Can a happy marriage really last a lifetime?
One-third of all married couples divorce before their ten-year anniversary. They struggle to overcome unmet expectations, unanticipated conflict, and disagreements about money, sex, children, and more. In this practical and hopeful book, licensed marriage and family therapist Laura Taggart helps young couples stay on the right side of this statistic. Making Love Last guides them to examine their true expectations for marriage, provides six action steps for improving the way they relate, and gives them a new picture of what it means to enjoy marriage for a lifetime. Each chapter includes discussion questions for couples or small groups as well as additional questions for personal reflection.
"A practical and wise guide on a crucial subject." -- John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church;author of All the Places to Go
"Falling in love is easy! Yet, as many of us well know, staying happily married over a lifetime is another story.... If you once were madly in love but now find yourself drifting toward relational disappointment and disillusionment, take heart, because wonderful help begins just a few pages away."--from the foreword by Milan and Kay Yerkovich, authors of How We Love
Laura Taggart has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for nearly thirty years. As director of marriage and family ministry at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, California, she founded a highly successful marriage mentoring ministry to help young couples develop a solid foundation for their young and often struggling marriages. A popular speaker at conferences and retreats, she has also taught as an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Learn more at www.laurataggart.com.