Motivation Money and Matrimony A Couple s Guide to Mastery of All Three

Author: Adrian Cox
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329560787
Format: PDF, Docs
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Motivation, Money and Matrimony reveals how one couple juggles each of these areas to achieve joy and success in all three. Ever wonder how some people seem to have all the “luck”? How success seems to “follow” them in every area of their life? How some seem to “sail” when others seem to “fail”? This book reveals the “secrets” as to how to harness the power of all of these critical areas and to realize success in all three. Love is attainable by everyone. Money is in abundance to all who know how to attract, retain and grow it. Motivation can be found even in failure. This easy-to-follow success roadmap takes you on a linear journey. A journey, as experienced by one couple, that cracks the door open and reveals how they maintain balance and success even when failure rears its inevitable head. Motivation, Money and Matrimony is a simple-to-read blueprint that draws on life experiences and the success of others, to guide the reader towards the success they deserve in their life.

Created for Connection

Author: Sue Johnson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316307408
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."--1 John 4:8 Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? Do you yearn to grow closer to God, and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith. But sometimes we need a little help. Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and "the best couple therapist in the world," according to bestselling relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. In CREATED FOR CONNECTION, Dr. Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer, a leading EFT practitioner in the Christian community, share Johnson's groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships not only between partners, but between us and God. The message of CREATED FOR CONNECTION is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, or making grand romantic gestures. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on the Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing, and protection. The way to enhance or save our relationships with each other and with God is to be open, attuned, responsive, and to reestablish safe emotional connection. Filled with Bible verses, inspiring real-life stories, and guidance, CREATED FOR CONNECTION will ensure a lifetime of love.

The Couple s Survival Workbook

Author: David Olsen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780963878410
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With more than 55 years of experience between them, master couple s therapists David Olsen and Douglas Stephens know where most relationships go awry. Based on their knowledge of those danger zones, they have created targeted, practical exercises that help you successfully navigate those areas. The goal is to turn problems or potential problems into opportunities for greater communication and intimacy. Olsen and Stephens also know that often only one half of a couple is ready to make real changes. "The Couple s Survival Workbook" is designed to work even if your partner isn t committed to the process. By skillfully changing yourself, you re likely to find your whole relationship improving. Whether you re a therapist seeking practical, effective exercises for the couples you work with clients or you are part of a struggling couple looking to make your relationship work, "The Couple s Survival Workbook" can help.

The Gay Man s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage

Author: Michael Dale Kimmel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442268026
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Is sex is more important for gay men than for heterosexuals? If so, how will this work within a monogamous marriage? Is an open relationship a better structure for gay marriage? This book answers these questions and offers gay men an easy-to-follow, practical framework to create and structure our marriages, whether they are open or monogamous.

An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples

Author: Veronica Kallos-Lilly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317804872
Format: PDF
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This workbook is intended for use with couples who want to enhance their emotional connection or overcome their relationship distress. It is recommended for use with couples pursuing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It closely follows the course of treatment and is designed so that clinicians can easily integrate guided reading and reflections into the therapeutic process. The material is presented in a recurring format: Read, Reflect, and Discuss. Readings help couples look at their relationship through an attachment lens, walking them through the step-by-step process of creating a secure relationship bond. 33 Reflections invite readers to engage with the material personally, expanding their own awareness and ability to tune into their partner. Discussion sections suggest relationship-building exercises and a framework for conversations that promote safety, disclosure, and engagement. Case examples, along with informative illustrations, are scattered throughout the book to validate, illustrate, and inspire couples along their journey. Clinicians conversant with EFT can use this workbook to extend the effectiveness of their work with couples by giving them structured tasks to work on between sessions. For clinicians training in EFT, the book can guide them in staying focused on the EFT roadmap and illuminate how important change events unfold.

