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For when you need the facts not fear about what food, drinks, activities, and procedures you should avoid during each month of you...r pregnancy. Over the years, Dr. Elisabeth Aron has soothed the worries of many soon-to-be moms who have come to her with questions such as: ? Can I exercise during my first trimester? ? Is canned tuna safe to eat throughout my pregnancy? ? Do self-tanners contain chemicals I should be worried about? ? I have to fly for work during my second trimester. Is this safe? ? Is cookie-dough ice cream safe to eat? ? Can I wear an underwire bra during my pregnancy? ? I m six months pregnant. Is it alright for me to have a glycolic peel facial? ? Are peanuts safe to eat or will my baby develop a peanut allergy if I eat too many? ? There is a lot of chlorine in my health club s pool. Is that a good or bad thing? Pregnancy Do s and Don ts includes hundreds of entries on possible concerns from apple cider to zinc and everything in between. In each entry, Dr. Aron identifies the item, the possible cause for concern, and explains the bottom line whether it is something a woman should avoid completely, something to take a better-safe-than-sorry approach toward, or something that is perfectly fine. Read More

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Change the relationship you have into the one you want. Welcome to the Relationship Revolution! Making Marriage Simple is the acce...ssible, essential road map to building a strong marriage in the modern world. Bestselling authors Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt distill into ten essential truths what they ve learned about how to create a successful and satisfying relationship both from their decades of ?RandD? in the marriage lab of their workshops, and from their own relationship journey. In each chapter, Harville and Helen introduce a simple truth such as ?a frustration is a wish in disguise,? ?incompatibility is grounds for marriage,? or ?conflict is growth trying to happen? and then walk couples through easy yet effective exercises to help them apply each truth in real life, every day. Harville and Helen have spent their careers helping couples transform their marriages through research, workshops, and counseling. But marriage even for marriage experts is never easy, and a number of years ago they found themselves on the brink of divorce. Harville and Helen put themselves back through the exercises they d coached so many other couples through, saving their marriage and helping them achieve a true partnership. This book is for all couples. It offers the practical tools needed to transform one s relationship into a rewarding and joyous marriage. Written with humor, compassion, and honesty, and illustrated throughout with engaging line drawings, Making Marriage Simple is a strategic blueprint for creating a stronger, more satisfying partnership in today s world. Read More

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For almost forty years, How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby has been the standard reference for couples trying to increase their ch...ances of having the son or daughter they hope for. In this new edition of their classic book, Dr. Shettles and David Rorvik provide authoritative scientific studies and compelling anecdotal evidence demonstrating that the Shettles method continues to produce results unmatched by any other method. Dozens of testimonials confirm its ease of use and rate of success. How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby explains the simple, at-home, noninvasive Shettles method and presents detailed steps to take to conceive a child of a specific gender. The properly applied Shettles method gives couples a 75 percent or better chance of having a child of the desired sex. Some researchers have reported success rates of up to 90 percent! Read More

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Faced with the myriad challenges of fatherhood, new dads everywhere have come to rely on the wit and wisdom of Armin A. Brott. Wit...h more than 1 million copies in print, his highly praised fatherhood series has become the essential resource. In this significantly updated, revised, and expanded handbook, the award-winning author offers even more advice and encouragement and wider coverage to help new dads everywhere become effective, involved fathers. Incorporating a wealth of knowledge from top experts, the latest scientific research, and the author s and other fathers personal experiences, The New Father presents invaluable information and practical tips. Illustrated with delightful cartoons that underscore the joys and challenges of parenting, The New Father: A Dad s Guide to the First Year is an essential resource for every dad. It s sure to give every mom a lot of fresh insights as well. An indispensable handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first 12 months, The New Father charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes which a child experiences in the first year and examines the emotional and psychological developments the father may be experiencing. 30 illustrations. 224 pp. 35,000 print. Read More

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These bestselling doctors walk you through their ten proven stages to recovery from codependency that results from external circus...tances. Humans are susceptible to codependency because of our sinful tendency to use defense mechanisms to fool ourselves. In codependent relationships, deceitful games are played, and important Christian principles are often taken out of context and abused. God wants us to have healthy relationships with a balance between being dependent and independent. The doctors describe how the most effective means of overcoming codependent relationships is to establish or deepen a relationship with Christ Himself. They describe the causes of codependency, pointing out the factors that perpetuate it, and lead readers through their ten stages of recovery. Read More

