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The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages: The Little Things That Make a Big Difference

Hardcover |English |1601421214 | 9781601421210

The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages: The Little Things That Make a Big Difference

Hardcover |English |1601421214 | 9781601421210
Overview
"Where does 'highly happy' come from--and can we have some too?!"

Have you ever looked at a blissfully married couple and thought, I wish I could know their secret? Now you can. After years of investigative research, Shaunti reveals twelve powerful habits that the happiest marriages have in common.

Best news of all? Anyone can learn the secrets of a highly happy marriage!

In The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, Shaunti Feldhahn shares her findings about little, very unexpected, often overlooked actions that make a huge difference. You're about to discover that highly happy couples:
- Go to bed mad
- Keep score (just not in the way you think)
- Boss their feelings around
- Have factual fantasies
- Get in over their heads
- Don't tell it like it is
- Don't look to marriage to make them happy...

Packed with eye-opening research and practical helps, this book delivers relationship insights that will take your marriage from "just fine" to "just the marriage we've always wanted."
ISBN: 1601421214
ISBN13: 9781601421210
Author: Shaunti Feldhahn
Publisher: Multnomah
Format: Hardcover
PublicationDate: 2013-12-31
Language: English
PageCount: 256
Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.88 x 7.28 inches
Weight: 9.6 ounces
"Where does 'highly happy' come from--and can we have some too?!"

Have you ever looked at a blissfully married couple and thought, I wish I could know their secret? Now you can. After years of investigative research, Shaunti reveals twelve powerful habits that the happiest marriages have in common.

Best news of all? Anyone can learn the secrets of a highly happy marriage!

In The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, Shaunti Feldhahn shares her findings about little, very unexpected, often overlooked actions that make a huge difference. You're about to discover that highly happy couples:
- Go to bed mad
- Keep score (just not in the way you think)
- Boss their feelings around
- Have factual fantasies
- Get in over their heads
- Don't tell it like it is
- Don't look to marriage to make them happy...

Packed with eye-opening research and practical helps, this book delivers relationship insights that will take your marriage from "just fine" to "just the marriage we've always wanted."
Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

"I am thrilled with the findings, clear reporting, and explanations. Shaunti is tireless at tracking down the truths that matter to relationships--and countless men and women have benefitted as a result. I have already started using some of this new data at my conferences!"
--Emerson Eggerichs, best-selling author of Love and Respect "What an important relationship book for such a time as this! A must for every couple."
--Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors "In just the first few chapters of this amazing resource, I found Shaunti's research and insights incredibly helpful. This is a book I'll be using personally and recommending to many friends."
--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"One of my favorite things about this book is how practical these secrets are. These are things anybody can do to make their marriage even more satisfying!"
--Holly Furtick "Regardless of the state of your marriage, Shaunti reveals how small changes in awareness and actions can truly change everything. She offers transferable actions that any couple can replicate to experience marital fulfillment."
--Kerry Shook, founding pastor of Woodlands Church, Houston, Texas, and co-author of the bestseller One Month to Live

"Shaunti is one of those rare communicators who really gets marriage and all the give-and-take that's required. You're holding months' worth of marital counseling in your hands!"
--Shannon Ethridge, best-selling author of the Every Woman's Battle series

"The entire time I was reading this book I kept stopping and saying to my wife, 'Oh, wow! Listen to this!' The great truth within these pages is that little things do indeed mean a lot."
--Jeff and Gregg Foxworthy

"Shaunti is one of the best researchers in the field today, and I'm always encouraged and surprised by her findings and how practical they are. I will be recommending this book to the women I minister to."
--Jennifer Rothschild, author of Lessons I Learned in the Dark

"What an important and desperately needed book! Shaunti debunks so many of the marriage myths that we have taken as gospel and shares the real secrets to happily ever after."
--Kathi Lipp, author of The Husband Project and Praying God's Word for Your Husband

