Till Death Do Us Part

 Till Death Do Us Part Author Robi Ludwig
ISBN-10 1416523138
Year 2006-03-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

Every day six people in the United States are murdered by spouses or intimate partners. The stories of killer spouses tend to captivate us, as they beg the question of how so many seemingly normal and happy people manage to go over the edge. Indeed, every relationship presents "extreme moments" where scary feelings surface, yet what happens when those feelings turn to action? In Till Death Do Us Part, noted psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, along with journalist Matt Birkbeck, presents the psychological profiles of notorious killer spouses -- from Scott Peterson and Clara Harris to Rabbi Fred Neulander and Betty Broderick. Ludwig reveals ten killer personality types. These ten personality types are defined in detail and illustrated with examples from high-profile cases along with in-depth analyses of the motivations behind the murders. The ten types range from the Betrayal/Abandonment Killer (who loses control and kills from a broken heart) to the Control Killer (who micromanages every aspect of the spouse's life) and the Black Widow/Profit Killer (who kills for money). With gripping stories and probing insight, authors Ludwig and Birkbeck examine the concept of peaceful versus violent resolution and why certain spouses believe murder is the best and only response. In an age when spousal murder is headline news, Till Death Do Us Part explores a phenomenon that many spouses can't help but think about at some point in their relationships -- which sheds light on the very notion of "happily ever after."

Till Death Do Us Part

Till Death Do Us Part Author Siobhan Gaffney
ISBN-10 9781908518255
Year 2015-11-25
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Maverick House

Young, handsome Colin Whelan was a magnet for women, who always fell for his seductive charms. Little did they know that underneath his cool exterior lay a twisted desire to kill. Behind the facade of normality lay a psychopathic mind struggling to control its homicidal urges. Having seduced and married his sweetheart Mary Gough, Whelan immediately began planning her brutal murder. While his young wife dreamed of a love-filled marriage, Whelan searched the internet for information on serial killers and the methods they used to strangle their victims. Compelling and disturbing, this book reveals how Whelan murdered his wife to claim a hefty life insurance policy, and how he faked his own suicide when he became the prime suspect for the murder. Till Death Do Us Part offers a fascinating insight into the true motivation behind one of Irelands most notorious murders, and is a horrifying story of love, lust, revenge and murder - all the more shocking because every word is true.

Til Death Do Us Part

 Til Death Do Us Part Author Jeanette C. Lauer
ISBN-10 0866566015
Year 1986
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press

Three couples : happily ever after? -- Is marriage obsolete? -- Enduring is not enough -- 'Til death do us part : the role of commitment -- To love and to honor -- The two become one : dilemma or opportunity? -- Conflict : how to engage in "good fighting"--Nowhere to somewhere : avoiding the ruts -- What is more important?

The Story of a Brief Marriage

The Story of a Brief Marriage Author Anuk Arudpragasam
ISBN-10 9781783782390
Year 2016-10-06
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Granta Books

Dinesh is a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers. Desensitized to the horror all around him, life has been pared back to the essentials: eat, sleep, survive. All this changes when he is approached one morning by an older man who asks him to marry his daughter Ganga, hoping that victorious soldiers will be less likely to harm a married woman. For a few brief hours, Dinesh and Ganga tentatively explore their new and unexpected connection, trying to understand themselves and each other, until the war once more closes over them. Told in meditative, nuanced and powerful prose, this shattering novel marks the arrival of an extraordinary new literary voice.

Call of the Wilder

Call of the Wilder Author Kris Fletcher
ISBN-10 9781937349660
Year 2013-03-28
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Beyond The Page

“This book has it all as a charming conflicted woman makes peace with her past and her free-spirited family. Great writing style and characters set in the glitz of Las Vegas. It’s a complete joy!” —Goodreads Gemini Wilder loves her family but decided long ago that their free-loving approach to life wasn’t for her. She turned her back on her wild-child youth and embraced monogamy, sobriety, and her amazing boyfriend Randy, who has just popped the question. Her dreams of a peaceful and stable life are finally coming true. So why is her past suddenly singing to her again? When a family crisis calls her to Vegas, she hopes the time away will help her regain her perspective. But with her anti-marriage loved ones questioning her every move and her Elvis-impersonating ex stirring up old feelings, her inner Wilder is gaining strength. With everything she loves on the line, it’s time for the real Gemini to stand up. But is she strong enough to resist the call of the Wilder?

