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Author : John Gottman, Ph.D.
Publisher : Harmony
Release : 2002-02-04
Page : 288
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 0609899538
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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages. This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved. Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage. Maintain a love map. Foster fondness and admiration. Turn toward instead of away. Accept influence. Solve solvable conflicts. Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. Create shared meaning. Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.


Author : Timothy Keller
Kathy Keller
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-11-01
Page : 352
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1101548045
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“Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.” —The Washington Times Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.


Author : Tayari Jones
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2018-02-06
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1616207604
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A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR * TIME * BUSTLE * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS * AMAZON.COM OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION “A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.” —Barack Obama “Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —The New York Times Book Review “Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —USA Today “A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —People “Compelling.” —The Washington Post “Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —Elle Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.


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Release : 2015
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ISBN 13 : 9781138171404
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Author : Nicky Lee
Sila Lee
Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
Release : 2019-06-04
Page : 336
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0310093023
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Full of practical advice, this bestselling book by Nicky and Sila Lee is easy to read and designed to prepare, build, and even mend marriages. The Marriage Book is essential reading for any married or engaged couple. This resource addresses questions like: How can we be happily married to one person for our entire life? How do we resolve conflict? How can we discover and rediscover sexual intimacy? The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. It serves as a bridge between the church and local community by recognizing the need to go beyond the social, as well as physical, walls of the church to help couples with their relationships. Marriage Course is easy to run; the talks are available on DVD (sold separately) and each guest and leader receives a manual. If you enjoy hosting people and have a passion for strengthening family life, you could run a course!


Author : Susan Carlisle
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2019-05-01
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488047987
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From shy Cinderella… To convenient princess! For sensible Dr. Laurel Martin, heading up a new lab for royal doc Sheikh Tariq Al Marktum is the chance to conduct the study of a lifetime. But to protect Laurel from the scandal her presence in his palace will cause, Tariq has his own condition—a paper marriage! Swept into his desert kingdom, passion overtakes the convenient couple, but can Laurel find her place in Tariq’s world—and his heart? “Adorable, heartwarming and seductive all rolled into one! The characters and story line drew me in from the first page, and kept my attention throughout.” — Goodreads on A Daddy Sent by Santa “With a unique storyline and likable characters, this book and the author do not disappoint. It’s a tumultuous but satisfying journey…and I wholeheartedly enjoyed the ending.” — Goodreads on The Brooding Surgeon’s Baby Bombshell


Author : Kimberly McCreight
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-05-05
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062367706
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COMING SOON FROM AMAZON AND NICOLE KIDMAN’S BLOSSOM FILMS A New York Times Summer Reads Selection | A People Best Book of the Summer | A Library Reads Pick | A Book Riot Addictive New Thriller to Add to Your TBR Pile | A Book of the Month Selection | A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads Pick | A Bookish Most-Anticipated Novel | A Good Morning America "Binge This!" Pick Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this “irresistible domestic drama” (Washington Post) from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in which a woman’s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make—and the secrets they keep—in order to stay together. Lizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call. Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane, but they’d be easier to swallow if Lizzie was there voluntarily. Until recently, she’d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam—she had everything she’d ever wanted. And then, suddenly, it all fell apart. No. That’s a lie. It wasn’t sudden, was it? Long ago the cracks in Lizzie’s marriage had started to show. She was just good at averting her eyes. The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help—even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate: his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach’s the primary suspect. As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed—and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own. In the end, she’s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.


Author : Anne Greene
Publisher : White Rose Publishing
Release : 2013-12
Page : 302
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781611162905
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A MARRIAGE COVENANT Why does a handsome, powerful noble of the highest rank in England stoop to marry a mere Lady of Lowland Scotland? A GREAT SECRET Are the whispered stories about him true? With his shadowy past and strange behavior, what awful secret does he hide? Each change of clothes transforms him into a different man. AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE Can Lady Cailin keep her vow to make her marriage happy and successful, unlike that of her parents, or must she arrange for the Duke's accidental death?


Author : Amy Ruttan
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2017-07-01
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488020590
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One wedding night… When Lana Haole reluctantly agrees to a marriage of convenience to help persuasive and all too tempting Dr. Andrew Tremblay stay in the country, the last thing she expects is to fall for the arrogant playboy’s charms on their wedding night… Twin consequences! Lana and Andrew agree it was a one time only deal… until they discover that Lana is pregnant with twins. Andrew won’t walk away from his babies, or his beautiful bride, so he has eight months to convince Lana to stay his wife forever!


