Strengths Based Marriage

Author: Jimmy Evans
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718083632
Release Date: 2016-11-22
Genre: Religion

Marriage expert Jimmy Evans and strengths expert Allan Kelsey show readers how to have a happier, stronger marriage by applying the concepts from the popular StrengthsFinder assessment to their relationship. One of the biggest obstacles to a happy, strong marriage is a lack of understanding of yourself and your spouse. With Strengths Based Marriage, MarriageToday cofounder Jimmy Evans and Gallup-trained strengths advocate Allan Kelsey give readers the tools they need to dismantle that hurdle and develop a deeper and richer relationship. Applying the revelatory concepts from the popular Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to marriage (assessment itself not included in purchase price), Evans and Kelsey break new ground in helping readers understand themselves and others. With chapters on “Stopping the Cycles of Pain,” “Speaking Love to Your Spouse’s Heart,” and “Secrets of Successful Marriages,” the book details practical ways to apply these profound insights to your marriage every day. And as a bonus, with your purchase of the book you’ll receive access to more than two hours of exclusive video content revealing how to reach your marriage’s full potential. Utterly practical and deeply insightful Strengths Based Marriage will forever change the way you see yourself, your spouse, and your marriage.

Strong Families Around the World

Author: John DeFrain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317960201
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Medical

The strengths of families from culture to culture, when compared to each other, are remarkably similar and give us common ground around the world upon which to unite and develop mutual understanding. Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World, provides a conceptual framework for global family strengths, discussing the diverse strengths and challenges that families face regardless of location. This book presents 43 expert authors from 18 countries in all seven major areas in the world who explain what it means to be a family in the context of their country and the challenges their country faces in the world today. Focusing on the latest studies of similarities between strong families of different cultures, Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World presents a wide variety of disciplines, including family studies, family education, family therapy, modern languages, psychology, social work, sociology, cultural anthropology, and nursing. This insightful text centers on the Family Strengths Perspective, a paradigm that not only recognizes that there are problems in families today, but demonstrates clearly how these can be dealt with successfully. This valuable resource provides case study examples, quotations from literature and cultural mythology, tables, figures, and extensive references to give readers an in-depth understanding of the issues from strengths-based perspectives. Topics in Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World include: an introduction into the Family Strengths Perspective the International Family Strengths Model the propositions of the Family Strengths Perspective how the Family Strengths Perspective fits with other conceptual frameworks families from a global perspective a conceptual framework for understanding global family strengths and challenges Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World is useful as a text in marriage and family relationships classes, cross-cultural family patterns classes, strengths-based practitioner training classes, and family therapy and family educator training classes. This valuable resource will also be of great interest to family educators, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and religious counselors.

The Couple Checkup

Author: David Olson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418573270
Release Date: 2008-06-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

A book and online profile that identifies a couple's strengths to help them build a more vital relationship. Based on an unprecedented national survey of 50,000 marriages, The Couple Checkup presents the principles for creating a successful couple relationship. The free online profile includes fifteen to twenty categories that are customized based on the relationship stage-whether dating, engaged, or married-the age, and whether or not children are involved. The book also includes the SCOPE Personality Profile and the Couple and Family Map of the relationship. Each chapter of the book matches a category in the free individual profile. While the book stands on its own, using the Couple Checkup with the book provides the maximum benefit. In addition, each chapter contains couple exercises to help build couple strengths in a variety of areas.

Getting Connected Staying Connected

Author: John DeFrain
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469763605
Release Date: 2012-06-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

Couples and families have it in their power to be happy with each other and create a pleasant and peaceful home environment in which they live together. Our aim in writing about getting connected and staying connected is to accentuate the positive – to show clearly and simply how happy couple and family relationships are created and maintained over time. We will be continuously demonstrating what works well in creating strong, enduring relationships. The focus will be on six key couple and family strengths: 1) appreciation and affection for each other; 2) commitment to the family; 3) positive communication; 4) enjoyable time together; 5) a sense of spiritual well-being and shared values; and 6) the ability to manage stress and crisis effectively.

