In The Seven Desires of Every Heart, Mark and Debra Laaser show us how men and women, at the core of our souls, are actually more alike than different. ^ ^Using stories, Biblical references, and sound psychological principles, the Laasers...
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In The Seven Desires of Every Heart, Mark and Debra Laaser show us how men and women, at the core of our souls, are actually more alike than different.
^ ^Using stories, Biblical references, and sound psychological principles, the Laasers explore human relationships by examining seven desires we all share: to be heard, affirmed, blessed, safe, touched, chosen, and included. Both instructive and inspirational, the book draws a straight line from what we have to what we desire – underscoring personal identity and growth, healthier ways to meet our desires, building or repairing relationships, and God's intention to satisfy all the desires of our hearts.
^ ^This book is for spouses longing to connect and communicate on a deeper level, for parents who want to be more attuned to their children, for teachers needing healthy ways to motivate students, for pastors and church leaders struggling to develop greater insight into increasingly diverse congregations, and for everyone seeking a richer and more intimate relationship with God.
A deeper probe into relationships starts with our heart's desires.At last, a "relationship book" that looks past what separates us to examine what connects us!Dr. Mark and Debra Laaser go to the heart of the matter. Instead of focusing on how to sidestep or compensate for perceived differences, they dig deeper, to the core of our souls, to examine how the basic desires and needs of all people make us more alike than different.The Seven Desires of Every Heart explores the common desires God gives you-to be heard, affirmed, blessed, safe, touched, chosen, and included. Using stories, Biblical references, and sound psychological principles, the Laasers explain each desire and show us how we seek it and what it feels like to have it truly fulfilled. You also will learn healthy ways to embody these desires in your relationships. You will be given the tools you need to start repairing and rebuilding relationships and developing new skills for creating emotional and spiritual intimacy.
Dr. Mark Laaser (PhD., University of Iowa) is an internationally known author and speaker. His first book was Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction. He has since written six other books, including Talking to Your Kids About Sex, The Pornography Trap and most recently The Seven Desires of Every Heart.
Dr. Laaser has ministered to hundreds of individuals and couples seeking sexual purity, consulted with numerous churches, developed treatment programs for a variety of hospitals, and conducted workshops and seminars worldwide. He is also an adjunct faculty member at several graduate schools including Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Debbie, started Faithful & True Ministries to counsel couples healing from sexual addiction.
Debra Laaser has her BS from Iowa State University. She started and ran a national company for over twenty years, becoming president and CEO of its operations. She currently works full time with her husband, Mark, at their counseling center, and is the author of Shattered Vows. Debra and Mark currently reside in Minnesota and have three grown children. SPANISH BIO: Debra Laaser tiene su BS de la Universidad de Iowa. Ella comenzo y llevo una empresa nacional durante mas de veinte anos, y es presidente y CEO de sus operaciones. Actualmente trabaja a tiempo competo con su marido. Mare, en sus cen