Family: The Good "F" Word: The Life-Changing Action Plan for Building Your Best Family

Bird Street Books
30
Free sample

Troy Dunn shares his tested and proven tools for repairing a broken family. He believes that whether you are just feeling a little stagnant in your home life or are already at your wit’s end, there are clear steps to restore joy, connectedness and unity within your family or partnerships. This book focuses on recognizing both personal and family needs, how to break old patterns to improve individual happiness, as well as happiness within a partnership and within the family unit as a whole. Dunn explains that although we can’t necessarily fix our given family, we owe it to ourselves to fix the family we have or are founding. His Life Changing Action Plan (LCA) includes four steps to determine what is wrong with your relationship, embrace the idea of change in a long-lasting way, repair damage and rebuild one’s marriage or relationship, and provide empowerment and tools to permanently stabilize a family. Also dissected, diagnosed and given rules for remedy are 10 Relationship Roadblocks, including the biggest taboos of all: money and sex! This is a wake-up call for anyone who needs a little or larger dose of relationship remedy.
Read more
Collapse

About the author

Troy Dunn is the creator and executive producer of the #1 rated show on WE Network, “The Locator” and host of the TNT series “APB with Troy Dunn.” As a husband and father, Dunn truly is an expert on family — he and his wife, high school sweetheart Jennifer, have been married for more than 25 years and have 8 children, one of whom suffers from pediatric cancer. He is also the author of the best-selling book "Young Bucks," from which all proceeds have gone to pediatric cancer research. Dunn has spent over 20 years dedicating and building his career around repairing fractured families, beginning with the search for his own mother's birth mother. Having reunited over 40,000 people with their birth families over the last 25 years, giving them the tools to cut through the despair, resentments, blame, and anger that have driven them apart, Dunn has helped them find each other again and enjoy the love, security, and amazing joy that a rebuilt, healthy family creates.
Read more
Collapse
3.4
30 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Bird Street Books
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Apr 21, 2014
Read more
Collapse
Pages
252
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9781939457189
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Family & Relationships / General
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
• More couples than ever before are seeking relief from couples therapy (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) • Author is the Dating Doyenne for iVillage and writes the column “Dating After 40” for More magazine • Amatenstein has provided relationship advice for VHI, BBC, Lifetime, Inside Edition, Regis and Kelly, The Early Show, CBS News, and many other programs • Contributors are the most well-known marriage counselors in America, including: Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Dr. John Gray, Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Warren Farrell, Dr. Harville Hendrix, Dr. Ruth, and more Combining the best advice from the best counselors across the country—couples on the brink of divorce finally have the answers they need. Bringing this prestigious group of experts together for the first time, Sherry Amatenstein offers readers advice based on counseling sessions with real couples from around the country. By selecting the 101 most-asked questions after polling 50+ notable counselors in America, Sherry gets to the heart of the real problems couples are facing today. With questions about everything from sex and money to infidelity and communication, troubled couples will realize they’re not alone while absorbing the best advice there is on the market today. Questions include: • I hate his family. What can I do to get out of seeing them so often? • Why does she always overspend? • How do I/do we get over an affair? • How can we stop being so bored? • Why does she treat me like I’m the enemy? The ultimate resource for unhappy couples, The Complete Marriage Counselor features marriage-saving solutions that really work.
When Jessie Hawkins’ adopted daughter told her she had another mom back in Ethiopia, Jessie didn’t, at first, know what to think. She’d wanted her adoption to be great story about a child who needed a home and got one, and a family led by God to adopt. Instead, she felt like she’d done something wrong.

Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a “win-win” compromise in the never-ending abortion debate. But as Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers, adoption has lately become even more entangled in the conservative Christian agenda.

To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption is a new front in the culture wars: a test of “pro-life” bona fides, a way for born again Christians to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the “Great Commission” mandate to evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new “orphan theology,” urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these “orphans” may already have.
Conservative evangelicals control much of that industry through an infrastructure of adoption agencies, ministries, political lobbying groups, and publicly-supported “crisis pregnancy centers,” which convince women not just to “choose life,” but to choose adoption. Overseas, conservative Christians preside over a spiraling boom-bust adoption market in countries where people are poor and regulations weak, and where hefty adoption fees provide lots of incentive to increase the “supply” of adoptable children, recruiting “orphans” from intact but vulnerable families.

The Child Catchers is a shocking exposé of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who became collateral damage in a market driven by profit and, now, pulpit command.

Anyone who seeks to adopt—of whatever faith or no faith, and however well-meaning—is affected by the evangelical adoption movement, whether they know it or not. The movement has shaped the way we think about adoption, the language we use to discuss it, the places we seek to adopt from, and the policies and laws that govern the process. In The Child Catchers, Kathryn Joyce reveals with great sensitivity and empathy why, if we truly care for children, we need to see more clearly.  

©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.