10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage

10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage
Author: David and Claudia Arp
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2010-08-10
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310871224

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Small groups of couples can learn important skills and revitalize their marriages with this fun and unique approach. "You will love growing together while going out together."-John GrayAuthor of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Remember back to your dating days—the excitement you felt? Now you can reclaim that same spark, connection, and creativity in your marriage through ten intentional, memory-making dates. This proven approach to relationship growth is low-key, purposeful, effective, easy, and fun , and will help you * Communicate better* Put the sizzle back in sex* Process anger and resolve conflicts* Develop spiritual intimacy* Appreciate your differences* Balance busy lifestyles* And much more!Enjoy your dates alone as a couple or start your own 10 Great Dates group in your church or community. You probably already know 5-6 couples who could benefit from time-out to build their marriage and enrich their relationship with 10 Great Dates. See 10 Great Dates DVD Curriculum for everything you need to lead this effective, husband-friendly and fun program.

10 Great Dates Before You Say I Do

10 Great Dates Before You Say  I Do
Author: David and Claudia Arp,Curt Brown,Natelle Brown
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009-08-19
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310316121

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10 Fun, Innovative Relationship-Building Dates for Seriously Dating and Engaged Couples! 10 Great Dates Before You Say "I Do" combines the best of marriage preparation research with a fun, easy-to-follow format. Couples will love growing together while going out together: Share your hopes and dreams Appreciate your differences Communicate and connect Develop spiritual intimacy Evaluate your relationship Celebrate romance And more!

10 Great Dates

10 Great Dates
Author: Peter Larson,Heather Larson,David Arp,Claudia Arp
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-09-15
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781441262967

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Finally, a Way to Connect Spiritually That You'll BOTH Enjoy! While juggling the kids, work, church, and community commitments, are you and your spouse finding time to connect? When was the last time you had a good talk about faith or did a devotional together? To help you jump-start deeper connections, four marriage experts have come up with 10 creative date ideas, each centered on a spiritual theme, including · Appreciating your differences · Experiencing God together · Facing the storms of life · Connecting through prayer With the planning taken care of--including flexible suggestions for before, during, and after the date--you and your spouse can simply enjoy the time sharing what's important in life. Download a free leader's guide for small groups at 10greatdates.org. "Finally, here is a book that helps couples connect spiritually, and all in the fun format of Great Dates. I highly recommend this book for couples, small groups, and churches who want to strengthen and build godly marriages."--Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The 5 Love Languages "This book goes beyond spending time together. It offers guidance on deepening an emotional and spiritual bond. Each exercise provides insight and opportunities to authentically know and be known in new ways, bringing honor to one another and glory to God."--Gayle DiMartino, marriage ministry director, Willow Creek Community Church "This book is both practical and fun. It gives couples tangible ways to grow together spiritually all in the fun, guilt-free format of great dates. The Larsons and Arps have done the work. All you need to do is carve out time for your 10 Great Dates!"--Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships "Don't settle for an individual faith walk when connecting spiritually as a couple could transform your marriage. This book provides an effective road map for couples who want to journey together."--Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, #1 New York Times authors of The Good Fight "This wonderfully written book takes what often is an elusive and mysterious discipline for couples and provides 10 life-building opportunities to move past the mundane of life and get to what really matters. Experience it!"--Ron L. Deal, author of The Smart Stepfamily and coauthor of The Remarriage Checkup "Few things possess the potential to add to the overall satisfaction and meaning of marriage like really connecting spiritually. The Larsons and the Arps do an amazing job of gracefully and playfully helping us walk together toward fulfilling our deepest longings and desires."--Robert Paul, co-president, National Institute of Marriage "With its focus on spiritual intimacy, this book is a refreshing change from the standard marriage materials on emotional and physical connection. The Larsons and Arps have provided us with an amazing resource."--Shawn Stoever, PhD, senior director, WinShape Foundation "This book will refresh your marriage. You can't beat the life-changing content, 10 meaningful dates, and the wisdom of some of America's finest marriage experts."--Jim and Cathy Burns, authors of Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together; speakers at Creating an Intimate Marriage seminars

