Making Marriage Simple
America's leading marriage experts, Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt,
distill the secrets to a happy marriage into ten simple truths.
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    10 Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have
    Into the One You Want

    By Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.

    “A workable manual for couples committed to doing a better job living a modern married life—for their own sake and their partner’s.” – Publishers Weekly

    "I am thrilled that the greatest hits of what Harville and Helen have taught for decades are being distilled into one book. They are true masterful teachers and have offered clear, humorous, revelatory knowledge. Beyond supporting an intimate marriage, the application of these tools yields benefits throughout every relationship in your life."  - Alanis Morissette

    Description: Cover - Jpeg.jpg Harville Hendrix is the author of the classic and bestselling book, Getting the Love You Want. Originally published in 1988, it has sold over 2 million copies. With his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Hendrix co-created Imago Therapy, a form of marriage therapy that takes a relationship approach rather than individual approach to problem solving in a marriage; they are the founders of Imago Relationships International and conduct marriage workshops all over the world.

    You would think Hendrix and Hunt would be the last people in the world to have marital problems, but after years of marriage they found themselves having the same relationship troubles as many of their clients. But using the ideas and techniques they had taught to thousands of others, they moved from conflict to connection and forged a stronger, more intimate marriage. Their own experience inspired them to write their new book, MAKING MARRIAGE SIMPLE: 10 Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have into the One You Want (Harmony Books; On-Sale March 12, 2013; $22.00). In this engaging guide, they have distilled what they've learned from decades of research, their counseling and workshops with married couples, and their own 30-year relationship, into ten essential and provocative truths about marriage. Focusing on the practical and pragmatic aspects of making a marriage stronger, MAKING MARRIAGE SIMPLE gets straight to the heart of the matter: offering tools for what you have to do to make your relationship work, without going into the why, in order to create the marriage of your dreams. 

    Written with humor, compassion, and honesty, and illustrated throughout with endearing line drawings, MAKING MARRIAGE SIMPLE is this decade's definitive guide to transforming couples’ lives and creating a stronger, more equitable, and intimate marriage.

    With MAKING MARRIAGE SIMPLE you’ll find out why:

    • Romantic Love is a Trick
    • Incompatibility is Grounds for Marriage
    • Conflict is Growth Trying to Happen
    • Being Present for Each Other Heals the Past
    • Negativity Is Invisible Abuse
    • Your Marriage Is the Best Life Insurance Plan


    Each truth is offered to shift your understanding about what is needed to create a successful partnership. Harville and Helen also explain why the healthiest couples fight, and offer tools like the “Zero Negativity Challenge” to help guide you towards the healthiest and strongest marriage possible.

    With MAKING MARRIAGE SIMPLE, you are on your way to a relationship revolution!

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    About the Authors:

    HARVILLE HENDRIX, Ph.D., has more than forty years of experience as a clinical pastoral counselor, therapist, educator, clinical trainer, and public speaker. HELEN LAKELLY HUNT, Ph.D., was elected to the Women's Hall of Fame for her work in women's philanthropy.
    Harville and Helen are bestselling authors and founders of Imago Relationships International. They have six children and five grandchildren.


    Harmony Books • On Sale March 12, 2013
    Hardcover • $22.00 • ISBN 978-0-7704-3712-1