Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on the Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing and protection. I'm skimming this one while reading the other one and it has a lot of the same content. We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith. The Created for Connection: Hold Me Tight® Relationship Education and Enhancement Program for Christian Couples This program will help partners create stronger, more secure relationships with each other and also with God. Do you yearn to grow closer to God, and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? A clinical psychologist and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego and a professor at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Johnson offers couples seven transforming conversations to help heal those issues if they are there, to heal, and to form a tighter bond with each other.
The authors give practical advice and tell stories from their experiences that help show the method they are encouraging. This could have been a brief booklet if they published the actual amount of actual content present without the numerous anecdotes. The way to enhance or save our relationships with each other and with God is to be open, attuned, responsive, and to reestablish safe emotional connection. This workshop provides an opportunity for you to understand your relationship differently so you can increase your loving engagement, problem solve those tough, nagging issues and strengthen your communication skills through private exercises with your partner. I like to be challenged and engaged by what I read.
This is the constant core message of the New Testament. The way to enhance or save our relationships with each other and with God is to be open, attuned, responsive, and to reestablish safe emotional connection. We plan to keep it in our home library to refer to whenever we want or need to. We all come into our relationships with some habits of the heart firmly in place -- and often unconscious. Instead, get to the underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your sweetheart in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing, and protection. I was surprised at how much I learned from this book. In fact, as the book progresses, each chapter presents just a couple of pages discussing the topic and dozens of pages sharing examples.
At the same time, in order to use this book to learn and grow, we took the book in bits and pieces. I have recommended this book several times already and will continue to do so! Written in an easy to understand way! She is the Director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy which has numerous affiliated Centers around the world , the Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute, a Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California and a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on the Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing, and protection. Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? But sometimes we need a little help. We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith.
Do you yearn to grow closer to God, and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? This workshop is designed to help you face fear that leads to disconnection and utilize the gospel and truths of love. This practical, not-so-easy book is a great intellectual basis for something that needs to be practiced, not just considered. But sometimes we need a little help. This is worth your time and money. Acknowledging vulnerability and the need to turn to others for support has always been part of Christian teaching. Also available on Audible for those who prefer to listen.
Johnson addresses include: attachment and bonding, the science of love, interventions to repair relationships, and forgiveness. But sometimes we need a little help. Part Two describes the seven essential conversations that distressed couples need to have. Still it's a nice reminder and has me looking at passages in the Bible again which is always good. Here she teams up with Christian therapist Sanderfer to offer a biblical perspective to the approach she presented in Hold Me Tight.
It demonstrates excellent results in research studies — couples become happier and more connected. Sue Johnson with Kenneth Sanderfer share relationship principles that will have you looking at your relationship in a whole new way. Filled with Bible verses, inspiring real-life stories, and guidance, will ensure a lifetime of love. The couples are taught to find ways to grow and enrich the bond they have with each other. Heralded by the New York Times and Time magazine as the couples therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond. She is a clinical psychologist,researcher, professor, best-selling author. It's incredibly useful and well-written and in a time when we're all so busy looking down at our screens and crying out desperately for connections, it's just the right kind of book we need to realize connections have to be face-to-face, not across a technology screen! She lives in Ottawa, Canada.
But sometimes we need a little help. Sue Johnson and is designed around seven conversations based on the Hold Me Tight book, all of which have been shown to be essential to successful relations. But sometimes we need a little help. This book follows along with our therapists methods of trying to create a connection. I received a copy of this book from Goodreads. I have recommended this book to couples with whom I have worked.
Created for Connection is honestly one of the best books I have read this year. People of faith have always known that love is at the heart of spiritual life. Review submitted by: Sam Berg, D. Marriage is a great gift of God to us which encourages us to be conscious and healed! I was fascinated by the foreword and the closing chapters of the book when Johnson reflects on how transformative this task of considering how her science meshes with the faith she had not practiced since she was a child, and how she is even now well on her way to a journey of faith as an adult. The last section of the book then takes that bond and shows how we can become even closer with our partner spiritually and, ultimately, with God through this process. Whether you are going to be married or have been married for many years, I think Created for Connection could be one of the most helpful books that you will ever read to make your relationship the best that it can be.