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"Thriving Marriages"
by John Yzaguirre, Ph.D. and Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, M.Div.
An inspirational and practical guide to enrich your marriage or to prepare for marriage. This book is being used also as a year-long curriculum for couples' formation and fellowship. Great resource for couples of all ages.

"From Base Camp to the Summit: Your marriage is a spiritual journey"
by Michael Hyland, AuthorHouse, 2011.
About the author: Michael and his wife Frances are regular presenters of the Retrouvaille program.
Part 1: Demonstrates in a clear and precise way how poor communication can lead to an empoverished relationship.
Part 2: The author discusses different aspects of relationship dynamics and suggests ways in which you can begin to turn the tide of a troubled relationship.
This book is available directly from the publisher or from Amazon.

"100 Hints: How to Stay Married for Life: Insights From Those Married 50 Years or More!"
by Bill Morelan, Honor Books, 1996.
A collection of stories from those who are living happily ever after.

"The 100 Best Ways to Stay Together"
by Ben White, Dell Publishing Co., 1998.
A selection of short, whimsical tips in a 76-page paperback.

"Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love"
by Howard Markman and Scott Stanley, Jossey-Bass Publishing, 1996.
Based on 20 years of marriage research, this book outlines how to create a strong marriage by learning healthy communication techniques.

"The Heart of Commitment"
by Scott Stanley, Thomas Nelson, 1998.
This book by the co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver focuses on creating a commitment-based marriage.

"We Can Work It Out:
How to Solve Conflicts, Save Your Marriage and Strengthen Your Love for Each Other"

by Clifford Notarius and Howard Markman, Perigee, 1994.
An easy-to-use handbook for successful relationships.

"Love, Honor & Negotiate: Making Your Marriage Work"
by Betty Carter and Joan Peters, Pocket Books, 1996.
How to renegotiate your marriage contract and deal with practical as well as emotional changes that occur throughout your marriage.

"Marriage Savers: Helping Your Friends and Family Avoid Divorce"
by Michael J. McManus, Zondervan Publishing House, 1995.
Whether applied in premarital counselling or used to strengthen an existing marriage, this book offers practical guidelines on creating a spiritually based commitment to a lifetime marriage.

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