The Second Half of Marriage Leader's Guide

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Your children are gone or leaving soon. It's time to focus once again on your own future and your marriage. What's in store for the second half? David and Claudia Arp provide answers and practical help in this groundbreaking 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 ...

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Overview

Your children are gone or leaving soon. It's time to focus once again on your own future and your marriage. What's in store for the second half? David and Claudia Arp provide answers and practical help in this groundbreaking 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 second half of marriage can be a time of fulfillment, no matter what challenges a couple previously faced. Couples can rediscover each other and build a more mature, satisfying, and romantic life together. The Second Half of Marriage ZondervanGroupware is a unique resource designed to facilitate this rediscovery and rebuilding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310236870
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Second Half of Marriage Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Arp and David Arp, MSW, are founders and directors of Marriage Alive International, a ground-breaking ministry dedicated to providing resources and training to empower churches to help build better marriages and families. Their Marriage Alive seminar and 10 Great Dates program are popular across the U.S. and in Europe. The Arps have authored over 30 books including the 10 Great Dates series, No Time for Sex and the Gold Medallion Award-winning The Second Half of Marriage. Frequent contributors to print and broadcast media, the Arps have appeared as marriage experts on the NBC 'Today' CBS 'This Morning', Public Television and Focus on the Family. Their work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. David and Claudia have been married for over 40 years and have 3 married sons and 8 grandchildren and live in Northern Virginia. Visit their website at www.marriagealive.com. Claudia Arp y David Arp, MSW, fundadores de Marriage Alive Interntional, son educadores, voceros conferencistas populares, y frecuentes contribuyentes a la prensa y los medios de comunicacion. Han aparecido en NBC Today, CBS This Morning, y Television Publica. Sus articulos han sido publicados en USA Today, Reader's Digest, y Focus on the Family. Sus numerosos libros incluyen 10 Great Dates Before You Say I Do y The Second Half of Marriage, este ultimo, merecedor del premio Gold Medallion.

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The second half of a marriage can be a time of incredible fulfillment, no matter what challenges a couple previously faced. Couples can rediscover each other and build a more mature, satisfying, and romantic life together. The Second Half of Marriage curriculum kit is a unique resource designed to facilitate this rediscovery and rebuilding.

The Second Half of Marriage Curriculum Includes:

2 - 60-minute videos with 9 session launches

1 - Leader's Guide

1 - Participant's Guide (includes complete text of The Second Half of Marriage)

Additional Leader's and Participant's Guides sold separately.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Session 1 Getting Ready for the Second Half 16
Session 2 Challenge One: Let Go of Past Marital Disappointments, Forgive Each Other, and Commit to Making the Rest of Your Marriage the Best 26
Session 3 Challenge Two: Create a Marriage That Is Partner-Focused Rather Than Child-Focused 40
Session 4 Challenge Three: Maintain an Effective Communication System That Allows You to Express Your Deepest Feelings, Joys, and Concerns 52
Session 5 Challenge Four: Use Anger and Conflict in a Creative Way to Build Your Relationship 66
Session 6 Challenge Five: Build a Deeper Friendship and Enjoy Your Spouse 80
Session 7 Challenge Six: Renew Romance and Restore a Pleasurable Sexual Relationship 94
Session 8 Challenge Seven: Adjust to Changing Roles with Aging Parents and Adult Children 108
Session 9 Challenge Eight: Evaluate Where You Are on Your Spiritual Pilgrimage, Grow Closer to Each Other and to God, and Together Serve Others 122
Session 10 The Story of the McCrackens, and the Marriage Challenge 136
About the Writer 150
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The second half of a marriage can be a time of incredible fulfillment, no matter what challenges a couple previously faced. Couples can rediscover each other and build a more mature, satisfying, and romantic life together. The Second Half of Marriage curriculum kit is a unique resource designed to facilitate this rediscovery and rebuilding.

The Second Half of Marriage Curriculum Includes:
2 - 60-minute videos with 9 session launches
1 - Leader's Guide
1 - Participant's Guide (includes complete text of The Second Half of Marriage)

Additional Leader's and Participant's Guides sold separately.

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