Til Death Do Us Part

   Til Death Do Us Part Author Cassandra Adams
ISBN-10 9781480802346
Year 2013-10-10
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Archway Publishing

Dakota Lewis is determined to never live the same life as her mother—a sheltered housewife mistreated by her abusive husband. As she heads off to Columbia University on a full scholarship, Dakota is excited to begin a new life inspired by her love of God. Two years later, Dakota gets involved with Rakiem Bennett, a martial artist with a heart of gold and a dream of one day managing a dojo that will provide an escape for at-risk children. But Dakota sees other plans for their future, setting off a series of disagreements that prompts her to doubt their relationship. As she battles her own problems and worsening family burdens, Dakota’s prayers are left unanswered, leaving her to question her faith in God. She then meets Dominique, a successful entrepreneur who quickly sweeps her off her feet—and discovers Rakiem’s infidelity, leading her to choose Dominique as her life partner. But it is not long before Dakota finds herself in the midst of her worst fear: trapped in an abusive marriage, just like her mother. In this emotional tale, a woman desperate to escape her madness must learn to rely on her faith and inner strength to break a cycle of abuse as she seek her true destiny.

Why Do I Think I Need You

Why Do I Think I Need You Author Cynthia Anderson
ISBN-10 9781477170397
Year 2011-07-11
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation

The book was composed in respect toward many sources of women who believe that men are the main spectrum in their lives. The book will identify a woman’s need and perceived needs from a man. There are many women globally that have their own perspective and ideology on how to satisfy a man. Therefore, how do women overcome battles in finding the right man? Perhaps it is just a psychological process for women to believe that they can gain ownership through their flesh and desires. When one evaluate it content is their every ownership involved, even in midst of marriage or commitment. The book displays parts that women play in a relationship; it shows values in having a relationship. In addition, it will identify people’s views, realities, concepts, and experiences toward the nature of having a relationship. Many have forgotten the significant dynamics in having a healthy relationship. Therefore, it is not a male-bashing book; it is for one to address problems, get insight and knowledge on issues so a person can correct them. In order to do so, men and women had to be mentioned within the book because two people are needed to make a relationship. In addition, the book was diplomatic to give inspiration and examples to the young and the old in gaining healthy relationships. Many of the stories are funny, sad, exciting, exotic, damn sexy, and explicit from a woman’s point of view. The purpose in that is, we live in a real world and pretend not to see things for what they really are, leaving room for disappointment. The book was based on interviews, research, life experiences, and a bit of fiction. My hopes are for you to enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it again! I like to give thanks to many who believe in my creativeness in Why Do I Think I Need You? Sincerely, Love you all!


ISBN-10 9781496935724
Year 2014-08-28
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Author House

The idea to write fictional letters to marital couples on how to use God's lifetime warranty on their marriages came into being in the process of a sermon preparation as a guest pastor for a local church in November 2011. I prayed about which message to deliver for many days. About two days before Sunday, I had a dream that a young lady participated during my sermon. After the sermon, her family greeted me well and said I made her speak in public for the first time and I gave her the encouragement that she needs for the rest of her life. Then I woke up. On the actual Sunday service, during the sermon, I asked the congregation how many of them had a dog or a cat. A young lady - a 17 year old said she had a cat. I asked if she ever took her cat for a walk, she said, "no." I asked, "why not?" She replied, "Nobody does!" Then I said people take their dogs for walks, but this does not mean that dogs are more important or better than cats. Cats have their own usefulness. God who created us knows that we are not the same and that we cannot function in the same way. One should not be boasting that s/he is better than the other. After the service, the grandfather of the cat owner who spoke during my sermon and her aunt came to me and thanked me for the opportunity given to the young lady to talk for the first time in public, which would enable her to express herself publicly. When I was praying at home after the sermon, I had the feeling that God wanted me to tell people to try out what seems to be unusual for them. It has been my concern for many years that many couples don't take their wedding vows seriously. It is affecting children a great deal; many children have two or three stepparents. Those children without stepparents seem to be the odd ones among their peers. In Canada, about 50% of first marriages may likely end up in divorce. One may presume that the rate of divorce in second marriages would be lower, but instead it is higher at 72% while, third marriages have the highest divorce rate of 85% (Comparative Annual Divorce Rate in Canada). Similarly, in America, the first marriage divorce rate ranges from 41 - 50%; second marriage divorce rate is between 60-67% and third marriage is between 73-74%. (Information on Divorce Rate and Statistics). This book is fictional. The stories are not real stories. They are about my past experiences with heterosexual couples in my counseling or pastoral care. I do not have a particular person or couple in mind. No names in the book are real names. If anybody's name or any couples have the same names as used in the book, I would like them to know that I am not telling their particular story or using them as an example. The Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the bible stories/instructions/messages and the same Holy Spirit is still talking to us today. I believe, I was inspired to write the book. I will encourage anyone or couple whose story or stories are similar to what's in the book not to be too critical but to take it (the book) as a means through which God is speaking to them to change. No marriage is too bad that God cannot change for better. Don't fold your arms and accept your troubled marriage as a done deal. I will advise the readers to call upon the author of marriage, God through Jesus Christ, to fix their marriages. He is able. Since the idea of letter writing is becoming obsolete, one may be wondering why letters to marital couples, and not email, text, or any other modern means of communication. Letter writing is an old form of communication, which is to inform, correct, and educate. In the New Testament, there are many letters written by Paul the apostle and others to individuals and churches to deal with issues, circumstances, and problems faced by the recipients. We never read about their responses or their initial letters to the Apostles. Similarly, only letters written to the couples are featured in this book. Most of the Letters in this book are long term correspondence with the imaginary couples. The objectives of the letters are to: 1). Encourage couples not to give up on their dream of having a successful marriage and to continue fighting until the victory is won. 2). Enable the counsellors/pastors to keep their counselees' hope alive as long as they are still interested in counselling. 3). Help families and friends to keep on supporting the couples in crises. Note that some of the letters end with prayer, while some didn't. The idea is we don't have to impose prayer on people. Praying with people is as important as praying for people in absentia. We need permission to pray with people, but we don't need permission to pray for people while they are not there. In both my pastoral and counselling ministries, the most prevalent issues are marriage and family matters. This book thus serves as a handbook to help couples in crises or prevent couples from getting into a marital mess. It can be used in marriage enrichment groups or as a counsellor/Pastor's handbook. The group Leaders, Counsellors or Pastors should not use the book as a weapon of judgment against anyone, but as a means of correction and education. The book is calling people who just want a family and not a marriage. Many couples lose love in their marriages. Love is the greatest gift God gives to people but many people do not accept it. They choose anger instead of peace or love from God. The book is calling the readers who are making wrong decisions for wrong reasons. We should not let bitterness, anger, frustration, alcohol, drugs, etc., ruin our marital relationships. The principles of marital solutions in the book focus on God. May God bless you as you read the it. Shalom!

