Love Is a Decision

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Thomas Nelson Inc, 2000 - 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  - Beverly Dowdell - Goodreads

The value of trust in a relationship ... Willing to be honest about personal weaknesses when they occur, admit your failings and turn it into a point of strength and support for each other were valued lessons. Read full review

Review: Love Is a Decision

User Review  - Bev Dowdell - Goodreads

The value of trust in a relationship ... Willing to be honest about personal weaknesses when they occur, admit your failings and turn it into a point of strength and support for each other were valued lessons. 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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Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the award-winning, best-selling author or coauthor of sixteen books, as well as several popular films and videos. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love have won Gold Medallions, The Language of Love won the Angel Award as the best contribution to family life, and his other titles have received Silver Medallions. His national infomercial Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships has been viewed by television audiences all over the world. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for over thirty years and live in Branson, Missouri.

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