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Charlie W. Shedd
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Letters to Karen

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  205 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
Karen Shedd, away at college, had recently become engaged. Looking forward to a long and happy union, she wrote to her father for advice.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published by Abingdon Press (first published January 1st 1920)
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Demi Papa
Nov 19, 2015 Demi Papa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Το βιβλίο "Γράμματα στην Κατερίνα" αποτυπώνει με πολύ εύστοχο και ευχάριστο τρόπο την έγγαμη ζωή,μέσα από τις συμβουλές ενός πάστορα-πατέρα προς τη κόρη του.Όλα τα θέματα που θίγει στα γράμματά του είναι πραγματικά ενδιαφέροντα και άξια θαυμασμού, γραμμένα με ρεαλισμό,σοφία,αγάπη και ευχές για έναν ευλογημένο γάμο.Εκτός αυτού,ιδιαίτερη εντύπωση προκαλεί ο πλούτος του λεξιλογίου του ιερέα,όπως και οι αλληγορίες και τα αποφθέγματα που χρησιμοποιεί.Ένα πραγματικό έργο τέχνης και πολύτιμος οδηγός πο ...more
Sarah Clifton
I rate this book 2.5 stars!
Not what I was expecting. Although some good points in the letters, there were also some I disagree with. For example I felt that this book was too traditional where the woman in the marriage is the housewife and the man is the breadwinner. Even though I love keeping things traditional, in this day and time roles have change. I also found the style of writing and humour used as weird, and didn't feel I connect with the author. This is definitely one of those books wher
Jun 20, 2014 Alanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a classic! These short letters that a father wrote to his daughter before her marriage are full of practical advice, humor, and tried and true wisdom. I'm already planning on reading through it again after my wedding!
Yemima Aprilia
Mar 01, 2013 Yemima Aprilia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best non-fiction book I've ever read for personal development...very practical and down-to-earth advice especially for ladies who want to be a wise wife and a gift to husband..written by a loving father and also experienced counselor for marriage.

Some quotes that maybe seems to be old-fashioned yet good to be remembered all the time:

" not so much finding the right person as it is being the right person"

"The surest way to be fully loved is to love fully"

"Beauty in
Feb 10, 2014 Maddlyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before getting married a friend of mine suggested me this book! And it was the best advise she could have given me in that particular situation. Some days before our wedding I was reading `Letters to Karen`, while my boyfriend beside me was reading `Letters to Phillip`.It was a fun thing to do because these books are very easy and quick to read books. You can find many tips on how to keep love alive over years, all written in a very warm and witty style. ...more
This book has some very practical advice but alongside some very misleading ideas and explanations of life. Over all this is a very sentimental and typical marriage book. It is very sincere but one could be sincerely wrong. This book does not focus on God being the one that sustains the marriage and that marriage is not to make us happy but holy. "All things are from him and through him and to him" (Romans 11:36) and this includes marriage! This book does not mention the gospel and the main poin ...more
Kessia Reyne
Sep 08, 2009 Kessia Reyne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prsnl-intrst
I couldn't find the English version of this book on Goodreads, so this will have to do.

I thought this book had several gems of wisdom in it from a fatherly and seemingly Christian point of view. Charlie Shedd wrote a series of letters to his daughter in response to her question, "Daddy, how can I keep him loving me forever?" Kind of a sappy question, I guess, but I think it turned out to be a pretty nice book.

As I said with his other book, Letters to Phillip, it does read as though it were writ
Jan 23, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each of the chapters taught me some new lessons, because the author Charlie W. Shedd gave some basic guidelines for a sucessful marriage. Of course, I am not going to be married to someone right now, but those little tips were good to know because I probably will be married someday.
"Ayah, apa yang harus kulakukan utk membuat suamiku selalu mencintaiku?"

Demikianlah hal yang dipertanyakan Karen - seorang gadis yang menjelang pernikahannya - kepada ayahnya, Charlie W Shedd, yang juga adalah seorang pendeta yang biasa menangani masalah2 dalam pernikahan jemaatnya..

Pertanyaan itu pula yang menjadi awal dari ke-25 surat Charlie yang dibukukan ini.

