Item description for Love Is A Decision by Gary Smalley & John Trent...
Overview A practical guide to forging and maintaining a successful marriage taps the author's copious experience as a counselor, teaching readers how to foster courtship, rebuild trust, and nurture a lasting friendship. Original.
Publishers Description In this practical book, family counselor and best-selling author Gary Smalley, with John Trent, reveals a simple yet profound plan for a marriage of depth, warmth, and excitement. Guide your marriage for a lifetime by learning how to make your spouse feel truly honored, keep courtship alive, rebuild trust, and become best friends with your family. According to Smalley, good marriages are no accident. And deciding to love-in the practical ways outlined here-can result in relationships that are tougher than tough times.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2001
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849942683 ISBN13 9780849942686 UPC 020049042687
Availability 0 units.
More About Gary Smalley & John Trent
Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the award-winning, best-selling author or coauthor of sixteen books, as well as several popular films and videos. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love have won Gold Medallions, The Language of Love won the Angel Award as the best contribution to family life, and his other titles have received Silver Medallions. His national infomercial Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships has been viewed by television audiences all over the world. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for over thirty years and live in Branson, Missouri.
Gary Smalley currently resides in Branson, in the state of Missouri.
Reviews - What do customers think about Love Is A Decision?
It answered my questions Jan 9, 2007
This book would probably be lost on non Christians. But since I am a born again Christian the advice and suggestions I found in this book were right on target. I have put them into practice and I can tell you...they work. I highly recommend this book for those in a difficult marriage or relationship of any kind.
Love is a Decision - 2007 Jan 4, 2007
I have read this author before and he continues to have some very good principles to share. This book is very good; for the traditional couple and family that existed at least 25-30 years ago. My partner and I have been reading a chapter each week and then discussing it. We would gain so much more from this book if it was updated to current life situations. We both believe that "love is a decision".
Powerful preparation for marriage Dec 28, 2004
As my fiance and I are preparing for marriage, I decided to read this book in order to best prepare myself. The book discusses many things that have been helpful, but in particular focuses on us men and the responsibility we are given in marriage. It shows how we need to step up to the plate and be there for our wives and families, and even tells us HOW to be there for them. My fiance read a few chapters and can't wait to read it after I finish up the last 2 chapters. We are both blown away by the content. Highly reccommend it.
Definitely a Life Changer Dec 6, 2002
I had read several books, including a couple of Smalley's other works. Didn't expect to learn anything "new," but figured I would get a rehash of everything else that I've picked up over the years. When he defined Honor and Genuine Love, it hit me in a way that it never had before - and makes complete sense. It heightened my curiosity, and made me want to explore a little further. It was the piece of the missing puzzle. I've learned new things and you will too. This book is a must for anyone serious about making the commitment to either get married, or to strengthen their marriage. The books mentioned previously are good, but if you come out of this with a clear definition of Honor and Genuine Love, you will come out a winner and it will be worth the price!
Awesome Book...RE: David Bess Sep 16, 2002
In David Bess's review, he says there are better books. This might be true. But I liked this book because, when I read it, I was not involved in any church or religion and the book did not overly "push" any certain religion upon me. It did, however, open my eyes to concepts and things I had been blind to in my marriage. It also convinced me to start going to church and other things. I read the book in one night because I couldn't stop reading. I think this book is very good for people who haven't been living like christians and who don't necessarily want a lot of biblical quotes and chrisitian teachings at first, which might, due to the fact the person isnt currently practicing faith, deter them from finishing the book. The book has certainly changed my outlook on life, love, marriage and has even convinced me that finally the time has come to re-affirm my faith and start living like I know I should. READ THIS BOOK.