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About Gil Stieglitz
Gil and his wife, Dana, have raised three beautiful young women and live in Northern California. Together they have co-authored 3 books on marriage and parenting. For more information and to check out their other books and resources, visit www.ptlb.com or Amazon.com.
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life through spiritual exercises. If you would like to enjoy a close fellowship with God then this book is for you. If you want to help others experience deep and lasting spiritual growth then this book is for you. Testimonials for practicing the Spiritual Disciplines of a C.H.R.I.S.T.I.A.N.
“I have never sensed the presence of God in my life the way I sense Him now!!!” Businessman
“I am alive to the presence and direction of God in ways that I never dreamed possible.” Executive
“I am a totally different person today than I was six weeks ago. I cannot believe the change. Everybody is beginning to notice that I really am a different person. I would not have believed that it was possible if you had told me. These little spiritual exercises have put me in a totally different place after only six weeks. Everything about my life is now different. It is amazing.” Counselor
Our hope is that the true power of the wife role will re-emerge as the force God intended. We want to show you how to use the power of this role for God’s glory, for the success of your husband, for the development of your marriage and for meeting your deepest relational needs. God does have a RADICAL plan for wives.
In God’s Radical Plan for Wives, Gil and Dana Stieglitz explain the seven greatest needs of men by applying biblical principles and real-life stories. This book will challenge, convict, and inspire—it’s perfect for individual or group study, especially when paired with God’s Radical Plan for Wives Companion Bible Study. The lessons and exercises in the book will teach you to motivate him to be the best man, husband, and father possible, setting the stage to gently guide and instruct him toward meeting your needs.
H -- Honor, which a woman must receive to stay emotionally connected in marriage.
U -- Understanding, which is essential if a man is to understand the unique temperament, gifts, and abilities of his wife.
S -- Security, which is the key to a woman's spiritual connection to her husband.
B -- Building Unity, which is the constant job of the man so that the pressures of life do not destroy the marriage.
A -- Agreement, which is a system a man must establish and manage so that both husband and wife can enthusiastically support the decisions that are made.
N -- Nurture, which means that a man must provide all that his wife needs to blossom as a person, mother, worker, friend, and wife.
D -- Defender, which is what the man must clearly become or his marriage, family, and life will be left unprotected and often destroyed.
As the culmination of hundreds of hours of counseling, study, and mentoring, Becoming a Godly Husband represents one of the most successful marriage counseling manuals on the market today.
There is too much sensuality...too much pornography...too much immorality.
But this is not true.
Overcoming temptation for pornography and sexual addiction is possible.
In this hard-hitting but practical resource, Dr. Gil Stieglitz gives real answers about how to develop and maintain purity in mind and body. He shows men and women how they can take control of their minds, eyes, and bodies to break free from temptation. It is not impossible to resist temptation and become the real men and women that God wants you to be. It is possible to enjoy freedom from temptation, resulting in a new level of mental and emotional clarity and purity again. Take charge of your life now.
Mission Possible: Winning the Battle over Temptation is for those who desire purity and want to defeat the stronghold of lust in their lives. Based on countless hours of counseling and small group sessions, this book is perfect for pastors, ministry leaders, youth groups, small groups, parents, counselors, and individuals who need the sound advice and spiritual workouts designed to help people battle and overcome temptation. It is perfect for small groups that wants to work together to break free, the teenager struggling to maintain purity, and the counselor who wants to help a client break through to freedom from sexual addiction.
This book is powerful and allows people to believe in the possible--winning against temptation. It is possible to enjoy freedom from temptation, a new level of mental and emotional clarity, and purity again.
Also available! A new online video course based on the book at www.ptlb.com/mission-possible. Try a FREE sample today.
God does not give us theories in Scripture. He tells us how to live in a dynamic and restful way (Matthew 11:28-30). The same is true when it comes to God’s Armor revealed in Ephesians 6:10-18, but so often we have missed what God was really saying. We get lost in an analysis of Roman military equipment. There is a subtle danger in associating too closely the spiritual armor with the Roman armor. We can believe that the spiritual weapon will act in the same way and with the same limitations as the Roman pieces of armor. But each of the spiritual pieces of armor is powerful way beyond any comparison to belts, shields, swords, and the like.
