Every day in every marriage couples bump into problems. They fail to communicate with each other, they struggle to pay bills, and they face a serious illness or a rebellious child. No couple is immune to problems. The question isn't whether a couple will have problems; it's how they are going to handle them. And, more important, how are they going to use them to their advantage -- becoming stronger as a result. Relationship experts and award-winning authors Les and Leslie Parrott believe the same forces that can tear down a marriage can become the catalyst for new relational depth and richness--provided you learn the secrets to using everyday problems to strengthen your marriage. The Parrotts explain that a marriage survives and thrives when a couple learns to use problems to boost their love life, to literally love each other more. Then, drawing on their wealth of professional and personal experience as a married couple, they explore how: * All your difficulties can be traced to one of five sources -- and knowing the source makes all the difference.
* A fine line separates an obstacle from an opportunity, and you can discover the opportunity the instant you see the obstacle with new eyes. * The magic of marriage inevitably wanes if you don't recognize and accept the two sides of intimacy and sex. * Any marriage problem can be solved in five (not so easy) steps. * Deep down in the soul of your marriage is a thirst for connection that can only be quenched when you drink from the ultimate source of love. * Every day your love expands when you clearly see you've become a better person for having married your partner. Designed for use with its accompanying, individual workbooks for husbands and wives, this book will change the way you feel about your problems forever. It can make the difference between a marriage that founders on the shoals of circumstance and one that grows through difficulties to find you saying "I love you more ...more today than yesterday."