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Recommended Reading

 

Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To Say No To Take Control Of Your Life

By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

The New York Times bestseller Boundaries is the landmark book written by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend that has transformed millions of individual lives, marriages, families, and organizations. The updated and expanded edition includes a new chapter on boundaries and the digital age and addresses boundaries for online dating, single parenting, and the workplace. Get the book that has helped people around the world find solutions to these tough questions:

  • How do I set limits and still be a loving person?

  • How do I keep my digital life from controlling the rest of my life?

  • What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries?

  • What does a legitimate boundary look like?

  • Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider telling someone “no”?

  • What can I do when someone wants more of my time, love, energy, or money than I’m comfortable giving?

Many people focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. That’s why the ability to set clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. Boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Drs. Cloud and Townsend offer biblically-based answers and show how to set healthy boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself!

The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7 Step Method for Saving Your Marriage

By Michele Weiner-Davis

Michele Weiner-Davis offers an empowering and encouraging guide for revitalizing marriage and building stronger, more loving bonds.

Michele Weiner-Davis goes beyond her marriage-saving bestseller, Divorce Busting, with this empowering and encouraging guide for revitalizing marriage and building stronger, more loving bonds. In a down-to-earth style that is free of psychobabble, Weiner-Davis outlines a realistic, solution-oriented seven-step program for managing marital problems, which, when left unchecked, can drain the life out of a relationship. Using revealing anecdotes and in-depth case studies, she illustrates practical ways for marriage partners to

-avoid the "divorce trap"
-identify specific marriage-saving goals
-move beyond ineffective, hurtful ways of interacting
-become an expert on "doing what works"
-overcome infidelity, Internet obsessions, depression, sexual problems, and midlife crises
-get your marriage back on track--and keep it there

Rescue your marriage with the proven techniques of The Divorce Remedy--sound, sensible advice from a renowned relationship expert

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

By Dr. John Gottman

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the culmination of Dr. Gottman’s lifelong work: an overview of the concepts, behaviors, and skills that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.
Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Dr. Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman’s workshops, this is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

Hold Me Tight

Dr. Sue Johnson

Hold Me Tight offers a revolutionary way to see and shape your relationships. The stories, ideas, and exercises, based on the science of love and the wisdom of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), walk the reader through seven conversations that can define a love relationship. Learn to shape these crucial relationship moments and create a secure bond that will last for a lifetime.