"Shaunti has done the research, dissected the results, and delivered to us the proven recipes for success. Even after thirty years of marriage, I learned so much! This is a book every married person should read!"
--Jill Savage, CEO of Hearts at Home and author of No More Perfect Moms

"Every married person and every person who wants to be married needs to read this book. It's a fun and surprising journey that can totally transform your marriage--I promise."
--Valorie Burton, author of Happy Women Live Better

"This book takes the mystery out of happy marriages by boiling it down to some key attitudes and actions that can make all the difference between a mediocre marriage and a magnificent one."
--Leslie Vernick, licensed counselor, relationship coach, speaker, and best-selling author of The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

"The message is timely, the research is fascinating, and the takeaways are life-impacting. Do your marriage a favor and read this book!"
--Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

"This is one of the most encouraging and motivating marriage books I have ever read."
--Jim Burns, president of HomeWord and author of Creating an Intimate Marriage and Closer "After working my way through these pages and pondering these gems of wisdom, I couldn't help but wonder how many marriages might have been saved had they understood these simple, attainable truths."
--Susie Larson, national radio host, speaker, and author of Your Beautiful Purpose

"When you take the time to tune into the little things in each other, then together you'll succeed at a great marriage!"
--Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg, America's Family Coaches and authors of 6 Secrets to a Lasting Love

"Shaunti wields the researcher's clipboard, the analyst's data, and the counselor's insight to bring the excellent newsflash that great marriages are the culmination of definable, repetitive micromovements that add up to deep relationship satisfaction."
--Anita Renfroe, comedian and author

"Shaunti knows how to mine scientific research and data for the relationship gold that can change marriages and change lives."
--Susan Merrill, author of The Passionate Mom, blogger, and director of iMOM.com
--Mark Merrill, author of All Pro Dad, blogger, and president of Family First

Shaunti Feldhahn is the best-selling author of For Women Only and other books with sales of more than two million copies in 22 languages. With a master's degree from Harvard, Shaunti uses her analytical skills to uncover life-changing surprises about our most important relationships. Her research has been featured on The Today Show, Focus on the Family radio, in Cosmopolitan magazine, and in the New York Times. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children and live in Atlanta.

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Overview
"Where does 'highly happy' come from--and can we have some too?!"

Have you ever looked at a blissfully married couple and thought, I wish I could know their secret? Now you can. After years of investigative research, Shaunti reveals twelve powerful habits that the happiest marriages have in common.

Best news of all? Anyone can learn the secrets of a highly happy marriage!

In The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, Shaunti Feldhahn shares her findings about little, very unexpected, often overlooked actions that make a huge difference. You're about to discover that highly happy couples:
- Go to bed mad
- Keep score (just not in the way you think)
- Boss their feelings around
- Have factual fantasies
- Get in over their heads
- Don't tell it like it is
- Don't look to marriage to make them happy...

Packed with eye-opening research and practical helps, this book delivers relationship insights that will take your marriage from "just fine" to "just the marriage we've always wanted."
ISBN: 1601421214
ISBN13: 9781601421210
Author: Shaunti Feldhahn
Publisher: Multnomah
Format: Hardcover
PublicationDate: 2013-12-31
Language: English
PageCount: 256
Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.88 x 7.28 inches
Weight: 9.6 ounces
"Where does 'highly happy' come from--and can we have some too?!"

Have you ever looked at a blissfully married couple and thought, I wish I could know their secret? Now you can. After years of investigative research, Shaunti reveals twelve powerful habits that the happiest marriages have in common.

Best news of all? Anyone can learn the secrets of a highly happy marriage!

In The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, Shaunti Feldhahn shares her findings about little, very unexpected, often overlooked actions that make a huge difference. You're about to discover that highly happy couples:
- Go to bed mad
- Keep score (just not in the way you think)
- Boss their feelings around
- Have factual fantasies
- Get in over their heads
- Don't tell it like it is
- Don't look to marriage to make them happy...

