Too often, when a life crisis hits, a marriage sufferseven a healthy oneand all the personality profiles and couples' therapy in the world won't keep your marriage from experiencing the tough stuff. So how do you and your spouse face the stresses put on your marriage and not only stay together but come out on the other side even more loving and committed?In Staying Power, two longtime couples offer insights, skills, and clear direction so that you can respond to trials in a way that strengthens rather than weakens your marriage. They show you how to - handle anger creatively, forgive freely, and persevere together- nurture one another in powerful ways- learn new techniques for connecting both verbally and nonverbally in the midst of crisis- and much moreDon't let financial trouble, infertility, health challenges, parenting cares, addiction of a loved one, or heartbreaking loss destroy your marriage. Instead, learn how through your strong relationship you can overcome all of life's curveballstogether.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Carol and Gene Kent are the founders of Speak Up Ministries, which includes Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers' bureau; Speak Up Conferences, equipping the next generation of speakers and writers; and Speak Up for Hope, a nonprofit organization that benefits inmates and their families. Carol has authored more than 20 books, and Gene serves as chief operating officer of their ministries. They are both fans of tracking down the best cup of coffee in every city they visit and their favorite activity is watching sunsets together.Cindy and David Lambert have been influencing the Christian publishing world for decades, both as editors and as authors, having authored more than 20 books between them. They have six children and nine grandchildren and love to launch their kayaks together from the dock in front of their log cabin in Michigan.
I was so excited to read Staying Power, as I've seen Carol Kent speak many times and read her other books. I admire her authenticity and the ways she encourages others through her story. This book did not disappoint! Staying Power is full of the practical tips and powerful biblical guidance that I've come to expect from Carol Kent, who co-authored this book with her husband, Gene, and friends David and Cindy Lambert. Staying Power covers what to do when you and your spouse must face a crisis such as infertility, health challenges, financial difficulties, grief, parenting trials, or addiction. It encourages couples with wisdom and step-by-step strategies for rebuilding and strengthening their marriage. My favorite tips include those for helping couples communicate more clearly and compassionately (including using silence wisely), as well as advice that spurs couples to use the power of serving while suffering. Staying Power is aptly named as it is a powerful book that attacks common issues in unique ways that are applicable to real life. If your marriage is struggling (and whose isn't at some point or another?), give this book a try. The wisdom offered can point you in the right direction and help your marriage survive the storm!