Romancing Your Better Half: Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your Marriage - eBook
Romancing Your Better Half: Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your Marriage - eBook  -     By: Rick Johnson
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In his new book, Romancing Your Better Half, Johnson explains why romance and intimacy are so vital to marriage, how men and women differ in their intimacy needs, and steps to take to enrich your marriage and bring back the romance and passion that was there when you first fell in love. eBook Version.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781441245052
ISBN-13: 9781441245052

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Most married couples know how it goes. You start out in the throes of passionate romance only to have the fire cool over the years--especially when kids come along or life gets too busy. But keeping the romance alive is easier than most people think. Now the author of Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half shares the secrets of pursuing romance that won't quit.

With wit and wisdom, Rick Johnson shows men and women how to communicate effectively with their spouses, recapture the feeling of young love, incorporate romance and intimacy into everyday life, understand each other's unique sexual needs, and more. Anyone who has been married more than a couple of years will find useful insights and solid advice that will strengthen their marriage now and into the future.

Author Bio

Rick Johnson is a bestselling author of That's My Son; That's My Teenage Son; That's My Girl; Better Dads, Stronger Sons; and Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half. He is the founder of Better Dads and is a sought-after speaker at many large parenting and marriage conferences across the United States and Canada. Rick, his wife, Suzanne, and their grown children live in Oregon. To find out more about Rick Johnson, visit www.betterdads.net.

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"I loved this book. It's practical, insightful, and, most importantly, motivating to draw closer to our spouses. Rick is a wonderful writer who inspires."
---Jim Burns, PhD, president, HomeWord, author of Creating an Intimate Marriage, Closer, and Getting Ready for Marriage

"Rick Johnson's work is wonderful! A humorous, insightful, practical gift to the reader. Romancing Your Better Half is full of not just wise advice but ultra-practical steps for how to ensure your marriage continues to be something that you will enjoy and treasure for a lifetime. Which means Rick's latest book is something couples will treasure too!"
--Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only, For Men Only, and The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriage.

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  1. ksnapier
    Lima, OH
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Keep a marriage fresh
    February 23, 2016
    ksnapier
    Lima, OH
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Romance means different things to different people, but Rick Johnson is able to show the reader how to make changes that will help build romance with your other. Whether a new or a well-established marriage, the author helps to keep things fresh while exploring new avenues.

    My husband and I read this book together so we could discuss the ideas with each other, which is always great for connecting with conversation. The chapters include topics such as communication, love, romance and intimacy, sexuality, woundedness, his needs and her needs.

    I see this as a book to share to help build a deep, special relationship with your loved one.

    I was given this book by Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
  2. Fitzysmom
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Review from Rambles of a SAHM
    February 19, 2015
    Fitzysmom
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I am an absolute creature of habit. I like things to stay the same old, same old. In fact for me to even change my living room around takes a miracle. But the other day I lost my mind and did it. Guess what . . . I love the new look. Same old furniture and area rug, but with a little switch up it all looks new and inviting.

    In his new book Romancing Your Better Half Rick Johnson explores some of those same types of things. If you've been in a marriage relationship for awhile you know it is easy to slip into the same old, same old pattern. It may not even be a bad pattern, but why not go for something a little different that will make things seem new and inviting?

    This book is written from a male perspective and in my opinion it mostly addresses the husband. But I'm here to tell you that as the wife I gleaned many things from it. I've read quite a few other books of similar subject matter but they were all from the female perspective. It was interesting to read a portion and then discuss it with my husband and get his perspective. Very enlightening!

    This isn't another book on how to fix a broken marriage but rather a book on how to take a good marriage to the next level. Chapters seven and eight were worth the price of the book in and of themselves. They are respectively titled His Needs (For Her) and Her Needs (For Him). These two chapters combined allowed my husband and I to talk about subjects that neither of us would have ever thought to talk about.

    If you love your spouse and want to go deeper with them get this book and go through it together. Rick's mix of frankness and humor will lead you both into a closer relationship with each other.

    I was provided with a book to facilitate my review.
  3. VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Intimacy, Sexuality, His/Her Needs To Warm Up Any Marriage
    January 27, 2015
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Rick Johnson in his new book, Romancing Your Better Half published by Revell shows us Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your Marriage.

