Release on 2011-09-14 | by Charles D. Schmitz,Elizabeth A. Schmitz
The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage
Author: Charles D. Schmitz,Elizabeth A. Schmitz
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
The "Best Relationship Book of 2008" is now in paperback Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz's award-winning book reveals how to sustain a long-term loving marriage. In addition to exploring the seven key ingredients that define a successful marriage—togetherness, truthfulness, respect and kindness, staying fit, joint finances, tactile communication, and surprise and unpredictability—the authors have included hundreds of insightful and practical interviews with happy couples. Focuses on what's right about a successful relationship, rather than what's wrong Written by a popular and very active couple known as "the marriage doctors," who lead lectures, training, workshops, and other events every week all over the country Contains candid interviews with a diverse collection of happily married couples from around the world This book offers a positive, upbeat approach to living happily ever after.
Not everything is within our power to control. But, thankfully, some of the most important things are. Beloved author Jill Briscoe shares eight concrete choices that are guaranteed to fill your life with love -- the kind of love that lasts. Based on the "love chapter" of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, the choices shared in these pages will give you the power to love not only God and yourself but to infuse love into every relationship in your life. You Can Choose a Life of Lasting Love Choose love through these eight life-empowering choices: 1. The choice to love God 2. The choice to love when love runs out 3. The choice to love those in your church family 4. The choice to love those who drive you up the wall 5. The choice not to love things too much 6. The choice to love when you're provoked 7. The choice to love and trust again 8. The choice to love God up close and personal
Release on 2017-10-10 | by Jefferson Bethke,Alyssa Bethke
How We Discovered God’s Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex
Author: Jefferson Bethke,Alyssa Bethke
Pubpsher: Thomas Nelson
In Love That Lasts, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion Jefferson Bethke and his wife, Alyssa, expose the distorted views of love that permeate our culture and damage our hearts, minds, and souls. Drawing from Jeff’s “prodigal son” personal history and from Alyssa’s “True Love Waits” experience, the Bethkes point to a third and better way. Blending personal storytelling with biblical teaching, they offer readers an inspiring, realistic vision of love, dating, marriage, and sex. Young people today enter adulthood with expectations of blissful dating followed by a romantic, fulfilling marriage only to discover they’ve been duped. They learned about love and sexuality from social media, their friends, Disney fairy tales, pornography, or even their own rocky past, and they have no idea what healthy, lifelong love is supposed to be like. The results are often disastrous, with this generation becoming one of the most relationally sick, sexually addicted, and divorce ridden in history. Looking to God’s design while drawing lessons from their own successes and failures, the Bethkes explode the fictions and falsehoods of our current moment. One by one, they peel back the lies, such as the belief that every person has only one soul mate, that marriage will complete you, or that pornography and hook-ups are harmless.
Secrets for Creating an Extraordinary Life and Profound Intimacy with Your Partner
Author: Clinton Callahan
Pubpsher: SCB Distributors
“Clinton Callahan is an original thinker.” – Marilyn Ferguson, author, The Aquarian Conspiracy and Aquarius Now, and former editor Brain-Mind Bulletin. "For modern seekers, responding to the call for initiation into relationship, here is an open invitation." MALIDOMA SOME, AUTHOR "OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT" It's one of those rare books that will definitely wake you up. I consider it must reading for anyone seriously interested in the path of conscious relationship." -- John Welwood, author of Journey of the Heart and Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships This hard-hitting and innovative book about partnered relationship immediately challenges the deceptions about love and intimacy rampant in today’s patriarchal culture. At the same time, Building Love That Lasts reveals a step-by-step process for discovering and living out alternative possibilities. The author claims that even the best of our relationships are still generally basic level; what he calls “Ordinary Human Relationship.” He asserts that two more domains remain to be explored: namely, Extraordinary Human Relationship and Archetypal Love. The book describes exactly how to enter these new domains, and how to stay there long enough to cultivate genuine intimacy, nurturance, excitement and satisfaction together. The material for this book is startlingly original and fresh, directly distilled from over thirty years of trial, error and reevaluation within seminars and trainings conducted by the author in the U.S. and Europe. The essential teaching tools are “Thought-Maps” that illustrate and guide the dynamics of evolving relationship, coupled with a series of experiments/“explorations” to be undertaken alone or with one’s partner. Topics include: Making the leap from Defensive Learning to Expansive Learning. Breaking out of the relationship “Box.” The lie of being unlovable. Navigating in the realm of feelings. Communication skills for “explorers.
Derryl Venters, a retired educator, drew on her forty-three years of marriage and experience as a teacher to write a book on building strong marriages. Her conversations with other couples who have been married forty to sixty years gave her unique insight into the building blocks of successful marriages. Making Love That Lasts is developed around the belief that twenty-one days of focus on the marriage can form the habit of making lasting and positive changes in couples’ relationships. During the twenty-one days, topics such as forgiveness, money, change, love, prayer, and respect are covered from the perspective of successful marriages. Included in the book are stories about couples and the challenges of their lives that warm the heart and lead to understanding the topics. Making Love That Lasts is an easy read that encourages the soul and lays the foundation for lasting love.
Abundance comes from love. When we love our health, we take better care of our health. When we love our family, we spend time with them and see greatness in them. Unconditional Love has three stages. The first stage is love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. The second stage is it is one way. No matter what other people do to you, whether they hurt you or make you feel pain, you love them for who they are. God loves sinners not sins. We all make mistakes in our lives, and we all sin. No matter what we do, God loves us and He will always love us for who we are. The third stage is give to love. Jesus expressed His willingness to give up His life to love us. He was willing to give everything to love His people. When we love people unconditionally, we have to be willing to give what we have to love them.
Vera Sonja Maass shows that lasting relationships are possible for those who know themselves well and refuse to believe that ‘love is blind,’ that happy endings are achievable, and that those ready to accept past experiences as important factors in determining the future of the relationship, can truly find love that lasts.
FOREVER . . . The idea of a love that would last forever was something that Cary Reiner had all but given up on after she was so painfully betrayed by her husband. The life she'd always hoped to have as a wife and the mother of their son had been destroyed by selfish lust, and she felt that her world had literally been turned upside down, leaving her alone and hopeless. When God leads a friend and former class-mate named Bruce Dean back into her life, she begins to see things differently. Amid his friendship, Cary learns that Bruce, also a single parent, has been in love with her for years. His own life was filled with pain and regret, however, and he feels unworthy of Cary, despite his love for her. Only when they allow God to speak to them do they realize that all is not lost because of their past mistakes. They learn that God's love can mend any heart, repair any breech, forgive any failure, and win any battle. As Bruce eagerly opens his heart to Cary, she finds herself learning to live, and love, again, and together they hope to find a love that lasts.