I Will Never Leave You: How Couples Can Achieve The Power Of Lasting Love

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 21, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 396 pages
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“I’m so glad this book was written! It offers extraordinarily wise and practical support for sacredness and commitment in relationships—something we desperately need in these times.”—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
 
What is the key to a successful, long-lasting relationship? It all begins with a simple promise. . .
 
I will never leave you.
 
While most books on relationships tell you why you should leave your partner, here is a refreshing look at the enormous gains that can come from staying. For more than twenty years, Hugh and Gayle Prather have been helping couples build satisfying, permanent, spiritually centered relationships. Based on their experience as counselors and the problems they’ve solved in their own long marriage, their book shares a message that dares to stand up against the tide of cop-outs and easy answers from most self-proclaimed relationship experts.

In this groundbreaking work, the Prathers guide you through the eight “mindsets” of permanent relationships and give you the strategies you need to solve the specific difficulties most couples face. They speak frankly and very personally about some of the toughest tests of relationships—including infidelity, financial crises, and blended families. Filled with wit, wisdom, and compassion, I Will Never Leave You is a well-needed tonic for overcoming the epidemic popularity of “separation psychology” and instead building lasting, mature, mutually fulfilling relationships that stand the toughest challenge of all: real life.
 

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New Age inspirational writers Hugh and Gayle Prather continue their promotion of long-term relationships, one of the themes explored in Notes to Each Other (Bantam, 1990) and A Book for Couples (LJ 2 ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ONEThe Twentyfirst Century Relationship
PART I
TWOHow to Swim Against the Tide
THREEBeyond I Me and Mine
FOURThe Part of You That ChoseYour Partner
FIVEPrime ThoughtsCoreDynamics
PART II
EIGHTConsolidation Stages
PART III
NINEAffairs
TENHow Not to Fall in Love
ELEVENFamilies
TWELVEMoney
The SixPromises of a Real Relationship
Permissions

SIXEarly Stages
SEVENMiddle Stages

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Hugh Prather (1938–2010) was a lay minister and bestselling author. He is most famous for Notes to Myself: My Struggle to Become a Person, which began as a personal journal and has sold more than 5 million copies and has been translated into ten languages. With his wife, Gayle, he also wrote Notes to Each Other, Parables from Other Planets, and I Will Never Leave You.

Gayle Prather, along with her late husband Hugh Prather, is the author of many books, including Notes to Myself, which has sold over a million copies, Notes to Each Other, and I Will Never Leave You. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is a resident minister at St. Francis in the Foothills Methodist Church.

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