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Love Is A Decision [Paperback]

By Gary Smalley (Author) & John Trent (Author)
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Item description for Love Is A Decision by Gary Smalley & John Trent...

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.

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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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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2001
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0849942683  
ISBN13  9780849942686  
UPC  020049042687  

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More About Gary Smalley & John Trent

Gary Smalley Dr. Gary Smalley: Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on relationships. He is the author and co-author of 52 best-selling, award-winning books and videos which have connected to over 12 million people. In 40 years Gary has spoken to over two million people in live conferences and he has appeared on national televisions programs such as, TBN, Oprah Winfrey, Fox News & Friends, Larry King Live, NBC Today Show, James Robison Show as well as numerous national radio programs such as Sean Hannity Show, Focus on the Family, Oliver North, and many more. Gary is president and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center providing research, relationship coaching, conferences nation-wide, books, videos and small group curriculum. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 43 years and live in Branson, Missouri. With their three married children, Kari, Greg, and Michael they have 8 grandchildren. One of Gary s new books, is based on 5 years of new extensive research, is called, Change Your Heart, Change Your Life . It provides the most practical principles on truly changing your life. With people struggling with over 300 addictions, countries in war, pornography and sexual addictions at an all time high, the highest divorce rate in the world and list goes on and change is critical!
Dr. JohnTrent: Dr. John Trent is President and Founder of and The Center for Strong Families, a team of professionals committed to training and equipping lay and pastoral leaders to build strong marriage and family relationships in their home churches. Dr. Trent is also one of the founders of Leading From Your Strengths and Insights International, creators of the Leading From Your Strengths online strengths assessment. This leading online tool is being used across the country to build strong family relationships as well as strong ministry and workplace teams. Dr. Trent s main focus includes writing and speaking at retreats, conferences, business settings, churches and seminars across the country. In addition to being a nationally known family speaker, Dr. Trent regularly does keynote speaking across corporate America on teambuilding, recruiting and retaining outstanding employees.
Dr. Trent is a Best-Selling and Award Winning Author
Dr. Trent has authored and co-authored more then 20 books, including seventeen that have won writing awards, like the million selling book, The Blessing. As of 2004, there were combined, more than 2,300,000 copies of all his adult and children's books in print, in eleven different languages. As a writer, Dr. Trent has been nominated for the ECPA s Gold Medallion Award for excellence in writing 17 times, winning 14 Silver Medallions and 3 Gold Medallion awards for excellence in Christian publishing. To put that fact into perspective, in the twenty years since the ECPA has given out these publishing awards, out of the more than 1100 authors nominated for this award, Dr. Trent ranks tenth in the list of those nominated most often for the Gold Medallion awards."

Gary Smalley currently resides in Branson, in the state of Missouri.

Gary Smalley has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Enfoque a la Familia
  2. Nelson Pocket: Crianza de los Hijos
  3. Restoration (Flemming H. Revell)
  4. Safe Harbor

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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.

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