Time for a Better Marriage

Time for a Better Marriage Author Jon Carlson
ISBN-10 1886230463
Year 2003
Pages 129
Language en
Publisher Impact Publishers

The return of a classic! A systematic, practical model for building marriage skills, newly revised and updated. Invaluable tools to help make marriages more rewarding, effective, and satisfying by showing couples how to encourage each other, resolve conflict, communicate effectively, maintain equality in the relationship, and make better choices.

Love Cherish

Love   Cherish Author Terry Rajan
ISBN-10 9780978438876
Year 2007
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher CCB Publishing

Why is he doing this? I don't understand. He was so wonderful before. Taking me to dinner, the opera at the beautifully remodeled Paramount, the trip to Vegas. His hands always so gentle and knowing afterwards. I would have done anything for him. What happened? He's treating me so hatefully now! On top of everything else, I thought at least he, a doctor, would understand what I'm going through. Well, I've made my plans. They'll all get what's coming to them! Soon. Love & Cherish: Till Death Do Us Part is about relationships, losing trust, jealousy, murder, who did it and a surprise in the end. What is important in a marriage? Trust is the most important element in a relationship. When the trust is gone, the relationship is gone. Arnold's innocence and casual relationship with a beautiful girl started the chain event of jealously and murder. Arnold's conversation with the young girl is fascinating and moving. About the Author Terry Rajan's books are unique in style. He takes a subject and explores with curiosity to wield interesting stories with suspense and surprise in the end. Terry Rajan is a Sri Lankan Tamil. He left Sri Lanka when he was 18 to study engineering in London, England. After graduation he moved to Canada and then to the United States to obtain a Masters in engineering. Terry Rajan has traveled all over the world and lived in Asia, Europe and North America. He presently resides and works in the United States.

Til Death Do Us Part

Til Death Do Us Part Author Alethea Fells
ISBN-10 1498422632
Year 2015-01-13
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate (Mark 10:9) Before contemplating marriage, a man must recognize and heed God s Guidance. Once you commit to what Go has ordained, Satin will come with attempts to destroy what God has put together. Be encouraged to know that what does not destroy you will make you stronger. God can and does use every area in our life to grow us up. Our Pastor has taught us the process is much more significant than the product since going through testing enables us to grow. The exerts above are very true. Rick and I have been married for over 9 years. We decided to use our own experiences as a Christian couple to glorify God and show that even in the midst of adversity and testing and trials, with God leading us through the Holy Spirit, marriage can stand the tests of time. Our hope is to encourage a couple that might be ready to throw in the towel and give up on their marriage to lean and depend on God s Promises and be lead by Him to work through their difficulties. We also pray that we may uplift and encourage those who are single, dating, and considering marriage to follow God s Way and commit to marriage and not allow the world to determine their rules of living, but allow God s Holy Word to be their standard.

