    Waiting for Sex Grade 9-Tertiary
    "Is it possible in today's sex-saturated society for young adults who possess real sex drive and who are very much in love to put the brakes on physical affection? Most young adults have never set limits on their conduct, especially not their sexual conduct....

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    Welcome Baby Project Preschool
    The Welcome Baby Project seeks to facilitate gentle interaction between caring church members and parents of a newborn by welcoming the new arrival with a Welcome Baby Greeting Card, and a monthly Welcome Baby Newsletter. The Welcome...

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    When the ' Magic ' Goes Out of Marriage Tertiary
    The author presents practical suggestions couples can take to restore genuine joy, love and satisfaction in their marriage. It is not God's desire that we suffer in joyless relationships that breed contempt, nor should we be so quick to turn to divorce. The...

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    When Two Become One - The Mathematics of Marriage Tertiary-Lifelong
    "What does it mean becoming one? Is it possible for two differing persons to become 'one'? Some would say no. The Bible, however, says yes."

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    Wholesome Relationships in a Sex-crazed World Grade 9-Lifelong
    "To enjoy wholesome relationships in a sex-crazed world, it is important to follow carefully the paradigm sanctioned by the Bible and to set healthy boundaries ahead of time to help you avoid dangerous and life-altering dilemmas."

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    Why She Stays ... Why She Leaves Tertiary-Lifelong
    "An abusive relationship in which one is subjected to physical, mental, social, or spiritual violence or rejection has no place or justification within Christian parameters."

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    Will There Be Marriages on the New Earth? Tertiary
    This article addresses the question of the lifestyle of the redeemed after the resurrection. Throughout history there have been divergent teachings on this subject. While some hold to Christ's teaching that the saved, like angels, will not marry or be given...

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    Zipporah - The Voice of Silence Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Zipporah chose the destiny of silence, retreating into herself as a mysterious and quiet person. She preferred to hide under the mask of silence, choosing the strategy of being second."