ScreamFree Marriage

Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100023525
Released: Feb 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307712615
Narrator/s: Hal Edward Runkel
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

Through the best-selling ScreamFree Parenting, Hal Runkel showed thousands of parents how keeping their cool can revolutionize their family life. In his groundbreaking new book, ScreamFree Marriage, Runkel now shows couples how learning to stay calm, in the face of common marital conflicts, is the key to creating and enjoying a deep, lifelong connection. Every committed couple strives to hold on to the marriage they envisioned back when they first said "I do"-before the end of the honeymoon phase, before kids, mortgages, health crises, and all life's inescapable issues. But the truth is this: conflict is unavoidable-it's impossible for two people to see every single thing, face every issue, and experience every situation in exactly the same way. What results are couples "screaming" at each other-sometimes literally yelling out loud, sometimes shutting themselves down and shutting their partners out, and sometimes avoiding the issue altogether-none of which leads to the passionate, intimate connection we all crave. In ScreamFree Marriage, Hal introduces some radical new concepts about marriage, teaching couples how to embrace this inevitable conflict as a profound vehicle for strengthening a marriage. Rather than just a source of pain and disagreement, these "Fires of Commitment," as Hal describes them, can actually be the exact experience needed to grow couples into new levels of maturity and intimacy. By simply learning the ScreamFree formula of Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer, you too can cross through these fires and end up with a closer and more passionate marriage than ever before. Using accessible anecdotes and the disarming humor that readers have come to love, Runkel disproves prevailing marital wisdom, puts couples on a path to "intimate independence" and reveals a whole new, fresh approach to marriage.

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Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2011

Professional reviews

"This outstanding primer on how to be a grown-up in your marriage relies on familiar principles and breezy writing to explain how couples can overcome the common marital challenges of sex, affection, housework, children, money, in-laws, and more. The key to resolving nagging conflicts is to get some distance from the heat of your emotions, so you can express yourself without "screaming." The principal author, a marriage counselor, narrates this guide with professional-sounding skills and a charming optimistic tone. His upbeat delivery has hidden magic that makes these insights empowering and the many suggestions inviting. This sophisticated guide will captivate listeners with its authentic narratives, accessible tools, and, most of all, appealing vocal personality. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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