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Make your sexual relationship the fulfilling experience God meant it to be God gave humankind the gift of sex. But many couples do...n t experience the kind of joy and fulfillment God intended. If you ve ever been frustrated with a lack of intimacy in your marriage, or if you just want to know more about how you can get the most out of your relationship, Intended for Pleasure is for you. This honest and frank resource will answer your questions about sex and sexuality, improving sexual response, sex techniques for pregnancy, birth control, sex at any age, solutions for sexual problems, and much more. All of the questions you ve been afraid to ask (or didn t even know to ask!) are answered right here. Read More

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"God wants you to have a marriage full of love and full of passion."--Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr. Regardless of how long you ve bee...n married or the current condition of your marriage, this guide will help you make your love for each other last a lifetime. You ll remember why you fell in love in the first place, renew your commitment to your marriage, and rediscover your passion. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Harley s bestselling book His Needs, Her Needs has been transforming marriages all over the world. Now you and your spouse can experience its life-changing message with this interactive six-week study. Designed to follow the His Needs, Her Needs DVD, this participant s guide takes you step-by-step through the important concepts of His Needs, Her Needs in six sessions. Willard F. Harley, Jr. is a nationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, marriage counselor, and the bestselling author of many books, including His Needs, Her Needs; Love Busters; and Draw Close. His popular website, www.marriagebuilders.com, offers practical solutions to almost any marital problem. Dr. Harley and his wife, Joyce, host the daily call-in show Marriage Builders Radio. Read More

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Jeanette Winterson s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some o...f the most acclaimed books of the last three decades, including her internationally bestselling first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents that is considered one of the most important books in contemporary fiction. Jeanette s adoptive mother loomed over her life until Jeanette finally moved out at sixteen because she was in love with a woman. As Jeanette left behind the strict confines of her youth, her mother asked, ?Why be happy when you could be normal?? This memoir is the chronicle of a life s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser drawer; about growing up in a north England industrial town in the 1960s and 1970s; and about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, which Winterson thought she had written over and repainted, rose to haunt her later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about literature, one that shows how fiction and poetry can guide us when we are lost. Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded search for belonging for love, identity, and a home. Winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography Read More

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Firstborn? Only child? Middle child? Baby of the family? Find out what it means to you, your relationships, and your career. Do yo...u realize that of the first twenty-three astronauts in space, twenty-one were firstborns and the other two were the only child in their family? Are you aware that many successful entrepreneurs are middle children? Is it any surprise that most comedians are the youngest child in their family? It s all about birth order. Birth order powerfully influences who you are, whom you marry, the job you choose, and the kind of parent you are. And Dr. Kevin Leman s The Birth Order Book will help you understand yourself, get along better with others, overcome ingrained tendencies you never thought you could get rid of, and be more successful in the workplace. This revised and updated edition of Dr. Leman s classic book includes more than thirty years of experience and research, current examples, and fascinating stories to show how birth order impacts your life. Thousands of people have unlocked the secrets of birth order already. Shouldn t you be one of them? Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author of more than 35 books, including Have a New Kid by Friday, Have a New Husband by Friday, and Born to Win. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on Fox and Friends, The View, Today, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren. Read More

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You have been lied to! Have you been deceived? Through a nationwide survey and in-depth discussion groups, Nancy and Dannah have l...istened carefully to the heart of your generation. And here are some things they ve heard: -"I know God should be the only thing that satisfies, but if it could be Him and my friends, then I could be happy." -"It seems like I have been struggling with depression forever. I always feel like I am not good enough." - "I tell myself that I don t really listen to the song lyrics, but once I hear a song a few times and start thinking about what they re saying I realize that it s too late. It s already stuck in my head." -"For me, the whole wife and mom thing is overrated. It isn t cool to want a husband and a family." Maybe you can identify. Trying to listen to the right voices can be difficult. This book has been written by friends who will help you find the Truth. Maybe your heart is telling you that some things in your life are way off course. Certain habits and relationships have left you confused and lonely. This is not the way it s supposed to be. In this book, Nancy and Dannah expose 25 of the lies most commonly believed by your generation. They share real-life accounts from some of the young women they interviewed, along with honest stories about how they ve overcome lies they believed themselves. They get down in the trenches of the battle with you. Best of all, they ll show you how to be set free by the Truth. Read More

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If you ve ever forgotten to pick your kid up from soccer practice or accidentally worn two different shoes to the grocery store, t...his book is for you. Being a mother is not for those who display symptoms of the "Perfection Infection." There is simply no such thing as a perfect mom. And there are no such things as perfect kids, perfect bodies, perfect marriages, or even perfect meals. With refreshing honesty, author Jill Savage exposes some of her own parental shortcomings with the goal of helping mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to other moms . Jill delivers some much-needed realism as she explains why we need to stop comparing our insides to other people s outsides. She challenges every mom to exchange her vision of being a "perfect mother" for God s beautiful grace in order to learn to love her real, but imperfect, life. Read More

