Each for the Other

Author: Bryan Chapell
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441200290
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Marriage requires not just love, but sacrificial love, says Bryan Chapell. In his newly revised and updated book, Each for the Other, he shows married couples how to emulate the unselfish, sacrificial love of Christ. While imparting invaluable instruction grounded in Scripture, Chapell not only helps husbands and wives understand the nature of God's care but also affirms the importance of building a spiritual foundation that binds them together as one. By presenting a biblical model of marriage, Chapell encourages couples to dive into the deeper dimensions of their relationship. The result, he says, is a Christ-centered marriage and a grace-filled family. Refreshing and honest, Each for the Other is a perfect guide to show spouses, engaged couples, and marriage counselors what marriage is meant to be.

Sacred Marriage

Author: Gary L. Thomas
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310340667
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Happy is good. Holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages. Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God's presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, how married sex feeds the spiritual life, and more. The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men's and women's roles have expanded since the book was first written. It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued. Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ.

Marriage Restored

Author: Beryl Pugsley
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1619048566
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Marriages are broken every day, but when it happens to you it feels like the end of the world.The fragility of marriage is globally endemic. Christians, too, are confused about marriage, prone to divorce and remarriage and miserable in both marriage and divorce. Choices are being made on the basis of expediency rather than conviction.The academic questions about marriage, divorce and remarriage became a stark reality for Beryl when she found herself faced with divorce. Marriage Restored takes you through her personal journey as she grappled with the principles, pain and practicalities of this unknown terrain. The processing of her thoughts, emotions and faith has been collated into three sections in this book.Firstly, because God-honouring behaviour always stems from right beliefs, Beryl has taken biblical truth and, in layman's terms, briefly examined the theology of marriage, divorce and remarriage in Part 1.As consecration to God does not eradicate our human emotions but rather heightens them, Beryl exposes her vulnerability and pain in Part 2, but also reveals the mercy, love and comfort of a gracious God and the care and compassion of His people.Part 3 gives an account of the power of prayer, the freedom of forgiveness and the road to reconciliation. There is practical advice, encouragement and biblical principles for others who are struggling to find their way through the maze of marital breakdown.Marriage Restored has been written for leaders, pastors and ordinary people to add to all other endeavours to strengthen marriages, prevent divorces and encourage men and women to keep faith with one another.Beryl writes out of her own experience and extensive reading and the text is resplendent with quotes from many renowned Christian authors.Beryl and her husband, John, live in Johannesburg, South Africa and have four married children and seven grandchildren.

The Marriage Benefit

Author: Mark O'Connell
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 9780446537643
Format: PDF
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Baby boomers' expectations for their marriages are often unrealistic. When their relationship comes up short on romance and sex, but seems long on disagreements and strife, many boomers choose to leave. THE MARRIAGE BENEFIT is less a book about how to make our relationships better than it is about how our relationships can make us better if we just work on our expectations and improve communications. Harvard Medical School clinical instructor and psychotherapist O'Connell offers a peek behind the door of a marriage therapist, where readers can see that their problems are not unique. Through wonderfully revealing anecdotes of couples with problems many of us face: long-held bitterness, diminished sexuality, the scars of infidelity, and the search for authentic meaning, O'Connell shows how by respecting each other's individuality, looking for "real" sex, and learning how to play with each other again, we can reap the benefits of the long-term emotional investment we've made.

The Marriage Clinic Casebook

Author: Julie Schwartz Gottman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393712400
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Marriage Clinic Casebook bridges the gap between the powerful theory behind Gottman Method Couples Therapy and the unique application of therapeutic principles to real-life cases. Covering a broad range of couples as well as a variety of relational problems, this casebook is a resource for clinicians who want practical guidance for putting the powerful Gottman method to work.

The 5 Love Languages 5 Love Languages for Men 5 Love Languages of Teenagers 5 Love Languages of Children

Author: Gary Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802496660
Format: PDF
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This set includes The 5 Love Languages, The 5 Love Languages for Men, The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers, and The 5 Love Languages of Children. In The 5 Love Languages, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. In The 5 Love Languages for Men, Dr. Chapman guides husbands in identifying, understanding, and speaking their wife’s love language. Husbands are commanded to love their wives, but do you know what really makes your wife feel loved? Are you tired of missed cues and confusing signals? Everyone has a primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. Each chapter concludes with ten simple and practical ideas for expressing that love language to your wife. You’ll both enjoy taking the new love languages assessment and building a lasting, loving marriage. Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment. In The 5 Love Languages of Children, the author examines the different languages your children speak. Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved? Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman's best-selling book The Five Love Languages has helped more than 300,000 couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others love language. Each child, too, expresses and receives love through one of five different communication styles. And your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite.Discover your child's primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior. In The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers, Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live; explains the developmental changes; and give tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teens love language. Socially, mentally, and spiritually teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these peer pressures; it is still parents who can influence teens the most. Are you equipped to love your teenager effectively? Get practical tips on loving your teen effectively and explore key issues in your teen’s life including anger and independence. Finally learn how to set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences, and discover useful ways for the difficult task of loving when your teen fails. Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the lives of your teens and family. Over 400,000 copies sold!

Sometimes Marriage Really Sucks

Author: Essay Young
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479761338
Format: PDF, ePub
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This short book is not a self-help book. It is not a how-to book.This is just me and my husbands story, a story of two unimportant people, important only to ourselves and our loved ones, and how two ordinary people can still stay together even in a day and age where it is easy to move on and quit the hard work of a relationship. This book is also simply what the cover says. Its about marriage from a wifes point of view. It is purely for the enjoyment of the reader, or perhaps for their annoyance. My thoughts on marriage or mainly my thoughts on my own marriage are something you, as the reader may be able to relate to, to laugh at, or to just plain say I know, me too!

Making Marriage User Friendly

Author: Russ Holloman Ph. D.
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449747442
Format: PDF
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Why are some marriages more successful, more satisfying, and more enduring than others? The answer to this question is perhaps the most widely studied and best-known part of our marriage and family-therapy literature, although arguably, it is the least understood and certainly the least followed in terms of avoiding the pitfalls that lead to unsuccessful marriages. What this book proposes as an answer to this question is the nearest thing we have to a manifesto for marriage and family living. It provides us with a clear description of what married life should be like. No words or ideas sum up the intention of this manifesto better or indicate more clearly its challenge to contemporary marriages than the words "making marriage user-friendly."

Fierce Marriage

Author: Ryan Frederick
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493412779
Format: PDF
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Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds when they landed in Switzerland to pursue Selena's dream of training horses. Neither of them knew at the time that Ryan was living out a death sentence brought on by a worsening genetic heart defect. Soon it became clear he needed major surgery that could either save his life--or result in his death on the operating table. The young couple prepared for the worst. When Ryan survived, they both realized that they still had a future together. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other and for a Christ-centered marriage, every step of the way. Fierce Marriage is their story, but more than that, it is a call for married couples to put God first in their relationship, to measure everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them, and to see marriage not just as a relationship they should try to keep healthy but also as one worth fighting for in every situation. With the gospel as their foundation, Ryan and Selena offer hope and practical help for common struggles in marriage, including communication problems, sexual frustration, financial stress, family tension, screen-time disconnection, and unrealistic expectations.