Author : Sherif Girgis
Robert George
Publisher : Encounter Books
Release : 2012-02-28
Page : 150
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1594036233
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Until just yesterday, no society--monogamous or polygamous—had defined marriage as anything other than a male-female union. With clear and cogent arguments, What Is Marriage? explains the rational basis of this historic consensus. It defeats the arguments for recognizing same-sex partnerships as marriages and shows how doing so would harm the common good. Originally published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, this book’s core argument quickly became the year’s most widely read essay of more than 300,000 scholarly articles posted on the Social Sciences Research Network. Now expanded to address a flurry of prominent responses, What Is Marriage? stands poised to meet its moment as few books of this generation have. If the marriage debate in America is decided in the next few years, it will be either with this book’s help, or despite its powerful arguments. Rhodes Scholar Sherif Girgis, Princeton University professor Robert P. George, and Ryan T. Anderson, editor of the online journal Public Discourse, provide a devastating critique of the claim that equality requires redefining marriage. They point out that any assessment of what “marriage equality” demands depends on first determining what marriage is—what sort of relationships must be treated as essentially the same. They defend the principle that marriage, as a comprehensive union ordered to family life, requires a man and a woman. And they argue for the great social benefits of enshrining this principle in law. Most compellingly, they show that those who embrace same-sex civil marriage leave themselves no firm ground—none—for not recognizing as marriages every relationship type describable in polite English, including multiple-partner (“polyamorous”) sexual unions. Finally, What Is Marriage? decisively answer common objections: that the historic view is rooted in bigotry (like laws forbidding interracial marriage); that it is callous to people’s needs; that it can’t show the harm of recognizing same-sex couplings, or the point of recognizing infertile ones; and that it treats a mere “social construct” as if it were natural, or an unreasoned religious view as if it were rational.


Author : Maisey Yates
Publisher : HQN Books
Release : 2020-05-12
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 148805665X
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"Secrets From a Happy Marriage is a beautiful, emotional, tender story with a gorgeous setting and characters I adored. Maisey Yates always writes stories that stay in your heart long after you read the last page."—RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times Bestselling Author New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates’s new novel introduces the women of the Lighthouse Inn B&B. They might not have it all together, but this summer, they’ll discover that together, they might still have it all… Rachel Henderson’s family is falling apart. Becoming a widow—especially at this age—is heartbreaking. With her teenage daughter, Emma, leaving soon for college, Rachel needs a friend—but local diner owner Adam is the last person she ever thought she’d lean on. From the outside, her little sister, Anna, has a picture-perfect marriage. But the weight of it is suffocating her. The only way for her to breathe again comes at a high price, one she’s not so sure she can pay. After raising two daughters on her own, their mother, Wendy, knows just how hard life can be. She’s done things she’s not proud of, things she desperately wants to keep from her girls—until keeping quiet is no longer an option. As long-held secrets bubble up and their old lives unravel, this family will need all their strength to start again and open their hearts up to the possibility of more. But most of all, they’ll need each other… Don't miss Maisey Yates next book, Confessions from the Quilting Circle! An emotional and powerful look at the secrets that divide a family, and the love that can heal it.


Author : Emma Darcy
Yoshimi Natsu
Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
Release : 2020-07-02
Page :
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 4596084378
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Gina is a club singer who has come to the mansion of the influential King family to audition as a wedding singer. Even though she suffers from severe stage fright, the Kings’ grandson, Alex, encourages her and helps bring out her true singing potential. Even though they come from different worlds, Gina can’t help but fall for his ocean-blue eyes and the way his kindness soothes her heart… The only problem is, he’s already dating an extremely beautiful woman!


