Best Sociology of Marriage & Family Books
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1. Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Author: by John Gottman Ph.D.
Workman Publishing Company
Strengthen and deepen your love with a fun, ingenious program of eight life-changing conversationson essential topics such as money, sex, and trustfrom two of the world’s leading marriage researchers and clinicians. Navigating the challenges of long-term commitment takes effortand it just got simpler, with this empowering, step-by-step guide to communicating about the things that matter most to you and your partner.
Drawing on forty years of research from their world-famous Love Lab, Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman invite couples on eight fun, easy, and profoundly rewarding dates, each one focused on a make-or-break issue: trust, conflict, sex, money, family, adventure, spirituality, and dreams.
Interactive activities and prompts provide motivation to stay open, stay curious, and, most of all, stay talking to each other. And the rangefrom the four skills you need for intimate conversation (including Put Into Words What You Are Feeling) to tips on being honest about your needs, while also validating your partner’s own emotionswill resonate, whether you’re newly together or a longtime couple looking to fortify your bond.
2. The Love Dare: New Revised Edition
Author: by Alex Kendrick
Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. The Love Dare, the New York Times No.
1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take.
It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriage evaluation, a new preface by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, minor text updates, and select testimonials from The Love Dare readers.Take the dare!
3. Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Author: by Dr. Sue Johnson EdD
Little, Brown Spark
MORE THAN 1,000,000 COPIES SOLD! Strengthen and deepen your relationships with revelatory practical exercises, seven profound conversations, and sage advice from the best couple’s therapist in the world (John Gottman, PhD, bestselling author) Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry?
We all want a lifetime of love, support, and companionship. But sometimes we need a little help. Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and the most original contributor to couple’s therapy to come along in the last thirty years, according to Dr. William J.Doherty, PhD.
In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships. The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions.
Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection. Dr. Johnson teaches that the way to enhance or save a relationship is to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other and to reestablish emotional connection.
4. The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love
Author: by Janet W. Hardy
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Revised edition (August 15, 2017)
The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today’s modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. One of the most useful relationship books you could ever read, no matter what your lifestyle choices.
It’s chock-full of great information about communication, jealousy, asking for what you want, and maintaining a relationship with integrity. Annie Sprinkle, PhD, sexologist and author of Dr. Sprinkle’s Spectacular Sex For 20 years The Ethical Slutwidely known as the Poly Biblehas dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices.
The third edition of this timeless guide to the ethics of relationships, communication, and sex has been revised to include: Interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships) Tributes to polyamory pioneers Tools for conflict resolution and instructions on how to improve interpersonal dynamics New sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, LGBTQ terminology, and ways polys can connect and thrive The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of more than two: couples who don’t live together, couples who don’t have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.
5. Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy
Author: by Jessica Fern
Attachment theory has entered the mainstream, but most discussions focus on how we can cultivate secure monogamous relationships. What if, like many people, you’re striving for secure, happy attachments with more than one partner? Polyamorous psychotherapist Jessica Fern breaks new ground by extending attachment theory into the realm of consensual nonmonogamy.
Using her nested model of attachment and trauma, she expands our understanding of how emotional experiences can influence our relationships. Then, she sets out six specific strategies to help you move toward secure attachments in your multiple relationships. Polysecure is both a trailblazing theoretical treatise and a practical guide.
6. The Fair Play Deck: A Couple's Conversation Deck for Prioritizing What's Important
Author: by Eve Rodsky
Based on the Reese’s Book Club Pick and New York Times best-seller Fair Play, this couple’s conversation deck will help you rebalance your to-do lists, reclaim your time, and rediscover and nurture the skills and interests that make you uniquely you.
Whether you just moved in together, hit a snag in your domestic bliss, or are struggling to keep with your growing family, this adaptable card deck will help you balance the work needed to keep your household humming. Here’s what you’re going to do: 1) Sit with your partner for an hour when you’re relaxed and feeling good (food and drink help!
2) Lay out all the task cards, choose only the ones that apply to your family, and take turns deciding which tasks you’ll own completely 3) Claim your Unicorn Space cards, which allow you time and space to develop and pursue activities and skills that bring you joy-whether it’s learning a new language, playing music, or training for a marathonSetting both of you up for success in your relationship and parenting, The Fair Play Deck will change the way you think and talk about your home life.
7. The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples
Author: by Stephen Kendrick
From the writers of the No. 1 New York Times best-seller, The Love Dare.Love is a choice.A daily choice. The Love Dare Day by Day is a daily reminder of how it’s done – and done well – taking the source material’s original experience to the next level.
With 52 weekly dares, this one-year devotional invites you to go deeper into the scriptural principles of The Love Dare and is meant to enrich your relationship with God and your spouse through a daily time of reading, prayer, and action.
Make this more than a year of your life. Make it your bold, next step to a lifetime of love. Features of this book include: 365 devotional readings on unique aspects of genuine love 52 weekly dares to help you express love in your marriage Dozens of specific prayers to pray for yourself and your spouse Questions to get you thinking strategically about your relationship More than 100 Go Deeper sections that enhance personal Bible study
8. Love Warrior
Author: by Glennon Doyle
#1 New York Times BestsellerOprah’s Book Club 2016 Selection”Rivetinga worthy investmentthis book has real wisdom.”New York Times Book Review”Provocative… I adore her honesty, her vulnerability, and her no-nonsense wisdom, and I know you will, too.” Oprah WinfreyA memoir of betrayal and self-discovery by bestselling author Glennon Doyle, Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are all born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all.
