While finding a mate can be challenging, learning to live happily with one can be even more so. The authors of these books share their personal experiences and insights on how to keep love alive. Lilo and Gerard Leeds, married for 56 years, team up with author Terrence Real (How Can I Get Through to You?: Reconnecting Men and Women) to put into writing what they consider to be the essential elements of a mutually satisfying relationship. They address issues that need to be agreed upon (e.g., money, religion) and offer simple, practical suggestions for increasing closeness (e.g., doing chores together, resolving disputes quickly).
Pastor and motivational speaker Gungor, himself married with two grown children and two grandchildren, attributes many relationship difficulties to miscommunication and explores the differences between male and female styles across eight dimensions, including thought processes and desires. He frequently draws from the Bible in relaying advice on commitment, sexuality, and forgiveness.
The Leedses' book, full of helpful ideas, is recommended for all public libraries. Gugor's meatier work, good for the Christian couple that would find biblical examples and quotations helpful, is recommended for libraries in high-density Christian communities. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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