Making Love Last: Divorce-Proofing Your Young Marriage

Making Love Last: Divorce-Proofing Your Young Marriage

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Overview

With thirty years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Laura Taggart understands the unique struggles of newly married couples who find marriage much more difficult than they imagined. Failed expectations, unanticipated conflict, and disagreements about money, sex, children, and more have many young couples assuming they made a mistake, married the wrong person, or just weren't ready. As a result, one-third of all married couples divorce before their ten-year anniversary.

In this practical and hopeful book, Taggart offers the wisdom and help she would share as a counselor with a couple beginning their marriage. She helps couples examine their true expectations for marriage, provides six action steps for improving the way couples relate, and gives couples a new picture of what it means to enjoy marriage for a lifetime.
Each chapter includes discussion questions for couples or small groups as well as additional questions for personal reflection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800727857
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Laura Taggart has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for nearly thirty years. As director of marriage and family ministry at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, California, she founded a highly successful marriage mentoring ministry to help young couples develop a solid foundation for their young and often struggling marriages. A popular speaker at conferences and retreats, she has also taught as an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

Foreword Milan Kay Yerkovich 9

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 17

Part 1 Reimagining Marriage-Changing the Way You Think

1 Why Marriage Is Hard Work 25

2 More Than You Imagined 41

3 Why Marriage Is Worth It 59

Part 2 Revitalizing Marriage-Changing the Way You Relate

4 Search Yourself 81

5 Embrace Differences 107

6 Tackle Conflict 123

7 Let Go 149

8 Lean In 167

9 Initiate Intimacy 191

Part 3 Re-visioning Marriage-Changing the Way You Love

10 The Power of a Promise 219

11 Marriage as a Catalyst for Change 231

12 Better Together 239

Appendix A Feeling Words 247

Appendix B Sample List of Protectors 249

Appendix C Renewal of Covenant Marriage 251

Appendix D Beginning a Personal Relationship with God 253

Appendix E Infographic of Survey Results 255

Notes 257

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