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Explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being. Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"--the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic The Blessing, coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to be a blessing as well as how to insure that your parents, spouse, and children all feel the security of family approval. The Blessing powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well-being into others based on these five essential elements: Meaningful touch A spoken message Attaching high value Picturing a special future An active commitment No matter the age, the approval of our parents affects how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. So what if we've missed it? The final chapters explain what happens to children who do and how they can learn to live apart from the blessing.
Gary and Greg Smalley are psychologists as well as father and son. They share insights from their relationship as well as their experience with their clients. They teach parents how to create a loving, respectful, and nurturing relationship with teenagers. Topics include offering loving discipline, handling the family car, dating, and letting go as teens reach adulthood.
Out of your heart flow your words and actions. Change your heart, and you'll change your life. According to best-selling author Dr. Gary Smalley, nobody has to live by the destructive subtle lies or believe the distortions of truth this world holds out to us. There are steps, strategies, and beliefs people can bring to their lives to either totally transform them or quietly improve them-and it all starts with hiding God's Word in their hearts. Hiding God's Word in his heart radically changed the life of Smalley himself, and he is seeing it revolutionize the lives of people around him as well-from lust, materialism, selfishness, anger, stress, overeating, anxiety, and guilt, just to name a few. No matter a person's age, experiences, or previous patterns, this book will guide readers to the whys and hows of orchestrating their beliefs to forever change their lives and relationships.
HAVE YOU EVER FELT AS IF YOU'RE . . . Repeating the Same Mistakes in Your Relationships? Dr. Gary Smalley tells you the whys and hows of relationships. His insights are based on five years of relational research showing amazing results: a more than 90 percent success rate in resolving conflict and a 72 percent increase in relationship satisfaction.
In I Promise, America's foremost marriage expert comes to a startling new conclusion: Great marriages are built on a foundation of trust, not behavioral skills. So, it's not enough to learn your partner's love language, become proficient in conflict resolution, learn to control your emotions and even become an expert in the bedroom. If your spouse does not feel safe enough to open up his or her heart without fear of being judged, criticized, blamed, or rejected, nothing you do will be effective. It's only when couples feel emotionally "safe" that they can truly become one, as God intended. Based on 10 years of research, Dr. Gary Smalley shares five heartfelt promises you can make to your mate that are guaranteed to build trust and help your spouse become the true soulmate, lover and friend you desire.
In this video-based small group study, Gary Smalley uses humor, practical insights, years of research, and biblical principles to reveal 5 key commitments that will determine the destiny of your marriage. Session One: Security: The Secret to a Great Marriage Session Two: Promise to Conform My Beliefs to God's Truths Session Three: I Promise to Be Filled by God Session Four: I Promise to Find God's Best in Every Trial Session Five: Promise to Listen and Communicate with Love Session Six: Promise to Serve You All the Days of My Life Also Includes: Promise Marriage Constitution Read the Book! To maximize the impact of this video-based study, be sure to read Gary Smalley's book, I Promise. A synchronized reading and discussion plan is included in each session of the study.
In this child-rearing classic, Gary Smalley cuts to the relational heart of parenting to show readers proven methods that can spell the difference between an angry, rebellious, distant child and a happy, cooperative one.
In this practical book, family counselor and best-selling author Gary Smalley, with John Trent, reveals a simple yet profound plan for a marriage of depth, warmth, and excitement. Guide your marriage for a lifetime by learning how to make your spouse feel truly honored, keep courtship alive, rebuild trust, and become best friends with your family. According to Smalley, good marriages are no accident. And deciding to love--in the practical ways outlined here--can result in relationships that are tougher than tough times.
In this practical book, family counselor and best-selling author Gary Smalley, with John Trent, reveals a simple yet profound plan for a marriage of depth, warmth, and excitement. Guide your marriage for a lifetime by learning how to make your spouse feel truly honored, keep courtship alive, rebuild trust, and become best friends with your family. According to Smalley, good marriages are no accident. And deciding to love-in the practical ways outlined here-can result in relationships that are tougher than tough times.
