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Marriage Enhancement: Recommended Resources

Real Love in Marriage

Real Love in Marriage: The Truth about Finding Genuine Happiness Now and Forever

by Greg Baer

No matter how many wounds have been inflicted in a marriage, Greg Baer believes that they can be healed, giving both partners the sense of fulfillment and joy they’ve always wanted.

Why do more than half of all marriages end in divorce? And why is there so much unhappiness in the marriages that survive? Greg Baer offers the solutions for a long-lasting marriage in his anticipated follow-up to Real Love.

No matter how many wounds have been inflicted in a marriage, Greg Baer believes that they can be healed, giving both partners the sense of fulfillment and joy they’ve always wanted. With practical anecdotes and exercises throughout, Baer shows you:

  • Why our spouses are not the root cause of how we feel and behave
  • The truth about why we get angry with our spouses and argue with them
  • How to eliminate – not just manage – anger and conflict
  • How to identify what we need to change about ourselves
  • How you and your partner can both get what you want out of the marriage
  • How you can break the cycles of expectation and disappointment

There are no quick solutions to fixing a marriage. With Greg Baer as your guide, you can begin to heal the wounds of the past and cultivate the lifelong commitment to stay with your partner while learning how to unconditionally love him or her.

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

by John Gottman

Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises,The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life’s work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.


The 7 Stages of Marriage

7 Stages of Marriage: Laughter, Intimacy and Passion Today, Tomorrow, Forever

by Rita M. DeMaria, Sari Harrar

This it the one book you need for a truly fulfilling marriage, no matter how long you’ve been together, no matter how challenging or happy your marriage is today.

Understand your relationship with this breakthrough guide where you’ll learn about the seven natural stages of marriage. Discover the actions you need to take at each step to ensure a healthy, growing bond. Rich with specific advice, quizzes, and exercises, this is the one book you need for a truly fulfilling marriage, no matter how long you’ve been together, no matter how challenging or happy your marriage is today.

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For Couples Only

For Couples Only

by Shaunti Feldhahn, Jeff Feldhahn

The perfect resource to help you understand relationship-changing insights about the woman or man in your life.

When For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men first burst onto the scene, it received rave reviews from women who were shocked but thrilled to discover how men really think. Soon For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women provided an eyeopening counterpoint, with simple revelations for men that explained the seemingly mysterious ways of the opposite sex.

Now these classics have been updated with insights from the latest brain research and with additional data. The new editions are brought together in the For Couples Only boxed set, providing the perfect resource to help you understand relationship-changing insights about the woman or man in your life.

Each volume is based on input from more than a thousand members of the opposite sex—including an unprecedented nationwide survey and hundreds of personal interviews. This innovative approach yields candid and surprising answers that reveal what you don’t “get” about your significant other—answers that person deeply wishes you knew. It also produces simple but groundbreaking awareness of how you can best love and support the one you care about most.

So whether you are newly dating or have been married fifty years, get ready to know each other in a whole new way. The adventure is just beginning!

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The Love Dare

The Love Dare

by Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick

The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take.

Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. The Love Dare, the New York Times No. 1 best seller, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage.

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The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

by Shaunti Feldhahn

Shaunti Feldhahn shares her findings about little, very unexpected, often overlooked actions that make a huge difference.

“Where does ‘highly happy’ come from — and can we have some too?!”

Have you ever looked at a blissfully married couple and thought, I wish I could know their secret? Now you can. After years of investigative research, Shaunti reveals twelve powerful habits that the happiest marriages have in common.

In The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, Shaunti Feldhahn shares her findings about little, very unexpected, often overlooked actions that make a huge difference. Packed with eye-opening research and practical helps, this book delivers relationship insights that will take your marriage from “just fine” to “just the marriage we’ve always wanted.”