This book takes a different approach. We examine what the heroes of the faith (Job, David, Peter, Paul, Moses, etc., and most importantly Jesus) actually did when they encountered the Devil. What they did perfectly matches the pieces of God’s Armor but only after you look past the Roman military metaphor and see the actual spiritual weapon. The heroes of the faith challenged the strategies of the Devil with truth, righteous actions, strategies of peace, God-designed risk, daring ways of escape, whispers of God’s Word, specific prayers, and feedback-corrected actions. And they won over and over again with these simple but powerful spiritual weapons.
"... the short and dirty version of what it takes to have a marriage that is so great, other couples will stand up and notice—they might even call it 'ridiculous.'"
It’s no secret that couples in great marriages do things differently than couples in bad ones. But what are those things and how do ordinary couples start doing them? Based on thousands of marriage counseling hours and personal experience, Gil Stieglitz spells out the 15 essential marital habits found in great marriages that aren’t found in doomed ones.
The goal for all married couples is to have a long, happy marriage filled with joy, and for the couple to feel complete, unified, and full of mutual love and respect for one another. In other words, a ridiculously great marriage. The marital and premarital habits in this book will help you get there.
Building a Ridiculously Great Marriage is a real game-changer for premarital couples, struggling couples who want to fix their marriage, people considering remarriage, or couples who want practical marriage help now. It is a terrific resource for pastors, ministry leaders, counselors, and anyone who works with couples for premarital counseling and marriage counseling.
"Dr. Gil Stieglitz is like a Dr. John Gottman of the Christian world. I have seen countless marriages transformed through Dr. Gil’s marital wisdom." —Rev. Dr. Ed Hird, Co-author of For Better, For Worse
"In a time where most marriages are barely surviving, Dr. Gil Stieglitz writes Building a Ridiculously Great Marriage to encourage, equip, and motivate couples to build healthy habits and practices that will help them thrive in all aspects of their relationship." — Lisa Thompson, Author of Faith Journey Bible Studies
"It’s easy to get married. It’s not so easy to stay married. Imagine a marriage where there is mutual respect, humility, support, service, and trust. You and I can most certainly achieve this! Building a Ridiculously Great Marriage should be required reading by everyone before AND after they get married." —Dan Chrystal, author of The Lost Art of Relationship
Marital Intelligence, subtitled “A foolproof guide for saving and supercharging marriage,” is based on thousands of hours of marital counseling and observation by the author. Stieglitz is a counselor, speaker, mentor, professor, and leadership consultant based in Roseville, Calif. He is currently a professor at Western Seminary, a district superintendent for the Evangelical Free Church of America, and a church consultant for Thriving Churches International. He also directs his own ministry, Principles to Live By.
Stieglitz says there are only five problems in marriage: (1) Ignoring needs; (2) Immature behaviors, (3) Clashing temperaments, (4) Competing relationships, and (5) Past baggage. With each issue, he carefully and consistently lays out biblical teaching on the subject, and then includes helpful anecdotes, solutions, and self-tests to help the reader.
In fact, many parents agree it’s the hardest job they’ve ever had to do. Did you know there are specific reasons why some families do well and others come unglued? Wise Parenting: Creating the Joy of Family offers six parenting essentials that successful, joy-filled families all seem to have. This is more than just another parenting book—this is a book of hope, as well as a practical guide for success in some of the most difficult parenting areas.
For over three decades, Dr. Gil Stieglitz has worked with countless parents and teens involving family issues. He noticed a pattern emerge between families who “did it right” and the absence of that pattern in families who came apart. He and his wife, Dr. Dana Stieglitz, put this pattern into practice while raising their three daughters. Today, they share an uncommon depth of relationship and joy with each of them. Now they pass this pattern on to you, so you can create a truly enjoyable family of your own.
