Through this insightful workbook, couples will explore major remarriage issues, develop open communication, and affirm their decision to remarry. An ideal resource book for ministers, counselors, couples' study groups, and individual couples.Publishers Description
Norman Wright's bestselling Before You Remarry has a dynamic new cover and has been updated to appeal to today's couples.
Drawing from the latest findings on adjustments in second marriages, well-known marriage and family counselor H. Norman Wright shares steps couples can take to make their marriages fulfilling and successful. Before You Remarry helps readers--
- make sure they're ready for a new marriage
- discover the essentials for successful remarriages
- openly communicate personal and family needs
- establish realistic expectations for roles, responsibilities, and decision-making
- handle common problems in remarriage: past and present in-laws, merged families, money, sexual issues
Through this insightful workbook, couples will explore major remarriage issues, develop open communication, and affirm their decision to remarry. An ideal resource book for ministers, counselors, couples' study groups, and individual couples.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.02" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.2"
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1999
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Availability 0 units.
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|Great Help As You Consider Remarrying Mar 19, 2007|
|Thinking about getting remarried? This book can help you sort through the issues and think clearly about the days ahead. Written by popular speaker and author Norm Wright, these pages hold your interest because they are readable and well-written. Wright is an expert on communication in marriage: here he turns his attention to helping you make wise decisions about marrying again.|
Dr. David Frisbie, author of Happily Remarried: *Making Decisions Together *Blending Families Successfully* Building a Love That Will Last. Dr. Frisbie is executive director of The Center for Marriage & Family Studies in Del Mar, California and has written numerous articles and eight books, including Making a Marriage: 7 Essentials for a Strong Relationship
|Before You Remarry: A Guide to Successful Remarriage Jan 9, 2007|
|This is an excellent tool to use when counseling couples who have been married before. It gets them thinking about things that they might not otherwise address. We will use this book again and again!|
|You need this book! Sep 24, 2005|
|Excellent workbook equipping people with the skills to make their new marriage work if their first did not. I am not a counselor, but would recommend that any couple using this book, use it along with pre-marital counseling. Above all - be honest! An excellent tool.|
|will raise self-awareness - and misses vital points Aug 22, 2004|
|I have specialized in providing professional education and therapy to divorced, courting, and re/wedded couples since 1981. I am (a) 66, (b) a stepgrandson, stepson, and ex-stepfather and stepbrother, (c) an invited Board member of the Stepfamily Association of America, (d) a contributing editor to 'Your Stepfamily Online,' and (e) the author of six personal-growth and family-relations books.|
I recommend this booklet to readers who (a) are comfortable with Biblical references, (b) want to raise their and their partner's self-awareness of basic marital factors, (c) were raised in a high-nurturance (vs. "dysfunctional") family, and (d) do not have potential stepchildren to consider. Other readers will not find practical illumination and advice on these essential points:
1) why and how to assess and reduce co-parents' psychological wounds from childhood (vs. divorce). Most divorced and stepfamily adults appear to be significantly wounded - and don't (want to) know it;
2) the origin and impacts of blocked grief in adults and kids, and how to spot and reduce it.
3) partner unawareness of - and/or indiference to - five key topics: (a) normal personality formation, composition, and function; (b) keys to high-nurturance families and relationships, (c) effective communication skills, (d) healthy 3-level grief, and (e) stepfamily realities, norms, implications, and hazards. And...
4) the implications of little effective stepfamily help (i.e. courtship coaching, co-parenting classes, informed counseling, and co-parent support groups) available in most communities and the media.
In my clinical experience, these factors will often promote needy, love-dazed courting co-parents to commit to the wrong people (wounded, unaware partners, ex-mates, and stepkids), for the wrong reasons, at the wrong time. Then the factors inhibit mates from identifying and resolving core personal, role, and relationship problems, despite well-meant advice like Mr. Wright's. See this for more detail:
For more perspective on these essentials, see "The Remarriage Book," by Peter Gerlach, MSW. (Xlibris.com, 2002)
|Be Warned: Religious Fundamentalism Aug 21, 2003|
|I opened up this book expecting a nice discussion of the issues facing people who remarry. Instead, I found biblical quotes and religious dogma passing itself off as "couples counseling". I consider myself a Christian, but I think some of the information in this book harkens back to the middle ages (or at least the 1950's!) Here's a sample question from the book: "What one word summarizes a wife's responsibility to her husband? Compare with 1 Peter 3:1" Curiously, the book does not ask what word summarizes a husband's responsibility to his wife. The chapter on sex is ridiculous in that it assumes that you and your partner have never been intimate with one another (I don't know, maybe you haven't been intimate). In any event, I think the book might be appropriate for 2 born-again Christians who are remarrying. But for the rest of the world, this book might not be very helpful.|
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