Getting Ready For Marriage

Author: Jim Burns
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 143470856X
Size: 28.31 MB
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Jim Burns and Doug Fields wish you the very best for your wedding, but sadly, they won't be able to make it. What they are here for is your marriage. Jim and Doug have seen it all. They have worked with many couples and have studied extensively to uncover the essential elements for making marriages thrive. This book is their early wedding gift to you: a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate road map for beginning your union. Filled with premium fuel for the journey—including meaningful exercises, hard truths, and conversations starters—this book will nourish and guide your relationship for the long haul.

Getting Ready For Marriage Workbook

Author: Jim Burns
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781412846
Size: 67.25 MB
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Pulling off a successful wedding is one thing but fortifying a lifelong relationship is an entirely different endeavor. Relationship experts Jim Burns and Doug Fields invite couples to take a proactive approach to their marriage union—one that doesn’t shy away from sticky areas and tough topics—in order to develop a solid course from the very beginning. Jim and Doug apply decades of frontline experience working with couples into this fresh and practical resource. Organized in nine highly relevant sessions, each centered on key biblical and relational touchstones, Burns and Fields equip participants to confront big issues including communication, finances, spirituality, and intimacy—prior to their wedding day. Great as a stand-alone resource or partnered with the Getting Ready for Marriage: A Practical Road Map for Your Journey Together book and companion video package.

7 Ways To Be Her Hero

Author: Doug Fields
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 052910220X
Size: 32.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A book that talks to guys in the way guys talk! "This book should storm into your living room, demand an audience, and become every husband's best friend!" —Rick Warren, pastor and New York Times best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life "I love Doug Fields! I love how he lives, how he writes, how he makes me laugh, and how he challenges me to grow. You will too. Men, read this book and improve your marriage!" —Lee Strobel, New York Times best-selling author Having a pulse is all it really takes to fall in love. Staying in love is another matter; staying in love requires a plan and some learned skills. "My primary audience for this book is guys (sorry, sneaky ladies)," says author Doug Fields. "I am writing in a way that most men seem to talk and learn." In 7 Ways to Be Her Hero Fields gives, quite candidly, seven very doable actions to transform any marital relationship, guaranteed. It also includes a bonus chapter for guys to read with their wives. So if you want to understand some simple ways to invest in your marriage and be your wife's hero (again), this is the plan!

Christian Marriage

Author: David Michael Thomas
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814652312
Size: 12.52 MB
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Authentic Christianity is an expression of love that involves God. The first extension of this love in the realm of human life is the very common and extraordinary relationship of marriage.

Your Time Starved Marriage

Author: Les and Leslie Parrott
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310566061
Size: 78.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is not a book about being more productive—it’s a book about being more connected as a couple. In Your Time-Starved Marriage, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott show you how you can create a more fulfilling relationship with time—and with each other.The moments you miss together are gone forever. Irreplaceable. And yet, until now, there has not been a single book for couples on how to better manage and reclaim this priceless resource. The Parrotts show you how to take back the time you’ve been missing together—and maximize the moments you already have. Your Time-Starved Marriage shows you how to:• relate to time in a new way as a couple• understand the two lies every time-starved couple so easily believes• slay the “busyness” giant that threatens your relationship• integrate your time-style with a step-by-step approach that helps you make more time together• stop the “time bandits” that steal your time• maximize mealtime, money time, and leisure time• reclaim all the free time you’ve been throwing away.Learn to manage your time together more than it manages you. Dramatically improve your ability to reclaim the moments you’ve been missing. Your Time-Starved Marriage gives you tools to feed your time-starved relationship, maximizing the moments you have together and enjoying them more.Also available: unabridged audio CD.

The Love List

Author: Les Parrott
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310248507
Size: 16.49 MB
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Explaining how couples can cultivate a set of habits that will transform their relationship, a strategy guide lists eight recommendations and accompanying how-to information for strengthening a marriage.