    From the Back Cover: Expert advice to keep the fire burning in your marriage

    If youve been married more than a few years, you probably know how it goes. You start out in the throes of passionate romance only to have the fire cool over the yearsespecially when kids come along or life gets too busy. But keeping the romance alive is easier than most people think. Now the author of Becoming Your Spouses Better Half shares the secrets of pursuing romance that wont quit.

    With wit and wisdom, Rick Johnson shows you how to communicate effectively with your spouse, recapture the feeling of young love, incorporate romance and intimacy into everyday life, understand each others unique sexual needs, and more. The useful insights and solid advice in this practical book will strengthen your marriage now and into the future.

    Been married a while? Feel yourself cooling or not as warm to your spouse as you used to be? Dont give up there is still hope. Rick Johnson has done some research and has come up with answers to the things that cool off a marriage and what steps to take to warm it back up again. Eight chapters that focus on intimacy, sexuality, his needs, her needs and more that when taken as presented will bring back or give the intimacy that all couples long for when they get married. I think this is a great resource for all married couples and would be a great gift for friends and family.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  4. MIMom
    Age: 25-34
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Not the best on the subject, but is still very practical and useful
    January 26, 2015
    MIMom
    Age: 25-34
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    When I saw Rick Johnson had written a book about romance and marriage, I jumped at the opportunity to read it, as I had previously read and enjoyed That's My Son.

    Romancing Your Better Half: Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your Marriage is filled with good advice, with wisdom on topics ranging from communication, and healing from emotional and spiritual wounds, to the needs of both men and women in a marriage; all the topics have the ultimate goal of building intimacy between the couple. In his book, Rick Johnson constantly reminds the reader to focus on changing yourself (not your spouse) if you want your marriage to change. It also looks at how to overcome the narcissistic, emotional, disposable tendencies our culture and Western society tend to lend towards in order to have thriving marriages, in which love is not just an emotion, marriage is not just cast aside at the earliest sign of conflict and romance is more then just flowers and chocolates.

    I don't think this is the best book out there on any of these particular subjects, but it was a quick read, filled with practical tips by an imperfect, albeit redeemed person, who consistently points out his weaknesses, as well as the turbulent upbringings that both he and his wife experienced. At the end of each chapter is a brief summary highlight of each chapter, where the reader will find intimacy-building tips to work on by themselves, as well as ideas for possible conversation pieces with your spouse.

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book by Revell and Baker House Publishing in exchange for an honest, personal review.
  5. Kristi
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Romancing Your Better Half: Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your Marriage
    January 23, 2015
    Kristi
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    How's your marriage?

    Do you ever put on your spouse's shoes, role reversal at its finest?

    How about holding hands as often as possible?

    What do your words communicate to him...or her?

    Romancing Your Better Half by Rick Johnson* is a new book on the market that digs into these very topics. Communication, romance, intimacy, his needs, her needs - they're all in there. Sexuality, woundedness, and a few additional topics are expanded upon as well.

    It took a bit for Rick's words to capture me, but once they did, I was extremely pleased that I had taken the plunge to continue reading. There are many useful nuggets of marital encouragement in this book, and Rick has an uncanny way of speaking to both male and female readers alike. This book's aim appears to have a slight lean toward husbands, but as a wife, I felt quite involved and included. I would certainly recommend it for either spouse.

    Rick's writing is very honest and practical. The sidebar tips he has included easily capture and recapture the reader's attention. They were my highlighted words...without the highlighter. I'll revisit them often.

    The practical tip section at the end of each chapter was my favorite. It included three or four action steps that could easily be implemented in any marriage. The tips were conveniently located and had a "can do" air about them. They were simple and practical. I can see many couples using these with great success.

    If you're married, engaged, or know someone who will be marrying soon, I recommend purchasing this book. It's a strengthener and builder-upper for any marriage. The tips alone make it worth its price, but you'll certainly find additional marital nuggets hidden between the covers.

    * I was provided a complimentary copy by Revell in exchange for my original, honest review. Yes indeed, this review is solely my opinion.
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