Staying Close: Stopping the Natural Drift Toward Isolation in Marriage   -     By: Dennis Rainey, Barbara Rainey
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Staying Close: Stopping the Natural Drift Toward Isolation in Marriage

Thomas Nelson / 2003 / Paperback

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Countless married couples end up living alone-in the same house! Over twenty-eight years of conducting "Weekend to Remember" conferences have convinced Dennis and Barbara Rainey that isolation is the number-one problem in marriages today. But they believe it's possible to overcome "marital drift" and experience the miracle of oneness. This book provides a positive, workable strategy for keeping your marriage vital and intimate. Learn proven principles including: understanding the cultural and personal forces that isolate you from your spouse; manage your schedules, workloads, roles and responsibilities without losing sight of each other; grow closer during hard times instead of letting your troubles pull you apart; and allow for (and enjoy) individual differences while maintaining unity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0785261680
ISBN-13: 9780785261681
UPC: 020049025239
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Countless married couples end up living alone – in the same house. Over twenty-eight years of conducting "Weekend to Remember" conferences have convinced Dennis and Barbara Rainey that isolation is the number-one problem in marriages today. But they believe it's possible to overcome "marital drift" and experience the miracle of oneness. This book provides a positive, workable strategy for keeping your marriage vital and intimate. Included are proven principles and hands-on exercises to help you:

  • understand the personal and cultural forces that isolate you from your spouse
  • manage your schedules, workloads, roles, and responsibilities without losing sight of each other
  • allos for (and enjoy) individual differences while maintaining unity
  • build an atmosphere of cooperation by meeting each other more than halfwey
  • "affair-proof" your relationship (or heal it after the fact)
  • grow closer duing hard times instead of letting your troubles pull you apart
  • create a "safe" atmosphere for transparent communication
  • discover the secrets of a mutually rewarding sex life
  • leave a legacy of love and unity to your family and friends

 

Previous Edition: 0-8499-3343-9

Author Bio

Dennis Rainey is the executive director and co-founder of FamilyLife and co-hosts the radio program, FamilyLife Today. He is senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series, which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and author of Parenting Today's Adolescent and The Tribute.

Author Bio:

Dennis and Barbara Rainey are the cofounders of FamilyLife and frequent speakers at FamilyLife's "Weekend to Remember" and "Rekindling the Romance" arena events. Dennis is also the President of FamilyLife and the host of the radio program, FamilyLife Today. He is also the creator of the HomeBuilders Couples Series®. Dennis and Barbara have coauthored several best-selling books, including Building Your Mate's Self-Esteem and Moments Together for Couples. They have six children, one son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. They live near Little Rock, Arkansas.

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    This volume is sound, solid advice for married couples. While most of the tips and insights here offer few ideas that are new to books on Christian marriage, the way in which they are arranged is refreshingly original. The authors are right on target when they claim that the greatest enemy facing marriages today is isolation. Other resources touch upon this danger, but this work focuses upon it. It's not a great book, but it's very good.
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