Too often, couples enter remarriage unaware of potential problems and unprepared for the challenges stepfamily life will bring. The Heart of Remarriage takes a unique approach to success in remarriage by going straight to the heart, helping couples heal from the inside out rather than offering surface suggestions that may change circumstances but not the lives of couples and their families.
Drs. Gary and Greg Smalley partner with remarried couple Dan and Marci Cretsinger to offer this marriage-changing idea: No matter what circumstances or challenges a remarried couple and their stepfamily face, the solution starts in their hearts. Remarried couples will learn how to examine their own hearts and heal them from the hurts of the past, so that they can be filled with God's love and let that love overflow to their family members. The Heart of Remarriage teaches readers how to create emotional security for every family member and offers practical ideas for connecting at the heart level with their spouse, children, and stepchildren. Couples will be encouraged to keep their hearts open and challenged to leave a family legacy of love.
Gary Smalley is president and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center, which presents conferences nationwide and provides resources for families and family churches. His books have sold over six million copies. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love won the Gold Medallion Award for excellence in literature, and The Language of Love won the Angel Award for best contribution to family life. Gary has been a guest on numerous national TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and NBC's The Today Show.
Greg Smalley has a passion to help premarital and married couples learn how to enjoy a lifetime together. Dr. Smalley is the director of marriage ministries for the Center for Relationship Enrichment on the campus of John Brown University, and assistant professor of marriage and family studies. Dr. Smalley is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Wholehearted Marriage, Before You Plan Your Wedding, Plan Your Marriage, The DNA of Relationships for Couples, The Marriage You've Always Dreamed Of, Men's Relational Toolbox, Winning Your Wife Back, and Winning Your Husband Back. Greg and his wife, Erin, along with their two daughters and son live in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.