Rock-Solid Marriage: Building a Permanent Relationship in a Throw-Away World

Paperback | March 19, 1996

byRobert G. Barnes

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From almost-marrieds to newlyweds to long-time couples, here's how to build a great marriage. . .and how to mend the cracks. Rock-Solid Marriage helps you build strong foundations for a marriage that lasts. Whether you're considering marriage, are facing marital difficulties, or simply wish to improve your marriage, Dr. Robert and Rosemary Barnes show how you can forge a rich relationship that will stand up to life's tests. Drawing on years of counseling experience and on their own marriage, the Barneses uncover principles essential for a healthy relationship. With a wealth of real-life illustrations, they help you cross marriage's toughest hurdles to achieve the kind of closeness you've dreamed of. -Understand each other's expectations for married life -Gain "his and hers" perspectives about sexuality and intimacy -Learn the secrets of "bilingual," man-woman communication -Discover five steps to affair-proofing your marriage -Turn conflict into an opportunity for deeper understanding. Warmly written, encouraging, and practical, Rock-Solid Marriage helps you and your partner maximize your strengths and iron out the problems to make your marriage as strong and productive as it can be.

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Rock-Solid Marriage helps you build strong foundations for a marriage that lasts. Whether you're considering marriage, are facing marital difficulties, or simply wish to improve your marriage, Dr. Robert and Rosemary Barnes show how you can forge a rich relationship that will stand up to life's tests. Drawing on years of counseling exp...

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From almost-marrieds to newlyweds to long-time couples, here's how to build a great marriage. . .and how to mend the cracks. Rock-Solid Marriage helps you build strong foundations for a marriage that lasts. Whether you're considering marriage, are facing marital difficulties, or simply wish to improve your marriage, Dr. Robert and Ro...

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From almost-marrieds to newlyweds to long-time couples, here's how to build a great marriage. . .and how to mend the cracks. Rock-Solid Marriage helps you build strong foundations for a marriage that lasts. Whether you're considering marriage, are facing marital difficulties, or simply wish to improve your marriage, Dr. Robert and Rose...

Dr. Robert and Rosemary Barnes are conference speakers and coauthors of Rock-Solid Marriage and We Need to Talk. Dr. Robert Barnes is executive director of Sheridan House Family Ministries, the author of several books, host of the weekly "Family Time Radio" program, and writer of a newspaper column on family issues. Rosemary Barnes is...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:March 19, 1996Publisher:Zondervan

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ISBN - 10:0310208041

ISBN - 13:9780310208044

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ContentsAcknowledgementsIntroductionPart I: Entering Marriage with Great Expectations1 A Strong Foundation2 Entering Marriage with the Wrong Expectations3 Bilingual MarriagePart 2: Choose to Be Married4 Opposites Attract5 Choosing to Be Friends6 Attributes of a Friend7 What About Fun? Remember Fun?8 That's How Mom and Dad Did It9 The New In-law FactorPart 3: The Communication Process10 Now How Could That Hurt Her Feelings?11 Procedure Setting12 The Listening Ear13 But He Refuses to Talk to MePart 4: The Exercise of Conflicts14 Conflict Aversion15 The Conflict of finances16 Lovemaking from a Woman's Perspective17 Sex from a Man's Perspective18 Sexual Issues Spouses Sometimes Argue AboutPart 5: Get Aggressive19 Goal Setting20 Your Spouse's Self-Esteem21 Practice Safe Marriage: Use Protection22 Third-Party InterventionPart 6: It's a Matter of Doing Love23 Love vs. Feelings24 Deciding to Forgive25 What Is Love?

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Rock-Solid Marriage helps you build strong foundations for a marriage that lasts. Whether you're considering marriage, are facing marital difficulties, or simply wish to improve your marriage, Dr. Robert and Rosemary Barnes show how you can forge a rich relationship that will stand up to life's tests. Drawing on years of counseling experience and on their own marriage, the Barneses uncover principles essential for a healthy relationship. With a wealth of real-life illustrations, they help you cross marriage's toughest hurdles to achieve the kind of closeness you've dreamed of.