Generation NeXt Marriage

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307561607
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Do you still find yourself humming the love songs of the 80s and 90s? Do you still believe that every marriage should be between soul mates? But...do you wonder how you can succeed at love and marriage when the generation you grew up in didn’t? Marriage isn’t what it used to be–it can be better than ever. If you are a Gen Xer, your marriage has challenges and potentials that no other generation has known. A Gen Xer herself, Tricia Goyer offers realistic help to achieve the God-honoring marriage you long for. She includes… •Ways to protect your marriage despite the broken relationships modeled in your youth •Stories, suggestions, and confessions from fellow Gen Xers facing the “What now?” question of real-life marriage •Advice from the ultimate marriage survival guide: the Bible •Stats, quizzes, sidebars, and study questions related to this “relationally challenged” time in history •Practical helps for negotiating kids, work, sex, money, and dirty laundry–sometimes all in the same evening If you are part of a generation of adults who don’t want to bow to their culture or live and love like their parents did . . . this book is for you. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Married with Special needs Children

Author: Laura E. Marshak
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781890627102
Format: PDF, Docs
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At last, a guide that speaks to parents about how to work on marital issues while juggling the demands of raising a child with a developmental disability, serious medical condition, or mental illness. In writing this practical, empathetic guide, the authors draw on their combined professional experience in marital counseling and parent training, as well as on the experience and advice of hundreds of parents of children with special needs. MARRIED WITH SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN looks at the ways in which having a child with special needs can make it more difficult for a marriage to thrive and how a childs intensive needs can change the structure of a marriage. The authors examine many of the underlying stresses and common pitfallsa couples differing coping mechanisms and expectations of a child, communication breakdowns and difficulties resolving conflicts, for example. They then present a wide range of strategies for handling or preventing these problems. Marshak and Prezant also describe what makes a marriage strong, such as continuing to share connections outside of parenting roles, keeping a sense of autonomy, and sharing childcare responsibilities. Parents get advice about the importance of romance and intimacy and the benefits of finding time for each other even when they feel too tired or overwhelmed. In addition, the book deals with serious marital troubles and divorce considerations. Throughout are quotes from husbands and wives, offering special insight into what was especially difficult for them, what solutions theyve discovered, and what they wished theyd done differently. For parents looking for ways to strengthen their marriage, prevent future strife, or resolve or move on from significant relationship difficulties, this guide offers guidance and expertise for taking the next step. MARRIED WITH SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN is also invaluable to mental health professionals, giving them a realistic view of what many of their clients

If You re in My Office It s Already Too Late

Author: James J. Sexton
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250130786
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hard-hitting divorce lawyer James Sexton shares his insights and wisdom from the front lines of divorce to keep you out of his office and improve your relationship. If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late. James Sexton knows this. After dealing with more than a thousand clients whose marriages have dissolved over everything from an ill-advised threesome with the nanny to the uneven division of carpool duties, he also knows all of the what-not-to-dos for couples who want to build—and consistently work to preserve—a lasting, fulfilling relationship. Described by former clients as a “courtroom gunslinger” and “the sociopath you want on your side,” Sexton tells the unvarnished truth about relationships, diving straight into the most common marital problems. These usually derive from dishonest—or nonexistent—communication. Even when the alleged reason for separation is one spouse’s new “personal trainer,” there’s likely a communication problem that predates the fitness kick. Symptom and root cause get confused all the time. Sexton has spent his career working with spouses-to-be-no-longer. Reverse engineering a relationship can help to identify and fix what does not work. Ever feel like you’re holding back criticism of your spouse because you just can’t have that fight right now? Sexton will tell you to “Hit Send Now.” Maybe you aren’t as adventurous as you used to be, or need some "you time," but for some reason it seems weird or exhausting to change up the routine now. Sexton knows where that mentality leads and offers viable alternative paths to take. Though he deals constantly with the heartbreak of others, he still believes in romance and the transformative power of love. This book is his opportunity to use what he has learned to help couples that aren’t so far gone get back on track.

Covenant Marriage

Author: Fred Lowery
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781439122792
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A new movement is spreading across America, bringing hope to existing marriages and new guidelines for marriages yet to be; and Dr. Fred Lowery, in this courageous and insightful book, shares with you the principles of the Covenant Marriage Movement. Every marriage faces storms and struggles that can lead to failure. Unexpected changes, personality conflicts, money problems, and misguided expectations can send even the best of marriages into a tailspin. But this insightful, new book provides real answers through chapters such as "The Difference between a Contract and a Covenant," "Learning How to Manage Conflict," and "What to Do When Marriage Is Not What You Expected." Covenant marriages will stand the test of time, change, and personal problems and will shine with brilliance in a world that is besieged by divorce. This book will not only impact your life, but will impact marriages for generations to come. The principles, power, and pattern for a covenant marriages will help you and your spouse stay together in your marriage for life.

Getting the Love You Want

Author: Harville Hendrix
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805068955
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A marriage therapist and pastoral counselor explains that most of the feelings of receiving inadequate love come from unresolved childhood conflicts and describes how adults can learn to flourish as loving and loved people, in a new edition of the best-selling handbook. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Staying together

Author: William Glasser
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN:
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Examines the characteristics of lasting relationships while applying Control Theory as the basis for explaining the key difference between sex and sexual love and citing friendship as the essential part of any successful marriage.

Hope for Your Marriage

Author: Clayton Hurst
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785216383
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Clayton and Ashlee Hurst share the principles and Scripture they have learned to lean on and preach at Lakewood Church. Foreword by Joel Osteen. Are you willing to do whatever it takes to have the marriage you dreamed of? Interestingly, this is the question Clayton and Ashlee ask young couples before they get married and married couples in crisis. If they answer yes, then there is hope for the couple. If they are willing to commit to the hard work ahead, they have a very good shot. Hope for Your Marriage is a book designed for couples who desire to have the best marriage possible. Every marriage has the potential to be incredible when God is at the center. In Hope for Your Marriage, Clayton and Ashlee share personal stories on overcoming fairy-tale pitfalls; keeping Jesus at the center of your marriage; practicing healthy communication on sex, conflict, and forgiveness; declaring life over your marriage; and leaving a God-honoring legacy.

Staying Married

Author: Anita Doreen Diggs
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN:
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Provides advice for African Americans coping with the pressures of marriage, including discussion on abuse and violence, adultery, racially-mixed families, and finances.

To Raise Happy Kids Put Your Marriage First

Author: David Code
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780824525385
Format: PDF, Kindle
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All parents want their children to be happy. But many couples today go too far, letting everything revolve around their kids. This hurts the children and the marriage. The good news is you don't have to choose between your spouse and your kids. Drawing from the latest research in neuroscience and his study of families around the world, David Code explains why putting your marriage first actually produces happier kids.