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

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 16, 2008 - Religion - 302 pages
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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False teacher, prosperity gospel

User Review  - Reformed Girl -

Avoid this book. Jakes promotes the Health, Weath and Prosperity Gospel and is a well-known false teacher and part of the Word Faith (Word of Faith) cult. Read full review

Another Level

User Review  - Too Blessed - Borders

T.D. Jakes does it again...This book is a great asset to any single person, or a couple. He takes relationship to a whole next level and that's exactly what we need in this society today. Read full review


Before You Decide
one Before You Take the First StepReflect Discern
two Before You BlameAccept Responsibility
three Before You Leave Junk in Your TrunkClean
four Before You LeadDecide on Your Team
five Before You Join
six Before You Decide to Love
seven Before You Place Your Love Order
eight Before You CommitResearch
nine Before You CommitDevelopment
ten Before You Get EngagedTwenty Final
eleven Before You Marry
twelve Before You Decide to Take a Risk

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About the author (2008)

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 magazine’s President’s 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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