Item description for A 100 Day Guide to Intimacy: A 100-Day Guide to Lasting Relationships by Douglas Weiss...
Overview Intimacy doesn't need to be illusive! It's time to recognize intimacy for what it is--a loving and lifelong process that you can learn. Dr. Douglas Weiss offers a 100-day practical plan that will energize your relationship and create a spiritual, emotional and physical closeness that you have hungered for in your marriage. You'll identify destructive emotional roadblocks that keep you from experiencing exciting and satisfying intimate moments with your spouse. Develop a marathon mentality for your relationship, and take the next 100 days to fall in love all over again.
In this book, you will discover:
-How to discuss your sexual desires -Having spirituality that works in the bedroom -How your "government style" can limit your intimacy -Three daily exercises guaranteed to make love last -How to set boundaries -How to connect emotionally -Practical steps to letting go of your past
Take your marriage from average to awesome in 100 days Create the spiritual, emotional and physical closeness that you've been hungering for Identify the roadblocks that keep you from experiencing exciting and satisfying intimate moments with your spouse.
Intimacy doesn't need to be illusive Its time to recognize intimacy for what it is-a loving and life-long process that requires commitment and practice. Realize that God is a true romantic and He definitely is interested in this issue. From Scripture, personal experience and research, Doug Weiss offers a 100-day practical plan that will energize your relationship and create a spiritual, emotional and physical closeness that you have hungered for in your marriage. You'll identify destructive emotional roadblocks the enemy uses to keep you from experiencing wild, abandoned, intimate moments with God and your spouse. Develop a marathon mentality for your relationship and take the next 100 days to fall in love all over again. Inside this book you'll discover: Three stages of sexualityHow sexual history creates doubtThe importance of owning sinWhy to set boundaries in marital datingHow to discuss your sexual desiresHow the internet threatens intimacyWhat to do with sexual addictionsPractical steps to letting go of childhood traumasThe healthiest gift you can give to your children
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2003
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 0884199754 ISBN13 9780884199755
Availability 0 units.
More About Douglas Weiss
Dr. Douglas Weiss has published sixteen books on sex and marriage and has also produced numerous CD and DVD products that have sold over 100,000 copies combined. Weiss currently serves as the executive director for Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs and speaks at dozens of national and international conferences each year. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for twenty years. You can visit his Web site at www.drdougweiss.com
Douglas Weiss currently resides in Ft. Worth Colorado Springs Col, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about A 100 Day Guide To Intimacy?
Too much copied from his other book and too simple Jan 4, 2009
I got this book with his Sex, Men, and God book that I'm going to write a more thorough review of. Overall, I didn't get much out of this book because several chapters are almost exact copies from Sex, Men, and God, and other material is put too simply.
His exercises on flossing away relational plague were alright for forgiving your partner. His chapter on sexuality is against premarital sex, because he assumes every guy was like he was, a player who got women. He totally neglects the "nice guy" whose wife doesn't respect them anymore, despite them doing all the nice things.
In his chapter on money matters, I like how he spoke about different "governments" in a household, like a theocracy, a monarchy, etc. It's nice for awareness. But the way he describes debt and budgeting and investing is TOO simple, since he's not a financial person. He also says to elect a money manager in the house, who is burdened with the responsibility of debt -- not so for those of us that have done well. If you and your spouse need financial help, I'd suggest Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People by Jane Bryant Quinn, and to get you both on the same page, Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach (also kind of simple in certain areas though).
His chapter on is your marriage based on emotion is good, but for the most part, is a copy of what he wrote in the Sex, Men, God book. The three a day is also from that book.
Doug Weiss has some really good material in his books, but he comes off as trying to promote himself too much based on his own experience and books and being on televsion. In his books, you'll mostly find referrals to his own books, and he rarely cites his research. This is suprising since he holds a PhD, though I can't figure out where from.
If you're a guy having problems, the first book I'd take a look at is No More Mr. Nice Guy by Robert Glover. When it comes to sexual issues, I recommend Sheet Music by Kevin LeMan, after No More Mr. Nice Guy. For financial, I recommended the books above. If it is just about getting along, I suggest looking at DNA of Relationships by Gary Smalley or Recieving Love by Harville Hendrix and his wife. What I like about all these books is they address our core fears in our brain that affect our relationships.
Intimacy Upgrade Sep 12, 2007
Anyone who wants a practical guide to growing intimacy in their marriage should read this book, preferable read it with their spouse. Dr. Weiss guides the reader through frank and honest issues that will deepen any relationship. This is NOT just another romantic book of "Dear Joan" advice. The book is intensely practical with proven steps to deeper intimacy. I've met the author personally- this guys the real deal and practicing the principles in this book raised the intimacy level of his own marriage and thousands of others who he has impacted in the last decade. Highly recommended
Super Christian Nov 7, 2006
This book has one underlying theme: Jesus Christ. If you are ok with this and willing to accept that this is the key to life, then this book will suit you. If you are not a Christian and have doubts about God, then don't bother. I only read the first few pages and I was immediately turned off because it claims that if you do not have a daily spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ then you have no hope for intimacy.
Life Changing Book Jul 20, 2006
This book has literally changed our marriage and our lives. Dr. Weiss gives such practical down to earth suggestions that anyone can implement. One thing that I especially loved is that he makes you choose to work on your marriage or choose to do nothing and watch your marriage suffer. A successful marriage takes work and complacency is shown for what it is, a choice to let your marriage suffer.
Dr. Weiss recommends this book as a 100 day guide, but after implementing the principles laid out in this book, I do not know who would want to stop.
I have read many great books on relationships by best-selling authors and always been left asking, "That sounds great, but how do I put it into practice?" No theory here, just sound principles that anyone can start doing today.
I am recommending this to all of my married friends as a must read.
Absolute, Immediate, and Practical Application for All Nov 3, 2004
Regardless of the state of your marriage (excellent to chaotic), Dr. Weiss' book provides absolute revelation and immediate application. For couples and individuals searching for REAL advice and not rhetorical theory, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. By the time you finish the book, you will have a clear understanding of a healthy marriage and possible root causes if that is not the image you currently see, AND you will have a 100-day plan which, among other helpful guidelines and exercises, includes Dr. Weiss' "Three Dailies." These "Three Dailies" are three daily activities to engage in with your spouse totalling as little as fifteen minutes if need be, but with profound, intentional, and lasting rewards. Even with the hectic and busy schedules of today, most anyone can set aside at least fifteen minutes a day to better his or her marriage. You will also learn about the continuum of maturity from Child to Teenager to Adult in various areas of one's life (sexuality, finances, emotions, reactions, and spirituality). Whether you are desiring to add more intimate activities and creativity to an already great marriage or you are in a state of suffering, Dr. Weiss precisely addresses areas for growth in the individual and, hence, the couple's dynamic - unresolved anger/hurts, relational plague, sexuality, finances, emotion-based marriages, and, yes, spirituality. In regard to a previous reviewer's summary, I would liken Dr. Weiss' spiritual references as no different as those paralleling a "Twelve-Step" program calling on a Higher Power. (Please note, however, that this is not a twelve-step program. Although the book can be used in concert with a twelve-step program, it obviously does not have or "work" the twelve steps (there are fewer suggested steps), but the book is about so much more. Dr. Weiss, his own marriage, and numerous examples from his counseling practice are living proof of the effectiveness of the book's revelation.) You will find this book's content nowhere else. If you are serious about making your marriage better, please do not pass this up. I have already purchased five copies as gifts for my married friends, and I am reordering more for single friends as well. The book has application for all. You will not be disappointed.