Description : The importance of premarital counseling has grown more and more apparent in recent years. As a result, it is imperative that couples are provided a supportive environment in which they can probe challenging topics together. Based on the belief that a couples focus in the weeks and months leading up to marriage should be on laying the foundation for a successful and meaningful life together, Marriage with Meaning focuses on key components that lead to marital happiness and satisfaction. A sensitive guide appropriate for Jewish couples, interfaith couples, and same sex couples, Marriage with Meaning will help any couple enjoy a full and rich relationship that will last a lifetime. Rabbi Young provides a thoughtfully researched and sensitively written work featuring enduring wisdom and practical advice for both couples entering marriage as well as the clergy counseling them. Rabbi Lauren Kurland Marriage is not about a day, it is the quintessential, most important decision of our lives. If a small fraction of the energy, time and money that goes into planning a wedding were a part of the strategic plan for marriage, couples could find themselves better prepared for the realities of long term relationships and commitments. This book provides the foundational building blocks for consciously and proactively developing a marriage that is strong and durable. Giving this book as a gift is like giving a manual for the care and treatment of the relationship! Every couple should have a copy as part of their tool kit for a fulfilling life together. Jeffrey F. Spar, Ph.D. Psychologist and Executive Coach
Description : Everyone wants a marriage that will last a lifetime, and now Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg, have disclosed six secrets that will not only help you create the marriage you've always dreamed of, but will create a marriage that will last a lifetime. This revised and updated repackage of the Gold Medallion-winning Divorce-Proof Your Marriage walks couples through the six loves (forgiving, serving, persevering, guarding, celebrating, and renewing) that can effectively shield their marriage from the ravages of disappointment, discouragement, distance, disconnect, discord, and emotional divorce.
Description : "The title of this book captures one of the most commonly explored issues that I have dealt with in my office over the past three decades as a practicing clinical psychologist." Thus begins Dr. Broder's wise and compassionate guide to assessing a faltering love relationship, and answering the fundamental question asked by the book's title. Broder addresses individuals and couples in marriages, or any other type of love relationship or romance -- long- or short-term, and of any sexual orientation. His 40-item "Can Your Relationship Be Saved?" Inventory asks the rights questions. But readers are not left there. The chapters that follow gently guide them in exploration of what is likely to happen if...? What if I go? What if I stay? Readers will find direction in answering those questions for themselves, and the information and strategies to help them act on their decisions. Can Your Relationship Be Saved? speaks--in a warm, unabashedly upbeat and optimistic manner--directly to the painful ambivalence that results when you are unable to determine how you really feel. Broder's guidance is packed with practical road maps and direction finders, avoiding glibness, cliches, pat answers or "someone else's value judgments that will rarely hold up for you in the end."
Description : Communication is an art. Couples thrive when they learn to listen deeply, understand completely, and validate one another compassionately. They are happier when they honestly share their perspectives and feelings, learn to disagree, and trust one another to support and strengthen each other and not injure or ridicule. But as Dr. David Hawkins shows, many couples try to win arguments, not to understand each other. They defend themselves, promoting their own opinions and blaming one another. When all else fails, they retreat into silence. What's the answer? This user-friendly manual helps readers recognize their common but ineffective patterns of relating. It offers more constructive alternatives as well as practical steps couples can take to... replace defensiveness with vulnerability and compassion develop more transparency and sincerity achieve greater trust and emotional intimacy Readers will see their marriages transform as they develop new skills in the art of communication.
Description : Gary Smalley is one of the world's foremost speakers and experts on love and relationships. His gift for helping couples create more meaningful communication and deeper understanding so that they can establish an unwavering bond is the inspiration behind Secrets to Lasting Love, the culmination of Smalley's decades of work. In it he outlines the three essential skills that move couples to the highest levels of intimacy: Respect your spouse for all of his or her individual qualities and differences from you. Communicate with each other in a way that moves conversations into deeper realms of understanding. Renew and recharge your spouse emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually -- constantly. It is not easy to recognize and then apply these skills. But Secrets to Lasting Love shows everyone how to do just that, so they can reach what Smalley calls the fifth, or ultimate, level of intimacy -- where there's a marital bond strong enough to withstand the inevitable highs and lows of life. With Gary Smalley, you will have the tools to create a heightened sense of commitment that will allow you to reach your spouse's heart and spirit.
Description : What do people in happy relationships know that the rest of us don't? Do they have a secret recipe for success? Is there a special alchemy to make it work? 'The Secrets of Happy Relationships' reveals the 50 things you need to know to put your relationship on a firm footing and remain in love forever. Some will surprise, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you have a recipe for lasting happiness together, a proven formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.
Description : A guide to making love last provides more than seventy practical tips to keeping the romance in a marriage or other committed relationship. By the author of How to Survive the Loss of Love. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Description : Discusses the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of women's health, covering both traditional and alterative remedies and therapies.