The First Few Years of Marriage: 8 Ways to Strengthen Your

The First Few Years of Marriage: 8 Ways to Strengthen Your "I Do"

by Jim Burns, Doug Fields


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When a marriage is new, it’s exciting. But as time passes, couples can drift apart and wrestle with the challenges that are common in any marriage. It can feel overwhelming, but together, couples will find that a healthy marriage has thousands of course changes.

In this follow-up to Getting Ready for Marriage, authors Jim Burns and Doug Fields offer a practical guide designed to help newlyweds build a strong foundation for a marriage that will last a lifetime.

Along with explaining the traits of a healthy marriage, The First Few Years of Marriage helps couples rekindle romance, fight fair, and deal with stress, the challenges of the first baby, and much more. This easy-to-read book gives married couples everything they need to go the distance together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781411981
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 597,537
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has more than 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages, and his radio broadcast is heard on more than 800 stations a day and around the world at Jim and his wife, Cathy, have three daughters.

Doug Fields is the senior director of HomeWord Center for Youth and Family and the cofounder of Download Youth Ministry. He speaks to thousands of leaders, teenagers, parents, and couples each year, and is the author or coauthor of more than 60 books. Doug has been married for 32 years to his wonderful wife, Cathy, and they have three grown children.

Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Acknowledgments 15

Introduction 17

Part 1 Your Journey Together

Chapter 1 One Marriage, Many Drifts, Thousands of Course Corrections 23

Chapter 2 Happiness Is a Choice 33

Part 2 Eight Gauges for a Great Marriage

Chapter 3 Laugh Daily and Date Weekly 47

Chapter 4 Slow Down 61

Chapter 5 Celebrate Differences 79

Chapter 8 Choose the Positive 99

Chapter 7 Fight Fear 117

Chapter 8 Have Great Sex 141

Chapter 9 Enjoy Your Baby 163

Chapter 10 Keep Your Promise 179

Notes 193

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