The Serendipity Of Marriage

Author: Michal D. Winters
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490816869
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: Fiction

The "Serendipity of Marriage" is based on biblical scripture teaching. Winters as a minister have been consoling men, women, and couples for over twenty years discussing their difference in the behavior of the opposite gender. To help them better understand their role in their relationship, Winters would direct them to scripture, where they are able to feel their role within their relationship. Marriage is a sacred union before God, it does not matter how difficult your relationship is, with your husband or wife, because if you first have that relationship between you and God, then your relationship between your husband or wife will be a benefactor of your relationship with God. We should not go into marriage, because of money or other material wants, but it should be based on "LOVE" and only "LOVE," everything else that you receive after marriage would be a blessing from God.

Asma Asmaton

Author: Giorgos Sepheres
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:123632901
Release Date: 1972
Genre:


Becoming Soul Mates

Author: Les Parrott
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310200148
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Family & Relationships

Every couple has a restless aching, not just to know God individually but to experience God together. But how? How do you really allow God to fill the soul of your marriage? Becoming Soul Mates gives you a road map for cultivating rich spiritual intimacy in your relationship. Written by the creators of the dynamic Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts book and program, becoming Soul Mates is a unique and insightful devotional that helps you dig deep for a strong spiritual foundation in your marriage. Fifty-two practical weekly devotions help you and your partner cross the hurdles of marriage to grow closer than you've ever imagined. In each session, you'll find: - An insightful devotion that focuses on marriage-related topics - A key passage of Scripture - Questions that will spark discussions on crucial issues - Insights from real-life soul mates like Pat and Shirley Boone, Bill and Vonette Bright, Norm and Joyce Wright, and John and Barbi Townsend - Questions that will help you and your partner better understand each other's unique needs and remember them in prayer during the week - A brief prayer that will help you both draw closer together and close to God. Becoming Soul Mates is a valuable resource for mining the rich potential of your marriage. Its principles, proven in the Parrotts' own relationship, will help you make your journey as a couple all God intends it to be. With the strength that comes from a deeply shared spiritual intimacy, your marriage can flourish in the midst of life's challenges. Start building on the closeness you've got today -- and reap the rewards of a deeper, more satisfying relationship in the years ahead.

The Gift of Love

Author: Jean Richards
Publisher: Star Song Communications Group
ISBN: 1562330500
Release Date: 1993-10-01
Genre: Devotional calendars

Contains a passage of Scripture from the Living Bible, a devotional thought, a prayer, and a Bible promise for each day of the year.

The Uncommon Marriage Collection Uncommon Marriage The Uncommon Marriage Adventure

Author: Lauren Dungy
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781496425096
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Family & Relationships

This collection bundles two of New York Times bestselling author Tony and Lauren Dungy’s popular titles into one e-book for a great value! Uncommon Marriage What does it take to build a marriage that will last? Tony and Lauren Dungy have together known the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. They fell in love, built a family, and made sports history when Tony became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. Yet they’ve also gone through difficult, relationship-testing setbacks, including job loss and devastating personal tragedy. In a culture where it seems harder and harder to make marriage last, what has kept the Dungys strong through it all? In Uncommon Marriage, Tony and Lauren share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they’ve learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other’s dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. They offer encouragement and practical advice to equip your marriage to survive tough issues and flourish with joy, purpose, and partnership—in other words, to be a marriage that is truly uncommon. The Uncommon Marriage Adventure Marriage is an adventure unlike any other. At times, you and your spouse may feel so close, connected, and in love that you’re ready to take on the world together. But other times things grow distant, and you wonder where all the joy and excitement has gone. What is the secret to a happy, healthy, God-honoring marriage—one that will last through anything that comes your way? Join Tony and Lauren Dungy in The Uncommon Marriage Adventure, a series of daily reflections for couples. With transparency, wisdom, and humor, the Dungys share what they’ve learned over 30 years of marriage about faith, teamwork, conflict, communication, and more. Through each day’s reading, you and your spouse will go deeper in loving, understanding, and learning to serve each other. Dare to embark on your own marriage adventure—and discover how to make your relationship truly uncommon.

