Item description for It Takes Two: The Joy of Intimate Marriage by Andrew D. Lester & Judith L. Lester...
Overview The Lesters discuss how the increase of intimacy in marriage allows for communication, power, anger, and faith issues to be approached more creatively and effectively. With tested exercises and a clear discussion of contemporary perspectives on marriage, this book is an indispensable resource for couples and counselors
In this book, the authors discuss how increasing intimacy in marriage allows both partners to approach issues of communication, power, anger, and faith more creatively and effectively. With exercises tested by dozens of couples in marriage and family therapy and a clear discussion of contemporary perspectives on marriage, this book is an indispensable resource for couples.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1998
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664255949 ISBN13 9780664255947
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More About Andrew D. Lester & Judith L. Lester
Andrew D. Lester was Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the author of several books, including "Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling", "Pastoral Care with Children in Crisis", and "The Angry Christian", all published by WJK.
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Reviews - What do customers think about It Takes Two?
Fall in love all over again! Jun 30, 2000
This book is so good that I ordered four of them to give as gifts!
Like many of the better books on relationships, this one is written by a couple, so it includes both partners' points of view. Many of the topics covered are standard: communication, conflict, authority, sex, and intimacy. But there are also topics not found in similar books, for example, creating a mutual story, fairness and forgiveness, and making covenants for change.
The Lesters share stories from their experience as a pastoral counselor and a family therapist to illustrate what they are talking about. They also ask the partners reading the book to give honest answers to probing questions -- and to discuss their answers with one another. Their supportive use of Christian scriptures may be a turn off to some readers, but people who are even just a little religious will find that it adds to the book's value.
What makes this book so helpful is that it is based on solid ideas, it is well written, and it gives sound advice. It will also have a special appeal to people who are interested in a Christian marriage but don't want to be preached at.