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Love Is a Decision

Love Is a Decision

Thomas Nelson Publishers 2001 Paperback

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In this practical book, family counselor and best-selling author Gary Smalley, with John Trent, reveals a simple yet profound plan for a marriage of depth, warmth, and excitement. Guide your marriage for a lifetime by learning how to make your spouse feel truly honored, keep courtship alive, rebuild trust, and become best friends with your family. According to Smalley, good marriages are no accident. And deciding to love -- in the practical ways outlined here -- can result in relationships that are tougher than tough times.

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  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • ISBN: 0849942683
  • ISBN-13: 9780849942686
  • UPC: 9780849942686
  • SKU: 0849942683
  • Release Date: December 30, 2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 0.70 inches
  • Width: 5.50 inches
  • Length: 8.30 inches
  • Weight: 0.45 pounds

About the Author

Gary Smalley

Gary Smalley

Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the author and co-author of 16 best-selling, award-winning books along with several popular films and videos. He has spent over 30 years learning, teaching, and counseling. Gary has personally interviewed hundreds of singles and couples and has surveyed thousands of people at his seminars asking two questions: What is it that strengthens your relationships and what weakens them?

Gary’s books combined have sold over 5 million copies. Many of them have even been translated into various languages. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love have won the Gold Medallion Award for excellence in literature. The Language of Love won the Angel Award as the best contribution to family life. All other titles have been top-five finalists for the Gold Medallion Award.

In the last 30 years, Gary has spoken to over two million people in live conferences. He has been presenting his live two-day workshop, “Love Is a Decision,” once a month for the last twenty years. His award-winning infomercial, “Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships,” has appeared to television audiences all over the world. Several versions of the infomercial—first with Dick Clark, then with John Tesh and Connie Sellecca, and also with Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford—have been aired. This 18-videotape series has sold over four million tapes.

Gary Smalley has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Extra, Today Show, and Sally Jessy Raphael, as well as numerous national radio programs. Gary has been featured on hundreds of regional and local television and radio programs across the United States.

Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 35 years and live in Branson, Missouri. They have three children, Kari, Greg and Michael, and six grandchildren.

About the Author

John Trent

John Trent

John Trent is committed to strengthening both marriage and family relationships worldwide. His first priority is to give his two young daughters a spiritual heritage to sustain them for the rest of their lives.

Over the past five years Trent has spoken to more than 75,000 people in more than 65 major cities at his seminars, as well as to thousands of men at Promise Keepers conferences. He has taught family enrichment programs and worked with Gary Smalley for nine years, ministering to couples and singles through Today’s Family. In addition to speaking, he has authored and co-authored many best-selling books, a number of which have been Gold Medallion finalists or winners.

A featured guest on hundreds of radio and television programs, Trent’s list of appearances includes Focus on the Family, Insight for Living, Life Perspectives, The 700 Club, Prime Time America on the Moody Broadcasting Network, and others.

John Trent holds a doctorate in marriage and family counseling from North Texas State University. He also has a master’s degree in New Testament Greek from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters and live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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