A Lasting Promise: The Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage, New and Revised Edition, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118690516
  • ISBN-13: 9781118690512
  • DDC: 261.83581
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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A Lasting Promise offers solutions to common problems--facing conflicts, problem solving, improving communication, and dealing with core issues--within a religious framework. The book is filled with stories that reflect the sacred teachings of the scripture. The strategies outlined here can help Christian couples to improve communication, understand commitment, bring more fun into their relationship, and even enhance their sex lives. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for all couples who want to honor and preserve the holy sacrament of their union.This is not only the Christian version of Fighting For Your Marriage, but Scott Stanley's solo writing and thinking about how to enhance anyone's marriage over the long term, and prevent divorce. He has a lot of new things to show and tell about this, since he's spent the fifteen years since the first edition was published conducting more research among thousands of couples, and also counseling couples and individuals themselves. The new material focuses on the increasing number of couples who live together without marrying, on sustaining fun and spontaneity in long-term relationships, and in confronting and solving the inevitable conflicts of even the happiest marriages around. The author uses real couples from his own first-hand work and also sprinkles the text with valuable scriptures and quotations from the Old and New Testaments that relate to his unique and valuable point of view.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other FrontMatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Foundations.
3: Naked and Unashamed.
4: Communication Danger Signs.
5: Asking God Praying for Your Marriage.
6: We Found Your Keys.
7: Talking Without Fighting.
8: Finding Solutions to Problems.
9: Complexity.
10: Jars of Clay Why Bodies Matter.
11: Handling Events, Understanding Issues.
12: Unraveling the Mysteries of Expectations.
13: Protecting “Us” in iWorld Marriage and Technology.
14: Deeper Connection.
15: Positive Bonding Keeping Fun and Friendship Alive.
16: Touch and Sexual Oneness.
17: Got Your Back Carrying Each Other's Burdens.
18: The Promise Is Lasting.
19: The Power of Commitment.
20: Forgiveness and Restoration.
21: Spiritual Blessings and Intimacy.
22: Onward.
Appendix A: Getting More Help with Serious Problems.
Appendix B: Resources from PREP®.
Appendix C: Research and Scholarly References.
About the Authors.
Scripture Index.