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MARRIAGE & LIFE

THE COMPLETE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY HOME REFERENCE GUIDE
By James C. Dobson

Where can parents go when they need quick answers to tough questions about discipline, schooling, money, living with a toddler or teenager, creating a strong spiritual foundation, sex education, sibling rivalry, self-esteem, and making marriage work?

The Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide by Dr. James Dobson, America's most respected expert on marriage, parenting, and the family. This comprehensive, easy-to-access resource offers time-tested, biblically based information to help build healthy, God-honoring families. This is a softcover release of the book Solid Answers, previously published in hardcover.


BLUEPRINTS FOR A SOLID MARRIAGE: BUILD/REPAIR/REMODEL
by Steve Stephens

Blueprints for a Solid Marriage is a practical book with simple tools to assess your marriage: Is the foundation solid? Is there a room that needs repair? Maybe there's an area that could use a “remodel” or just some cleaning up to revitalize the relationship. While focusing on the basics, the book contains a lot of wisdom and practical applications that make this an easy-to-use resource for couples. The book also includes an assessment tool that can be used in a variety of situations to help couples form the foundation of a new marriage or to improve a struggling marriage.



THE SECOND HALF OF MARRIAGE: FACING THE EIGHT CHALLENGES OF THE EMPTY-NEST YEARS
by David and Claudia Arp

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 ground-breaking 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.


THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MARRIAGE MENTORING: CONNECTING COUPLES TO BUILD BETTER MARRIAGES
by Les Parrott & Leslie Parrott

A comprehensive resource to help churches build a thriving marriage mentoring program Les and Leslie Parrott are passionate about how marriage mentoring can transform couples, families, and entire congregations. The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring includes life-changing insights and essential skills for • Preparing engaged and newlywed couples • Maximizing marriages from good to great • Repairing marriages in distress Practical guidelines help mentors and couples work together as a team, agree on outcomes, and develop skills for the marriage mentoring process. Appendixes offer a wealth of additional resources and tools. An exhaustive resource for marriage mentorship in any church setting, this guide also includes insights from interviews with church leaders and marriage mentors from around the country. "The time is ripe for marriage mentoring, and this book is exactly what we need." - Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships

FROM ANGER TO INTIMACY: HOW FORGIVENESS CAN TRANSFORM YOUR MARRIAGE
by Dr. Gary Smalley & Ted Cunningham

Did you know that spiritual, emotional, physical, and relational exhaustion lead to anger? And unresolved anger leads to sin. All couples deal with anger and how they respond (stuff it, spew it, or study it), can make all the difference in their relationship and in their lives. In From Anger to Intimacy, Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham explore this often maligned and God-given emotion that, unless dealt with, can strip us of everything we love. Now couples can learn the skills to:

  • resolve conflict, hurt, and pain in a healthy way
  • master their internal buttons so as to overcome feelings of anger, frustration, and rage
  • use five specific tactics to deal with anger and rage when they rear their ugly heads
  • walk in the freedom God intends by learning the three essentials of forgiveness and five keys to nurturing a forgiving spirit
  • craft the perfect apology
  • remove the roadblocks to forgiveness once and for all
  • break sexual addiction and heal after an affair
  • and find answers to big questions about anger and forgiveness in their marriage

THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS
by Gary Chapman

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different 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.

HIS NEEDS HER NEEDS, BUILDING AN AFFAIR-PROOF MARRIAGE, FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
by Willard F. Harley, Jr.

His Needs, Her Needs has been transforming marriages all over the world. Now this life-changing book is the basis for an interactive six-week study designed for use in couples' small groups or retreats, pre-marital counselling sessions, or by individual couples.



FAMILY HORIZONS - CREATING FAMILIES OF DESTINY
by Dr Chris Field

'FAMILY HORIZONS - Creating Families of Destiny' is an amazing and definitive text presenting a compelling overview of FAMILY as God meant it to be. Dr Chris Field distils in one book a breath-taking breadth of wisdom and insight into how family is meant to work and what we can do about it. This book will remain a CLASSIC text for generations to come.




THE WAY TO LOVE YOUR WIFE: CREATING GREATER LOVE AND PASSION IN THE BEDROOM
by Clifford L. Penner, Joyce J. Penner

Sex matters in a marriage―a lot! Yet many men secretly wonder:
Is she really satisfied? What do we do when our desires don't match? How can we get back the passion we used to feel?
The Way to Love Your Wife will tell you what you really want to know: how to make sex meaningful to your wife, build desire, get past sexual problems, and enjoy guilt-free sex.

Noted sex therapists Clifford and Joyce Penner also unveil the mystery of "what women want" and show how simple it is to boost your love life by letting your wife lead. Their candid, clear style will encourage you to make great sex happen―or happen more often―in your marriage.

5 ESSENTIALS FOR LIFELONG INTIMACY (HOMECOUNTS)
by James C. Dobson

What can we do to keep our romance alive? With so many marriages ending in divorce, how can ours be different? How can we have a fulfilling relationship that goes the distance?

Dr. James Dobson, America's most trusted authority on marriage and family, equips you and your spouse to build a firm foundation for a love that endures the test of time. Biblically sound teaching in five key areas, from persistent prayer to passionate romance, will help you build a strong and steadfast union—today, tomorrow, and always!

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PARENTING
by Mike Constatntine

Twenty-First Century Parenting, a concise booklet for busy parents. This books are reaching many people in Malaysia, and other countries as well.





PRESSURE PROOF YOUR MARRIAGE (FAMILY FIRST)
by Dennis Rainey & Barbara Rainey

The husband gets pulled one way and the wife another, their harried lives barely intersecting. Sadly, this is an accurate description of many marriages today. Endless pressure has made couples overloaded, overcommitted, and unhealthy. Now, Family Life's Dennis and Barbara Rainey examine the sources of their stress and list practical, biblical strategies for dealing with it. Couples can be smarter in their choices about handling life. The Raineys show them how to see pressure not as a source of distress and isolation, but as an opportunity to build oneness with each other and with the Lord.


TWO HEARTS PRAYING AS ONE (FAMILY FIRST)
by Dennis Rainey & Barbara Rainey

Dennis and Barbara Rainey, founders of FamilyLife, help couples establish the important daily habit of praying together, offering personal stories and answering questions about the dynamics of prayer. Daily entries -- including a short devotion, questions for reflection, and a prayer -- take husband and wife through topics related to prayer, spiritual growth, and key marital issues.