for Marriages in Crisis
Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage
- Michele Weiner Davis
In the United States, half of all marriages
end in divorce. Therapist Weiner Davis offers couples the keys
to acquiring the relationship and communication skills they need
to bring their marriages back to life.
Back Your Marriage: Sticking
Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart - William Doherty, Ph.D.
Targeted promotions to mental health professionals. A popular
guide-as seen on "20/20" and the "Today Show, " and featured in
Ladies' Home Journal, the LA Times, and Woman's Day-is now in
paperback. Renowned family therapist William J. Doherty describes
how to break free of such common marital traps as confusing desires
with needs, applying a trade-in-the-old-model consumer mentality
to one's own spouse, or becoming overtime parents instead of full-time
Mariages Succeed or Fail...And How To Make Yours Last
- John Gottman, Ph.d.
This fascinating new perspective on marriage--based on original
scientific research--shatters conventional wisdom and presents
invaluable guidelines on how to steer clear of marital "danger
for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for PreventingDivorce and Preserving
a Lasting Love - Howard Markman,
Scott Stanley, and Susan Blumberg
In updating this classic book, the authors
have used new research and clinical findings to focus on enhancing
marriage and preventing divorce through better communication,
problem solving, and sharing core belief systems.
Healing Love - Ten Practical, Easy-to-Learn Techniques for Couples
in Crisis - Beverly and Tom Rodgers
"My wife and I were on the
verge of divorce. We knew our family and ministry would be ruined if we went that
route. After attending the Rodgers' workshop and reading their material, we now
feel hope for the first time in years. This material saved our marriage." -pastor
who wishes to remain anonymous. "Beverly and Tom's work is both meaty and yet
doable. Their techniques have a practical quality which makes them teachable to
the couples with whom I work."
to Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery and Growth Through Grief
- Judy Tatelbaum
This unusual self-help book about surviving grief offers
the reader comfort and inspiration. Each of us will face some
loss, sorrow and disappointment in our lives, and The Courage
to Grieve provides the specific help we need to enable us to face
our grief fully and to recover and grow from the experience. Although
the book emphasizes the response to the death of a loved one,
The Courage to Grieve can help with every kind of loss and grief.
Father Scott's Books & Tapes
Check out this collection of some of Father Scott Seethaler's
books and tapes of talks he has recorded for a reasonable donation
which includes all shipping and handling charges. If you wish
to order, print the page and complete the order form at the
bottom. Titles include: Healing After a Divorce; You Gotta Laugh;
5 Talks That Can Change Your Life; The Loss of a Child;
When My Spouse Dies; L.E.N.T. - Let's Eliminate Negative
Thinking and many more. Click on the image to the left to go
to Father Scott's web site.
Scott's Books & Tapes
Check out this collection of some of Father
Scott Seethaler's books and tapes of talks he has recorded for a reasonable donation
which includes all shipping and handling charges. If you wish to order, print
the page and complete the order form at the bottom. Titles include: Healing
After a Divorce; You Gotta Laugh; 5 Talks That Can Change Your Life;
The Loss of a Child; When My Spouse Dies; L.E.N.T. - Let's Eliminate Negative
Thinking and many more. Click on the image to the left to go to Father Scott's
Adult Children of Divorced Parents: Making
Your Marriage Work - Beverly
and Tom Rodgers
It has been statistically proven that adult children of divorced
parents have a high rate of divorce in their own marriages. Studies
also show that they are at risk in other areas of life as well.
Adult children of divorce, whom we fondly refer to as ACODP's,
suffer more from depression and anxiety, have lower self-esteem,
and tend to tolerate or exhibit more abuse and neglect in their
Marriage and Divorce: Real People, Real Questions -
Thoughtful answers for difficult
situations in an easy-to-read format of questions and answers, with questions
taken from real people's experiences. Vondenberger provides a clear and helpful
Unexpected Legacy of Divorce -
Judith Wallerstein, Julia M. Lewis, Sandra Blakeslee
Wallerstein's landmark 25-year study reveals,
for the first time, the effects of divorce on children through
adulthood, marriage, and their own parenthood. The experiences
and anxieties of a generation come to light as adults, now in
their late 20s to early 40s, struggle with the fear that their
relationships will fail like those of their parents.
Your Blended Family: A Special Vocation -
Ralph Ranieri |
People who remarry after a death or an annulment and form
a blended family have a special vocation, a Christian vocation. To give yourself
the way that you do in a family, and to attempt to blend two families into one,
is an extraordinary Christian act. "Nurturing Your Blended Family uses actual
stories of people who have formed blended families, as well as data on the typical
characteristics of children and stepchildren from all age groups (including adult
children) to provide a better understanding of how to resolve relational road-blocks.
In a blended family relational obstacles are not limited to the new immediate
family but also occur in the new extended family that may come with a previously
married or widowed spouse. The primary relationship of husband and wife, drawing
strength from the God-given graces of the sacrament of marriage, is the linchpin
and the key to success.
Smart Stepfamily by Ron Deal
Do you know someone in a stepfamily, or who is considering entering
one, or who is in church ministry? If so, I think the perfect
Christmas gift would be "The Smart Stepfamily" by Ron Deal. It
is by far, the best book ever written on how to make this family
form succeed. Deal offers seven stepping stones out of the Wilderness.
Most are biblical. For a review of Deals new book and an overview
of the seven stepping stones, click on the image to the left.
To purchase the book new or used click here to go to Amazon.com.
Single Mom Talks To God - Karen
With honesty and insight coupled with much gratitude and some regret, Karen
O'Donnell Taylor talks to God about her concerns and struggles as a single mom.
Although some of the experiences around which her conversations and prayers are
written are familiar to married parents (shopping with a teenage daughter or concerns
for their children's future), O'Donnell Taylor incorporates a fresh, positive
perspective toward daily tasks and challenges that are especially relevant to
single moms: paying the bills, redefining the meaning of family and home, creating
happy new memories for herself and her children, and feeling overwhelmed at times.