Build a Marriage of Lasting Love Finally a practical, easy-to-read book that deals with real marital issues from a Christian perspective! Soundly based on both biblical principles and marital research, A Lasting Promise is a must read for any couple who wants to upgrade their marriage and make it a promise for life! -David and Claudia Arp, authors of The Second Half of Marriage This essential resource offers Christian couples, a well-researched and proven method for dealing with conflicts and resolving problems in their marriage. A Lasting Promise offers solutions to common problems-facing conflicts, problem solving, improving communication, and dealing with core issues-within a religious framework. With the ultimate purpose of upholding the sanctity of marriage, the book is filled with stories that reflect the sacred teachings of the scripture. The strategies outlined can help Christian couples to improve communication, understand commitment, bring more fun into their relationship, and even enhance their sex life. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for all couples who want to honor and preserve the holy sacrament of their union.
SCOTT STANLEY is a martial researcher at the University of Denver and a recognized expert on marriage who is regularly featured in major print and broadcast media. He is coauthor of Fighting for Your Marriage (Jossey--Bass, 1994). DANIEL TRATHEN is a psychologist, codirector of Southwest Counseling Associates in Colorado, and an associate professor of marriage and family therapy at Denver Seminary. SAVANNA MCCAIN is a psychologist with Kaiser Permanente in Denver and is involved with applications of Christian PREP in churches, including mentoring models. MILT BRYAN is director of The Center for Couple Training in Lakewood, Colorado where hes conducts Christian PREP workshops for couples.
Part One: Handling Conflict/ Protecting Your Marriage; 1. Oneness; 2. Four Key Patterns That Destroy Oneness; 3. Communicating Safely and Clearly: The Speaker-Listener Technique; 4. Problem Solving 5. Ground Rules for Protecting Your Marriage from Conflict; Part Two: Going Deeper; 6. Issues and Events; 7. Unmet Expectations and What to Do About Them; 8. Understanding Commitment; 9. The Power of Commitment; 10. Forgiveness and the Restoration of Intimacy; Part Three: The Great Things; 11. Preserving and Protecting Frienship; 12. Increasing Your Fun Together; 13. Enhancing and Protecting Your Sex Life; 14. Spiritual Intimacy and Oneness; A Final Word; More Information the Christian PREP Approach; Further Reading and Research References; Some Thoughts on Domestic Violence.
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