Dan mengalirlah segala nasihat Sang Ayah pada putrinya... tentang bagaimana dia harus mengetahui saat yang tepat utk menyampaikan hal
Bivisyani Questibrilia
This book was very personal to me because it was a collection of letters a father wrote to his daughter to advise her on love and marriage. My Dad recommended it and it felt like those were indirectly the words he would have used. Also, I am extra honoured he thought I could grasp something so mature and powerful at this age (though I'm no longer young anymore, I guess), and I also think he believes in the relationship me and my bf have shared for over 3 years. It definitely taught me a lot and ...more
Jul 05, 2011 Stacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actually the 2nd time I've read this book. The 1st time I read it while still single, now of course I'm on the other side and was able to appreciate the author's wisdom. Although some of the points made in the book are a little out dated, in the end it really is a good book about marriage and how to enrich your relationship with your husband. The copy I read was a gift from my mom, I think she probably read it a couple of times and then passed it onto me. We will see if it will last long ...more
Dec 26, 2014 Niafaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the stories is good
Marina Zala
** Books 172 - 2014 **

Buku ini mengisahkan seorang ayah yang memberikan wejangan dan nasihat tentang hubungan manusia dan pernikahan kepada putrinya, Karen

mungkin karena saya belum menikah jadi buku ini terasa biasa saja buat saya.. mungkin buku ini akan lebih tepat dibaca ketika saya sedang berhubungan dengan pria atau memutuskan untuk menikah..

saya berikan 2,5 dari 5 bintang untuk saat ini.. mungkin kedepannya bisa saja penilaian saya berubah.. hehe
Jun 19, 2009 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really surprised me, it was letters written to a daughter about marriage advice from her minister father. He wrote them and they were made into a book in the 60's. The surprise was that so much of the council he gave was alot the same as I have heard from General Authorities and from Laura Brotherson ect. I will most likely give it to Saige when she becomes engaged someday along with And They were Not Ashamed.
Sep 01, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, marriage
First book I ever read on marriage. It's probably a good idea if I read it again! (1965)
Jun 06, 2008 mindi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i read this SO long ago, but i remember that i really enjoyed it. it was short and kept my attention well (obviously, as i read it during a couple of super boring church services at a local church during "visitors week")

i do hate rating books that i read as a kid, though, so i skimmed through it tonight and it still seemed really sweet.
Nov 12, 2015 Jenn-lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone in a relationship
Recommended to Jenn-lee by: Daniel
This is a great book for anyone interested in strengthening their marriage. A father who is a minister writes letters to his daughter about love and marriage. The letters were eventually published int his book. Amazing! Daniel read the one for men called Letters to Phillip and he said it is what helped him win me over!
Amanda Rutendo
Mar 11, 2016 Amanda Rutendo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
um not married yet but this book is a must read
Dec 31, 2008 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The subtitle for this book is "On Keeping Love in Marriage," which is a good description of the book. These are letters written by a pastor to his daughter upon her engagement. My fiance and I are reading them together and we are really enjoying the conversations they spark.
Jul 29, 2011 Grete rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Old-fashioned in its assumptions about the roles of women, and sometimes problematically stereotyping. Nevertheless, there is still quite a bit of truth within these engaging, funny letters from father to daughter on the subject of marriage.
May 18, 2012 Tegwen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this little book. It has been so helpful in our marriage. Miguel and I got hooked on Charlie shedd books with letters to Phil and so I got letters to Karen. Dr shedd really is a master of "homespun wisdom"
Jan 28, 2012 Janelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great book for guidance in relating with any guy, but especially boyfriend/husband. it's one of those books i'll probably want to read once a year. quick, easy, and enjoyable read.
Apr 19, 2011 Litha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great advisory book about marriage and its problem. you should read it, either youre in a relationship or already married with three kids whatsoever. recommended to everyone :)
Natalie Moore Goodison
A father's letters to his daughter on her marriage. Sweet and thoughtful, but rather dated advice. Some of it is profound, some of it is 'honey, make sure you're hair is done.'
Mar 03, 2010 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Advice to a new bride to be from her father. It's a little old fashioned and traditional, but I like the male perspective marital insight I'm gaining.
Mar 26, 2010 Jodi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting book written by a father to his daughter who is soon to marry. I liked alot of it his ideas and he made good points.
Alvi Harahap
This was another marriage book to add to the shelf. I really didn't feel like it was different or unique from the other marriage books available.
Jemimah Lieow
Oct 29, 2010 Jemimah Lieow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wise advise from Dad to daughter. Would be good advises for other ladies as well. What a blessing to have a father that love God.
A very good book overall! There were a few points of his that I disagreed with it, but overall, I agreed with the book!
Mar 07, 2010 Anni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ditulis oleh seorang Pendeta. Merupakan kumpulan surat nasehat untuk putrinya, tentang hidup berumahtangga.
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Dr. Charles W. Shedd was an American Presbyterian minister and a master communicator of homespun wisdom. Dr. Shedd served as a Presbyterian minister for over 50 years. He was the shepherd of small country churches and big city cathedrals. Along the way, he walked alongside janitors, farmers, physicians, senators, and presidential cabinet members. "Pastor Shedd" never met a stranger, or left anyone ...more
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