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Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They ve tried the... countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction. Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don t work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God s love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children. Releasing in an affordable trade paper edition, this revolutionary book presents a whole new way to nurture a healthy family. Read More

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This is a self-help recovery guide for parents in the devastating situation of realizing that they are powerless to stop their chi...ldren from self-destruction through drug and/or alcohol abuse. It is dedicated to letting parents know when it is time to start saving themselves from being dragged along to destruction as well, and to providing skills that prevent it. The book relies on spiritual but practical teachings and the message is for parents to attain a healthy balance in their lives through the letting go process. While showing parents how to safely distance themselves from the child s destructive patterns, it also shows how to recognize and support healthy requests for real help, if and when they come. It includes anecdotes and quotes from parents who have had to cope with kids on drugs and/or alcohol. Read More

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Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self...-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife s role, and a look at the father s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what to expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment; Birthing From Within provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience. Read More

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This third book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Stor...y of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers polls over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers?The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 3: Early Modern Times is the third of a four volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 3 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8. Read More

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If your child is starting life in college, there s a surprise around every corner... But that doesn t mean you can t be prepared! ...The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America s most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience. The Summer Before What, when, and how to prepare The emotional roller coaster Calling, Texting, and Facebooking New ways to keep in touch How much is too much To A or Not to B Professors, grades, and actually going to class When to step in (and when not to) Paying the Bills Financial aid tricks and tips Budgets, books, and the best campus jobs The First Few Months Move-in, roommates, and homesickness What not to do when you re missing them Keeping Them Safe Drinking, partying, and other things your kid might not be doing Knowing your campus support resources HARLAN COHEN is the author of The Naked Roommate , the bestselling student guide to college life, and Dad s Pregnant Too. His advice column "Help Me, Harlan!" is distributed by King Features Syndicate. He is a speaker who has visited more than four hundred college campuses. Visit www.NakedRoommateForParents.com Visit Harlan at www.HelpMeHarlan.com Read More

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A pregnant, upper class nineteen-year-old Philadelphia Main Line debutante is confined, against her will, to a state mental hospit...al. She spends her pregnancy surrounded by the mentally challenged and the criminally insane. On April 19, 1964, she gives birth to a child, whom she is forced to give up for adoption. A loving middle-class couple adopts a month-old little girl from Catholic Charities. She is adored and cherished from the very beginning. It is as though she is dropped into the first chapter of a fairy tale-but we all know how fairy tales go. This is the story of a mother and daughter. Of what it is to give up a child and what it is to be given up. Of what it is to belong, what it is to be a family and what it is to yearn deeply, and to never lose hope-because anything is possible. In this exquisite memoir, Julie Mannix von Zerneck and Kathy Hatfield recount the stories of their lives. Deliciously strange, surprising and sweetly funny, this tenderly written book takes us on a wild and frightening journey. Written in two distinct and deeply expressive voices, their stories seamlessly meld together in a breathtaking ending. PRAISE FOR SECRET STORMS: "The book shifts between sections narrated by mother von Zerneck and daughter Hatfield, and both authors have gripping stories to tell. Readers will delight in their shared narrative, which is as heartwarming as it is engaging. von Zerneck s life alone would be a fascinating read, but combined with Hatfield s search for her mother it becomes compulsive reading." -Publishers Weekly "The book is beautifully written and...compelling, to the extent that readers might feel they are sitting with the authors, listening to them tell their tale...more like a novel than a memoir." -ForeWord Reviews "Shining through both narratives is goodness and the power of the human spirit. A dually narrated, uplifting tale on overcoming profound adversity." -Kirkus Reviews "This story will break your heart, bring on tears of joy, and make you believe in the healing power of love, forgiveness, and family." -Meredith Rollins, Executive Editor, Redbook Magazine "A heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming mother-daughter story that defies fiction. Every plot twist, every emotion touches a chord, even for those of us who have not had to endure such a brutal separation. Read it and weep-and then finally rejoice. An ode to the enduring power of family ties." -Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means "In my writers workshops, the greatest gospel I can preach is the obvious one-to tell the truth, whatever form it takes. This amazing mother-daughter writing team exemplifies the concept to the max. The plot is Dickensian, rife with villains and struggle, the revealing of it, breathtaking in its simplicity and heartbreaking in its courage. What a story." -Ernest Thompson, Academy Award-winning writer of On Golden Pond "What an extraordinary and compelling story, all the more so because it s true-and told so beautifully by its two heroines." -Alice Maltin, producer and Leonard Maltin, film critic and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight "This is an uplifting story of hope and personal courage that is sure to resonate with most readers." -Monsters and Critics Read More