For years Gary Smalley has helped millions of couples throughout North America enrich their relationships and deepen their bonds of love and companionship. In this extraordinary book, he shows you how to stay in love through all the stages of life. From first attraction to lifelong commitment, Gary's proven techniques and practical advice show you how to pursue and keep the love you want, and how to energize your relationship with enduring, passion-filled love. In this book you'll learn how to: Understand and use love's best-kept secret Deal with the number one enemy of loveTurn headaches into more loveIncrease your energy to keep lovingFind the power to keep on loving your spouseUse normal conflicts as doorways to intimacy Read a woman's built-in marriage manual twelve waysDivorce-proof your marriage Develop the five vital signs of a healthy marriageRespond to your partner's number one requestFind the powerful secret to great loveBring out the best in your maddening mate With humor, empathy, and insight, Gary Smalley inspires you to fall in love with life and enjoy the deep satisfaction of a lifelong love. Down-to-earth examples, touching personal experiences, and inspiring spiritual principles will motivate you to bring about positive changes in your marriage-whether or not your mate is a willing participant. You'll learn how to tap resources at hand to help you follow through with your journey-and make your love last forever.
Gary Smalley & Kari Smalley Gibson share the charming story of Mooki, a beaver orphan who's heartbroken by teasing until he learns children make fun of others because they have an "owie" in their own hearts. After you've read Mooki's Secret, ask your child: * How did Mooki feel when his secret was discovered? * What did Mooki do when he was teased about his teeth? * Did you ever feel had after someone teased you? * How did Suzzi's family encourage Mooki ? * What good things did Mooki learn about himself? * What good things have you learned about yourself? Point out to your child that the Chomper family helped Mooki see that his teeth were good and special. Their warm acceptance and encouragement helped Mooki get past the painful stage of feeling strange, different, and ashamed. We can encourage our children in similar ways. It is so important for you to help your child understand that we all experience painful things. Instead of dwelling on the pain, we can teach our children to trust God. Because of God's unfailing love and grace for His children, He ultimately transforms each painful experience into something that benefits us. As Christians we can have the security of knowing that God will never renege on his promise to make all things work together for good. He never leaves or forsakes us, but promises to give us grace sufficient to meet each trial. Even a young child can understand that God will always be there for us. Explain that there is never a time limit to God's perfect plan for us. He may bring joy in a day, or it may take several years. We may never fully understand why we experience some painful events, but we can completely trust God to bring us joy through it all. One of the most special gifts a parent can give a child is the example of calm trust in our loving and faithful God. You may also wish to explore these Scriptures with your child: Romans 8:28; Isaiah 61:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; James 1:2; and Hebrews 12:9-11. You can read more about finding joy through pain in thebook Joy That Lasts. Picture descriptions present.
Prepare Yourself for Lasting Love. You've searched a lifetime for that special person, but how can you be absolutely certain that you've found "The One"? And more important, how can you hold on to that love for the rest of your life?More Than a Match explores the "compatibility factor," demystifying the science behind matchmaking and giving you the tools you need to find the love you want. You'll learn how to apply the specifics of good compatibility to a prospective date or mate, as well as how to break things off when you find yourself in the wrong relationship.But since great relationships aren't built on compatibility alone, marriage experts Michael and Amy Smalley also delve into the "forever factor," giving you the skills you need to turn your romance into a lifelong love affair. You'll learn how to deal with conflict, how to develop a healthy sex life, and how to recover when you inevitably hurt one another.Fantastic marriages begin long before the exchange of the rings; they start when two people in search of love commit themselves to learning to how to love well...and forever. Because finding and keeping the love of your life is about much More Than a Match.
