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Help Me Improve Chapt. 2 of What One Person Can Do to Fix Their Marriage

CHAPTER 2

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Help Me Make This Book Better, and in return, receive 2 gifts!

This is the 3rd installment of a new book I'm writing for people who need marriage help. The contents will work equally well for all relationships, so even if you are single, or have a great marriage, you can still benefit from the book, will understand it, and can advise me with your reaction and questions.

In the book, I share the same New Testament principles and skills that I've taught for over 30 years to the many individual clients and couples who seek my help alone to save their marriages. Yes, I continue to provide personal Christian life-skills coaching for people (many have been asking

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Free Access to Chapt. 1 of My New Marriage Book

CHAPTER 1

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I Need Your Advice On Improving the Manuscript

As I shared with you in mid-October, I’m writing a new book for individuals who need marriage help but whose spouses are reluctant to work on improving the relationship. In the book, I share the same biblical principles and skills that I have taught for over 20 years to the many individual clients who sought my help alone to save their marriages.

Regardless of your relationship situation, while the book is focused on improving marriages, the contents will work equally well for all relationships, so even if you are single, or have a great marriage, you can still benefit from the book, will understand it, and can advise me

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Coping When Your Spouse or Partner Leaves You

Losing a spouse to death or divorce is a terrible experience. Both produce a flood of emotions; often a sense of guilt and/or failure; and difficulty thinking clearly and making decisions.

Here are some suggestions for coping with the loss when a partner leaves the relationship:

GO TO GOD FOR GUIDANCE. He knows you and your spouse well, and what you both need. Ask what you need to do, and what, if anything, you can do for your partner. Realize that if the person has left the relationship, it may not be possible to convince them to return. Consider seeking guidance from clergy or a spiritual director.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. Seek support from family and friends. Talking with trusted …

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Made to be Like God: The Five Dimensions He Gave Us #2

Our Intellectual Dimension

In the first post of this series, I described how God made us with five dimensions and described the first, and most important one, our spiritual dimension. The second most important is our intellectual dimension, because how we live is based on our beliefs and thinking. Our emotions are created from what our belief system tells us we are to feel at any instant, even though we are rarely aware of that thought process. How we love and relate with others is grounded in our beliefs. And, our beliefs and rules for living determine in large part our physical health and well-being.

Here are the God-designed principles of our intellectual dimension:

  • Knowing God’s absolute truth and reality.
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