Author : Azuretanaya
Publisher : Azta Books
Release : 2018-04-15
Page : 546
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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Cella tidak pernah menyangka jika hidupnya akan berantakan seperti ini, terlebih dengan kehidupan pernikahannya, apalagi memimpikan Albert menjadi suaminya. Bukan hanya karena Albert sahabat sang kakak, melainkan laki-laki tersebut merupakan tunangan dari sepupunya sendiri, Audrey. Selain kehadirannya diabaikan oleh Albert, Cella juga dianggap sebagai penghancur jalinan kasih sang suami dengan Audrey oleh keluarganya sendiri dan ibu mertuanya. Namun demikian, Cella harus tetap bertahan terhadap perlakuan mereka, sebab pada kenyataannya dia memang salah. Cella menyadari penuh, jika Albert menikahinya karena tanggung jawab semata atas janin yang telanjur tumbuh di dalam rahimnya. Walau pernikahan ini terasa sangat mencekiknya, tapi sebisa mungkin Cella berusaha meluluhkan sikap apatis sang suami, meski dirinya harus mengorbankan perasaan, harga diri, dan air mata. “Meluluhkanmu, mengajarkanku sebuah kesabaran.” Gracella Natasha Anthony


Author : Mrs Joan Perkin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-11-01
Page : 352
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1134985649
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The 'bonds of matrimony' describes with cruel precision the social and political status of married women in the nineteenth century. Women of all classes had only the most limited rights of possession in their own bodies and property yet, as this remarkable book shows, women of all classes found room to manoeuvre within the narrow limits imposed on them. Upper-class women frequently circumvented the onerous limitations of the law, while middle-class women sought through reform to change their legal status. For working-class women, such legal changes were irrelevant, but they too found ways to ameliorate their position. Joan Perkin demonstrates clearly in this outstanding book, full of human insights, that women were not content to remain inferior or subservient to men.


Author : Kevin Bourassa
Joe Varnell
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release : 2002
Page : 280
Category : Law
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A gay couple describes their struggles against the church and Canadian government to have their marriage officially sanctioned by both institutions.


Author : Mary Soames
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2003
Page : 621
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780618267323
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The Churchills' youngest daughter recounts her mother's early life and her fifty-seven-year marriage to Winston Churchill, drawing on their letters to chronicle their private and public lives, in an updated biography. Winner of the Wolfson Prize. Reprint.


Author : Laura Moore
Antonio Moore
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2019-09-08
Page : 86
Category :
ISBN 13 : 0359907601
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At Marriage Means Moore, Marriage Coaches Antonio & Laura Moore takes their Built Marriage Tough approach to help couples face their realities. They ask the hard questions and push couples to work together honestly about their issues in this workbook.


Author : Leslie Lafoy
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release : 2007-04-01
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781429906296
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The illegitimate daughter of a decadent Lord, the lovely Caroline Dutton has worked hard to become a successful London dressmaker and is content to answer to no man. That is until a devastatingly handsome Duke walks into her shop with the most outrageous demand. The new Duke of Ryland cursed his fate and his philandering great uncle. To collect his inheritance, he must turn the old Duke's three by-blow offspring into proper ladies and marry them off. Two are mere children, but Caroline Dutton is all woman—a headstrong beauty he can't help wanting to seduce. Now ensconced in Ryland's country estate, Caroline is being called a Lady and readied for the marriage mart during the next London season. Her dowry is large, her past overlooked, and her prospects bright... except she is breathlessly, madly drawn to the one man who is sweeping her toward scandal—and the sweet satisfaction her heart demands.


Author : John M. Gottman
James D. Murray
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2005-01-14
Page : 424
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 0262250454
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Divorce rates are at an all-time high. But without a theoretical understanding of the processes related to marital stability and dissolution, it is difficult to design and evaluate new marriage interventions. The Mathematics of Marriage provides the foundation for a scientific theory of marital relations. The book does not rely on metaphors, but develops and applies a mathematical model using difference equations. The work is the fulfillment of the goal to build a mathematical framework for the general system theory of families first suggested by Ludwig Von Bertalanffy in the 1960s.The book also presents a complete introduction to the mathematics involved in theory building and testing, and details the development of experiments and models. In one "marriage experiment," for example, the authors explored the effects of lowering or raising a couple's heart rates. Armed with their mathematical model, they were able to do real experiments to determine which processes were affected by their interventions. Applying ideas such as phase space, null clines, influence functions, inertia, and uninfluenced and influenced stable steady states (attractors), the authors show how other researchers can use the methods to weigh their own data with positive and negative weights. While the focus is on modeling marriage, the techniques can be applied to other types of psychological phenomena as well.


Author : Stephanie Coontz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-02-28
Page : 448
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1101118253
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Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying for love is—and how absurd it would have seemed to most of our ancestors. It was when marriage moved into the emotional sphere in the nineteenth century, she argues, that it suffered as an institution just as it began to thrive as a personal relationship. This enlightening and hugely entertaining book brings intelligence, perspective, and wit to today’s marital debate.