No More Perfect Marriages

Author: Jill Savage
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802495095
Size: 58.11 MB
Format: PDF
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“Many people say you can fix a broken marriage, but Mark and Jill show you how.” —Dr. Juli Slattery, psychologist, author, and president of Authentic Intimacy No marriage is perfect. But every marriage can get better. Do you feel like the spark is gone? Like a critical spirit has invaded your marriage? Like you want more intimacy, but something is in the way? You could be suffering from the Perfection Infection. The Perfection Infection happens when we cultivate unrealistic expectations of ourselves and our spouse, gradually leading to intimacy-killing behavior, also known as the “Seven Slow Fades.” That was the case for Jill and Mark Savage, and it eventually led to infidelity. In No More Perfect Marriages they speak honestly about their struggles, how they came back from betrayal, and the principles keeping their marriage strong today. They guide you in everything you need to know to kick the Perfection Infection right out and return to intimacy. In their warm, honest, personable style, Jill and Mark discuss: How the Perfection Infection invades a marriage—even a good marriage How to detect and correct the Seven Slow Fades How to set and communicate realistic expectations What to do if your spouse just won’t change How to guard your marriage from the Perfection Infection for good Hurting marriages can heal, and good marriages can become great. It takes work, yes, but No More Perfect Marriages will give you the insights, language, and roadmap you need for the journey. So start today. GROUP RESOURCES: A leader’s guide is included in the back of the book. FREE video curriculum and additional group resources are available for No More Perfect Marriages at www.NoMorePerfect.com. _____ “[Replaces] the Hollywood mirage of a storybook romance with a healthy blueprint of a real and rock-solid relationships. If you're looking for an authentic story, practical how-to, and hope to build true and lasting love, you've found it." — Michele Cushatt, author, Undone: A Story of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life “… Will empower readers to create healthier responses when facing marital challenges… Excited [to add it] to our recommended resources for couples." — Michelle Nietert, licensed counselor “Vulnerable, honest, and helpful… If you want to improve, save, restore, or renew your marriage, read this book.” — Mike Baker, sr. pastor, Eastview Christian Church, Normal, Illinois “Encouraging and very practical!” — Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only and For Men Only

Becoming Soul Mates

Author: Les and Leslie Parrott
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310871409
Size: 38.60 MB
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Every couple has a restless aching, not just to know God individually but to experience God together. But how? How do you really allow God to fill the soul of your marriage? Becoming Soul Mates gives you a road map for cultivating rich spiritual intimacy in your relationship. Written by the creators of the dynamic Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts book and program, becoming Soul Mates is a unique and insightful devotional that helps you dig deep for a strong spiritual foundation in your marriage. Fifty-two practical weekly devotions help you and your partner cross the hurdles of marriage to grow closer than you've ever imagined. In each session, you'll find: - An insightful devotion that focuses on marriage-related topics - A key passage of Scripture - Questions that will spark discussions on crucial issues - Insights from real-life soul mates like Pat and Shirley Boone, Bill and Vonette Bright, Norm and Joyce Wright, and John and Barbi Townsend - Questions that will help you and your partner better understand each other's unique needs and remember them in prayer during the week - A brief prayer that will help you both draw closer together and close to God. Becoming Soul Mates is a valuable resource for mining the rich potential of your marriage. Its principles, proven in the Parrotts' own relationship, will help you make your journey as a couple all God intends it to be. With the strength that comes from a deeply shared spiritual intimacy, your marriage can flourish in the midst of life's challenges. Start building on the closeness you've got today -- and reap the rewards of a deeper, more satisfying relationship in the years ahead.

The Marriage Map

Author: Barbara R. Grossman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942707806
Size: 73.40 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Marriage Map offers you a unique roadmap of the inevitable changes that occur in marriage as each individual grows and matures and develops over a lifetime. The vision presented here will prepare, awaken and enlighten you in your own path to appreciate the valleys and mountains that you need to cross as you journey together with your romantic partner. Through both personal and mythological stories, authors Drs. Michael and Barbara Grossman share themselves deeply and honestly in order to inspire you to create and maintain your romantic partnership. As you share their journey, you will discover the path that will lead you out of the power struggle in your own marriage to a new life of partnership, joy, and pleasure, which will enhance your relationship and satisfy cherished dreams.

Lasting Transformation

Author: Abby Rosen PhD
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452500089
Size: 67.12 MB
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LASTING Transformation takes you on a journey to experience the process of transformation, which can result in powerful, positive change. Life’s journey provides us with many opportunities for self-knowledge, self-love, and deep personal transformation. The road map outlined in LASTING Transformation gives specific guidance for this journey. It offers important insights and effective strategies for developing a strong self, fulfilling relationships, and deep soul-wisdom. Dr. Abby Rosen shares the experience of her thirty-nine-year pilgrimage integrating psychotherapy and spirituality. Each chapter includes real client experiences that show the process of behavioral change and lasting transformation, humorous cartoons, and practical exercises that together provide a road map to help you navigate the sacred journey of your life.