In this audio, Dr. Gary Smalley discusses how five essential commitments determine the destiny of your marriage. America's foremost marriage expert has come to the remarkable conclusion that great marriages are not built on behavioral skills. Rather, they are built on a foundation of trust. If your spouse does not feel safe enough to open up his or her heart without fear of being judged, criticized, or rejected, nothing you do, such as learning to control your emotions, learning your partner's love language, or even becoming an expert in the bedroom, will matter. It's only when couples feel emotionally safe that they can truly become one, as God intended. Dr. Smalley shares five heartfelt promises you can, and should, make to your spouse that are guaranteed to build trust and help your spouse become the true soulmate, lover and friend you desire.5 CDs. Unabridged. Read by Nathan Larkin.
Make your marriage the safest place on earth! Of all the best-selling books and award-winning videos Dr. Gary Smalley has produced for couples, I Promise is his most important and most revolutionary work ever. A decade of focused research has brought him to this startling new conclusion: Great marriages are built on a foundation of trust, not behavioral skills. So not only is a harmonious, long-lasting relationship within every couple’s grasp, but emotional security is the cornerstone for the relationship you’ve always wanted. That means you don’t have to be a relationship guru to connect deeply with your spouse after all! You simply need to feel secure in your marriage—and to help your spouse do the same. Then the best relationship possible will happen naturally. Creating security is easier than you think. It takes only five simple promises to each other. Promises you can most certainly make—promises this book will equip you to keep. Writing in his trademark style, Dr. Smalley delivers a lifetime of information, true experiences, encouragement and wisdom for anyone who wants their marriage to be not just safe, but the safest place on earth.
Dr. Gary Smalley is the president and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center and the author or coauthor of more than 40 marriage and parenting books, including the bestsellers Making Love Last Forever, The Blessing and The DNA of Relationships and the award-winning Redemption fiction series (with Karen Kingsbury). He has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live and The Today Show as well as numerous national radio programs. As a speaker, he has spoken to millions of people in over 100 major cities in the U.S. as well as countries all over the world. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 41 years and live in Branson, Missouri. They have three adult children and eight grandchildren.
"The authors impeccable grasp of what makes a marriage work is better than ever in his latest relationship guide. Nathan Larkin sounds unusually calm and centered as he spells out Smalleys advice: Ironclad commitment to each otherno matter what happensis an absolute necessity to promote mutual trust and authentic growth. The little things are also important: how we manage our appearance, habits, and career; how we listen; and how we show appreciation. Smalleys lists of commitments and recommendations are illustrated with cogent stories from his own marriage and those of his clients. They show that security is best achieved when we serve our spouses daily and anchor ourselves to Gods love and authority."
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