10 Choices Successful Couples Make

The Secret to Love That Lasts a Lifetime

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"Read this book and enjoy deeper fulfillment in your marriage starting today."--Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts


Is every marriage is doomed to experience one conflict after another? Certainly not, says Dr. Ron Welch. In this practical and encouraging book, he outlines the 10 specific choices you can make to minimize conflict and increase joy in your marriage. With his expert guidance, you'll learn how to

· communicate accurately and positively
· choose forgiveness over unforgiveness
· understand your marriage type
· and make decisions more effectively

Whether you are engaged, newly married, or have been married for decades, you'll find that this book will transform your relationship.


"As a mental health professional for over thirty years, I highly recommend Dr. Welch's sound strategies for both relationships in crisis and those that simply desire to be at their very best."--Gregory Jantz, author of thirty books and founder of The Center, A Place of HOPE

"Happy, healthy, and long-lasting marriages do not happen automatically. Ron Welch's new book gives couples a fresh approach to address issues that threaten to swamp marriages that otherwise deserve to thrive."--James R. Beck, senior professor of counseling, Denver Seminary


Dr. Ron Welch
is the author of The Controlling Husband and serves on the faculty of Denver Seminary. With more than 25 years of experience in clinical psychology, Dr. Welch has developed the Transformational Marriage™ approach, which helps couples through counseling, seminars, and publications. He and his wife, Jan, live in Colorado.


Endorsements

"What an incredible book! Every couple faces endless decisions--choices that can make or break their relationship. Ron Welch has paved the way for ten concrete and life-giving choices every couple needs to make. Read this book and enjoy deeper fulfillment in your marriage starting today."

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

"The pages in this book are pages of HOPE! Need a fresh new approach to resolve conflict? Need a new way of creating intimacy? Need to move beyond past hurt? Would you like to have a fresh joy in your relationship? As a mental health professional for over thirty years, I highly recommend Dr. Welch's sound strategies for both relationships in crisis and those that simply desire to be at their very best. This is a resource we use at The Center, A Place of HOPE."

Gregory Jantz, author of thirty books and founder of The Center, A Place of HOPE

"Happy, healthy, and long-lasting marriages do not happen automatically. They are the result of focused work and adjustments designed to meet changing circumstances. Ron Welch's new book gives couples a fresh approach to address issues that threaten to swamp marriages that otherwise deserve to thrive. Readers will find suggestions, explanations, exercises, and encouragement to face their marital future with hopefulness and success."

James R. Beck, senior professor of counseling, Denver Seminary

"10 Choices Successful Couples Make comes from a man who has 'been-there-done-that' when it comes to pointing the way toward a successful marriage. Ron Welch (a close friend and colleague) has over thirty years of marriage under his belt, more than enough time to define these ten choices and put them into practice in his own private world. Additionally, Ron is a veteran in the graduate school classroom, where he has trained and mentored a large number of men and women who have gone on to be effective professional therapists. Finally, Ron has spent countless hours in conversation with struggling married couples who, under his guidance, have learned to make these choices for themselves. I really like this man, Ron Welch. I trust him, and I consider it an honor to introduce him to you."

Gordon MacDonald, speaker, chancellor of Denver Seminary, and author of Ordering Your Private World and A Resilient Life

"Marriages can be transformed. Bad habits can be broken. Feelings of love can return where they have been absent. But none of this happens without intentional choices and hard work on the part of both spouses. Ron Welch provides clear, easy-to-understand guidelines for the choices spouses can make to begin the process of strengthening or repairing their marriages. It is not a matter of forces outside of anyone's control but what one chooses to do, difficult as those choices may seem. This little book is chock full of hope, wisdom, biblical insight, and proven methods from the counselor's office. Every couple can learn from it, and it ought to be required reading for conversations between every engaged and even pre-engaged couple. An amazing gift to the church and the world from someone who has practiced what he preaches."

Craig L. Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

"In 10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love That Lasts a Lifetime, Dr. Ron Welch has zeroed in on some of the most basic areas in preventing (and healing) fractured couple relationships and heightening couple flourishing. All ten choices are spot-on, but I was particularly impressed by his emphases on forgiving, trusting, being other-oriented, maintaining intimacy, and committing. This book will repay any couple's reading in years of stronger relationship satisfaction and enjoyment."

Everett L. Worthington Jr., www.EvWorthington-forgiveness.com


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    Dr. Ron Welch (PsyD, Central Michigan University) is the author of The Controlling Husband and serves on the faculty of Denver Seminary. With 25 years of experience in clinical psychology, Welch has developed the Transformational Marriage™...

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