Thriving Marriages: An Inspirational and Practical Guide to Lasting Happiness

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Thriving Marriages responds to an urgent need today: to preserve and strengthen marriages. It offers not a list of skills to fix problems but a new and positive vision of how to build Christian unity between spouses, integrating psychology and spirituality. While addressing the problems of hurting couples, its main thrust is to prevent problems and to bring fullness to married life. A powerful resource for those ministering to couples, it offers a practical and effective marriage curriculum for couples' and ...
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Overview

Thriving Marriages responds to an urgent need today: to preserve and strengthen marriages. It offers not a list of skills to fix problems but a new and positive vision of how to build Christian unity between spouses, integrating psychology and spirituality. While addressing the problems of hurting couples, its main thrust is to prevent problems and to bring fullness to married life. A powerful resource for those ministering to couples, it offers a practical and effective marriage curriculum for couples' and family ministries, or for church-related premarital and marital enrichment programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565481947
  • Publisher: New City Press NY
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,130,018
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John and Claire Yzaguirre are the co-directors of the California Prosocial Institute in Irvine, California. John received his doctorate in psychology from The University of Southern California, and Claire is a licensed marriage and family therapist, graduate from Fuller School of Psychology. They have over 40 years of combined clinical/educational experience serving couples and share their message with over 30,000 people across the country every year.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Part 1 Empathy: Intelligent Love 11
1. Connecting Emotionally with Your Partner 13
2. Understanding Your Partner's Needs 19
3. Loving Intelligently 24
4. The Soul of Empathy 29
Part 2 Autonomy 35
5. The House of Self 37
6. Mental Fitness 54
7. De-Stressing Your Life 74
8. The Soul of Autonomy 81
Part 3 Mutuality: the Joy of Unity 91
9. The Art of Communication 93
10. Solving Conflicts with Wisdom and Respect 103
11. The Power to Forgive and Reconcile 117
12. The Soul of Mutuality 123
Acknowledgments 135
The Authors 139
Helpful Reading 141
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