SMART Love

How Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Will Transform Your Marriage

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"Great marriages are both art and science. Dave and Jan Stoop have integrated both in a highly effective system, using the latest neuroscience, to bring couples more intimacy and happiness. Great concepts and very workable skills. I highly recommend this book."--John Townsend, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries; founder of the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling


What would happen if you applied the game-changing principles of emotional intelligence to your most important relationship?

SMART Love is a system for understanding both your own and your spouse's emotions, managing those emotions, and walking hand in hand through situations when emotions run high. Through personal inventories, you'll discover where you are strong and where you need improvement, and each section includes practical action steps you and your spouse can take to implement what you've learned.

"Get ready to improve your love IQ. In this remarkable book, Dave and Jan Stoop give all of us the practical steps for learning how to love SMART. Follow their proven guidance and your love life will never be the same."--Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, New York Times bestselling authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

"In the forest of books on marriage relationships, SMART Love stands tall. No pie-in-the-sky platitudes or superficial solutions, but wise counsel that can make an immediate difference in your marriage."--Gary J. Oliver, ThM, PhD, executive director of the Center for Healthy Relationships; professor of psychology and practical theology at John Brown University; coauthor of Mad About Us

Dr. David Stoop is the founder and director of the Center for Family Therapy and is a cohost of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! radio and TV program. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Forgiving What You'll Never Forget and Rethink How You Think. Dr. Jan Stoop is a counselor, author, and seminar speaker. Together the Stoops are coauthors of Just Us: Finding Intimacy with God and Each Other and When Couples Pray Together. They lead seminars and retreats on topics such as marital relationships, men's issues, fathering, and forgiveness. Married for more than fifty years, they live in California. Learn more at www.drstoop.com.


Endorsements

"Get ready to improve your love IQ. In this remarkable book, Dave and Jan Stoop give all of us the practical steps for learning how to love SMART. Follow their proven guidance and your love life will never be the same."

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

"Great marriages are both art and science. Dave and Jan Stoop have integrated both in a highly effective system, using the latest neuroscience, to bring couples more intimacy and happiness. Great concepts and very workable skills. I highly recommend this book."

John Townsend, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries; founder of the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling

"In the forest of books on marriage relationships, SMART Love stands tall. Thanks to their years of professional practice, their knowledge of the Bible, the results of recent research on emotional intelligence, and their own vibrant marriage relationship, Dave and Jan have given us a unique and practical resource. The many Action Plans alone are worth the price of the book. No pie-in-the-sky platitudes or superficial solutions, but wise counsel that can make an immediate difference in your marriage."

Gary J. Oliver, ThM, PhD, executive director of the Center for Healthy Relationships; professor of psychology and practical theology at John Brown University; author of Mad About Us


The Authors

  1. Dr. David Stoop

    Dr. David Stoop

    Dr. David Stoop is the founder and director of the Center for Family Therapy. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Forgiving the Unforgivable. David and his wife, Jan, have coauthored books and lead worldwide seminars and retreats...

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  2. Dr. Jan Stoop

    Dr. Jan Stoop

    Dr. Jan Stoop is a counselor, author, and seminar speaker. Together with her husband David, Jan Stoop has written When Couples Pray Together, The Complete Marriage Book, and The Complete Parenting Book. They lead seminars and retreats on...

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