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Overview This bestselling classic has brought hope, harmony, and healing to millions of homes for over 15 years, teaching adults how to strengthen and celebrate their own marriages with Dr. Dobson's powerful insights.
Publishers Description The bestselling Gold Medallion winner Love for a Lifetime has brought hope, harmony, and healing to millions of homes worldwide, giving men and women powerful and biblical insights for building lasting marital harmony. Encouraging and practical, this proven classic is perfect for every husband and wife who want to strengthen and celebrate their marriage relationship. The joining of husband and wife in marriage is the most fulfilling human relationship possible. There is nothing like being loved unconditionally and intimately, decade after decade, by someone who promises to be there for better or for worse for the remaining days of your lives. For this reason, nurturing and celebrating each other is the most important investment of time and energy you can make as a couple. And millions around the world can testify, the surest way to preserving a marriage is by applying the principles outlined in God's Word. With Bible-based insights shared by today's foremost family advocate, "Love for a Lifetime" is a modern classic. This newly updated edition delivers the wisdom that will bring success to your marriage... for as long as you both shall live. Story Behind the Book For every ten marriages in America today, five will end in bitter conflict and divorce. And only one or two couples in ten will achieve what might be called "intimacy" in their marriages. This book helps keep readers from being passive victims in the unfolding drama of their lives together. They can build a stable, satisfying, intimate relationship that will withstand the storms of life. All they need is a little wise counsel...and a burning desire to succeed. Based on information from a panel of successfully married couples, on the research of respected experts in the field, and on the principles endorsed by the Creator of families Himself, Love for a Lifetime is designed to help couples do just that.
Love for a Lifetime - Building a Marriage That Will Go the Distance
By Dr. James Dobson
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 9, 2004
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590520874 ISBN13 9781590520871
Availability 0 units.
More About James Dobson
Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, "Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson." He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised three U.S. presidents on family matters. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, CO. Kurt Bruner serves as Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Lake Pointe Church and on the adjunct faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary. A graduate of Talbot Seminary and former Vice President with Focus on the Family, Kurt led the teams creating films, magazines, books, and radio drama. As President of HomePointe Inc., he helps local church leaders create an ongoing culture of intentional families. Kurt is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books. Kurt and his wife, Olivia, live in Rockwall, Texas.
James C. Dobson currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado. James C. Dobson was born in 1936.
Reviews - What do customers think about Love For A Lifetime (Updated)?
scrumtrilescent Jun 2, 2007
that book was delightful. no, no... it was brilliant. no, no, no... there is no word to describe its perfection so i'm forced to make one up. and i'm going to do so right now... scrumtrilescent. Love for a Lifetime was absolutely scrumtrilescent. a book so scrumtrilescent, i can barely move.
Dr. Dobson, i am born anew in your genius.
Great Small Group Study Tool Aug 27, 2006
My wife, two daughters ages 14 and 16, and I are currently working through a chapter a day with this book. I read aloud the chapter and we discuss points brought up and expierences from our own marriage. It works very good for this. The chapters are not too long except for chapter 5 "Fundamentals of a Christain Marriage" which we broke into sections.
This would be a great way to hold a study with your children as my wife and I are doing, with young couples, and with singles who hope to marry one day and go the distance.
My wife and two daughters do not see any demeaning of women as a couple of the negative reviews indicated. Those two people must be seriously biased for some reason.
Highly recommended for those who want to go the distance with a life long mate!
Love for a Lifetime: Building a Marriage That Will Go the Distance Dec 19, 2005
I found this book to not only be shallow and poorly written, but also insidiously demeaning to women. Rather than focusing on the individual strengths and weaknesses men and women bring to relationships, the author focused on the weakness and instability of women. In addition, his examples and analogies were often misplaced and poorly devised... certainly not illustrative of his points or of a healthy marriage. I found the content much too general with overuse of stereotypes. My fiancee and I have read Chapman's Five Love Languages and got a great deal more out of that exercise.
Great book!! Dec 2, 2005
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Dr. Dobson is insightful and shares his wisdom with a gentle sense of humor that makes the book wonderful to read and reread!! Loved it!!! It was a great resouce for our marriage!
Love for a Lifetime is a great gift Sep 26, 2005
We think this book has a lot of good advice and thoughts for engaged or newly married couples - or really anyone. We give it as a gift at bridal showers and weddings often. Commitment, Communication and Christ are 3 of the things Dobson stresses as essential to a loving, lifelong marriage.