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Overview Packed with biblical wisdom and practical information from the counseling office, "Marriage 911" affirms the value of marriage and empowers couples to grow through their times of crisis
Nearly all couples experience seasons of relational stress. But as clinical psychologist David Hawkins shows, these times are predictable and manageable. In fact, they can even lead to positive changes and renewed growth.
This easy-to-read handbook highlights important warning signals, helping readers avoid many serious consequences of relational trouble. Couples will discover how to call a truce, create stability, and reestablish trust. They'll also learn to... explore the causes of conflict, including longstanding patterns and recent trauma humbly and honestly commit to the process of change eliminate barriers to growth, such as denial, shortcuts, and simplistic solutions identify and build on good things in the relationship develop new skills for communication and conflict resolution
Packed with biblical wisdom and practical information from the counseling office, "10 Lifesavers for Every Couple" affirms the value of marriage and empowers couples to grow through their times of crisis.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2009
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736922849 ISBN13 9780736922845
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More About David Hawkins
With more than 35 years of counseling experience, David Hawkins, PhD, has a special interest in helping individuals and couples strengthen their relationships. Dr. Hawkins books, including When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You and Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life, have more than 350,000 copies in print.
Reviews - What do customers think about 10 Lifesavers for Every Couple: Help and Hope When Your Relationship Hits a Rough Spot?
Great reading. Sep 9, 2009
All couples have times of stress and conflict. My husband and I have been married for 36 years and we love each other more every day. We hold hands, laugh, talk and generally enjoy each other's company. I'm often asked for our secret. It's very simple; we keep our love alive by: Placing God first in our lives. We place the other's needs before our own. We make time for each other. We occasionally agree to disagree. We do not go to bed angry. We touch each other, the human touch works wonders. We support each other. The most important secret is divorce is not an option. We knew when we married we married until death do us part. We knew what type of marriage we wanted. We saw other people that stayed married but bickered continuously. We knew couples that did not enjoy each other's company and did nothing together. That wasn't what we wanted. We searched Biblically for the model of a good marriage and we looked around us for examples of what we wanted.
Today we live world of instant gratification and disposable products. Marriages are disposable. If it doesn't work we can always get a divorce. People don't try to work things out. Perhaps they don't know how to work things out. Being happily married isn't easy. You have to work to make it happy.
Authors David Hawkins offers wise advice in his book 10 Lifesavers For Every Couple. This book's focus is on couples it is an excellent resource for any relationship. This book is easy to read and understand. There is a guide to help you know when your relationship is in trouble. Dr. Hawkins uses scripture to support his points. We don't always realize that we are jeopardizing our relationships.
This book has a number of interesting hints to help improve relationships. Reading about other couples and their problems helps to you to recognize the problem in your own relationship. Great reading!
Helpful Jun 16, 2009
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (6/09)
Dr. Hawkins has provided readers, married or not, with a resourceful book regarding when relationships get into trouble. His easy-to-understand and follow guide addresses how to know when your relationship is in trouble, communication, safety and many other topics.
Through the use of stories of various couples' relationships, the author describes crisis situations and then follows up with tips on how to resolve those issues. Chapter 7, `Eliminating Barriers to Change,' was very informative. We often do negative things out of habit and don't realize we are doing it.
Each chapter of "10 Lifesavers for Every Couple" also hints at letting God help you with your life. The author includes scriptures that relate to what he has been discussing. With over thirty years of experience with couples, Dr. David Hawkins has given readers great information.
"Brilliant and Universal" Apr 25, 2009
Yes, this book has a Christian slant, but everyone who is married or wants to be married needs to read this book. It does not matter whether you are a Christian or not. This book is packed with practical tips to keep your marriage sailing smoothly or to get it out of a rut. From words to body language, it is all included. I especially like the chapter that dealt with criticism/nit-picking. This used to be called nagging. Also beneficial are the warning signs of a distressed marriage. The advice is coupled with interesting tales of couples struggling with their relationships. This reads like a novel. This is a book to read and reread. Use this a beacon.