10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage

Author: David and Claudia Arp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310344034
Format: PDF
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Small groups of couples can learn important skills and revitalize their marriages with this fun and unique approach. "You will love growing together while going out together." -John Gray Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Remember back to your dating days—the excitement you felt? Now you can reclaim that same spark, connection, and creativity in your marriage through ten intentional, memory-making dates. This proven approach to relationship growth is low-key, purposeful, effective, easy, and fun , and will help you * Communicate better * Put the sizzle back in sex * Process anger and resolve conflicts * Develop spiritual intimacy * Appreciate your differences * Balance busy lifestyles * And much more! Enjoy your dates alone as a couple or start your own 10 Great Dates group in your church or community. You probably already know 5-6 couples who could benefit from time-out to build their marriage and enrich their relationship with 10 Great Dates. See 10 Great Dates DVD Curriculum for everything you need to lead this effective, husband-friendly and fun program.

10 Great Dates To Revitalize Your Marriage

Author: Claudia Arp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780310213505
Format: PDF, ePub
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For Groups of any size; Individual couplesDate 1: Choosing a High-Priority Marriage Date 2: Learning to Talk Date 3: Resolving Honest Conflict Date 4: Becoming an Encourager Date 5: Finding Unity in Diversity Date 6: Building a Creative Love Life Date 7: Sharing Responsibility and Working Together Date 8: Balancing Your Roles as Parents and Partners Date 9: Developing Spiritual Intimacy Date 10: Having an Intentional MarriageFrom the creators of Marriage Alive Seminars . . . TEN FUN-FILLED COUPLES’ NIGHTS OUT--THAT WILL ENERGIZE MARRIAGESYou’re looking at an exciting, proven, and FUN approach to building thriving marriages--through ten great dates. Drawing on the best tips from their popular, worldwide Marriage Alive Seminars, David and Claudia Arp help spark fresh romance through memory-making evenings built on key, marriage-enriching themes.Here is everything you need to launch your group--or just the two of you--on 'alone at last' dates the get couples playing together, working together, and growing together as they explore the full potential of their marriage.Leading your own Couples’ Nights Out group is as easy as making the coffee, plugging in the videotape . . . and letting the Arps take it from there. Get ready to experience marriage enrichment at its best--fun, focused, and fruitful!The 10 Great Dates to Revitalize Your Marriage curriculum contains: 2 75-minute videos 1 Leader’s Guide 1 copy of 10 Great Dates to Revitalize Your Marriage

10 Great Dates for Empty Nesters

Author: David and Claudia Arp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310865638
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A simple dating plan that is sure to revive romance and rejuvenate the fun quotient in your empty-nest marriageIt’s just the two of you again and it’s time to renew your relationship. You can reconnect and reclaim that same spark, excitement, and creativity you experienced before you had kids through ten innovative, fun dates guaranteed to spice up your marriage. Specially crafted for empty-nesters, these dates are based on marriage-enriching themes, such as• Becoming a couple again• Rediscovering intimate talk• Revitalizing your love life• Growing together spiritually• Relating to adult children• Becoming best friends10 Great Dates for Empty Nesters will fill your empty nest with fun, friendship, and romance. It is refreshing to read a book about marriage written by people who don’t just believe in marriage but actually understand how it works.—John Gray, Author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

10 Great Dates Before You Say I Do

Author: David and Claudia Arp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031031612X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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10 Fun, Innovative Relationship-Building Dates for Seriously Dating and Engaged Couples!10 Great Dates Before You Say “I Do” combines the best of marriage preparation research with a fun, easy-to-follow format. Couples will love growing together while going out together. Share your hopes and dreamsAppreciate your differencesCommunicate and connectDevelop spiritual intimacyEvaluate your relationshipCelebrate romanceAnd more!

