50% of marriages in the United States
end in painful divorce. Most young
married couples start out deeply in
love. Eventually, after years of emotional
ups and downs, financial worries,
in-law disputes, changing physical
appearances, love turns to anger,
despair, sorrow, and separation. Hearts
of innocent children are broken and
scarred as their only source of stability
in an unstable world collapses.
What about the people who don't divorce?
Many of them merely tolerate each
other, living lives of quiet desperation
But there are couples who are happily
married and are involved in vital
and life-enriching relationships.
What are their secrets?
Dr. Brent Barlow,
one of the world's most respected
researchers in relationships and marriage,
studied thousands of these happily
married couples. The Neuropsychology
is the result of this in-depth multi-year
study. What Dr. Barlow learned and
what he reveals in this life-changing
program is profound. If you're recently
engaged and want you and your future
spouse to start out with a proven
foundation that can ensure years of
untold happiness and joy, this program
is for you.
you've been married for awhile and
your marriage has lost its vitality
and glow, this program will help you
and your spouse get it back.
you're already happily married, Successful
Marriage will make it even better.
Marriage is more that just a program
you sit down and listen to. It encourages
you and your spouse to participate—with
exercises and real-life dramatizations.
It can be used again and again to help
reaffirm the love and commitment between
you and your spouse. You and your spouse
will learn how to stay lovingly committed
to each other. . .to express love, caring,
and much more.
Fourteen life-changing audio sessions
and a digital
progress guide and journal. for $89 available for instant download.
the Flame of Romance Burning Forever
Dr. Barlow discovered ten principles
or keys that the happy marriages
had in common. He found one foundational
key. He learned that happily married
couples share a mutual positive
"vision" of their marriage.
Simply defined, "vision"
is a mental image of a desired
present and future state. This
vision is held together by love
and shared by communication by
both spouses. With Successful
Marriage you and your spouse
will learn to create a vivid mental
image of exactly how you want
your marriage to be. This vision—built
upon the happiness keys of people
are successfully married—will
give both of you the strength
to pull together no matter what
obstacles get in your way. This
shared vision will guide your
relationship so that your love
for each other grows and magnifies
while your individual selves evolve
and grow together.
Take the first step toward keeping
or recapturing those "newlywed
feelings" today. Order Successful
Commitment: Enriching Your Marriage
Through Trust and Loyalty.
The tools for understanding and measuring
your commitment to each other.
comprehensive audio CD sessions
with a step-by step digital progress
Heart to Hearth: The Power of
a Successful Marriage.
Background on marriage today—dispels
the myths and shows the benefits
of a successful marriage.
2. The Model Marriage:
The 10 Characteristics of the
Successfully Married Couple.
Helps you identifies the strengths
and weaknesses of your marriage.
3. The Vision You
Hold of Your Marriage: The New
Psychology of Staying Married
and Enjoying It. The
three characteristics of successful
caring, and communication—and
how to create a vision of what
your marriage can be.
Caring: How to Expand Your Capacity
to Love and Be Loved. The
seven characteristics of a loving
person and what caring really
6. Communication: Building Bridges
and Not Walls. Defines
effective communication and teaches
you how to communicate—verbally
and non-verbally— with and
to your spouse.
Change: How to Grow Together.
. . Not Apart. The
tools you need to identify and
accept how change affects your
Cohesion: Building Bonds That
See You Through the Tough Times.
an emotional bond to your marriage
while still maintaining an emotional
Cooperation: The Power of Shared
for making wise decisions together
in your marriage.
Constructive Conflict: How to
Live With Each Other's Differences.
four keys to conflict resolution
and why conflict is common in
even the best relationships.
Caressing: Intimacy Means More
Than Sex. The
real meaning of intimacy, myths
about sexuality, how wives and
husbands differ in their perceptions,
and how to fulfill each other's
12. Cash: Money
Matters in Your Marriage. How
to manage money in the context
of a positive marriage relationship.
Clan: How to Keep In-Laws From
Becoming Outlaws. Successful
strategies of managing even the
most difficult in-law relationships.
14. Your Golden
Anniversary: A Vision of Hope,
A Time of Reflection. Plan
your 50th wedding anniversary
now. How do you want to feel about
each other when the day arrives.
Barlow is a clinical member of
the American Association for Marriage
and Family Therapy and a member
of the National Council on Family
Relations. He was the first to
teach a credit course in marriage
enrichment at a college or university
in the United States. He has published
many books on and about marriage
including What Wives Expect
of Husbands, What Husbands
Expect of Wives, Twelve
Traps in Today's Marriage and
How to Avoid Them. Dr. Barlow
is an Associate Professor of Marriage,
Family and Human Development at
Brigham Young University.