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Why Cant You Read My Mind

Why Can’t You Read My Mind? Overcoming the 9 Toxic Thought Patterns That Get In the Way of a Loving Relationship

by Jeffrey Bernstein, Susan Magee

Psychologist Jeffrey Bernstein reveals the nine toxic thought patterns at work in virtually every relationship, and shows couples how these distorted, negative, exaggerated thoughts can poison their love and end their union.

Most people think that poor communication is the reason why so many relationships end, but it’s actually the way we learn to think about our partners and our problems that kills trust, erodes intimacy, and cripples communication. In Why Can’t You Read My Mind?, psychologist Jeffrey Bernstein reveals the nine toxic thought patterns at work in virtually every relationship, and shows couples how these distorted, negative, exaggerated thoughts can poison their love and end their union. With warmth and wisdom, Bernstein offers a simple yet powerful approach for breaking the toxic thinking cycle and helps readers establish new and more positive thinking habits for solving their problems and dealing with the stresses of everyday life. Packed with practical advice and valuable insights, Why Can’t You Read My Mind? makes it possible for couples to remain in or return to loving relationships permanently, and points the way toward finding a truer kind of love with one another for the first time. Perfect for couples wanting to maintain their loving relationship as well as for those working to restore their love, this book provides the missing link, enabling couples to beat the relationship odds and sustain a long-term relationship.

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His Needs, Her Needs

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage

by Willard F. Harley, Jr.

In the classic bestseller His Needs, Her Needs, Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses.

In the classic bestseller His Needs, Her Needs, Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses. He provides guidance for becoming irresistible to your spouse and for loving more creatively and sensitively, thereby eliminating the problems that often lead to extramarital affairs.

This revised and expanded edition has been updated throughout and includes new writing that highlights the special significance of intimate emotional needs in marriage.

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Communication Miracles for Couples

Communication Miracles For Couples: Easy and Effective Tools to Create More Love and Less Conflict

by Jonathan Robinson

For anyone who wants to enhance their relationship by learning to communicate with less blame and more understanding, Communication Miracles for Couples will show you how.

Create lasting harmony and keep love alive with psychotherapist and bestselling author Jonathan Robinson’s powerful and simple methods for effective couples’ communication. For anyone who wants to enhance their relationship by learning to communicate with less blame and more understanding, Communication Miracles for Couples will show you how.

In just a few minutes couples will learn to:

  • Feel totally loved
  • Never argue again
  • Get your partner to really hear you
  • Repair broken trust
  • Learn the secret of the Acknowledgment Formula

Originally published in 1997 and continuously in print with more than 100,000 sold Communications Miracles for Couples has helped hundreds of thousands of couples repair their relationships. Whether you are looking to enhance your relationship or are deeply mired in conflict, these techniques can help anyone develop more effective communication with a spouse or partner.

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How to Argue so Your Spouse Will Listen

How to Argue So Your Spouse Will Listen

by Dr. Sharon Morris May

Dr. Sharon Morris May helps us identify what’s really going on in our brains and body when we argue, the cycles we get stuck in, the emotions fueling the cycles, and then helps us to argue in more considerate and connecting ways.

If you are a couple, you’ve most likely had an argument. Big or small, it can ruin your day and, even worse, your relationship. Dr. Sharon Morris May says, “It’s not how similar you are or even your level of conflict that determines your marital success but how you deal with your emotions, vulnerabilities, and dragons when you argue.”

Dr. Sharon helps us understand why we argue, how we argue, and how to unravel our arguments. She helps us identify what’s really going on in our brains and body when we argue, the cycles we get stuck in, the emotions fueling the cycles, and then helps us to argue in more considerate and connecting ways. She also offers six practical principles that help turn arguments into conversations.

Learning how to argue so your spouse will listen will change your marriage and change your life!

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Tale of Two Brains

DVD: Tale of Two Brains

by Mark Gungor

In this entertaining video, marriage expert Mark Gungor helps couples build healthier marriages by discussing how men and women are wired differently.

In this entertaining video, marriage expert Mark Gungor helps couples build healthier marriages by discussing how men and women are wired differently.