The Gift of Sexuality

Author: Robert J. Fox
Publisher:
ISBN: 0879734256
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Sex

Gives the doctrinally correct guidance for living a life of purity before and during marriage.

Marriages and Families

Author: David H. L. Olson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0072523441
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Genre: Psychology

Rev. ed. of: Marriage and the family. 3rd ed. c2000.

The Secrets of Happily Married Men

Author: Scott Haltzman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470893982
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

Praise for The Secrets of Happily Married Men "Manly men rest assured: You can hope to become a better husband without having to get in touch with your feminine side. . . . Lively and entertaining, this broad guidebook provides Haltzman's insights illuminated by anecdotes from his online discussion forum for married men." —Psychology Today "Haltzman . . . launches his eight strategies with remarkable vigor. More important, they are extraordinarily well fleshed out and convincingly supported with useful 'to do' lists and a multitude of examples. They will no doubt prove helpful to many men struggling to build a happy marriage." —Publisher's Weekly "Scott Haltzman, a psychiatrist and Brown University professor, has been studying marriages good and bad for a long time. . . . View marriage as your most important task, Haltzman urges men, and pursue success as you would anything else that matters." —Washington Post "Men are good at fixing problems, not talking about them, so Haltzman advises playing to your strength. The genius of this book is that it . . . asks politically incorrect questions about men and women at home—the neglected front in the gender wars." —New York Times "The insights in this book reveal a new and effective way for men and women to understand and appreciate each other. It shows what it really takes to create a loving and lasting relationship." —John Gray, author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Marriage and relationships are in crisis. The breakup and divorce rate remain incredibly high, despite all the couples therapy, afternoon talk shows, and other books in the marketplace, many of which describe men as abusive commitment phobic creeps who'd better change fast or else. But this new book is totally different, a whole different way of looking at how to build a successful long-lasting relationship from a man's point of view, men who are happy in their partnerships, who have figured out what works for them in accomplishing the goal of a loving, intimate, lifetime commitment. Dr. Scott Haltzman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and founder of www.secretsofmarriedmen.com, has devised a proven method for improving relationships, based on a man's special and unique skills, strengths, powers—as a responsible and motivated worker, manager, leader, problem-solver, partner, husband, and father. Men are different, Dr. Haltzman says. They don't approach relationships with the same skills and techniques that women do—and viva la difference. Dr.Haltzman therefore lays out eight ways, tasks, proven techniques which men have revealed in confidential correspondence to his highly successful website, including The First Way: Make Your Marriage Your Job, The Second Way: Know Your Wife, The Third Way: Be Home Now, The Fourth Way: Expect Conflict and Deal With It, The Fifth Way: Learn to Listen, The Sixth Way: Aim to Please, The Seventh Way: Understand the Truth About Sex, The Eighth Way: Introduce Yourself, and finally, Celebrate Your Love. Within each of these steps, he provides both specific analysis, guidelines and techniques based on male biology, neuro-science, brain differences, unique developmental stages from youth to seniority. To illustrate these ideas in action, he's included wonderful true stories, anecdotes, and confessions from the website. The result is a practical, very entertaining, totally original way to build successful relationships for men and their partners, girlfriends, and wives. For a lasting commitment, a continuing guide to solving inevitable problems and bumps in the road, for more fun, better sex, genuine intimacy, and a life-long partnership—this dynamic new author shows the way in a manner that finally includes an authentic male perspective.

Marriage Family Experience

Author: Bryan Strong
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534609333
Release Date: 2004-08
Genre: Social Science

For each chapter of the text, this student study tool contains a chapter focus statement, key learning objectives, key terms, chapter outlines, assignments, internet activities and web sites, and practice tests containing 20 multiple choice and 15 true/false with answers and page references and 5 short answer questions with page references.