7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage: Strengthen Your Most Intimate Relationship  -     By: Kim Kimberling Ph.D.
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Kimberling offers insights like connecting every day in spite of what's in the way, learning how to fight in the right ways, stopping the insanity of doing the same thing over and over even when it isn't working, and finding that the best sex ever is well within the context of Christian marriages.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0310342279
ISBN-13: 9780310342274

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All of us want an enduring marriage, a beautiful marriage we can believe in. That kind of marriage happens through intimacy. Intimacy requires hard work and a guide. Dr. Kim Kimberling is that guide and this book and its tools will show you how communication and intimacy in marriage can be yours. 

Kimberling offers insights like connecting every day in spite of what’s in the way, learning how to fight in the right ways, stopping the insanity of doing the same thing over and over even when it isn’t working, and finding that the best sex ever is well within the context of Christian marriages. 

Once these 7 secrets are a part of your marriage, you can stand together and fight anything that would ever try to tear your marriage apart. 

Whether you have just celebrated your first anniversary or your fiftieth, 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage by Dr. Kim Kimberling is for you.  If you have a good marriage, this book can help you have a great marriage.  If you are struggling, Kim Kimberling will help you turn the corner and make your marriage into what you want it to be.

Author Bio

Dr. Kimberling has been a professional counselor for over thirty years. He holds a Ph.D. and Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry and Theological Studies. He is the president and co-founder of Family Christian Counseling in Oklahoma City. Dr. Kimberling is passionate about helping equip couples for marriage.  He is the founder and leader of the Awesome Marriage Movement connecting people globally who want to have awesome marriages. He is also a professional Christian life coach and loves helping people close the gap between where they are and the life God has for them. Dr. Kimberling has been married to his wife Nancy for over forty years and they have two grown married children and five incredible grandchildren.

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  1. 3 Stars Out Of 5
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    September 30, 2015
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    Quality: 5
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    I was somewhat disappointed with this book, will no t recommend.
  2. Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Enduring and Beautiful Marriage
    August 17, 2015
    Michele Morin
    Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Twenty-five years of marriage have flown by. In many ways, my husband and I are not the same people who walked down the aisle in that big, beautiful church with pipe organ music and the aroma of gardenias in the air. Everything in our lives has changed except one thing.

    We are still working at our love.

    Dr. Kim Kimberling offers practical advice and specific strategies in 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage that will motivate couples and inform the kind of hard work that goes into building a marriage that will go the distance.

    His secrets are concise, memorable one-word commands:

    1.STOP Dont keep doing the same things over and over and expecting different results! Claim your baggage, align your expectations with reality, and make changes that will lead to a stronger marriage.

    2.START Put God first and your spouse second. Start praying together as a couple; worship and serve together; commit together to seeking God and praying for each other.

    3.CONNECT Stop, look, and listen to your spouse to demonstrate that you are present to their words and emotions. Compassion, sincerity and empathy build connectivity in a marriage.

    4.ENGAGE Airing conflict (fight right!) is healthy and productive, but choose your battles carefully and make sure that strategies include taking responsibility for your own contribution to the problem and using words that facilitate reconciliation.

    5.BALANCE With four kids, scheduling time for each other has been our biggest challenge. Remembering that our marriage is our most important relationship provides motivation for better time and financial management.

    6.MINGLE The gift of intimacy is a mingling of souls and will be enhanced when couples respect each other and commit to a 24/7 demonstration of love.

    7.FIGHT If marriage is a game, husband and wife are on the same team. If marriage is a battle, husband and wife are fighting on the same side, and marriage is worth fighting for. Dr. Kimberling encourages his readers to make daily choices that enhance trust and strengthen the bond that builds an unshakeable foundation.

    The seven secrets are great to know, but will only impact a marriage if the husband and wife put the steps into action. Solomon spoke of the three-fold cord that is not easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12), and he spoke more wisdom than he practiced. God stands ready to be the strengthening third in a marriage that nothing can tear apart. Now, thats awesome.

    This book was provided by Zondervan through the BookLookBloggers Program in exchange for my review. 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.
  3. Ohio
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best book on marriage ever!
    July 21, 2015
    Trinity Rose
    Ohio
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage by Dr. Kim Kimberling is such a wonderful book on how to keep your marriage from failing. He gives you 7 different things to do that arent hard or way out there, but very practial and very effective to keep you marriage alive the way God wants it to be.

    This marriage book closely follows how God wants our marriages to be.

    I was very amazed and helped with things that are simple, but very relative to a relationship.

    Without Gods help and you putting Him first and following certain guidelines your marriage will fail or be just a relationship of two people living together.

    Im so taken with this book and these guidelines that Im buying copies for all of my children. It is an AWESOME book. This is my favorite book of the year. I highly recommend it. A must have for all marriages.

    I received my free copy from Net Galley for my review. 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 Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
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