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Marriage Healing Recommended Readings


Fighting for Your Marriage

Fighting for Your Marriage

by Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley, Susan L. Blumberg

Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this book to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up. Fighting For Your Marriage shows couples how to talk more and fight less, deepen and protect their friendship, and keep the fun alive.

The third edition of the best-selling classic on marriage enhancement and divorce prevention, features the latest research and changes of heart in our culture and society. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up.

  • The book is based on more than twenty years of university research
  • Shows couples how to talk rmore and fight less, deepen and protect their friendship, and keep the fun alive
  • Reveals what it takes to have a more intimate, sensual relationship and how to clarify and act on priorities

The authors have included a wealth of techniques and down-to-earth guidance for all couples who seek to promote greater character and pleasure in their long-term relationships.

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Divorce Busting

Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again

by Michele Weiner-Davis

Inspirational and accessible, Divorce Busting shows readers in pain that working it out is better than getting out.

In this ground-breaking book, Michele Weiner-Davis gives straightforward, effective advice on how couples can stay together instead of come apart.

Using case histories to illustrate her marriage-enriching, divorce-preventing techniques, which can be used even if only one partner participates, Weiner-Davis shows readers:

  • How to leave the past behind and set attainable goals
  • Strategies for identifying problem-solving behavior that works — and how to make changes last
  • “Uncommon-sense” methods for breaking unproductive patterns

Inspirational and accessible, Divorce Busting shows readers in pain that working it out is better than getting out.

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I Love You But…

I Love You But I’m Not in Love With You: 7 Steps to Saving Your Relationship

by Andrew G. Marshall

If you feel the relationship you have with your significant other is defined more by companionship than passion or if you feel that something’s missing or is no longer there, then this book will help you build a stronger, more passionate bond.

If the relationship you have with your significant other is defined more by companionship than passion… if you love each other deeply but are not deeply in love… if you feel that something’s missing or is no longer there… then you could be experiencing ILYB (I Love You, But…).

In I Love You, but I’m Not in Love with You — a real-life relationship guide from couples’ counselor Andrew G. Marshall — partners and individuals who have ‘fallen out of love’ or want to rekindle the love that once was will learn how to use Marshall’s program with impressive results.

This is a much-needed book to help men and women of all ages in any type of committed romantic relationship to truly understand love and to point out the everyday habits that undermine growing together. Marshall’s research is one of the few that delves into what causes relationships to ‘cool’ or for emotions to be ‘dulled.’ So much more than a quick-fix guide, I Love You, but I’m Not In Love with You empowers couples to emerge with a better understanding of themselves and each other, and ultimately build a stronger, more passionate bond.

Learn how to:

  • Argue productively and address the core of the issue
  • Employ the trigger words for more effective communication
  • Find a balance between being fulfilled as an individual and being one half of a couple
  • Discover if the ILYB is simply a symptom of a workable problem
  • Take your sex life to a deeper level of intimacy
  • Create new bonds instead of searching for the old ones

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Divorce Remedy

The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program For Saving Your Marriage

by Michele Weiner Davis

Weiner Davis outlines a realistic, seven-step program for managing marital problems, which, when left unchecked, can drain the life out of a relationship.

Michele Weiner Davis goes beyond her marriage-saving bestseller, Divorce Busting, with this empowering and encouraging guide for revitalizing marriage and building stronger, more loving bonds. In a down-to-earth style that is free of psychobabble, Weiner Davis outlines a realistic, seven-step program for managing marital problems, which, when left unchecked, can drain the life out of a relationship. Using revealing anecdotes and in-depth case studies, she illustrates practical ways for marriage partners to:

  • avoid the “divorce trap”
  • identify specific marriage-saving goals
  • move beyond ineffective, hurtful ways of interacting
  • become an expert on “doing what works”
  • overcome infidelity, Internet obsessions, depression, sexual problems, and midlife crises
  • get your marriage back on track — and keep it there

Rescue your marriage with the proven techniques of The Divorce Remedy — sound, sensible advice from a renowned relationship expert!