10 Great Dates for Empty Nesters

10 Great Dates for Empty Nesters
Author: David and Claudia Arp
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009-08-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310865636

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A simple dating plan that is sure to revive romance and rejuvenate the fun quotient in your empty-nest marriage. It's just the two of you again, and it's time to renew your relationship. You can reconnect and reclaim that same spark, excitement, and creativity you experienced before you had kids through ten innovative, fun dates guaranteed to spice up your marriage. Specially crafted for empty-nesters, these dates are based on marriage-enriching themes, such as: Becoming a couple again Rediscovering intimate talk Revitalizing your love life Growing together spiritually Relating to adult children Becoming best friends "10 Great Dates for Empty Nesters will fill your empty nest with fun, friendship, and romance. It is refreshing to read a book about marriage written by people who don't just believe in marriage but actually understand how it works." --John Gray, Author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Little Book of Great Dates

Little Book of Great Dates
Author: Greg Smalley,Erin Smalley
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2013-09-20
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781624051852

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The Little Book of Great Dates will help build romance and fun into any marriage with its creative ideas for a year’s worth of weekly affordable dates. This book—a simpler, gift version of Focus on the Family’s The Date Night Challenge campaign—will help couples to proactively and intentionally build their relationship, showing how everyday activities can become “dates” that strengthen the marriage relationship. It includes plans for special-occasion dates, such as the couple’s anniversaries (first date, engagement, wedding), birthdays, etc. Couples can get to know each other better by sharing fun times and discover dating again in their marriage with this great little book of ideas!

Date Your Wife

Date Your Wife
Author: Justin Buzzard
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2012-06-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781433531385

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An Intensely Practical Guide for Husbands Looking to Strengthen, Save, or Spice up Their Marriage Most men don't know how to date their wives. They did it before, but they've forgotten how, or they're trying but it just doesn't seem to be working. Justin Buzzard helps men re-learn this all-important skill from a position of security in the gospel of grace. As a father of three boys and husband, Justin offers guys a helping hand, good news, and wise counsel, along with: 100 practical ideas for how to date your wife Action steps at the end of each chapter Personal stories and real-life examples All types of marriages—good ones, mediocre ones, and bad ones—will experience a jumpstart as a result of hearing, believing, and living the message of Date Your Wife.

The Second Half of Marriage

The Second Half of Marriage
Author: David and Claudia Arp
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2010-10-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310863939

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Your children are gone or leaving soon. It's time to focus once again on your own future and especially on your marriage. What's in store for the second half? David and Claudia Arp provide answers and practical help in this groundbreaking book. Drawing on their national survey of hundreds of "second-half" couples, the Arps reveal eight marital challenges every long-term marriage faces, and they offer strategies and exercises for meeting each of them. The Second Half of Marriage will challenge you to create a vision for the rest of your life together -- and inspire you to make that vision a reality.

Growing Together As a Couple

Growing Together As a Couple
Author: Brian Brodersen,Cheryl Brodersen
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2012-02-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780736941969

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In their 30 years of shared ministry and marriage, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa pastor Brian Brodersen and his wife, speaker and author Cheryl Brodersen, watched many couples struggle to build a lasting, fulfilling relationship. With the desire to understand God's path for their union, the Brodersens' turned to the Bible and learned how to view and experience marriage as an incredible gift from God. Now they share the ten essential "E" principles they discovered, showing readers how to: Entrust the relationship to God Eliminate unhealthy expectations Encourage one another Enlighten with spiritual truth Energize the relationship Endure by standing together in faith In this biblical and practical resource, newlyweds and longtime married couples will embrace the wholeness of God's plan for them to have the very best human love experience possible.