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  • Author:
    Dr Gary Smalley,Dr John Trent Dr
  • ISBN:
    0849942683
  • ISBN13:
    978-0849942686
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  • Publisher:
    Thomas Nelson Inc (January 1, 2001)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Relationships
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    4.2
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by Dr Gary Smalley (Author), Dr John Trent Dr (Author). So much so that I teach it as an integral part of my marriage coaching. Oh, I know, it doesn't start out that way so much, but that is why our divorce rate is so high today

by Dr Gary Smalley (Author), Dr John Trent Dr (Author). Oh, I know, it doesn't start out that way so much, but that is why our divorce rate is so high today. When we first meet someone, our attraction is emotional.

Gary Smalley has written several outstanding books on building and maintaining a strong marriage. He has certainly earned the reputation of being someone at the forefront of marriage advice. Unfortunately, I do not find this book, LOVE IS A DECISION, to be anywhere near his best work. Here, Smalley teams with co-author John Trent.

Greg Smalley, Dr. Shawn Stoever. 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. Dr. Greg Smalley, Dr. Howard Books, 2009, Trade Paperback. 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.

Gary's books combined have sold over 5 million copies. He has been presenting his live two-day workshop, "Love Is a Decision," once a month for the last 20 years.

com's Gary Smalley Author Page. Gary's books combined have sold over 5 million copies. The Blessing" and "The Two Sides of Love" have won the Gold Medallion Award for excellence in literature. Television audiences all over the world have viewed his award-winning infomercial, "Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships.

John Trent is an award-winning author of marriage and family books such as The Blessing. He is the creator of the Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever, and Beaver (LOGB) way of looking at personalities. He is the President of StrongFamilies. com and the Center for StrongFamilies both are organizations committed to strengthening marriage and family relationships worldwide. He and his wife Cindy have been married for 30 years and have two daughters Kari and Laura.

Электронная книга "The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance", John Trent, Gary Smalley, Kari Trent Stageberg. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Gary Smalley was one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships. Trent has also written several children’s books, including I’d Choose You! based on The Blessing and the Gold Medallion award-winning book on children’s personalities, The Treasure Tree.

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 .

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. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate

by Gary Smalley · John Trent. We are designed for relationships, yet they often bring us pain. In this paradigm-shifting book, Gary Smalley unravels the DNA of relationships: we are made for three great relationships-with God, o. Similar Free eBooks.

by Gary Smalley · John Trent. Proven techniques to keep your marriage alive and lively from marriage expert Gary Smalley.

Proven techniques to keep your marriage alive and lively from marriage expert Gary Smalley. More than 150K in print!

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.

Love is a Decision is also available in Spanish, El amore s una decision.


Dilmal
This is sound biblical teaching that can help save your marriage. Too many people, including Christ followers get caught up in emotions and feelings, both of which are constantly changing whereas our decisions tend to be more foundational. Foundational faith comes from God's word alone, not other people's interpretation of God's word, or their opinions of your situation. Too many people throw in the towel when things get tough and that is one of marriage's biggest mistakes. Push past the heartache, the difficult situation, the feelings and the emotions and push into God and His will and way for your marriage and He will direct your path and lead you into the most blessed, beautiful and amazing marriage that you can only comprehend if you will but just hang in there and trust God completely. Gary Smalley will show you how to there, get the book and open up your head and your heart. Unless YOU are willing to change, you are living your future today. Say decision, not divorce, get the book.
digytal soul
This book is really good at showing you how to not dwell on the reasons you are out of love with someone, but more on how to love someone. It practically save my marriage and we are doing great right now. I sometime reflect back on this book just to remain focused on continuing to develop the love within my marriage.
Akisame
My husband and I both had the privilege of reading this book before we were married. Because he was in Iraq and I was in college we had no real church counseling, but our pastor recommended this. I read it first, took notes and loved every aspect of it. The stories were so true to life, and the warnings were amazing. Even though I truly did love my best friend and soon to be husband I had no idea what I was in store for. Coming from a split family and very frankly a family where splitting was just what couples did after 10 years of marriage it was amazing to read the plan laid out by this book, or the simple truth that love is more than a feeling, it is a choice and while it's hard to make a romantic movie based on it, it is the truth. Nobody gets married and ever plans on getting a divorce, but every marriage is headed for both happy and hard times. This book gives alot of insight when dealing with both and I have and will continue to recommend it to anyone who is getting married, is happily married or is in the valley and is simply looking for a way out of their marriage. Thank you for reading.
Whitesmasher
My wife and I have read a half dozen or so marriage books. Partially because we love each other and want to be the best for each other that we can be, but also because we mentor and coach other people that are part of a group we are in. This is the #1 book we recommend, hands-down. No book is going to be the end-all, be-all for every couple who is searching for tips to improve certain areas of their marriage but as a general all-around great book filled with tips on a broad range of marriage topics, I think this is an excellent place to start your quest for improvement. Start here!
Anayalore
Timeless counseling. Gary makes it real for you. He is clearly grounded and a well spoken man. He communicates effectively in a plain, down-to-earth, make-it-real way. Easy read. Please read and pass it on. He is one of God's Ambassador's on earth.
Wizer
Gary Smalley has written several outstanding books on building and maintaining a strong marriage. He has certainly earned the reputation of being someone at the forefront of marriage advice. Unfortunately, I do not find this book, LOVE IS A DECISION, to be anywhere near his best work. Here, Smalley teams with co-author John Trent. The work is good, and there is certainly some great advice here for both newlyweds and long term spouses alike, but I find this book to be difficult at times. What I mean is, I've read this book 3 times now. It is only just over 200 pages. Usually, a book of that size I would tear through in one or two days, but it always a week or more to read this one.

I must say, I certainly agree with the premise and foundational message of the book. So much so that I teach it as an integral part of my marriage coaching. Love is a decision. Oh, I know, it doesn't start out that way so much, but that is why our divorce rate is so high today. When we first meet someone, our attraction is emotional. We see qualities about a person that attract us causing an emotional bond to develop. However, usually somewhere between 1 and 3 years into living under the same roof as husband and wife, those characteristics that we once found attractive now are often like fingernails on a chalkboard.

We must keep in mind that we humans are static creatures, not dynamic. We are ever changing and when we build our relationships on characteristics, we don't realize the strain we are putting on our relationships, because, in time, our characteristics will change. Our interests will change. Our physical qualities will change. Even our opinions will change. Like the old saying, "a man in his twenties who is not liberal has no heart, but a man in his thirties who is not conservative has no brain". The point is, we all change. When we base our relationship on characteristics, we are basing it on something that will be much different down the road.

You see, at some point during the first few years of marriage, we lose our emotional attraction and we must find a new path to marital bliss. This is found through our decision to love that person, despite the fact that they are no longer the same person we fell in love with. That is the premise of the book here and Smalley and Trent do site some viable guidelines to that end, but for me, the book falls short.

I'm not one who normally puts down one book to tout another, but in this case, many people reading this review might find their marriage in a dire situation. Therefore, if you do find yourself in a marriage that seems to have lost its love, I would recommend first reading "Marriage Fitness" by Mort Fertel. It covers the same principles, and does it a more usable fashion.

Pastor Monty Rainey
Samardenob
Then this book will guide you to more meaningful relationships with anyone. Written from a Christian background, the information is easily transferred to many spiritual paths. Love, and loving others, is a universal need and a skill worth developing. Many of us were not taught well. Our parents did the best they could with the examples they were given combined with their own life experiences. This book helps bridge the gap from there to greater loving relationships. I've read it at several different points in my life and gained from each reading.