His Needs, Her Needs for Parents: Keeping Romance Alive
If marriage and parenting leave you feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Most couples feel the way you do after children arrive. But don’t let the care you give your children prevent you from caring for each other. Instead, keep your marriage healthy–and your children happy–by making your spouse your top priority.
Dr. Willard Harley gives you the tools you need to meet two important goals: staying in love and helping your children thrive. He offers expert advice on things like:
- romance as essential in marriage
- meeting intimate emotional needs
- agreeing on values and child-training methods
- finding time for everything that
- dividing household tasks fairly
- and much more
The pressures of parenthood don’t have to take a toll on your relationship. You can have it all–happy children and a thriving marriage.
I’ve really been enjoying my copy of His Needs, Her Needs for Parents. Now approaching our 6th anniversary it’s easy to get caught up as parents in being so busy caught up in taking care of our children’s needs (which are never ending!!). I do feel that we still have a good relationship, but at times I know that I have felt it is easy to just worry about the kids and myself and not think about the things my husband might be needing. This book had really great suggestions for recreating your falling in love stage and also helping me to understand that my husband comes before my children, as is best for my kids! The book does talk about including your children into your lives and relationships, though, and especially making time for meaningful family time! His Needs, Her Needs for Parents: Keeping Romance Alive retails for $13.99.
The Family, 3rd Edition: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home
Covering every issue that affects family life–marriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and family life in modern society–The Family is a proven comprehensive resource for studying this most established of human institutions. This important studyÂ isÂ already well known among college and seminary faculty, pastors, and Christian counselors. It isÂ widely used in sociology, marriage, and family classes around the country. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout to include the results of current research and contemporary trends.
The authors encourage readers to dig deep into Scripture, ever mindful of context, in order to develop a theological basis for family relationships. In considering the meaning of human relationships and family life, the Balswicks are concerned to integrate a biblically based perspective with insights gained from psychological and sociological studies. When dealing with the scriptural texts, however, they avoid the common tendency to gather unconnected passages in order to prove a point. Instead, they explore the implications of four central themes found throughout the Bible: covenant, grace, empowering, and intimacy.
I received a copy of The Family, 3rd Edition to review. This book came across very technical and textbook like. It was really hard for me to focus on as a busy mom that doesn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to reading. I started by reading the book from page one but ended up flipping through to read and learn from categories that were of interest to me and that worked better for me. The Family, 3rd Edition retails for $26.99.
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