As Long as We Both Shall Live
When you got married, you had a picture in your mind's eye of your life ahead. Maybe rose petals and candlelight every night of the week were a big feature in your imagination. Or you saw yourself standing with your...
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When you got married, you had a picture in your mind's eye of your life ahead. Maybe rose petals and candlelight every night of the week were a big feature in your imagination. Or you saw yourself standing with your spouse atop the world's tallest mountains, gazing into a limitless future. Or you envisioned welcoming baby number seven home to your sprawling mansion in the country. Whatever the picture was, it's probably safe to say that not all the details have worked out just the way you imagined. In marriage, undisclosed expectations can be dangerous-when couples expect each other to be and act a certain way without communicating their assumptions, disappointment is just around the corner! Relationship expert Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham, founder of Two Ignite, show you how to defuse the ticking time bomb of unrealistic expectations and deepen your relationship with honesty, empathy and respect. As Long as We Both Shall Live will help you and your spouse acknowledge your unexpressed assumptions, understand one another's genuine needs and talk openly about your hopes and desires. As you use the tools found in each chapter, you'll build a lasting, loving marriage-and dream up a new picture of your life together!
Everyone has expectations, but not everyone acknowledges them. In marriage, unrecognized expectations can be especially dangerous—when couples expect each other to be and act a certain way without communicating their assumptions, disappointment is never too far away. Now, relationship expert Gary Smalley and his pastor and friend Ted Cunningham show couples how to defuse the ticking bomb of unrealistic expectations and arm their marriage with healthy communication and honest intimacy. As Long as We Both Shall Live will help couples acknowledge their unexpressed assumptions, understand one another’s genuine needs and talk openly about their hopes and desires. Women and men will find the tools they need to build lasting and loving marriages.
Gary Smalley, one of the foremost experts on family relationships, has written or co-written 28 best-selling, award winning books selling over six millions copies, as well as several popular films and videos, based on more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, counsellor and speaker. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love have won Gold Medallions, The Language of Love won the Angel Award as the best contribution to family life and all other titles have been top-five finalists for the Gold Medallion Award. His latest book is the DNA of Relationships. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for over thirty years.
TED CUNNINGHAM is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, Missouri. Speaking on colleges campuses, at marriage conferences and retreats, Ted is passionate about inspiring couples with biblical teaching. He is a speaker for the Smalley Relationship Center and The National Institute for Marriage. Ted is also the co-founder of Twoignite, a national local churchnbsp;initiative igniting couples through adventure, and co-creator ofnbsp;Tripfire.com. He is the co-author of The Language of Sex and From Anger to Intimacy with Dr. Gary Smalley. Ted is a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary. Married for over thirteennbsp;years to his wife, Amy, they have two wonderful children, Corynn and Carson.