Item description for Staying Close: Stopping the Natural Drift Toward Isolation in Marriage by Dennis Rainey...
Overview This repackaged edition helps couples overcome the natural tendency to drift apart and maintain a vital, healthy marriage.
Countless married couples end up living alone - in the same house. Over twenty-eight years of conducting "Weekend to Remember" conferences have convinced Dennis and Barbara Rainey that isolation is the number-one problem in marriages today. But they believe it's possible to overcome "marital drift" and experience the miracle of oneness. This book provides a positive, workable strategy for keeping your marriage vital and intimate. Included are proven principles and hands-on exercises to help you:
understand the personal and cultural forces that isolate you from your spouse
manage your schedules, workloads, roles, and responsibilities without losing sight of each other
allos for (and enjoy) individual differences while maintaining unity
build an atmosphere of cooperation by meeting each other more than halfwey
"affair-proof" your relationship (or heal it after the fact)
grow closer duing hard times instead of letting your troubles pull you apart
create a "safe" atmosphere for transparent communication
discover the secrets of a mutually rewarding sex life
leave a legacy of love and unity to your family and friends
Previous Edition: 0-8499-3343-9
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.85" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2003
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785261680 ISBN13 9780785261681 UPC 020049025239
Availability 0 units.
More About Dennis Rainey
Dennis Rainey is president and CEO of FamilyLife, a division of Cru. Dennis and his wife, Barbara, have spoken at Weekend to Remember conferences around the world. Dennis serves as the daily host of the radio program FamilyLife Today. He and Barbara have authored more than two dozen books, including the bestselling Moments Together for Intimacy and Moments Together for Couples. The Raineys have six children and nineteen grandchildren. Barbara Rainey and her husband, Dennis, have spoken at Weekend to Remember conferences around the world. Dennis and Barbara have authored more than two dozen books, including the bestselling Moments Together for Intimacy and Moments Together for Couples. The Raineys have six children and nineteen grandchildren.
Dennis Rainey currently resides in Little Rock Little Rock Litt, in the state of Arkansas. Dennis Rainey was born in 1948.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Staying Close: Stopping the Natural Drift Toward Isolation in Marriage?
Sound, Solid Advice Jul 23, 2005
This volume is sound, solid advice for married couples. While most of the tips and insights here offer few ideas that are new to books on Christian marriage, the way in which they are arranged is refreshingly original. The authors are right on target when they claim that the greatest enemy facing marriages today is isolation. Other resources touch upon this danger, but this work focuses upon it. It's not a great book, but it's very good.
Solid advice, but nothing new Aug 18, 2004
Dennis and Barbara Rainey's book on how to avoid isolation in marriage is entertaining, and Scripturally based. That alone makes it better than most books written for the Christian market. But it's another version of the same marital advice you can find in a host of other books. It's not a bad place to start for new Christians or newlyweds. But if you have made a point of reading and attending conferences to keep your marriage strong, you'll find nothing groundbreaking here.