Love Is a Decision
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Love Is a Decision

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In this practical book, family counselor and best-selling author Gary Smalley, with John Trent, reveals a simple yet profound plan for a marriage of depth, warmth, and excitement. Guide your marriage for a lifetime by learning how to make your spouse feel truly honored, keep courtship alive, rebuild trust, and become best friends with your family. According to Smalley, goo...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published November 30th 1988)
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Love is a verb, not an emotion. True love comes from what you do. When the typical "honeymoon" period is over, that does NOT signify the end of a relationship, but rather the beginning.

Six elements to staying in love, included in Love Is a Decision, are:
Making your spouse feel truly honored
Learning the art of touching tenderly
Keeping courtship alive in your marriage
Re-opening a heart closed by anger
Building, or rebuilding, trust in a relationship
Becoming best friends with your family

What does lo...more
Nate Dorsey
Gary Smalley speaks directly at not only today's issues but forgoes possibilities which have and or can take place regarding love/ relationship. He gives clear distinct action resolving within boundaries both sexes understand. But hey.. Don't take my word for it, grab a copy and read it yourself!
Gina Collins
This is a great book for any stage of a relationship but I think anyone starting out needs to read this before marriage. It could prevent a lot of divorce in today's day & age. Love is the commitment one makes to another, not just the feeling, because feelings can change.
Gary Smalley uses powerful and emotive stories to back up his statements. I would recommend any and all of books for understanding Godly approaches to relationships, romantic and otherwise.
With reminders, strategies and some eye-opening admissions from Gary Smalley, this is another book I'd consider essential reading to help build and maintain your marriage.
Apr 15, 2010 Ekow is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
God's love surpasses any kind of love on earth. Love God before you could love any other person better
Jeff Noble
Love is a decision: Ten proven principles to energize your marriage and family by Gary Smalley (?)
Apryl Anderson
(17.04.1994), Though provoking. Real perspective. Watch out for your expectations!
Jim Eshelman
Very much corrects many misconceptions about how a relationship works properly.
Rick Lefevers
Given to me by the pastor who performed our wedding ceremony. Good gift.
I've read heaps of books on marriage - this one is the best! Simple as that.
Jenny Dendinger
This is an awesome book! A must read guide to a healthy marriage!

I didn't actually finish so I won't rate it.
It was a little boring for me.
May 18, 2008 Bridget marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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