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12 Hours to a Great Marriage

12 Hours to a Great Marriage: A Step by Step Guide to Making Love Last

Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley, Susan L. Blumberg, Natalie H. Jenkins and Carol Whitely

For the past twenty-five years, the internationally renowned marital researchers from the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver have been helping couples around the globe…

…replace loneliness with connection, frustration with understanding, fear with confidence, instability with commitment, revenge with forgiveness, and monotony with passion. Their program is called PREP?, short for the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program, and it’s been so successful that its creators have been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, and 20/20, and its benefits have been documented in The New York Times, USA Today, Womans Day, and Redbook.

Until now the only way you could experience this winning twelve-hour program was to attend a weekend workshop. But now, with 12 Hours to a Great Marriage, you can discover the simple, effective strategies that have helped thousands of couples — happily married, having issues, or planning to marry — to develop and protect their love, easily and at your own pace. Each chapter covers one of the key ingredients of the program, like Being Best Friends, Having Fun Together, and Protecting and enhancing Your Love Life, and shows you how to take the steps that research shows are the basis for a long-term, healthy, loving marriage. By practicing the simple skills, taking the thought-provoking self-tests, doing the fun and innovative exercises, and reading real-life couples’ inspiring and informative stories, you’ll find that in twelve short hours you’ll be well on your way to having that great marriage you’ve always dreamed of.

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The Marriage Book

The Marriage Book: How to Build a Lasting Relationship

Nicky and Sila Lee

The Marriage Book is a good written-out version of a marriage-building course. Individual churches, and many courses and retreats, such as Mission to Marriage, Marriage Encounter and Rapport, provide structured resources.

…The best of these are very helpful: they give time and space to be together, perspective on issues in one’s marriage, biblical teaching, practical application of the gospel in the relationship, and a set of principles or aspects of marriage which can be kept permanently under review. Obviously nothing fully substitutes for the experience of going through a course with one’s spouse and in a group with others, but The Marriage Book is a very successful book form version. It is well-written, with a very natural style, like a personal chat. What is more, the content is of one of the better of such courses. The book gives seven elements of the marital relationship which put together form a strong marriage, or strengthen a marriage. Commitment; communication; expressing love; resolving conflict; forgiveness; right relationships with parents; sex. This is a good choice of features. They summarize the lessons of these sections in seven neat injunctions:

  1. Be sure to make time for each other and have fun together
  2. Keep talking and keep listening to each other
  3. Study the ways your partner feels loved
  4. Discuss your differences and pray together
  5. Practise forgiveness
  6. Honour your parents but do not be controlled by them
  7. Do not neglect sexual intimacy.

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Love & Respect

Love and Respect

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

We believe love best motivates a woman and respect most powerfully motivates a man. Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts when feeling disrespected and a wife reacts when feeling unloved.

We asked 7,000 people this question: when you are in a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you feel unloved or disrespected? 83% of the men said “disrespected.” 72% of the women said, “unloved.” Though we all need love and respect equally, the felt need differs during conflict, and this difference is as different as pink is from blue!

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When Talking Is Not Enough

Why Talking is not Enough: 8 Loving Actions That Will Transform Your Marriage

Susan Page

Why Talking Is Not Enough, written by Susan Page, author of the acclaimed bestseller If I’m So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? presents a novel relationship strategy based on subtle, powerful changes in your own actions.

This method shows you the magic of “Keep your mouth out of it!” Page’s pioneering eight-step program invites you to give up problem solving and move directly to a warmer, more loving and fun relationship, based on universal spiritual principles.

In this book you will learn how to transform your relationship into a Spiritual Partnership by adopting these Eight Loving Actions:

  • Adopt a Spirit of Good Will
  • Give Up Problem Solving
  • Act as If
  • Practice Restraint
  • Balance Giving and Taking
  • Act on Your Own
  • Practice Acceptance
  • Practice Compassion

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The 5 Love Languages

The Five Love Languages

Dr. Gary Chapman

Learn your prospective partner’s “language;” it may be different than yours!

