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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect | John Maxwell

World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.

Who’s Pushing Your Buttons? | John Townsend

Dr. Townsend's presentation on Who's Pushing Your Buttons? Recorded live at Solutions, a weekly presentation at Mariners church. Great for small group study or individual use! Who's Pushing Your Buttons? takes an in-depth look at the "root" or why difficult people are the way they are, and assists with strategies to navigate these relationships in a way that maximizes change, growth and love.

DNA of Relationships | Gary Smalley

Discovering the DNA of Love: There are three key choices that bring you complete satisfaction in life. You'll understand how to balance God's DNA of love by loving God and others as yourself. Also, find out how God created men and women different and how to use these differences to create great relationships.

Real Relationships | Les & Leslie Parrott

In Real Relationships, we dig below the surface to the depths of human interactions, offering advice and practical tools for improving the most important aspect of human life: relationships. Designed for college students, young adults, singles, and dating couples, we teach the basic of healthy relationships, including friendship, dating, sexuality, and relating to God. Real Relationships furnishes an honest guide to forming the rich relationships that are life's greatest treasure.  

Building Winning Relationships | Zig Ziglar

This single session seminar is from Zig Ziglar's principle-packed seminar for personal and professional development titled Strategies for Success. In this exciting program, you'll learn Zig's trusted methods to living a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Strategies For Success offers a balanced blend of personal professional development tools that are sure to jump start, strengthen and positively motivate anyone looking for success in life.

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Bible Passages

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you." | Exodus 20:12 (NIV) 

"An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain." |Proverbs 31:10-11 (NIV) 

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
— 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 (NIV)

"My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching." | Proverbs 6:20 (NIV) 

"But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children." | Psalm 103:17 (NIV) 

"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." | Joshua 24:15 (NIV) 

"He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise." | Proverbs 11:29 (NIV) 


“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.” | William Arthur Ward

"There is nothing in the world worse than a bad marriage, and at the same time nothing better than a good one." | Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
— C. S. Lewis

"The first duty of love is to listen." | Paul Tillich  

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." | Albert Schweitzer

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”  | William Arthur Ward

“For a marriage relationship to flourish, there must be intimacy. It takes an enormous amount of courage to say to your spouse, 'This is me. I'm not proud of it -- in fact, I'm a little embarrassed by it -- but this is who I am.'"  | Bill Hybels

"The people with whom you work reflect your own attitude. If you are suspicious, unfriendly and condescending, you will find these unlovely traits echoed all about you. But if you are on your best behavior, you will bring out the best in the persons with whom you are going to spend most of your working hours."  | Beatrice Vincent

"What is the most dramatic loss experienced in a new marriage? The idealized image you have of your partner."  | Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott

"A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers." | Ruth Bell Graham  

“It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.” | Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” | Thomas Aquinas

"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?" | George Eliot

“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” | Zig Ziglar

"The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself." | G.K. Chesterton

"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves." | Henry Ward Beecher

"What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow." ~ Martin Luther

"Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved." | Matthew Henry

"All great change in America begins at the dinner table." | Ronald Reagan

"In the family, life is brought not only to our doorstep, but into our kitchens, bedrooms, and dens. In the family, life is happening all around us, and it begs to be questioned, evaluated, interpreted, and discussed. There is no more consistent, pregnant, dynamic forum for instruction about life than the family, because that is exactly what God designed the family to be, a learning community." | Paul David Tripp