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Created for Connection

The "Hold Me Tight" Guide for Christian Couples
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." (1 John 4:8)

Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? Do you yearn to grow closer to God and to further incorporate him and his teachings into your marriage? We all want lifetimes of love, support, and faith. But sometimes we need a little help.

Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and "the best couple therapist in the world", according to best-selling relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. In Created for Connection, Dr. Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer, a leading EFT practitioner in the Christian community, share Johnson's groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships not only between partners but between us and God.

The message of Created for Connection is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, or making grand romantic gestures. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent and we are on the Heavenly Father for nurturing, soothing, and protection. The way to enhance or save our relationships with each other and with God is to be open, attuned, and responsive and to reestablish safe emotional connections. Filled with Bible verses, inspiring real-life stories, and guidance, Created for Connection will ensure a lifetime of love.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Sue Johnson & Kenneth Sanderfer (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-12-2016

Enlightening

I so enjoy this book. I found It to be very insightful mindful and made me reflect and think about how I communicate with my partner. It's helped me be able to communicate better to form a more lasting and enjoyable bond with my loved one.

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  • Heather
  • 24-05-2018

crucial for relationships

amazing perspective and help in our marriage. recommend for those seeking to grow their marriage relationship and take it to a new level for life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-2017

best couples book I have ever read

my eyes were open to all the tactics the enemy uses to steal, kill and destroy our relationship

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  • Alton Bryant
  • 14-09-2017

Great book. Good performance.

There are audiobooks where women narrators perform several male voices that are distinctly different. This narration was in perfect tone for the content of this book. But the voices for all male characters and female characters were very monotonously the same. This could have been intensional but it became monotonous after a few chapters. Overall, it was a good performance, though.

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  • Landon S
  • 07-08-2019

Great book, adjusted to the narrator over time

The book is really insightful and I appreciate Kenneth’s work with Sue to have a Christian viewpoint. EFT is going to continue to be very helpful to couples struggling with communication.

When I first started listening I was disappointed in the narrator. I had to turn the volume up rather loudly and anticipated that I would still miss part of what she was saying. However I found that I adjusted to her narration so that by the end I didn’t struggle with hearing her.

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  • Ms
  • 02-07-2019

excellent

excellent, great information to apply to living life well. I will be reading it again.

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  • Morgan
  • 28-06-2019

Christian couple must read

If you want to deeply know your partner and deepen your faith...this is the read for you.

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  • John T. Bramlett
  • 25-06-2019

Every couple should read this book!

This book is an investment your marriage cannot survive without. I thought I had heard it all, then I read this book. Wow!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-05-2019

this book saved my marriage!

we were cohabiting, collaborating, but not connecting. this book gives us the vocabulary to start building that. to identify how to stop the old habits, and put into practice the new dance of Harmony and cenergy.

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  • Colin
  • 27-03-2018

Eye-opening

My girlfriend and I (both Catholic) are currently going through a bit of a rough spot right now, so I sought out this book for advice on how to work through it. Not only did I find answers to what I was looking for - I also found personally relatable stories from couples that opened my eyes to even more ways we can improve our relationship and set a road map for success in the future. Thank you Dr. Johnson for consolidating your findings into this awesome book!