From the website:

“Falling in love is easy. All it takes is a class together, an adjacent cubicle, or a chance meeting. After a couple dates, you may want to spend the rest of your life with this person. But what you may not realize is that maintaining healthy relationships is a daily, lifelong pursuit.”

“It does not have to be an arduous pursuit though. Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch, are all ways to show and to be shown love. Once you understand these “love languages,” you’ll be able nurture not only a romantic relationship, but also casual, business, and familial relationships effectually.”

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Relate Institute

Ready/Relate Couples Surveys

Relate Institute

“Relate-Institute” 276 Question Survey identifying areas of strength and needs for improvement in a relationship. Online scoring and evaluation.

From the website:

RELATE was developed by the Marriage Study Consortium at Brigham Young University. Founded in 1979, the Marriage Study Consortium is a non-profit organization with the specific tasks of developing research and outreach tools that can be used directly with the public and that can be used to gather information about relationships. The consortium consists of a group of scholars, researchers, family life educators, and counselors from varied religious and educational backgrounds who are dedicated to strengthening and understanding premarital and marital relationships.

RELATE is the most comprehensive premarital/marital assessment available. The first version of this instrument was developed by Wesley R. Burr and was called Marital Inventories (1980). After 10 years of successful use with premarital couples it was replaced by the PREParation for Marriage (PREP-M), which was also primarily focused on the premarital relationship. In the fall of 1997, RELATE was released. This new version of the questionnaire was designed for use with individuals or couples who are single and unattached, steady dating, engaged, cohabiting, married, or contemplating remarriage. Tens of thousands of couples and individuals have benefited from these questionnaires during the past 20 years.

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DP Life

dplife.info

DPlife provides a glimpse into a lifestyle inspired by the teachings of Reverend and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon.

The Divine Principle (DP) is a profound new expression on how to live authentically in today’s complex world. Find some great take-aways and get connected. Some articles:

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Matching Candidates Recommended Reading


Can We Dance?

Can We Dance?

by Susanne M. Alexander, John S. Miller

A revolutionary transformation in the way individuals approach preparing for, seeking, and being in a relationship.

A revolutionary transformation in the way individuals approach preparing for, seeking, and being in a relationship. No more guessing about a partner’s character! Includes activities, worksheets, reflection questions, stories, cartoons, and more to empower singles to make significant new choices in creating an excellent friendship-based relationship. Can We Dance? is an extraordinary guide for both men and women to a new and realistic approach to having a lasting relationship.

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First Comes Marriage

First Comes Marriage

by Reva Seth

Want commitment, love, and romance? Forget the rules, and stop waiting for an idealized Prince Charming.

In First Comes Marriage, Reva Seth shares the wisdom of more than three hundred women in arranged marriages, and shows how this classic tradition can teach twenty-first-century women important lessons about how to find — and keep — Mr. Right.

The seven secrets in this counterintuitive guide will help you become more selective and increase your chances of finding the right person to share your life with. Seth knows her secrets work — she married her husband after only meeting him seven times.

  • Secret #1: Your man doesn’t have to be your best friend. (That’s why you’ve had a best girlfriend all along, right?)
  • Secret #4: It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t dance. (Common interests are less important than shared values.)
  • Secret #6: Sexual chemistry isn’t always organic. (Attraction can be created — if you know how to unlock your passion.)

A practical, surprisingly progressive guide to love and romance, First Comes Marriage will open your eyes to what makes a guy perfect for you… and will help you find him and keep falling in love with him forever.

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I Kissed Dating Goodbye

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

by Joshua Harris

Joshua Harris shares his story of giving up dating and discovering that God has something even better — a life of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life to God. Joshua Harris shares his story of giving up dating and discovering that God has something even better — a life of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

by Sean Covey

A handbook to self-esteem and success, this book provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals…

…and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time. Imagine you had a roadmap—a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans… they are all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there.

