The Go-Giver Marriage: A Little Story About the Five Secrets to Lasting Love

The Go-Giver Marriage: A Little Story About the Five Secrets to Lasting Love

The Go-Giver Marriage: A Little Story About the Five Secrets to Lasting Love

The Go-Giver Marriage: A Little Story About the Five Secrets to Lasting Love


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“To say love is what makes a marriage work is like saying it takes oxygen to climb a mountain. Yes, oxygen is necessary. But not sufficient.”

From the author of the bestselling Go-Giver series and his wife, a clinically trained therapist, this one-of-a-kind relationship guide shows readers how to unlock a deeply satisfying, abundant relationship based on simple, everyday acts of generosity.

In this new narrative, a position has opened up at the top of the multinational giant Rachel’s Famous Coffee, and Tom desperately wants the job. To gain the position, he must first go through a series of interviews with the company’s top executives, including its eccentric CFO, Jeremiah. Tom’s wife, Tess, is facing her own challenges. The couple first met on the job, where Tess was a rising star—until her career was put on hold by the birth of a son with special needs. The trauma and heartbreak of the past six years has put tremendous stress on their marriage. Now, Tess has learned that her best friend Amy is getting a divorce. Could she and Tom be drifting in the same direction? The thought leaves her stomach in knots.

But Tom and Tess are about to have a transformational day. Over the next few hours, they will each learn from a wise cast of characters (including some surprise guests from previous Go-Giver stories) about five powerful secrets to building a love that lasts.

Over the years since the original book’s publication, the term “go-giver” has become shorthand for a defining set of values that has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world find greater professional success. Now, with its charming fable-within-a-parable, followed by an in-depth practical guide, The Go-Giver Marriage brings the personal side of The Go-Giver to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637740811
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 03/08/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 399,496
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John David Mann is coauthor of more than thirty books, including four New York Times bestsellers and five national bestsellers; his classic 2008 parable The Go-Giver (coauthored with Bob Burg) earned the 2017 Living Now Book Award’s “Evergreen Medal” given for its “contribution to positive global change.”

Ana Gabriel Mann, MA, earned her degree in clinical psychology before going on to serve as a celebrated educator, therapist, corporate trainer, speaker, and coach. She currently coaches Go-Giver Marriage clients and leads the Go-Giver Marriage Coaches Training Program, training coaches from around the globe.

Table of Contents

The Parable

1 Tom 1

2 Tess 13

3 The Tree 19

4 Nicole's Story 25

5 Susurrus 35

6 Gillian's Story 43

7 Melanie's Story 51

8 The Storm 59

9 The Professor 65

10 The Purpose of Marriage 77

11 The Fifth Secret 85

12 Jeremiah 95

13 The Choice 101

14 Tessandtom 105

The 5 Secrets to Lasting Love 109

The Practice

Love Is a Practice 113

Appreciate 117

Attend 125

Allow 135

Believe 143

Grow 153

Love Is a Verb 163

A Go-Giver Marriage Discussion Guide 165

A Conversation with the Authors 171

Acknowledgments 183

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“This beautiful book will enrich every life—and relationship—it touches.”
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level

“Written from honest experience and with immense compassion, Ana and John’s book gives an actionable roadmap towards real lasting love in any relationship.” 
—Marie Forleo, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Everything Is Figureoutable

The Go-Giver Marriage is a beautiful treasure map — not just for happy, intentional partnerships but also for happy, intentional humans. Whether you’re coupled, uncoupled, or seeking your soul mate, this is a must-read if you want to find deep answers to key questions you never thought to ask.”
—Christine Kane, author of The Soul-Sourced Entrepreneur

“One firefly can distinguish itself only by becoming a blazing beacon of incandescent brilliance. There are many marriage books but this book is that firefly. It’s for everyone, married or not-yet, who desires the ultimate joy from living with another person. Truly life-changing.”
Rabbi Daniel Lapin
“John and Ana have written a beautiful tribute to the joys and challenges of marriage. This is a book that couples will come back to again and again.”
Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, New York Times bestselling coauthors of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

“Falling in love is easy. Staying in love? That’s the tricky part. John and Ana have written a beautiful tribute to the joys and challenges of marriage, followed by actionable steps to keep the relationship strong. This is a book that many couples will be coming back to again and again.” 
—Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, co-authors Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
“Full of inspiration and wisdom, the entertaining stories in The Go-Giver Marriage make the true, time-tested secrets of a happy marriage jump off the pages and into your heart.”
—Laura Doyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Empowered Wife

"[The Go-Giver Marriage] oozes with simple truths about what makes for a healthy and loving marriage . . . Told in parable and beautiful story form, this book challenges us to take to heart what it means to be intentional in our marriage." 
—Julie Sibert, author of the Intimacy in Marriage Blog

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