After the Boxes Are Unpacked

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NavPress, Mar 31, 2016 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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An essential relocation guide refreshed and updated for today’s movers.
More than 34 million Americans move each year, and studies show it can be one of the heaviest strains on a marriage. For women especially, relocating can be a traumatic event. With true stories, ingenious insights, and helpful hints, this great book makes transitioning smoother so women can get on with their lives. Those who are moving will find this valuable book as important as packing tape. Divided into three sections, After the Boxes are Unpacked helps recent movers focus on letting go of their past, starting over, and moving ahead. Topics include the following:How to manage the emotional stress of leaving family and friendsHow to support your spouse through a relocationHow to build new relationships in a new cityHow to help children adjust to new surroundings and make friendsHow to find a new church homeHow to navigate financial challenges related to movingHow to discover God’s will for you and your family in a new cityThis evergreen book has been a staple for movers for 20 years and has been extensively refreshed with additional content for today’s movers.

“Susan is doing a tremendous job of helping women deal with the trauma of transition. This resource will help anyone who wants to move ahead in a healthy way after they’ve experienced a move. I highly recommend this book.” —John Trent, PhD, President of StrongFamilies.com
 

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User Review  - Roxane - Christianbook.com

I am really relieved and excited to find this book. I am dreading moving. This book deserves the great reviews it has. Thrilled to find out about the moving support groups available. I'm definitely going to do that after we move. Read full review

User Review  - Roxanne - Christianbook.com

This book is very well written and contains useful information. Wish I knew about this book years ago. Read full review

Contents

Let Go
1
From Grits to Guacamole
3
Looking Back
13
Cherish or Cling?
23
The Stress of Moving
33
A Ding or a Nick?
45
Have Suitcase Will Move
57
Remove Your Luggage Tags
65
Borrow an Egg
155
Move Forward
167
Come Full Circle After a Move
169
Back in the Saddle Again
183
A Move in the Right Direction
193
The New Reality
203
A Military PCS Means MOVE
213
Uprooted by Other Life Changes
223

Start Over
77
Create a New Nest
79
Bloom Where You Are
93
A Place in Your Heart Called†Loneliness
107
Nobody Knows My Name
119
Have I Told You Lately That†I†Love†You?
131
Roots and Wings
143
From the Beginning†††
233
Additional Tips from Women Who Have Moved
239
The NittyGritty of Getting Settled
243
Notes
251
About Just Moved Ministry
255
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