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In this best-selling book, America's #1 love and marriage experts Drs. Charles D. and Elizabeth A. Schmitz show what it takes to create and sustain a long-term loving marriage. Step-by-step they reveal their "Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage" that define a happy relationshiptogetherness, truthfulness, respect and kindness, staying fit, joint finances, tactile communication, and surprise and unpredictability. Taking an upbeat, positive approach to living happily ever after, Building a Love That Lasts helps couples focus on what's right in their partnership rather than on what's wrong. The book includes many inspiring and beautiful stories of couples who've been together for at least 30 years.
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 is simple to understand and to make work." Dr. Mark Pope, past president, American Counseling Association
"[This book] gives tips and anecdotes about how to help build loving and lasting marital relationships." Sandy and Pris McDonnell, benefactors for Character Education; Sandy McDonnell, former CEO, McDonnell Douglas Corporation
"Provides a refreshing and uplifting perspective into one of society'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 it takes to make marriage work. I love their book!" Dr. Blanche M. Touhill, former chancellor, University of Missouri-St. Louis
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.
My husband and I have read this book twice! We love it. Joe and I have been married for 12 years and do believe that we are well on our way to Building a Love that Lasts. Read morePublished on April 9, 2010 by Venice