The 5 volume Redemption Series is set in Bloomington, Indiana. The series follows the lives of John and Elizabeth Baxter and their five adult children, each of whom is trying to find his or her way in life--sometimes with God, sometimes without. The series will follow the paths of pain and pleasure, tragedy and tears that take place in the lives of Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke. The Baxters, their spouses, and friends experience the same struggles each of us faces--the longing for lasting love, the hurt of broken relationships, the fear of the unknown, questions about the future, the sorrow of loss, and the joy of restored relationships. Over time you'll come to know the Baxter family as if they were your neighbors or members of your own family. The Redemption Series illustrates the relational teachings of Gary Smalley in a way that is changing lives across the world. In the opening Book, Redemption, when Kari Baxter Jacobs finds out that her college professor husband Tim is involved in an adulterous relationship with college student Angela Manning and wants a divorce, she decides she will love him and remain faithful to her marriage at all costs. This book shows how God can redeem seemingly hopeless relationships, and it illustrates one of Gary Smalley's key messages: Love is a decision.
This latest release in the Redemption series reunites readers with the continuing saga of the Baxter family. Brooke Baxter has achieved everything this world has to offer--a prestigious career, a beautiful home, and two wonderful children. Her recent return to her faith is an encouragement to her family. But if she faces tremendous loss, can her fledgling faith and her rocky marriage survive?
Convinced she could make it on her own, Ashley Baxter has kept the most important people in her life at a distance--her family, the man who loves her, and the God she is sure can never forgive her. Now, just as she begins to open her heart, the events of September 11 rip into Ashley's world and she is led to heartbreaking and hope-filled decisions that will forever change her life. This story vividly illustrates that we must value others more that ourselves, and it drives home one of Gary Smalley's key messages: Honor one another.
This touching novel reunites readers with the Baxter family and focuses on the only Baxter son, Luke. He is determined to leave his faith and his past behind and embrace a new, free-thinking future. But what he doesn't realize is that his past holds a secret even he doesn't know. When Luke finds out, his comfortable new life is turned upside down, and he must turn back to his roots.
This touching story allows us to see into the lives of the Baxter family as Erin and Sam attempt to adopt a child. As the family looks forward to a heartwarming reunion they find out that Mr. and Mrs. Baxter have a secret that could change their lives forever.
Animals teach personality traits and how to respect individuals for who they are. The four animals in this story came out of the personality section we teach in our "Love Is a Decision" seminars, based on our book The Two Sides of Love. Not only do we want children to begin to learn the different personality characteristics, but it is also our deep desire to help parents begin to recognize and highly value even their very young children's unique, God-given bents. It was our good friend Chuck Swindoll who first pointed out to us how the familiar Proverb "Train up a child in the way he should go ..." should best be translated. The way it actually reads in Hebrew is "Train up a child according to his bent ...." We hope that by using four animals to describe the four basic personality types, we have helped you to see more clearly your child's "bent." And for you to help your child learn more about his own personality strengths, we've included a brief personality checklist for the two of you to do together. Limited picture descriptions present.
He's walked out and she still wants him back. Thousands of discouraged and hurting women ask, "Is there anything I can do to win my husband back?" Though there are plenty of books on divorce, few talk about what it takes to initiate a reconciliation. Gary Smalley and Dr. Greg Smalley offer women a biblically based strategy for winning back their mate. Included is an appendix of additional resources on organizations, counseling centers, video series, and books that have proven particularly helpful in this situation. Full of practical advice and realistic encouragement, Winning Your Husband Back can help heal a marriage. And whether the marriage is healed or not, the ideas will also help readers become responsible for their own choices and draw nearer to God.
Each year more than five-million couples separate in the United States and almost 1.2 million more couples divorce. While there are numerous books designed for the spouse who wants to separate or divorce, there are few resources for those who want to reconcile the relationship. This book is written specifically for the man whose wife has walked out on him and wants to win her back. It includes step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions and advice. Real-life examples offer insight into how other men won their wives back and a workbook section helps men develop a personalized game plan for their individual situations. Winning Your Wife Back Before It's Too Late offers simple steps that God can use to restore hope and make a positive difference in a marriage relationship.
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