Getting Ready for the Wedding

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Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310858801
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do we know when we're ready for marriage? What's the secret to having a great engagement? How can we get married without drowning in debt? Where better to turn for answers than those who have gone before -- experts in the area of marriage, relationships, and finance who know from experience what it takes to make the days leading up to the wedding (and the years that follow) a success! How to Know When You're Ready for Marriage--Les & Leslie Parrot - Secrets to Having a Great Engagement--David & Claudia Arp - Getting Married Without Drowning in Debt--Ron Blue - What to Do With Wedding Jitters--Robert & Rosemary Barnes - Making Your Wedding More Than a Ceremony--David & Jan Stoop - How to Have a Great Wedding Night--Cliff & Joyce Penner - Getting Married When Your Parents Don’t Approve--John Trent - How to Handle the Wedding Bell Blues--H. Norman Wright - For Those Getting Married Again--Thom Whiteman - After the Honeymoon--Les & Leslie Parrott

Marriage Boot Camp

Author: Elizabeth Carroll
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0451476778
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Relationship experts Jim and Elizabeth Carroll have created a program proven to mend marriages, revive relationships and make the happily-ever-afters come true. After twenty years of resuscitating thousands of marriages, the Carrolls bring their wisdom directly to readers through this do-it-yourself relationship bible, filled with advice, exercises, quizzes and games that will teach couples to fight the Top Ten Marriage Killers.

The Science of Trust Emotional Attunement for Couples

Author: John M. Gottman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393707407
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An eminent therapist explains what makes couples compatible and how to sustain a happy marriage. For the past thirty-five years, John Gottman’s research has been internationally recognized for its unprecedented ability to precisely measure interactive processes in couples and to predict the long-term success or failure of relationships. In this groundbreaking book, he presents a new approach to understanding and changing couples: a fundamental social skill called “emotional attunement,” which describes a couple’s ability to fully process and move on from negative emotional events, ultimately creating a stronger relationship. Gottman draws from this longitudinal research and theory to show how emotional attunement can downregulate negative affect, help couples focus on positive traits and memories, and even help prevent domestic violence. He offers a detailed intervention devised to cultivate attunement, thereby helping couples connect, respect, and show affection. Emotional attunement is extended to tackle the subjects of flooding, the story we tell ourselves about our relationship, conflict, personality, changing relationships, and gender. Gottman also explains how to create emotional attunement when it is missing, to lay a foundation that will carry the relationship through difficult times. Gottman encourages couples to cultivate attunement through awareness, tolerance, understanding, non-defensive listening, and empathy. These qualities, he argues, inspire confidence in couples, and the sense that despite the inevitable struggles, the relationship is enduring and resilient. This book, an essential follow-up to his 1999 The Marriage Clinic, offers therapists, students, and researchers detailed intervention for working with couples, and offers couples a roadmap to a stronger future together.

Love Your Life Not Theirs

Author: Rachel Cruze
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781937077976
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, Rachel Cruze shines a spotlight on the most damaging money habit we have: comparing ourselves to others. Then she unpacks seven essential money habits for living the life we really want--a life in line with our values, where we can afford the things we want to buy without being buried under debt, stress, and worry. The Joneses are broke. Life looks good, but hidden beneath that glossy exterior are credit card bills, student loans, car payments, and an out-of-control mortgage. Their money situation is a mess, and they're trying to live a life they simply can't afford. So why exactly do we try so hard to keep up with the Joneses? Are we really living the lives we want, or are we chasing someone else's dream, just trying to keep up appearances on social media, at church, and in our community? Why are we letting other people set the pace for our own family's finances? In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, Rachel shows you how to buy and do the things that are important to you--the right way. That starts by choosing to quit the comparisons, reframing the way you think about money, and developing new habits like avoiding debt, living on a plan, watching your spending, saving for the future, having healthy conversations about money, and giving. These habits work, and Rachel is living proof. Now, she wants to empower you to live the life you've always dreamed of without creating the debt, stress, and worry that are all too often part of the deal. Social media isn't real life, and trying to keep up with the Joneses will never get you anywhere. It's time to live--and love--your life, not theirs.