That’s what Sean Covey’s landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world.

An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, teachers, counselors, or any adult who works with teens, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.

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Relationship Intelligence

Relationship Intelligence: Why Your RQ is More Important to Your Success and Happiness Than Your IQ

by Richard A. Panzer

Relationship Intelligence is a riveting text that tells young adults and singles the real deal on what they need to know about having intimate relationships today.

Relationship Intelligence is a riveting text that tells young adults and singles the real deal on what they need to know about having intimate relationships today. Panzer cuts right to the core of this controversial topic with honest discussions of male/female relationships. He includes interesting facts, personal confessions, real life stories, powerful quotes from celebrity role models, and captivating graphics throughout the book to keep you engaged, that will make even non-readers want to read this book. You’ll find out:

  • Common mistakes that can ruin a man/woman relationship.
  • What brain research reveals about Male/Female differences!
  • What are the four stages of intimacy and why do many people never get beyond stage two?
  • Is living together a good way to find if someone is a good marriage partner?
  • Why do declining rates of marriage endanger the physical safety of women and children as well as men?
  • How is youth violence linked to their parents’ sexuality?
  • Which popular 20th century beliefs about sexuality are based on junk science and why do they hurt men, women and children?
  • How can you avoid falling into the Fairy Tale, Love conquers all, Entitlement, Virtual Reality, Lone Ranger and other relationship traps?
  • Find out why What’s your price tag? may be the most important question you will ever ask your self!

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Return to Modesty

A Return To Modesty, Discovering the Lost Virtue

by Wendy Shalit

A Return to Modesty shows why “the lost virtue” of modesty is not a hang-up that we should set out to cure, but rather a wonderful instinct to be celebrated.

A Return to Modesty reignites Wendy Shalit’s controversial claim that we have lost our respect for an essential virtue: modesty.

When A Return to Modesty was first published in 1999, its argument launched a worldwide discussion about the possibility of innocence and romantic idealism. Wendy Shalit was the first to systematically critique the “hook-up” scene and outline the harms of making sexuality so public.

Today, with social media increasingly blurring the line between public and private life, and with child exploitation on the rise, the concept of modesty is more relevant than ever. Updated with a new preface that addresses the unique problems facing society now, A Return to Modesty shows why “the lost virtue” of modesty is not a hang-up that we should set out to cure, but rather a wonderful instinct to be celebrated.

A Return to Modesty is a deeply personal account as well as a fascinating intellectual exploration into everything from seventeenth-century manners to the 1948 tune “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Beholden neither to social conservatives nor to feminists, Shalit reminds us that modesty is not prudery, but a natural instinct — and one that may be able to save us from ourselves.

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Lady in Waiting

Lady in Waiting: Becoming God’s Best While Waiting for Mr. Right

by Jackie Kendall, Debby Jones

With humor, honesty, and biblical truths, the authors help point women to being the right woman and not just finding the right man.

With humor, honesty, and biblical truths, the authors help point women to being the right woman and not just finding the right man. By studying the biblical character Ruth, women learn the characteristics that every woman of God should develop. This expanded edition of the original best-seller includes a personal journal and study guide.

Quiet meditation, contemplative prayer, and careful study will help you receive the full benefit from spiritual truth — and this new edition assists with all three. When you give yourself to God through the pages of this book, the spiritual truths you gain will bring you to new places in your experience with God and prepare you for deeper levels of loving relationships!

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MarriageCoaching.life

by Unificationist Debbie Preece

Debbie Preece  has been happily married to her husband, Rob, an astrophysicist, for over 34 years. She has had a passion for helping marriages for many years. Out of her frustration with the lack of affordable marriage resources in her community, in 2006 she founded the Madison County Coalition for Healthy Marriages where she conducted classes, helped organize marriage conferences and provided resources.

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