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Why is a trip to the garbage dump such a highlight in a boy s life? Have you ever been confused by what makes your son tick? Do yo...u sometimes find yourself wondering why your boy acts the way he does? Well, you re not alone. If boys are going to grow into men of integrity, they must learn loyalty, compassion, honor, courage, and perseverance as children. Let s be honest: raising sons to be good men is a tremendous challenge. Recognizing the incredible value of a mother s influence on her son s life, Rick Johnson offers a practical, commonsense approach to help moms like you prepare for the challenges that will come as your boy grows. In That s My Son, Johnson combines refreshing honesty with extensive research and humorous insight to tackle topics like communication, sexuality, discipline, and respect. Maybe you re a little overwhelmed at the idea of raising your son to be a man of character. Or perhaps you re wondering how to talk with your boy so that he will listen. Whatever your situation, you will find wise counsel and encouragement in this helpful and reassuring book. Rick Johnson is founder of Better Dads, a fathering skills program that allows him to deliver seminars to businesses, churches, hospitals, prisons, and schools across the Northwest. Read More

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In his bestselling self-help bible, Life Strategies, high-profile psychologist Phil McGraw helped thousands of people break free f...rom destructive habits and situations. Now he turns his attention to troubled relationships, providing a program of expert advice geared to reconnecting partners who are seriously committed to staying together. Filled with questionnaires, checklists, and other diagnostic tools, this authoritative guide allows readers to pinpoint specific problems. McGraw then explodes ten of the most popular relationship myths about romance, problem-solving, and personality differences, replacing them with clear, action-oriented steps to help get partners back on the right track. He eschews the rhetoric of standard "couples therapy, stressing at every turn the importance of taking personal responsibility not only for yourself but for the state of your relationship. Finally he addresses such recurring problems as sex, fighting, and forgiveness and provides serious, hard-hitting advice on avoiding wrong thinking and dealing with real-life issues even renegotiating the fundamental principles of the relationship. Read More

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Baby food should be made of the freshest, healthiest ingredients on the planet! Brimming with the biggest variety of purees sure t...o expand baby s palate, 201 Organic Baby Purees teaches readers to blend well-balanced meals right in their own home. As easy-to-prepare as they are nutritious, these recipes include: Basic fruit and veggie blends from apricots to zucchini Classic combinations such as turkey, sweet potato, and corn Superfoods like avocado, blueberries, and spinach Puree-based transition recipes including soups, biscuits, frozen deserts, and more! Free of pesticides, hormones, GMOs, and additives, these delicious purees promotestrong immune systems and healthy growth designed to protect tiny tummies! Read More

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Girls with Asperger syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognized, advice is often... not readily available. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone provides valuable advice on every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance, and marriage. Employment, career, rituals, and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns, and being misunderstood. Recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls often need validation, information, and advice are identified, and the reflections of over 35 women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some from their partners and parents, are included. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. If you are a female with AS, or even if you think you might be on the spectrum, this book will be essential reading. It will also be a great help to your partners and loved ones, and anybody else interested either professionally or academically in Asperger syndrome. Read More

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Exploitive relationships can create trauma bonds chains that link a victim to someone who is dangerous to them. Divorce, employee ...relations, litigation of any type, incest and child abuse, family and marital systems, domestic violence, hostage negotiations, kidnapping, professional exploitation and religious abuse are all areas of trauma bonding. All these relationships share one thing: they are situations of incredible intensity or importance where there is an exploitation of trust or power. In The Betrayal Bond Patrick Carnes presents an in-depth study of these relationships, why they form, who is most susceptible, and how they become so powerful. He shows how to recognize when traumatic bonding has occurred and gives a checklist for examining relationships. He then provides steps to safely extricate from these relationships. This is a book you will turn to again and again for inspiration and insight, while professionals will find it an invaluable reference work. Read More

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Now in a fully-updated second edition, Heading Home with Your Newborn has everything new and expectant parents need to know about ...caring for baby in the first few months after birth. Written by two pediatricians who are also parents, this awarding-winning guide covers feeding, sleeping, changing, bathing, dressing, traveling, sickness, child care options, and much more. The second edition features new chapters on vaccines and choosing a child care provider, plus a robust new section devoted to early learning, with chapters on baby brain basics, baby sign language, fun and games, books and babies, the sounds of music, and the effects of media on the very young. Also included is new or updated information on car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in your medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, vitamin D, organic formulas, disposable vs. cloth diapers, newborn hearing screening, and more. With wit and humor, Drs. Shu and Jana allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed! Here are a few special excerpts from Heading Home With Your Newborn as featured on HealthyChildren.org: Sleeping by the Book The Many Colors of Poop To Bathe, or Not to Bathe Read More

