Secrets to Lasting Love
By Michael Smalley, M.A.
Do you want to move from a superficial to an "ultimate," deep level of intimacy and a lasting and loving relationship with your mate? If so, Secrets to Lasting Love shares with you three key skills every person must master if they truly desire a close and intimate relationship with their mate. Three skills to change your relationship forever!
Couples in conflict or disharmony typically believe they have a long and tough road ahead of them if they are to turn their relationship into a healthy one. This could not be farther from the truth. These three skills, if applied in your mariage, can immediately turn your relationship around!
First and foremost is honor - respecting your spouse for all of his or her individual qualities as well as differences from you; next is communication - speaking to one another in a way that moves conversations and conflict into deeper realms of understanding; and, last, constant renewal - recharging your spouse emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
These skills are not natural, which is why you need to learn them and apply them to your life. Once these skills are successfully applied to your relationship, you are able to move into the deepest level of intimacy (the fifth level, which is the last of five levels to intimacy and the book has a test to see where your relationship is in comparison to the Five Levels of Intimacy).
If you decide to apply the principles in Secrets to Lasting Love, you will find yourself on a path to discovering deepening levels of intimacy. Learning to open up to one another, breaking through communication barriers, strengthening commitment, and being able to reach your spouse's heart and spirit are just a few of the benefits of Dr. Smalley's research and teaching.
If you want to build a bond that can withstand the inevitable highs and lows of marriage and move them into ever deeper levels of intimacy, the skills of honor, communication, and renewal will inspire you to reach the utmost for your relationship!
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