Soul-Mate Marriage, The

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Can couples realistically hope to become soul mates? Can they learn to create deeply intimate relationships? David and Lisa Frisbie review up-to-date studies showing that marriage is still the best environment for couples to enjoy health, happiness, and more. This informative and entertaining guide reveals practical steps for developing spiritual intimacy through practices ...
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Overview

Can couples realistically hope to become soul mates? Can they learn to create deeply intimate relationships? David and Lisa Frisbie review up-to-date studies showing that marriage is still the best environment for couples to enjoy health, happiness, and more. This informative and entertaining guide reveals practical steps for developing spiritual intimacy through practices like these:
•tapping into the unifying power of prayer
•creating a safe haven by removing masks and living transparently
•admitting mistakes and extending forgiveness
•facing sorrow, disappointment, and loss as a team
•growing together through many seasons and years
Readers will be inspired by the Frisbies' interviews with several couples who have developed long-term, highly successful relationships. Husbands and wives will find new motivation and resources to lead them on their spiritual journey of becoming one.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736922456
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,427,109
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. David and Lisa Frisbie, "America's Remarriage Experts," are family counselors and authors whose focus and attention are on the post-divorce family?single parents, divorced adults, remarried couples, stepfamilies, and blended families. David and Lisa are the authors of 14 books and dozens of articles about marriage and family life. Their travels to speak, teach, counsel, and equip have taken them to all 50 states and more than 40 world nations.

Dr. David and Lisa Frisbie, "America's Remarriage Experts," are family counselors and authors whose focus and attention are on the post-divorce family?single parents, divorced adults, remarried couples, stepfamilies, and blended families. David and Lisa are the authors of 14 books and dozens of articles about marriage and family life. Their travels to speak, teach, counsel, and equip have taken them to all 50 states and more than 40 world nations.

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Table of Contents

A Love for All Time 9

Part 1 En/rapture

Chapter 1 Chasing the Magic 15

Isn't there more than this?

T is for transparency

V is for vulnerability

The virtue of neutral friends and guides

Part 2 De/construction

Chapter 2 Melting the Masks 45

The great pretender: how rare?

The absentee heart: when a partner wanders

A hidden self: addictions and self-destruction

Owning up to the mask: exploring the disconnect

Courtship and marriage: too often, the masks are still in place

Chapter 3 Crumbling the Walls 71

Same address, separate lives

Separation grows when we don't deal with it

The walls must come down

Walls have two sides

Crumbling the walls calls for more TV

Chapter 4 Busting the Ghosts 97

The sexual landscape of today's culture

Thoughts happen: here's what to do about them

Ghosts in the bedroom: passionate pictures

Working with God's design, not against it

Chapter 5 Dying to Self 119

Where did this come from? This isn't who I am!

Humble servants and servant leaders

Dying to self: a brief instruction manual

Changing our lifelong patterns

Part 3 Re/creation

Chapter 6 Birthing the Real 143

Setting the backdrop

Growing up: the work we all must do

Friends don't let friends remain immature

Maturity and immaturity: it's in the environment

Chapter 7 Learning the Dance 163

Tales from the journey of denial

Saying the difficult word "no"

Newlyweds for life

Chapter 8 Living the Love 183

How to move from pretty good to great

Taking the time

Two joys that come together and connect

More help for the journey

Your TV Guide 201

Ideas for channeling greater transparency in yourmarriage

Guide for Thought and Discussion 211

Questions to help you discover more about your relationship and take action to move forward

Acknowledgments 219

Resources for Growth in Your Marriage 223

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    Going Deep in Relationships: Here's How

    I was among a handful of people who saw this manuscript in galley form, as it went into press. I carried home pieces of it and shared it with a few close friends: all of us loved it!<BR/><BR/>I'm an avid reader --- and there are ideas and issues discussed here that I've never seen anywhere else in print --- not from any author, any time. This book literally breaks new ground, some of it amazingly so. These are things we need to be talking about --- but until now, no one has been starting these conversations.<BR/><BR/>If you're ready to take a relationship deep, here's how. This is the most simple, clearly-written, step-by-step info I've seen on going deeper, and I also laughed out loud on quite a few of these pages. It's fun to find good humor so closely interwoven with deep pyschological insight.

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