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From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information... you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you: *Make sense of your child s symptoms. *Get an accurate diagnosis. *Work with school and health care professionals to get needed support. *Learn parenting techniques that promote better behavior. *Strengthen your child s academic and social skills. *Use rewards and incentives effectively. *Restore harmony at home. Updated throughout with current research and resources, the third edition includes the latest facts about medications and about what causes (and doesn t cause) ADHD. See also Dr. Barkley s bestselling Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit Read More

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What does it mean to be a man? Moreover, how do you as a father instill that reality in your son? By Raising a Modern-Day Knight. ...The medieval custom of knighthood offers an unique approach to shaping a boy into a strong, godly man. Centuries ago, select boys went through a rigorous, years-long process of clearly defined objectives, goals, and ceremonies with the hope of achieving knighthood. Along the way, they acquired a boldly masculine vision, an uncompromising code of conduct, and a noble cause in which to invest their lives. They were the heroes of their age. In much the same way, Raising a Modern-Day Knight will show how you, too, can confidently guide your son to the kind of authentic, biblical manhood that can change out world. Complete with ceremony ideas to celebrate accomplishments and ingrain them in the mind of a knight-in-training, this resource is as insightful as it is practical in raising a boy to be a chivalrous, godly man. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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There comes a time in every new mother s life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly ?bundle of joy? and wishing ...someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn t buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry more than the baby. Best-selling humor author Dawn Dais, mother to a one-year-old and author of The Nonrunner s Marathon Guide for Women, is convinced that there is a reason for this lack of preparedness. She believes that a vast conspiracy exists to hide the horrific truth about parenting from doe-eyed expectant mothers who might otherwise abandon their babies in hospitals and run for it. In The Sh!t No One Tells You, Dais tells it like it is, revealing what it s really like to be a new parent and providing helpful insights, humor, and hope for those who feel overwhelmed by the exhausting trials they re suddenly facing. Eschewing the adorableness that oozes out of other parenting books, Dais offers real advice from real moms along with hilarious anecdotes, clever tips, and the genuine encouragement every mom needs in order to survive the first year of parenthood. Read More

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A sharp, funny, and heartfelt memoir about fatherhood and the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America No one writes ab...out family quite like Drew Magary. The GQ correspondent and Deadspin columnist s stories about trying to raise a family have attracted millions of readers online. And now he s finally bringing that unique voice to a memoir. In Someone Could Get Hurt, he reflects on his own parenting experiences to explore the anxiety, rationalizations, compromises, and overpowering love that come with raising children in contemporary America. In brutally honest and funny stories, Magary reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads (getting drunk while trick-or-treating, watching helplessly as a child defiantly pees in a hotel pool, engaging in role-play with a princess-crazed daughter), and how stepping back can sometimes make all the difference (talking a toddler down from the third story of a netted-in playhouse, allowing children to make little mistakes in the kitchen to keep them from making the bigger ones in life). It s a celebration of all the surprises joyful and otherwise that come with being part of a real family. In the wake of recent bestsellers that expose how every other culture raises their children better, Someone Could Get Hurt offers a hilarious and heartfelt defense of American child rearing with a glimpse into the genuine love and compassion that accompany the missteps and flawed logic. It s the story of head lice, almost-dirty words, and flat head syndrome, and a man trying to commit the ultimate act of selflessness in a selfish world. Read More

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Featuring 400 signs, this is the most comprehensive, user-friendly handbook for parents who want to enhance communication with any... child through American Sign Language. Laura Berg is one of the world s go-to experts on baby sign language. The Baby Signing Bible makes her extensive research and easy-to-follow instructions available to all parents. As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child s life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this program. Featuring 400 signs, the book covers essential nouns such as milk, verbs such as eat, and descriptors such as more. In addition, The Baby Signing Bible features real-life stories from parents who have successfully signed with their children, along with fun songs and games that help families learn to ?sign and sing.? Confidence-building illustrations enhance the basics for mastering vocabulary words. Read More

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For family members of people with borderline personality disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbea...rable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, and suicidal tendencies common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless. In her pioneering first book Stop Walking on Eggshells, co-authored with Paul T. Mason, Randi Kreger outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) relate to the world. Now, with The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, she takes readers to the next level, giving them straightforward tools to get off the emotional roller coaster and repair relationships with loved ones with BPD. Kreger answers the questions family members most want to ask about: the symptoms and treatment of BPD, including why BPD is so misdiagnosed; how symptoms can differ by age and gender; and how addiction and other disorders complicate BPD. She then outlines how families can set boundaries and communicate differently in order to help themselves and their loved ones cope with this bewildering form of mental illness. Read More

