Love Is a Decision

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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In this practical book, family counselor and best-selling author Gary Smalley, with John Trent, reveals a simple yet profound plan for a marriage of depth, warmth, and excitement. Guide your marriage for a lifetime by learning how to make your spouse feel truly honored, keep courtship alive, rebuild trust, and become best friends with your family. According to Smalley, good marriages are no accident. And deciding to love-in the practical ways outlined here-can result in relationships that are tougher than tough times.
  

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User Review  - Gina Collins - Goodreads

This is a great book for any stage of a relationship but I think anyone starting out needs to read this before marriage. It could prevent a lot of divorce in today's day & age. Love is the commitment one makes to another, not just the feeling, because feelings can change. Read full review

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User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

I didn't actually finish so I won't rate it. Read full review

Contents

1 Planning on a Great Marriage?
1
The Foundation for All Healthy Relationships
13
3 Love is a Decision
35
4 The Incredible Worth of a Woman
41
5 Energizing Your Mate in Sixty Seconds
55
Overcoming a Major Destroyer of Relationships
73
7 The Tremendous Value of a Man
93
Adding the Sunlight of Security to Your Relationships
106
LifeGiving Water to a Relationship
116
10 Keeping Courtship Alive in Marriage
131
11 Sex Is Much More Than Sexual Intimacy
145
12 Discovering the Secret to a CloseKnit Family
157
More Than Our Cup Can Hold
173
14 The Source of Lasting Love
189
Notes
211
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About the author (2001)

nbsp;Dr. Gary Smalley, one of the foremost experts on family relationships, has written or cowritten more than sixty books and thirty-five videos, selling more than six million copies. With more than forty years of experience, he is a best-selling and award-winning author and has appeared on hundreds of local and national radio and television shows. He and his wife, Norma, have been married more than forty five years and have three grown children, all in full-time ministry.

Dr. John Trentnbsp;is president of StrongFamilies.com and founder of The Institute for the Blessing at Barclay College. John is a sought-after speaker and an award-winning author of more than twenty books, including six books for children. He has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs and leads The Blessing Challenge, a joint partnership with Focus on the Family and StrongFamilies.com. John and his wife, Cindy, have two grown daughters, Kari and Laura.

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