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Building closeness and intimacy

How do we grow close as time goes by? What can we do to come to know each other better?

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Compliments
Could compliments transform your relationship
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Kindness
Can kindness transform your relationship?
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Laughter
What place does humour have in your marriage?
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Talents and shortcomings
Find out how you can come to terms with your short comings and talents without pushing your partner away.
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Unconditional Love
Dare I risk unconditional love?
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Caring Behaviours
Find how being more caring in your relationships can strengthen them
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People Matter
What's most important in your life?
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All you need is love!
Are you confused by what it means to love? Have you lost those loving feelings? Find out what love is really all about.
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Feelings
Do you understand the effect your emotions or lack of them have on your marriage. Find out how to make your emotions serve your relationship.
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Forgiveness - one of the keys to a healthy marriage
Do you find it hard to forgive? Fnd out a bit more about this key to marital health.
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PREPARE/ENRICH Relationship Inventory
Take the Couple Quiz and then find out how you can discover much more about your relationship together.
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The Couple's Workstation
Your own personal online relationship coach - available to help 24/7, 365 days a year - it couldn't be simpler!
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Keeping Your Relationship Fresh
Some great ideas to keep your marriage fresh!
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Romance and Love-making
Love making and romance should be woven together - here are some ideas for an evening of love.
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The Marriage You've Always Wanted
Useful for couples or small study groups
New Christian Marriage Preparation Marriage Enrichment 
Absence makes the heart grow fonder - how to cope with travelling on business.
Does one of you travel on business? Find out how to manage the effects on your relationship.
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Highway Code for Marriage
Wanting to build strong foundations into your marriage?
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The Five Love Languages
How to express your heartfelt commitment to your spouse.
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Top Ten Relational Needs
Identify and discover how to meet relational needs to enhance your relationship
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Intimacy and Boundaries
A series of articles by Dr Bryce Kaye exploring the full depth of intimacy in relationships
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Keeping the romantic spark in a long-term relationship
How can you keep the romatic spark alive in your relationship?
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Keeping up appearances - a block to intimacy?
How open are you with your spouse?
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Seven steps to marital Ecstacy
Seven vital steps that create a pathway for reaching the highest levels of intimacy and fulfillment.
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The Dance of Connection
Good communication is the key to successful relationships but both men and women complain that they fail to communicate with the other person. This book aims to show how to articulate your true self and transform your relationships.
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The Sex-Starved Marriage: The Couple's Guide to Understanding Mismatched Sexual Desire and Boosting
A must-read book for couples struggling with unequal sexual desires.
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Cultivating Intimacy Requires Hard Work, "Communication in Marriage". Part 3
Discover the value of closeness and intimacy in your marriage.
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Love is Something That We Do, "Communication in Marriage". Part 4
Here's a chance to get behind that word "love" and find out what it really means.
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Getting our Baggage Unpacked, "Communication in Marriage". Part 5
Find out if you have some baggage from the past that needs unpacking for the sake of your marriage.
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You've Got to Have the Right Parts, "Communication in Marriage". Part 6
Discover four keys to keeping your marriage healthy.
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Strangers in Many Ways, "Communication in Marriage". Part 8
Find out the value of allowing your spouse to know the real you.
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The Games People Play, "Communication in Marriage". Part 9
Find out whay lies behind the games we play for power in our marriage.
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Developing Trust in a Relationship - Section one, "Communication in Marriage". Part 12
How to develop trust in marriage.
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Developing Trust in a Relationship - Section two, "Communication in Marriage". Part 12
Find out how trust is built when we are willing to risk the vulnerability of entering into deeper communication.
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Keeping Marriages Healthy
A DVD and work book offering tried and tested principles for discovering the secrets of a really great marriage.
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Night Light
Realizing how hard it is to maintain a faith-based marriage in on-the-go lives, this encouraging book by James and Shirley Dobson delivers "timeless truth in ten minutes or less."
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Take Back Your Marriage
To ensure that one's marriage lasts "as long as we both shall live" as opposed to the increasingly popular "as long as we both shall love," William J. Doherty recommends that couples undertake daily "connection rituals" that facilitate "intentional marriage."
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The New Marriage
Transcending the happily-ever-after Myth - how to put your marriage back on track
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Two Part Harmony
Have you left your marriage simmering too long on a back burner - rediscover your marriage afresh.
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Every Woman's Desire : An Every Man's Guide to Winning the Heart of a Woman
A really practical guide to living out the biblical principles of intimacy in marriage.
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Fall In Love, Stay In Love
Find out how to fall in love and stay in love
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The Marriage Work-Out Book
A straightforward book looking at the stages a marriage goes through.
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Rocking the Roles: Building a Win-Win Marriage
What does the bible really have to say about the roles of men and women in marriage?
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The Marriage Book
How can we happily married to one person for the whole of our lives?
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The Marriage Builder
Another book by Larry Crabb which puts couples in touch with their deep emotional needs and how to handle them in a healthy way which allows them to build strong marriage relationships.
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The Sixty Minute Marriage
An easy to read book in bite sized chunks with lots of practical advice
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20 Advanced Communication Tips: A 90 Minute Investment in a Better Relationship
Covering such issues as feelings versus facts and being right versus being fair, this book offers couples the advanced strategies they need to strengthen their communication
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Ending the Battle of the Sexes
Reconciling gender expectations in marriage
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The Second Little Book of Hugs
Some ideas for those who value hugs!
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The Better Marriage Guide
A book to help couples overcome difficulties and build stronger marriages.
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Love Life for Every Married Couple
An all round book on building a strong marriage from a Christian perspective
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Loving Midlife Marriage
An inspiring and practical guide to getting the most out of your midlife marriage.
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For Better...Forever! : A Catholic Guide to Lifelong Marriage
A serious practical guide to building a really strong marriage written with great wit and wisdom.
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For Love or Nothing
A collection of folktales, fables and allegorical stories about love that make great reading and provide valuable lessons for loving relationships.
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His Needs Her Needs
A fresh, informative look at the needs we bring to marriage and how to care for each other.
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Empowering Couples Building on Your Strengths
This is a book to help couples identify and build on their strengths. It will help couples also identify their stumbling blocks and teach them how to turn their stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
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For Better or For Best
Understand your man!
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The Marriage Journey : Preparations and Provisions for Life Together
A book for individuals or groups preparing for or embarked on marriage.
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A Woman's Guide to Changing Her Man: Without His Even Knowing It
A book for women to help them bring positive change in their marriage
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The Love List: Eight Healthy Habits for Married Couples
If you want to step out of the quiet routine of mediocrity that can suck the marrow out of life, and want to love each other to the fullest, this book will help you do so
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The Surrendered Wife
A Practical Guide to Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace with Your Man
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The Future of Love: the Power of the Soul in Intimate Relationships
A look at what makes marriages tick.
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101 Nights of Grrreat Romance
One hundred and one complete blueprints for a romantic seduction scene. Have fun...and surprise each other!
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Becoming One
Joe Beam shares his insights on becoming One: Emotionally, Spiritually and Sexually.
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Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness
How Embracing the Virtues of Loyalty, Generosity, Justice, and Courage Can Strengthen Your Relationship. This book debunks the popular notion of what defines a good marriage and shows couples how they can renew and strengthen their partnerships.
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Marriage: Fact and Fantasy
Ann Marsh looks at marriage -'at the gap between life as it is and life as we would like it to be'.
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