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Now in paperback: the New York Times bestselling book of inspirational advice and wisdom for young women from the powerhouse publi...c speaker, star of CSI: NY, and bestselling author of Letters to a Young Brother ? Does life sometimes seem so much harder for girls? ? Do you ever feel insecure, pressured, or confused? ? Do you wish you had someone to give you honest advice on topics like boys, school, family, and pursuing your dreams? ? Do you want to make a positive impact on the world, but don t even know how to begin? In the follow-up to his award winning national bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother, actor and star of CSI: NY shares powerful wisdom for young women everywhere, drawing on the courageous advice of the female role models who transformed his life. Letters to a Young Sister unfolds as a series of letters written by older brother Hill to a universal young sister. She s up against the same challenges as every young woman: from relating to her parents and dealing with peer pressure, to juggling schoolwork and crushes and keeping faith in the face of heartache. Hill offers guidance, encouragement, personal stories, and asks his female friends to help answer some truly tough questions. Every young sister needs to know that it s okay to dream big and to deFINE her own destiny. This is a book that will educate, uplift and inspire. Including original contributions from: Michelle Obama ? Angela Basset ? Ciara ? Tatyana Ali ? Eve ? Malinda Williams ? Chanel Iman ? Kim Porter ? and many more. Read More

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#1 New York Times Bestseller The groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: what is hap...pening to the selves of adolescent girls? As a therapist, Mary Pipher was becoming frustrated with the growing problems among adolescent girls. Why were so many of them turning to therapy in the first place? Why had these lovely and promising human beings fallen prey to depression, eating disorders, suicide attempts, and crushingly low self-esteem? The answer hit a nerve with Pipher, with parents, and with the girls themselves. Crashing and burning in a ?developmental Bermuda Triangle,? they were coming of age in a media-saturated culture preoccupied with unrealistic ideals of beauty and images of dehumanized sex, a culture rife with addictions and sexually transmitted diseases. They were losing their resiliency and optimism in a ?girl-poisoning? culture that propagated values at odds with those necessary to survive. Told in the brave, fearless, and honest voices of the girls themselves who are emerging from the chaos of adolescence, Reviving Ophelia is a call to arms, offering important tactics, empathy, and strength, and urging a change where young hearts can flourish again, and rediscover and reengage their sense of self. Read More

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An award-winning broadcast journalist shares his poignant story about his family s journey with autism. About one child out of 110... will be diagnosed with autism. When Dwayne Ballen s son Julian was diagnosed at age four, Ballen started a blog to record his thoughts and share his family s experiences. Julian has taught his parents much about life and the real meaning of success. He has led them to realize that a smile and a warm hug are two of the most rewarding gifts a parent can ever receive. The Ballens journey is inspirational and enlightening. Journey with Julian will strike a chord with parents who are just receiving the diagnosis of autism for their child, as well as those further down the path. Journey with Julian shows that in the end, it s family and fierce determination that help us all to get the most out of life. ISBN-13: 9781593094232 Publisher: Strebor Books Publication date: 4/2/2013 Edition description: Original Pages: 198 Sales rank: 250,770 Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward reclaiming your life from bipolar disorder. But if you or someone you love ...is struggling with the frantic highs and crushing lows of this illness, there are still many hurdles to surmount at home, at work, and in daily life. You need current information and practical problem-solving advice you can count on. You ve come to the right place. How can you distinguish between early warning signs of bipolar mood swings and normal ups and downs? What medications are available, and what are their side effects? What should you do when you find yourself escalating into mania or descending into depression? How can you tell your coworkers about your illness without endangering your career? If you have a family member with bipolar disorder, how can you provide constructive help and support? Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz offers straight talk, true stories, and proven strategies that can help you achieve greater balance and free yourself from out-of-control moods. The updated second edition of this bestselling guide has the latest facts on medications and therapy, an expanded discussion of parenting issues for bipolar adults, and a new chapter, "For Women Only." Read More

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More than 440,000 families have treasured The Little Big Book for Moms since it was published in the spring of 2000! This beloved ...classic s 10th anniversary edition features a fresh cover design, new vintage art, and a new introduction. Still the perfect book for every mom who doesn t want her little ones to miss out on the classic tale of the Princess and the Pea but is also infused with the power of Maya Angelou s Life Doesn t Frighten Me; who laughs aloud over Ogden Nash and adores Charlotte s Web. For the mom who wants to be reminded of the words to Rub-a-Dub-Dub, to play I m a Little Teapot and Itsy, Bitsy, Spider, to learn how to make water music and who wants to make recipes that are especially yummy like Frozen Chocolate Bananas. In other words this is a book for moms who want to be great moms and who want to bring great things to their little ones. And, when everyone has finally gone to sleep at night, there are essays just for mom by Anne Lamott, Susan Cheever, and Amy Herrick. A collection of traditional tales, nursery rhymes, songs, literary excerpts, poems, finger games, recipes and more. Read More