"How can I know what He is saying?"
"How can I know the difference between God's voice and other voices?"
Many people have the wrong definition of success, one based on the world's measurements, such as piles of money, pleasure, fame, power, beauty, possessions, and the like. But Jesus tells us the secret to a successful life--filling our lives with strong, loving relationships (Matt. 22:37-39).
In The Keys to Grapeness, Dr. Gil Stieglitz helps Christians understand how to develop a Spirit-led life based on the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 -- those qualities, actions, reactions, and attitudes that need to be developed in order to have good relationships and a successful life. A Spirit-led life is one where you hear the whispers of God as He speaks into your life; one where the Holy Spirit partners with you by telling you what to say, what to do, when to do it, along with the ability to say and do those things that are not in you by nature. Learn what God is asking from you when He tells you to "be loving" or "practice joy" or "be peaceful," and so on to the people in your life. His power is real and true. Get ready to experience life-change, deeper relationships, greater success, and more joy.
Includes Interactive Video Course!
To encourage and support you on your Spirit-led walk, this book comes with an interactive video experience, allowing you to follow along with Dr. Gil's video course. Videos are easily accessible on your computer or any mobile device. Look for prompts in each chapter.
What others are saying:
"I never knew that the little promptings to do things for people were actually God nudging me! I used to ignore it, but now I tune in and get right to doing what He says to do."
"I always enjoy Gil's teaching, but this teaching on the Fruit of the Spirit is not something I've ever heard of before. Wow! I never thought of them as tools God uses to help us have better relationships!"
"God really does speak to us and He really wants the best for us. Thanks to Gil's teaching in The Keys to Grapeness I know how to find out what to do to make my life better. It's not that hard, really, if I'm willing to pray and listen."
The Christian life is not an easy road. It seems like a thousand voices tell us what to think, what to believe, who to follow, and what to do. As a pastor and counselor, Dr. Gil Stieglitz has had the privilege of talking with all kinds of people, who are either being drawn toward faith in Jesus Christ or have stepped out in faith but have many questions. Foundations: Building a Solid Christian Life answers many of the most basic questions about living in dynamic connection with God. It delves into four foundational blocks for what it means to live the Christian life and how to interact with God through Jesus Christ.
Block 1: Jesus and the Christian Life
Who is Jesus Christ? What happens when a person first becomes a Christian? What is the evidence of true conversion and salvation?
Block 2: Growing as a Follower of Christ
How does a Christian learn to follow Christ? What benefits come from being a disciple? What is baptism? How does a Christian think? How does Christianity answer the basic questions of life?
Block 3: The Wonder of the Church
What is the church, and why is it so important? What does is contribute personally and to society as a whole? What are vital actions that only the church can take and what happens when it does?
Block 4: Finding and Living in the Will of God All people want a life of meaning, purpose, significance, and love. What does it mean to live in the center of God’s will, and how do you find it? Why don’t people pursue God’s will to the fullest?
Foundations: Building a Solid Christian Life is perfect for the new believer or anyone with questions about the Christian faith. It can be experienced as a personal study or in a small group format. We recommend reading each chapter one after the other, like blocks that build upon one another. Each one is crucial to your growth and enjoyment of the Christian life. If you have been a Christian for a long time, or you are just taking a look at Christianity, jump in and build a solid foundation for right thinking about the Christian faith.
In this book you will begin a more in-depth exploration of the Living God. You will discover that He is an infinite, self-existent spirit who acts in amazing ways with delightful consequences for you. Do not miss going deeper in your understanding and joy in God. God calls you to delight in Him (Psalm 37:4) and live an abundant life (John 10:10).
The spiritual warrior needs to focus on the Lord God Almighty and not the Devil. The spiritual warrior has been invited into a relationship of delight and joy with the Ancient of Days. It is this relationship that must occupy his or her focus, not the evil that the Devil can seduce people to commit. King David tells us that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4). If our desire is to release the captives from the snare of the Devil, then we should begin to delight in God at a higher level (2 Timothy 2:24-26).