Hard Gold: The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859: A Tale of the Old West by AviEarly Whitcombs family needs a miracle. Their Iowa farm has been in the family for generations, but a long drought has withered their savings and left them in debt. Meanwhile, the great Chicago and Northwestern Railroad wants their land, and if the Whitcombs cant pay their loans, the local banker, Judge Fuslin, will foreclose and sell the farm as his own. Earlys uncle (though hes more like a brother), Jesse, thinks he has the solution: to head West and dig for gold. Fueled by reports of prospectors striking it rich in the Rocky Mountains, Jesse cant think about anything but gold, and his determination to get to the western territories grows stronger by the day. Early is wild to go with him, as much for the adventure as for the gold. But the journey costs money--more than the boys can afford--and when Jesse flees during the night, after being accused of a robbery, Early doesnt know what to believe. Then Jesse sends an electrifying message--that he has found gold, but his life is in danger--and Early knows he must do whatever it takes to find him, even if it means running away and joining a wagon train with a strange family. The journey is dangerous and full of hardships, and the closer the travelers get to their destination, the more ruined lives they encounter--lives consumed by the hunt for gold. Then to his horror, Early learns that Jesse has been accused of another, much bigger crime and has fled to a secret place in the mountains. Somehow, Early must get to him without leading Jesses pursuers right to his door. And even if he succeeds, Early will still have to make the hardest choice of his life.
My Husband and I Had Sex Every Day for a Year — Here's How We're Doing Now
People sometimes tell me they know a couple married 20 years whose sex life is still as good as it ever was. Here's what I tell them in return: "There are only three possibilities. One: This couple is lying. Two: They are telling the truth, because they didn't have good sex to begin with. Or three: Sex is all they really have together. They never connected emotionally. I've drawn that conclusion by listening to the many dozens of husbands and wives I've counseled, almost all of whom have admitted that after 10 or 20 years of marriage, passion became elusive.
Sometimes when I think about the enormity of having sex with the same man for the rest of my life, it can get a little overwhelming. Gone is the thrill of one-night stands, intense and steamy hookups, and all those fun firsts that made sex so exciting in the first place. The man I share a mortgage with.
I was surprised to see how much God said about it in His Word. And I was flabbergasted to discover that a woman could be sensual and godly at the same time. But God rejoices greatly in this intimate physical union between husband and wife, which is part of His plan for making us one. In my immaturity, I never realized how important the sexual relationship is to a man. I learned that sex is a huge need for a husband. This is a need he has emotionally and physically. The walls started coming down and the lines of communication opened.
God wired men and women very differently. I once received an email about the romantic differences between men and women. While a man has emotional needs, too, as Dr. In that regard, God wired men and women very differently. As you probably have experienced, these radical differences in approach to romance set the stage for repeated clashes in marriage—the husband pursues romance based on his sexual passion, and the wife goes after relationship. In order to understand these differences, we have to be educated and nurture a desire to learn about each other. Genesis chapters one and two teach that man and woman are made in the image of God.