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When Mary Lou Quinlan s beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft until Mary Lou searches for her mother s ?God B...ox,? her private cache of notes to God on behalf of family, friends and strangers. To Mary Lou s amazement, she finds not one but ten boxes stuffed with hundreds of tiny petitions that spanned the last twenty years of her mother s life. Note by note, Mary Lou unearths a treasure of her mother s wishes and worries and insight. Mary asked God for everything from the right flooring for her daughter s home to a cure for her own blood cancer. Her requests, penned on scraps of paper, were presented without expectation the ultimate expression of letting go. Follow Mary Lou s emotional journey as she uncovers her mother s innermost thoughts nostalgic, surprising and even a bit shocking. As she recalls life with the woman who was her best friend, Mary Lou also discovers her own more empathetic, engaged self the woman her mother had believed in all along. Poignantly written and beautifully designed, The God Box is a gift for every mother, every daughter, every person who, regardless of beliefs, trusts in the permanence of love and the power of family. Read More

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Grandmother Remembers is the original, bestselling keepsake book for grandmothers to record important memories, family traditions,... favorite recipes, and special stories to pass along to their grandchildren. With more than 1.6 million copies sold, the book continues to appeal to new generations of grandmothers. This special 30th anniversary edition includes specially designed wrapping paper and a notecard with envelope for convenient gift giving. Read More

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You ve made it! Your baby has turned one! Now the real fun begins. From temper tantrums to toilet training, raising a toddler brin...gs its own set of challenges and questions and Toddler 411 has the answers. Following on the heels of the best-seller Baby 411, Toddler 411 bottles the wisdom of parents who ve ?been there, done that? . . . and combines it with solid medical advice from an award-winning pediatrician. Inside, you ll learn: ? The truth about The Terrible Twos and how to raise a well-behaved child without going insane. ? Picky Eaters learn how to cope . . . and convince your child to eat something besides Goldfish crackers. ? Toilet train your toddler in just one day. No, that s not a typo learn the Zen of Toilet Training, when to start and how to make it work. ? What s normal and what s not when it comes to your toddler s growth and development. Spot the early clues for autism and other red flags. ? Simple steps and smart advice to avoid environmental hazards. The most up-to-date, evidence-based health info for you and your toddler! This new 4th edition is revised and expanded with new content: 1. Toddler Tech 411: Yes, your toddler can navigate your iPad better than you, but does it boost his brain? Screens off all shapes and sizes are everywhere. Learn if they help or hurt your child s development and how to manage media use in your family. 2. Does your preschooler have ADD? New guidelines for diagnosis and treatment for kids as young as age four. 3. Food allergies on the rise. What tests and evaluations are useful and which ones aren t. Plus the latest advice on treatment for food allergies. 4. More on toddler sleep problems. How to reach sleep nirvana in your house! Read More

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Finally, kids do come with instructions! Surprisingly simple steps to boost your little child s sleep fast! Dr. Harvey Karp made d...octors applaud and parents cheer with his brilliant solutions to centuries-old problems such as colic and tantrums. Now, in The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, he works his magic once again on the #1 parent complaint: exhaustion! Dr. Karp s surprising insights include: Why parents should always wake their sleeping babies when they ease them into bed! How a new type of white noise can boost your baby s or toddler s sleep by 1 to 2 hours! Easy "no-cry" tips that end infant and toddler bedtime struggles in just days! Plus dozens more foolproof tips that have helped thousands of families turn nighttime shrieks into nightlong slumber. Read More

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It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but D...r. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results! Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns. Helpful chapters include: Meltdowns: When rewards and punishments are not enough What are meltdowns made of? Accepting and appreciating our children De-escalating a meltdown Understanding why repeat problems occur Creating a prevention plan Demands Waiting Threats to self-image Unmet wishes for attention Read More

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A bestseller gets even better! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and inform...ative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate not define children with autism. Ellen s personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD, a celebrated autism author, and a contributor to numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites around the world coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. A bonus section includes ten more essential, thought-provoking "things" to share with young people on the spectrum as they cross the threshold of adulthood, and an appendix of more than seventy questions suitable for group discussion or self-reflection. This new edition sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the reader farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism. Read More