I Married Dr Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs Hyde

I Married Dr  Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs  Hyde Author Alma H. Bond
ISBN-10 0595140459
Year 2000-11-01
Pages 476
Language en
Publisher Alma Bond

Why is one marriage out of two today doomed to end in divorce? My interviews with 71 divorced women searched for answers. Did they love their husbands when they married? Did they believe at the time that it was 'till death do us part'? Were there other lovers in the lives of the couple at the time of the divorce? Is there any connection between an unhappy childhood and a failed marriage? Do women tend to lose their identities in marriage? To my surprise, I saw the majority of interviews take on a similar shape, which revealed who the women were and how the divorces fit into the pattern of their lives. In my years of practice as a psychoanalyst, I saw how badly people need others with whom to identify. With this collection, divorcees can see their own fears, despair, grief, hopes, and aspirations reflected in the lives of women passing through similar experiences. I hope the fact that all the subjects came away from their divorces with greater strength, insight, and self-esteem will serve as an inspiration to all survivors of loss and pain. As Queen Isabella said in Henry V, "Happily, a woman's voice may do some good."

Till Death Do Us Part Unless I Kill You First

Till Death Do Us Part  Unless I Kill You First Author Jamie Turndorf
ISBN-10 0805061126
Year 2000-01-11
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company

A proven plan that breaks the conflict cycle, this book is "mandatory reading for every couple that wants to build lasting love"(John Bradshaw). When fighting breaks out between a husband and wife, the husband's typical reaction is to withdraw, either emotionally or physically. When he does, his wife often becomes more frustrated and angry, which in turn causes the husband to withdraw even more. The fighting escalates with each subsequent outbreak. But it doesn't have to. During her fifteen years of clinical and laboratory research, couples therapist Jamie Turndorf, Ph.D., has developed a proven program that breaks the conflict cycle for ninety percent of the couples who use it. She advises couples to start with a series of cool-down steps and to move on to resolution exercises that will allow them to address difficult issues and subjects in a nonadversarial manner. Filled with easy-to-follow advice and helpful anecdotes, Turndorf's book gives couples the advice they need to calm an emotional exchange before it becomes a fight. Till Death Do Us Part offers the path to peace that all fighting couples are looking for.

Black Clouds

Black Clouds Author Linda "Leigh" Haynes Pritchard Leonard
ISBN-10 9781462408054
Year 2013-11
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Inspiring Voices

In her memoir, "Black Clouds," author Linda "Leigh" Haynes Pritchard Leonard tells the story of the life challenges she has faced. More than anything, it is a journey into God's care, revealing how He works in the lives of innocent children and people who put their trust in Him. During the early years of Leigh's abuse and abandonment, God sheltered her from the fiery darts of those who would harm her. He prevented her from realizing that her life was any different from those of her schoolmates. From being abandoned as a child to dealing with her adult life as she faced life-or-death situations, God has always been with her. She has dealt with alcohol abuse, the destruction of her home through fire, and a tortuous relationship with her biological mother. Through all of her personal challenges, God has surrounded her with His love and with angels to carry her through it all. In the end, Leigh and her husband sought God's grace and the love He holds for all of His children. They overcame many trials, much tribulation, abuse, rejection, and abandonment and have survived through God's unconditional love. Leigh's resilience and the ever-present hand of God is evident as she bravely recounts in vivid, inspiring language the traumas and tragedies she experienced throughout her life. Ultimately, "Black Clouds" is the story of one woman's survival through her strong faith in God and supportive family and friends.

My Beautiful Garden

My Beautiful Garden Author Kenn Mark
ISBN-10 9781456785536
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Author House

This is a book for all tastes. The skilful craft of a novel contains advice, humour and romance in a neat religious package that is not only entertaining and romantic but challenges the reader’s mind and imagination of the total concept of marriage. Dr. Frank Gyan-Amponsah Researcher/Senior Lecturer (Economics & Management) London UK I recommend this to every married couple and those contemplating to build a viable home through Christian type of marriage or any other type of marriage... It is highly recommended for every library and all who cherish the marriage institution. Ven. Obioma Onwuzurumba Chaplain, Aso Villa Chapel. Abuja, Nigeria. Building an unshakable home is a highest level of sacrifice; the responsibility to turn your marriage “for better” or “for worse” is yours. In My Beautiful Garden, Kenn Mark elaborates on an important field which forms the basic foundation for human existence- marriage and family life. Your choice of a life partner will go a long way in determining and shaping your destiny on earth. The chapters are segmented to answer the questions of both the married and unmarried readers: Children, preachers, marriage counsellors and every one who truly desires guidance for building a joyful home.