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ISBN:
0879733152
Author:
Lynn Nordhagen
Category:
Christian Living
Language:
English
Publisher:
Our Sunday Visitor (April 1, 2001)
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272 pages
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By Lynn Nordhagen What happens when the two most important relationships in your life seem to be on a collision . Many couples have walked this pash.

By Lynn Nordhagen What happens when the two most important relationships in your life seem to be on a collision course? How can you be odedient to God when obedience threatens your marriage vows? Can you love God if it means hurting the one you love most on earth? Many couples have walked this pash. Author Lynn Nordhagen offers stories.

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Lynn was raised Catholic by convert parents. Lynn has written a book of her return to the Church entitled: When Only One Converts. He says that she had an ideal faithful upbringing knowing that Jesus loved her and died for her at a very young age. In college, she met her future husband who was a Independent Charismatic Protestant. When they were married she planned to remain Catholic. After a while she became bored and disillusioned with her Catholic faith, in contrast with the enthusiasm of her husband’s Protestant friends. Tags: Authority charismatic Confession Pentecostal presbyterian revert Women.

When Only One Converts. Written by. Lynn Nordhagen. Manufacturer: Our Sunday Visitor (IN) Release date: 17 March 2001 ISBN-10 : 0879733152 ISBN-13: 9780879733155.

With Lynn Nordhagen) When Only One Converts, Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, IN), 2001. There We Stood, Here We Stand: Eleven Lutherans Rediscover Their Catholic Roots, 1st Books Library (Bloomington, IN), 2001

With Lynn Nordhagen) When Only One Converts, Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, IN), 2001. There We Stood, Here We Stand: Eleven Lutherans Rediscover Their Catholic Roots, 1st Books Library (Bloomington, IN), 2001. Contributor to magazines and publications including Be, Gilbert, Catholic World Report, Envoy, Columbia, Lay Witness, the National Catholic Register, and The Write Stuff. Also uses pseudonyms Lance Haataja and Robert Pierce.

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Rolf Nordhagen (21 October 1894 – 8 March 1979) was a Norwegian botanist. His greatest scientific efforts were in the area of plant sociology. Rolf Nordhagen was born in Kristiania as a son of artist Johan Nordhagen (1856–1956) and Christine Magdalene, née Johansen (1858–1933). He was a brother of Olaf Nordhagen and Martha Gladtved-Prahl. In August 1925 in Oslo he married Elisabeth Marie Myhre (1900–1979).

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By Lynn Nordhagen *What happens when the two most important relationships in your life seem to be on a collision course? *How can you be odedient to God when obedience threatens your marriage vows? *Can you love God if it means hurting the one you love most on earth? Many couples have walked this pash. Fifteen of them share their stories in 'When Only One Converts'. Author Lynn Nordhagen offers stories, not only to the Cahtolic(or soon-to-be Catholic), but also to the spouses who are not not becoming Catholic, praying that they may gain insight and hope, recognizing that this can be, for them also, a time of discovery and growth in the Christian life.
  • skyjettttt
I'm converting to the Catholic faith and after reading this book I asked my wife (a Protestant) to read it also. We both agreed that while the stories are very informative and make for interesting reading, there is an underlying theme that the non-Catholic spouse will (or at least should) eventually convert also....a subtle theme, but there nevertheless.

Follow up comment to the December 2010 reviewer......It is not a bad book, and as shown by the non-biased reviews below, it actually helps some people. Keep in mind this book is written by a Catholic, and as Catholics, not everything hinges on the Bible. We have Church tradition to guide us also (see 2nd Thess. 2:15). Your words "the direct and easily understandable words of the Holy Bible." ring a bit empty. There are a zillion different protestant churches...each of them interpreting scripture differently, so scripture must not be THAT easy to understand. This is a well-written book, just a bit biased toward Catholicism as I said above.
  • Qiahmagha
This book was somewhat helpful to me, a revert, but only addresses the stresses of having a reluctant Protestant spouse. What if you're married to someone who makes a living as an astrologer? What if you're his secretary? What if he won't allow you to have the marriage blessed by the Church? What if he doesn't want your child catechised "against him?" What if all these things prevent you from receiving the Eucharist or Reconcilliation? Well, thank goodness I'm writing a book. I'll let you all know how this all turns out. Pray for me.
  • Ghordana
This is an excellent book on what can happen when a marriage partner joins a religion which is different from the religion they both subscribed to when they were married. The book includes some sad stories and some positive stories.
  • Flower
A good read for those interested in converting.
  • Wooden Purple Romeo
Editor Lynn Nordhagen wrote in the Preface to this 2001 collection, "This book comes from my experience of finding that many other converts and returning Catholics have had the same emotional family battles over religion, that many marriages have felt the threat of disunity coming against what they thought was the very basis of their marriage, their unity in Christ. How dare one of the spouses upset the applecart so thoroughly by becoming of all things---Catholic?" She adds, "this book... is not an attempt to persuade the non-Catholic partners in marriage to convert. We are not here to prove the truth of the Catholic faith, but to help Catholic and non-Catholic spouses to understand the conversion experience and how it can affect a marriage." (Pg. 23-24)

One essayist recalls his RCIA experience while in college, "The RCIA class itself was symptomatic of much of what is wrong with the Church today. It was taught by an assistant in the campus ministry program... Once or twice we got a visit from the Director of Campus Ministry, a priest, who seemed anxious to make us feel comfortable.... Almost all of the other students in the class were students in the college, many of whom were preparing to marry Catholics and were happy to accommodate their spouses by accepting the religion of their loved ones... The message they received was that this was indeed a neat religion, and one that would make them feel at home." (Pg. 116-117)

Another notes, "the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program at our local church left something to be desired. Had it been for the RCIA class alone, I never would have converted. Thankfully, a friend offered to go with me to a thirteen-week 'Fundamentals of Catholicism' class at a nearby parish. An orthodox, faithful and humble priest capable of handling any question you put to him taught the class." (Pg. 190)

Editor Nordhagen said in her own essay that "she was prompted to share her experience when she learned that thirty-five percent of the marriages performed in the Church are mixed marriages. 'I was impressed,' she said, in learning of this, 'that I am not as alone as I feel.'" (Pg. 207) She worries, "I hope my life teaches him about Catholics. Can he see past our hypocrisy? Catholics drinking, swearing, getting Mass 'over with' on Saturday nights. Lord, I pray, let him see your glory in tradition, your guidance in authority, your life in the sacraments. But first, Lord, take the beam out of my own eye." (Pg. 208)

This is an excellent book (particularly for Catholics of a more conservative sort) on "mixed marriages," that will be of particular interest to anyone in such a marriage or relationship.
  • Shan
This book should be in the library of every married person considering conversion to the Catholic Church whether their spouse is in synch with their journey or not. It should also be in the library of everyone in a mixed marriage. It is not about how to convert your spouse, it is about how to live with the tension of seeing things different religiously and still maintaining the unity of your marriage.
The book's contributers run the gamut from those whose spouses were Catholic while they were Protestant, to those where the spouses were both Protestant until one converted, and even one where the spouse remains essentially non-religious. The marriages have mostly weathered the crisis and some have even flourished.
It is a book not only for the person becoming Catholic, but for the spouse who doesn't choose to join them, or at least not yet. It will provide support for the convert (who gets the message "I'm not alone in this"), but help the non-convert to understand what is going on. It also provides tools for making this a growing experience for your marriage instead of just a source of discord. In that vein the chapter by Gregory Popcak alone is worth the price of the book.
So if you've read Rome Sweet Home and find it's message compelling get When Only One Converts before you go any further down the road. Your spouse will thank you for it.