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To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, t...here are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss. In When Children Grieve, the authors offer a cutting-edge volume to free children from the false idea of "not feeling bad" and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss. There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this thoughtful book can make a difference. Read More

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For millions of men on the path to recovery, Victims No Longer is the next step. The first book written specifically for men, Vict...ims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to: Identify and validate their childhood experiences Explore strategies of survival and healing Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion Establish a support network for continued personal recovery Make choices that aren t determined by abuse Psychotherapist Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader. Thoroughly updated and revised, and including an expanded Resources section, Victims No Longer educates survivors and professionals about the recovery process speaking to the pain, needs, fears, and hopes of the adult male survivor. Read More

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A fully revised and updated edition of the essential guide for men and women moving through the turmoil of divorce.

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There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky . . . From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampto...n had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, and a thriving photography career. When she learned she was pregnant with their second child, they were ecstatic. But when their new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her sister, Lainey, had at birth. As her friends and family celebrated, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift. With lyrical prose and gorgeous photography, Bloom takes readers on a wondrous journey through Nella s first year of life a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes. Read More

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The Babyproofers are three women who wouldn t trade their roles as mothers for anything, and they love their husbands deeply. But ...after living through it and hearing the stories of hundreds of other couples, they know that with young children in the house, you need to block the stairs with baby gates, put plastic covers over the outlets, AND take the necessary steps to safeguard your marriage. Babyproofing Your Marriage is the warts-and-all truth about how having children can affect your relationship. The transition to parenthood can be a tough adjustment for any couple, but the good news is: you are not alone. Better yet, there are hundreds of simple but effective ways you can stay connected as husband and wife and still be good parents. The authors evenhanded approach to both sides of the marital equation allows spouses to understand each other in a whole new way. With loads of humor, compassion, and practical advice, the Babyproofers will guide first-time parents and veterans alike around the rocky shores of the early parenting years. Read More

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In her pioneering Facing Codependence, Pia Mellody traced the origins of codependence back to childhood and a wide range of emotio...nal, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Now in this innovative new workbook, she presents a step-by-step journal-keeping method for moving toward recovery from codependence. Based on such concepts as the "precious child" and the five core symptoms of codependence, along with the Twelve-Step process of recovery used by Codependents Anonymous, Breaking Free provides strategies and insights for attacking the fundamental problem in codependence the lack of dependence on self. In a three-part approach to recovery, Mellody first shows recovering codependents how to move beyond denial of their childhood history of abuse. She then offers techniques to identify concrete ways in which the symptoms of codependence operate in their lives. Finally, Mellody guides users through the process of identifying and recording specific instances of improvement in their lives as an aid to greater self-awareness and further recovery. An innovative, step-by-step journal for moving toward recovery from codependence. Read More

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The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad s relationship with his equally offbeat son complete with fast car...s, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble John Robison was not your typical dad. Diagnosed with Asperger s syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. Instead of a speech about the birds and the bees, he told his son, Cubby, that he d bought him at the Kid Store and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would ?do all chores.? While other parents played catch with their kids, John taught Cubby to drive the family s antique Rolls-Royce. Still, Cubby seemed to be turning out pretty well, at least until school authorities decided that he was dumb and stubborn the very same thing John had been told as a child. Did Cubby have Asperger s too? The answer was unclear. One thing was clear, though: By the time he turned seventeen, Cubby had become a brilliant and curious chemist smart enough to make military-grade explosives and bring federal agents calling. With Cubby facing a felony trial and up to sixty years in prison both father and son were forced to take stock of their lives, finally accepting that being ?on the spectrum? is both a challenge and a unique gift. Read More

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Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, th...ere will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing. Now completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You ll find practical solutions for how to:- Avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training - See misbehavior as an opportunity to teach nonpunitive discipline not punishment - Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills - Employ family and class meetings to tackle behavorial challenges - And much, much more!This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times. Read More

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This updated and expanded edition gives a fresh informative edge to an already definitive book. New sections discuss "sex after si...xty" and five reasons why God created sex, all supported by the very latest findings in the fields of medicine and sociology. For engaged couples and newlyweds who want to make lovemaking a joy from the start . . . For couples who have been married for years and want to maintain the flame or rekindle the embers . . . for every husband or wife who wants to be a better lover -- here are the insights into each other s bodies, psychosexual makeup, and need for tender, unselfish affection that can help you achieve your goal. With over 2.5 million copies in print, The Act of Marriage has helped thousands of Christian couples maximize their joy in sexual union and saved countless marriages. Pastors, doctors, and psychologists alike have endorsed the frank, practical insights. Read More

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