Building a Love that Lasts: The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage

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Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz's award-winning book revealshow to sustain a long-term loving marriage. In addition toexploring the seven key ingredients that define a successfulmarriage—togetherness, truthfulness, respect and kindness,staying fit, joint finances, tactile communication, and surpriseand unpredictability—the authors have included hundreds ofinsightful and practical interviews with happy couples.

  • Focuses on what's right about a successful relationship, ratherthan what's wrong
  • Written by a popular and very active couple known as "themarriage doctors," who lead lectures, training, workshops, andother events every week all over the country
  • Contains candid interviews with a diverse collection of happilymarried couples from around the world

This book offers a positive, upbeat approach to living happilyever after.

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In this best-selling book, America's #1 love and marriageexperts Drs. Charles D. and Elizabeth A. Schmitz show what it takesto create and sustain a long-term loving marriage. Step-by-stepthey reveal their "Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage"that define a happy relationship—togetherness, truthfulness,respect and kindness, staying fit, joint finances, tactilecommunication, and surprise and unpredictability. Taking an upbeat,positive approach to living happily ever after, Building a LoveThat Lasts helps couples focus on what's right in their partnershiprather than on what's wrong. The book includes many inspiring andbeautiful stories of couples who've been together for at least 30years.

Praise for Building a Love That Lasts

"This book will make a positive difference in your life."—Dr.Cheryl Beamer, vice president, The Gallup Organization

"The resonating theme of this wonderful book is that love issimple to understand and to make work." —Dr. Mark Pope, pastpresident, American Counseling Association

"[This book] gives tips and anecdotes about how to help buildloving and lasting marital relationships." —Sandy and PrisMcDonnell, benefactors for Character Education; Sandy McDonnell,former CEO, McDonnell Douglas Corporation

"Provides a refreshing and uplifting perspective into one ofsociety's most valuable institutions." —Dr. Robert Frank,Ph.D., president, Illuminor LLC, Dallas, Texas

"I know for a fact that the Schmitzes have captured what ittakes to make marriage work. I love their book!" —Dr. BlancheM. Touhill, former chancellor, University of Missouri-St. Louis

About the Author:

Dr. Charles D. Schmitz is dean and professor of counseling and family therapy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz, is president of their joint enterprise, Successful Marriage Reflections, LLC. Married for 43-plus years, they live in St. Louis, Missouri.

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