This story is about how my marriage turned out to be an extraordinary and fulfilling journey sprinkled with pain, disappointments, and determination and triumph. I have set out, hopefully, a convincing scenario as to why knowing and understanding your mate is so significant to the success of your relationship.
Regardless of whether you are dating, courting, thinking of marriage or are married you will find the information in the text applicable to your situation. This book will help you understand why fighting for your relationship is preferred, rather than giving up. Don't spend another moment pondering your future! This is a must read and your relationship will never be the same.
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love-that's the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands and conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life?
In the #1 "New York Times" bestselling book "The 5 Love Languages," you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner-starting today.
"If we learn to meet each other's deep emotional need to feel loved, and choose to do it, the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we've ever felt.""-Gary C ... more
In this revised edition of Shepherding a Child's Heart, Dr. Tedd Tripp not only draws on his thirty years of experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, and father, but he also shares insights gained in ten years of teaching this material in conferences worldwide, providing more valuable help for parents.
Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: How do I have a healthy marriage?
Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. In the same way Crazy Love changed the way we saw our personal relationship with God, You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of the most important relationships in our life
"Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted."--"The Washington Times" Based on the acclaimed sermon series by "New York Times" bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone--Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged--the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution ... more
You're in love, and it's the real thing. You have made a joyous decision together--a decision destined to change your lives forever: You're getting married! Now, as you plan your wedding celebration, it is time to lay the foundation for a lifetime of love and romance. Today you can begin the important, lifelong task of building a strong Christian marriage.
Created by FamilyLife, one of America's leading marriage and family ministries, Preparing for Marriage is a dynamic, comprehensive program designed to help you prepare for life together after the cake is cut and the guests head home. That is when the real adventure begins--the adventure of creating an intimate, lasting, and biblical marriage! more
Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved? Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman's best-selling book "The Five Love Languages" has helped millions of couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others' love language. Each child, too, expresses and receives love through one of five different commun ... more
Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You'll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids. Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child's life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. As Batterson says, 'I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leav ... more
Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God s primary intent for your marriage isn t to make you happy . . . but holy?
Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages.
Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and othe ... more
Keeping your love on. It s a hard thing to do. Sometimes it s the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known. Yet for many, relationships are anything but safe, loving, or intimate. They are defined by anxiety, manipulation, control, and conflict. The reason is that most people have never been trained to be powerful enough to keep their love on in the face of mistakes, pain, and fear.Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus focused standard defined by mature love love that stays on no matter what. Danny Si ... more
The official companion book for The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace is a biblical blueprint for the mandate God has given to husbands in the covenant of marriage to love their wives, even as Christ loved the church. Dr. Stuart Scott has responded chapter by chapter to the biblical teaching put forth in Martha's popular book. It is suitable for men's small group Bible studies, or for couples prayerfully seeking God's very best in marriage.
Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying? series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.
Stormie offers praying wives a selection of favorite prayers from her bestselling The Power of a Praying? Wife. Small enough to keep in purse or pocket for quick conversations with God, lovely enough to give as a special gift to uplift and draw the hearts of friends and loved ones to the Lord in prayer, this little book will help you unlock the enormous power of prayer in your marriage.
Insightful, honest, and life-changing prayers from The Power of a Praying? Wife wil ... more
Time after time, His Needs, Her Needs has topped the charts as the best marriage book available. More than any other, this book helps husbands and wives give each other what they need most in marriage.
The millions of couples who have read His Needs, Her Needs have learned to keep the romance alive, and they are recommending it to others. Join those who have seen spectacular changes in their marriages by following Dr. Harley's tried and proven counsel. You will discover that an outstanding marriage can be more than a dream--it can be your reality.
Millions have already discovered the power of this book. Isn't it time you di ... more
If we can be sure our children have strong faith in God and His Word, and the love of God in their hearts, then we can trust that they are set for eternity. Our prayers play a big part in helping them achieve that. Stormie
Bestselling author Stormie Omartian's heart resonates for you as a mom who wants to lift up your children to the One who is a Father to all.
Gathered in this charming little book are prayers in pairs: One for you, Mom, and a corresponding one for your children. Each set covers a topic dear to your mother's heart--such as your children's relationship with the Lord, their growth in faith, their health, family, and friends, and so much more. Also included are Scripture verses and blank lines for ... more
Serving as a user-friendly resource companion to the wildly popular book, Love & Respect that's been featured on "Focus on the Family," this workbook tackles two things that women and men really need most in relationships: love and respect. Based on Ephesians 5:33 and extensive biblical and psychological research, Dr. Eggerichs reveals how marriages can benefit from an understanding of these two essential components.
The five love languages work for everyone...they're not just for married couples.Being single or married has nothing to do with whether you need to feel loved! Everyone has a deep-down desire for complete and unconditional love in all relationships. In The 5 Love Languages Singles Edition, Dr. Gary Chapman adapts his powerful, life-changing message to the unique needs of single adults. Understanding and applying the five love languages will enhance all relationships. Whether it's parents, coworkers, classmates, roomates, siblings, dating partners, or friends. The 5 Love Languages Singles Edition provides the tools you need to give and receive love most effectively.
A practical guide to sex according to God's plan. In his characteristic style that combines humor, freshness, and warmth, author Kevin Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people about the quality of their love life and how to improve it!.
For married couples and those engaged to be married, Sheet Music is a practical guide to sex according to God's plan. In his characteristic style, Kevin Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people, from those with no sexual experiences to those with past sexual problems or even abuse. Using frank descriptions and black-and-white line drawings, this book has a warm and friendly tone that will help couples overcome awkwardness in discussing an issue important to all married couples.
Before you plan your wedding, plan your marriage! Wish you could know what you’re getting into when you say “I do” Now, with Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, you can. Dr. Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages™, has spent the last thirty-five years counseling couples.
In Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, he shares what he and these couples have learned from experience. Among the twelve things you should know: that being in love is not enough to make a successful marriage, that romantic love has two stages (and how to make the transition), that mutual sexual fulfillment is not automatic, and that personality profoundly affects behavior.
Giddy with excitement and burning with love's fire, engaged couples are filled with desires and expectations! Wonder and eager anticipation propel them forward. Then comes the marriage and if they take the wrong approach, those unrealized expectations and unmet wants can turn a life-giving covenant relationship into a dead-end contractual agreement.
Suddenly your marriage has no love, joy, or peace. In this marriage-makeover DVD and study guide from Northpoint Resources, Andy Stanley 's three key teachings help you transform your expectations and examine the "I's of marriage: "Keeping My ‘I' On You, "Putting Your ‘I' Out, and "It Takes Three. Broken into six DVD sessions with discuss ... more
Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? "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 specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designe ... more
Learn when to say yes and when to say no--to your spouse and to others--to make the most of your marriage
Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the "property lines that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best-seller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives understand th ... more
For over twenty-five years, "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 counseling sessions, or by individual couples. Willard F. Harley, Jr. and his wife, Joyce, explain the important concept of the Love Bank, and teach them to meet each other's emotional needs for affection, sex, intimate conversation, companionship, family commitment, physical attractiveness, honesty and openness, and admiration. As couples walk through the study together they will remember why they fell in love in the first place, renew their commitment to their marriage, and ... more