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Welcome to the Better Marriages store!

Whether you're shopping for yourself, your spouse, your parents or your adult children, we hope you'll find what you're looking for to develop a strong, healthy, mutually-satisfying relationship.

Find a wedding gift, an anniversary gift or a "just because" gift right here!

Featured Items:

How to Use Conflict to Bring You Closer

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Practical insight and hands-on exercises in a workbook format to help you deal with conflict and anger in a way that strengthens your relationship. Includes 11 lessons, each with a written exercise. This is an excellent resource for individual couples as well as couple groups.

You can also find this as a hard copy in the "How-To-Manual" section of the store.



Price: $10.95

Longing for Dad

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Caption: Father Loss and Its Impact

Written By: Beth Erickson

Published By: Health Communications, Inc.

Whether you lost your father through death or divorce, or you wished he would have said “I love you” instead of merely being a good provider, you may harbor unresolved hurt in your soul. This hurt – father hunger – masquerades as other symptoms du jour like low self-esteem, fear of intimacy, marital strife, poor work performance or addictions to food, sex or alcohol. Dr. Erickson shows you how to identify, validate and heal the pain surrounding father loss. By sharing compelling case studies of men and women and her own personal struggle to accept her father’s death, she guides you through the healing process. After reading the dialogues and completing action exercises, you will fill the hole in your soul and emerge from the journey at peace with yourself and your relationship with your father.


Price: $14.95

Get Going and Grow! An Eight-Month Curriculum for Marriage Enrichment Groups

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Guidelines and exercises for facilitating a new Marriage Enrichment Group. Eight months of "teach-out-of-the-box" plans. Permission is granted to copy exercises only.

 

You can also find this as a hard copy in the "How-To-Manual" section of the store.


 



Price: $10.95

Right Steps: Discovering a Better Marriage Workbook

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This self-guided marriage enrichment course for couples was developed by Better Marriages leader couples. The four sessions include getting the most out of your marriage, communicating for understanding, the creative resolution of anger and conflict, and maintaining closeness in relationships and looking forward to the future. When used with the Right Steps Leader Guide, this is an excellent resource for a couples group.

You can also find this as a hard copy in the "How-To-Manual" section of the store.



Price: $10.95

Marriage Isn't for Sissies

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Caption: 7 Simple Keys to Unlocking the Best Part of Your Life!

Written By: Beth Erickson

Published By: Marocom Publishing

In Marriage isn’t for Sissies, Dr. Beth Erickson provides a profound and practical guide to building a marriage designed to go the distance.  She illustrates her points by telling stories from her clients’ lives and her own. Dr. Beth takes couples’ worst enemies and shows readers how to combat them. She engages the reader in a dialogue with her throughout, as if they were sitting in her living room. She urges readers to have qualitatively different conversations with their spouses and with themselves and she shows them how Marriage isn’t for Sissies is therapy, support group, coaching and skills training in a book.


Price: $19.95

Right Steps: Discovering a Better Marriage Leaders' Manual

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Includes everything a leader needs to facilitate a couples group or class using Right Steps: Discovering a Better Marriage Workbook. Each couple in the group will need to order the Right Steps Workbook. Includes goals, handouts, schedules and detailed outlines for each session.

You can also find this as a hard copy in the "How-To-Manual" section of the store.



Price: $10.95

When the Relationship Needs a Vacation

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Written By: Dewayne and LaTasha Hudson

Dewayne and LaTasha detail their adventures in travel through the years and the lessons learned along the way. The Hudsons share the good, the bad and the ugly! The stories coupled with the exercises at the end of each chapter will help you facilitate discussion with each other and with your family and friends. A great resource for small groups, couples and singles.



Price: $15.95

Marriage Enrichment Groups- A Guide For Leaders

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David and Sarah Catron, Better Marriages. The Catrons detail in 27 pages all the steps necessary to get a chapter of Better Marriages up and running in your community, your congregation, or civic club. It includes practical information, which any group can use to get started. Call or write the Better Marriages office (see below) to order.

You can also find this as a hard copy in the "How-To-Manual" section of the store.



Price: $10.95

Rick and Jane Learn to Listen and Talk

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Caption: The First Step to Intimacy

Written By: Al and Autumn Ray

Published By: Marriage Team

Want to have a happier, healthier marriage? Learn how to function as a winning team! In Rick and Jane Learn to Listen and Talk, Al and Autumn Ray reveal practical skills that can transform your relationship. You'll discover the power of a dynamic play, how to create a common playbook and how to encourage your teammate to get back into the game.



Price: $14.95

Wonderful Wednesdays

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Caption: Fifty-Two Conversations for Couples

Written By: Eddie and Sylvia Robertson

Published By: Yawn's Publishing

Presented for you are fifty-two dialogue opportunities for the weeks of the year through the four seasons. The entries offer opportunities to explore and grow in your own marriage relationship. They focus on communication, creative use of inevitable conflict and commitment to growth in marriage. The skills used build upon each other through the year. The title "Wonderful Wednesdays" originated with intentional weekly events planned by the authors. Knee to knee is marriage enrichment speak for spouses turning face to face, taking hands and giving each other undivided attention.

 
The fifty-two conversations are quick to read and get you beyond the day-to-day of who will do what and when logistics, making it easy to share with each other and opening new doors to intimacy.


Price: $9.99

Intimacy and Desire

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Caption: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship

Written By: David Schnarch

Published By: Beaufort Books

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Schnarch, one of the foremost experts in the field of sex therapy, explains why couples in long-term relationships have sexual desire problems, regardless of how much they love each other or how well they communicate. Dr. Schnarch uses case studies of real couples he has counseled to demonstrate why normal struggles of self-development can be the cause of desire problems. Intimacy and Desire creates a roadmap for how a couple can transform marital conflict into a stronger relationship, personal growth and a source of new and powerful desire for each other. It provides simple but effective exercises to help couples become more intimate and take their sexuality to new, previously unexplored heights.



Price: $15.95

Wedding/Anniversary Gift

Say "Congratulations" to the soon-to-be married couple, the newlywed couple or the long-time married couple. Great as a wedding gift or anniversary gift! This lovely gift includes:

  • two copies of Right Steps: Discovering a Better Marriage Workbook. This self-guided marriage enrichment course for couples was developed by Better Marriages leader couples. The four sessions include getting the most out of your marriage, communicating for understanding, the creative resolution of anger and conflict, and maintaining closeness in relationships and looking forward to the future.
  • one copy of In-Laws/Out-Laws: Establishing Your Relationship as a Couple. Addresses establishing your own beliefs and behaviors as you work on becoming a true "we."

 

Gift-wrapped (includes card) and sent by priority mail.



Price: $35.00

Wedding/Anniversary Gift with Membership

Say "Congratulations" to the soon-to-be married couple, the newlywed couple or the long-time married couple. Great as a wedding gift or anniversary gift! This lovely gift includes:

  • two copies of Right Steps: Discovering a Better Marriage Workbook. This self-guided marriage enrichment course for couples was developed by Better Marriages leader couples. The four sessions include getting the most out of your marriage, communicating for understanding, the creative resolution of anger and conflict, and maintaining closeness in relationships and looking forward to the future.
  • one copy of In-Laws/Out-Laws: Establishing Your Relationship as a Couple. Addresses establishing your own beliefs and behaviors as you work on becoming a true "we."
  • a one-year membership in Better Marriages.

 

Gift-wrapped (includes card) and sent by priority mail.



Price: $65.00