10 Great Dates Connecting Faith Love Marriage

Author: Peter Larson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441262962
Format: PDF
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Finally, a Way to Connect Spiritually That You'll BOTH Enjoy! While juggling the kids, work, church, and community commitments, are you and your spouse finding time to connect? When was the last time you had a good talk about faith or did a devotional together? To help you jump-start deeper connections, four marriage experts have come up with 10 creative date ideas, each centered on a spiritual theme, including · Appreciating your differences · Experiencing God together · Facing the storms of life · Connecting through prayer With the planning taken care of--including flexible suggestions for before, during, and after the date--you and your spouse can simply enjoy the time sharing what's important in life. Download a free leader's guide for small groups at 10greatdates.org. "Finally, here is a book that helps couples connect spiritually, and all in the fun format of Great Dates. I highly recommend this book for couples, small groups, and churches who want to strengthen and build godly marriages."--Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The 5 Love Languages "This book goes beyond spending time together. It offers guidance on deepening an emotional and spiritual bond. Each exercise provides insight and opportunities to authentically know and be known in new ways, bringing honor to one another and glory to God."--Gayle DiMartino, marriage ministry director, Willow Creek Community Church "This book is both practical and fun. It gives couples tangible ways to grow together spiritually all in the fun, guilt-free format of great dates. The Larsons and Arps have done the work. All you need to do is carve out time for your 10 Great Dates!"--Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships "Don't settle for an individual faith walk when connecting spiritually as a couple could transform your marriage. This book provides an effective road map for couples who want to journey together."--Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, #1 New York Times authors of The Good Fight "This wonderfully written book takes what often is an elusive and mysterious discipline for couples and provides 10 life-building opportunities to move past the mundane of life and get to what really matters. Experience it!"--Ron L. Deal, author of The Smart Stepfamily and coauthor of The Remarriage Checkup "Few things possess the potential to add to the overall satisfaction and meaning of marriage like really connecting spiritually. The Larsons and the Arps do an amazing job of gracefully and playfully helping us walk together toward fulfilling our deepest longings and desires."--Robert Paul, co-president, National Institute of Marriage "With its focus on spiritual intimacy, this book is a refreshing change from the standard marriage materials on emotional and physical connection. The Larsons and Arps have provided us with an amazing resource."--Shawn Stoever, PhD, senior director, WinShape Foundation "This book will refresh your marriage. You can't beat the life-changing content, 10 meaningful dates, and the wisdom of some of America's finest marriage experts."--Jim and Cathy Burns, authors of Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together; speakers at Creating an Intimate Marriage seminars

Date Your Wife

Author: Justin Buzzard
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433531380
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An Intensely Practical Guide for Husbands Looking to Strengthen, Save, or Spice up Their Marriage Most men don’t know how to date their wives. They did it before, but they’ve forgotten how, or they’re trying but it just doesn’t seem to be working. Justin Buzzard helps men re-learn this all-important skill from a position of security in the gospel of grace. As a father of three boys and husband to a very happy wife, Justin offers guys a helping hand, good news, and wise counsel, along with: 100 practical ideas for how to date your wife Action steps at the end of each chapter Personal stories and real-life examples All types of marriages—good ones, mediocre ones, and bad ones—will experience a jumpstart as a result of hearing, believing, and living the message of Date Your Wife.

The Second Half of Marriage

Author: David and Claudia Arp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310863937
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Your children are gone or leaving soon. It's time to focus once again on your own future and especially on your marriage. What's in store for the second half? David and Claudia Arp provide answers and practical help in this groundbreaking book. Drawing on their national survey of hundreds of "second-half" couples, the Arps reveal eight marital challenges every long-term marriage faces, and they offer strategies and exercises for meeting each of them. The Second Half of Marriage will challenge you to create a vision for the rest of your life together -- and inspire you to make that vision a reality.

A Marriage After God s Own Heart

Author: David Clarke
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 030756889X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Isn't sexual -- or emotional -- intimacy enough? "No," says Christian psychologist Dr. David Clarke. "Spiritual bonding is the process by which a couple cultivates the presence of God in their relationship," he says, "and it's the only 'glue' that sustains relationships long-term." Working with hundreds of couples, Clarke observes that when we take specific steps to keep God at the center of our relationships, every area of intimacy is energized. This book teaches men and women in a committed relationship how to pray together, create "spiritual conversations," read and study Scripture together, hold private worship sessions, and allow the Holy Spirit to guide them. It's extremely practical counsel all couples need today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

They Say I Say The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Author: Cathy Birkenstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393631672
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.