This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.
9. Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)
Author: by Eve Rodsky
G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Perfect Remedy for Cold Feet! More than half of all couples who become engaged this year will never make it to the altar.Why? Leading experts believe it’s because couples fail to really get to know their potential mate before getting engaged.
Relationship expert and noted couples counselor Norm Wright steers potential brides and grooms through a series of soul-searching questions to discern if they’ve really met “the One.”Couples will be much more confident about whether or not to pursue marriage after completing these in-depth and personal questions.
Norm also addresses the delicate subject of calling off the wedding if readers discover that a potential mate isn’t actually meant to be a life partner.
11. The Primal Wound
Author: by Nancy Newton Verrier
The Primal Wound is a seminal work which revolutionizes the way we think about adoption. It describes and clarifies the effects of separating babies from their birth mothers as a primal loss which affects the relationships of the adopted person throughout life..
It is a book about pre-and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss. It gives adoptees, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior. It lists the coping mechanisms which adoptees use to be able to attach and live in a family to whom they are not related and with whom they have no genetic cues.
It will contribute to the healing of all members of the adoption triad and will bring understanding and encouragement to anyone who has ever felt abandoned..
12. The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work
Author: by Terrence Real
In his extraordinary new book, Terrence Real, distinguished therapist and bestselling author, presents a long overdue message that women need to hear: You aren’t crazyyou’re right! Women have changed in the last twenty-five yearsthey have become powerful, independent, self-confident, and happy.
Yet many men remain irresponsible and emotionally detached. They don’t know how to respond to frustrated partners who just want their mates to show up and grow up. Enter the good news: In this revolutionary book, Real shows women how to master the new rules of twenty-first-century marriage by offering them a set of effective tools with which they can create the truly intimate relationship that they desire and deserve.
He identifies five non-starters to avoid and shares practical strategies for bringing honesty, passion, and joy back to even the most difficult relationship. Using his experience helping thousands of couples shift from despair to profound emotional closeness, Real guides you through the process of relationship repair with exercises that you can do alone or with your partner.
13. André The Best Big Brother: A Story Book for Kids Ages 2-8 To Help Prepare a Soon-To-Be Older Sibling For a New Baby (Live, Laugh, Grow)
Author: by Mikaela Wilson
A new baby is a huge adjustment for the entire family and can be especially confusing for a young child. These changes come to life through the heartwarming character of big brother, Andr, whose experiences will feel very authentic to the young reader.
This is the perfect book to help prepare a soon-to-be older sibling for a new baby! From the Back Cover:Andr is ecstatic about becoming a big brother. But upon the arrival of the new baby, he quickly learns that being an older sibling is both wonderful and confusing at the same time.
Join Andr as he adjusts to life as a new big brother. This sweet story explores family life through the eyes and heart of a child. To say THANK-YOU, this book comes with a free gift at the end of the book!
14. Noelle The Best Big Sister: A Story to Help Prepare a Soon-To-Be Older Sibling for a New Baby for Kids Ages 2-8 (Live, Laugh, Grow)
Author: by Mikaela Wilson
A new baby is a huge adjustment for the entire family and can be especially confusing for a young child. These changes come to life through the heartwarming character of big sister, Noelle, whose experiences will feel very authentic to the young reader.
This is the perfect book to help prepare a soon-to-be older sibling for a new baby! From the Back Cover:Noelle is ecstatic about becoming a big sister. But upon the arrival of the new baby, she quickly learns that being an older sibling is both wonderful and confusing at the same time.
Join Noelle as she adjusts to life as a new big sister. This sweet story explores family life through the eyes and heart of a child. To say THANK-YOU, this book comes with a free gift at the end of the book!
15. More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
Author: by Franklin Veaux
Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating?Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now the new book More Than Two can help you find your own way.
With completely new material and a fresh approach, Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert wrote More Than Two to expand on and update the themes and ideas in the wildly popular polyamory website morethantwo.Com. From Ancient Greece through the many dynasties of China to current practices of non-monogamy, people have openly engaged in multiple intimate relationships.
Not until the late 20th century, however, was a word coined that encapsulated the practice, as well as its philosophies, edicts and ethics: polyamory (poly = many + amore = love). For Franklin Veaux, who has been polyamorous for his entire adult life, the emerging framework and subsequent vocabulary for his lifestyle was a light in the dark.
Candidly sharing his experiences and thoughts online catapulted his website morethantwo. Com, among the first dedicated to the poly lifestyle, to one of the top-ranking on the subject. In recent years, as more people have discovered polyamory as a legitimate and desirable option for how they conduct their relationships, Franklin and one of his partners, Eve Rickert, saw that there was a growing need for a comprehensive guide to the lifestyle.
16. The Feminine Mystique
Author: by Betty Friedan
“If you’ve never read it, read it now.” Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah MagazineLandmark, groundbreaking, classicthese adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of the problem that has no name: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home.
Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives.
Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50thanniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.