Packed with eye-opening research and practical helps, this book delivers relationship insights that will take your marriage from "just fine" to "just the marriage we've always wanted."
Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

"I am thrilled with the findings, clear reporting, and explanations. Shaunti is tireless at tracking down the truths that matter to relationships--and countless men and women have benefitted as a result. I have already started using some of this new data at my conferences!"
--Emerson Eggerichs, best-selling author of Love and Respect "What an important relationship book for such a time as this! A must for every couple."
--Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors "In just the first few chapters of this amazing resource, I found Shaunti's research and insights incredibly helpful. This is a book I'll be using personally and recommending to many friends."
--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"One of my favorite things about this book is how practical these secrets are. These are things anybody can do to make their marriage even more satisfying!"
--Holly Furtick "Regardless of the state of your marriage, Shaunti reveals how small changes in awareness and actions can truly change everything. She offers transferable actions that any couple can replicate to experience marital fulfillment."
--Kerry Shook, founding pastor of Woodlands Church, Houston, Texas, and co-author of the bestseller One Month to Live

"Shaunti is one of those rare communicators who really gets marriage and all the give-and-take that's required. You're holding months' worth of marital counseling in your hands!"
--Shannon Ethridge, best-selling author of the Every Woman's Battle series

"The entire time I was reading this book I kept stopping and saying to my wife, 'Oh, wow! Listen to this!' The great truth within these pages is that little things do indeed mean a lot."
--Jeff and Gregg Foxworthy

"Shaunti is one of the best researchers in the field today, and I'm always encouraged and surprised by her findings and how practical they are. I will be recommending this book to the women I minister to."
--Jennifer Rothschild, author of Lessons I Learned in the Dark

"What an important and desperately needed book! Shaunti debunks so many of the marriage myths that we have taken as gospel and shares the real secrets to happily ever after."
--Kathi Lipp, author of The Husband Project and Praying God's Word for Your Husband

"Shaunti has done the research, dissected the results, and delivered to us the proven recipes for success. Even after thirty years of marriage, I learned so much! This is a book every married person should read!"
--Jill Savage, CEO of Hearts at Home and author of No More Perfect Moms

"Every married person and every person who wants to be married needs to read this book. It's a fun and surprising journey that can totally transform your marriage--I promise."
--Valorie Burton, author of Happy Women Live Better

"This book takes the mystery out of happy marriages by boiling it down to some key attitudes and actions that can make all the difference between a mediocre marriage and a magnificent one."
--Leslie Vernick, licensed counselor, relationship coach, speaker, and best-selling author of The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

"The message is timely, the research is fascinating, and the takeaways are life-impacting. Do your marriage a favor and read this book!"
--Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

"This is one of the most encouraging and motivating marriage books I have ever read."
--Jim Burns, president of HomeWord and author of Creating an Intimate Marriage and Closer "After working my way through these pages and pondering these gems of wisdom, I couldn't help but wonder how many marriages might have been saved had they understood these simple, attainable truths."
--Susie Larson, national radio host, speaker, and author of Your Beautiful Purpose

"When you take the time to tune into the little things in each other, then together you'll succeed at a great marriage!"
--Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg, America's Family Coaches and authors of 6 Secrets to a Lasting Love

"Shaunti wields the researcher's clipboard, the analyst's data, and the counselor's insight to bring the excellent newsflash that great marriages are the culmination of definable, repetitive micromovements that add up to deep relationship satisfaction."
--Anita Renfroe, comedian and author

"Shaunti knows how to mine scientific research and data for the relationship gold that can change marriages and change lives."
--Susan Merrill, author of The Passionate Mom, blogger, and director of iMOM.com
--Mark Merrill, author of All Pro Dad, blogger, and president of Family First

Shaunti Feldhahn is the best-selling author of For Women Only and other books with sales of more than two million copies in 22 languages. With a master's degree from Harvard, Shaunti uses her analytical skills to uncover life-changing surprises about our most important relationships. Her research has been featured on The Today Show, Focus on the Family radio, in Cosmopolitan magazine, and in the New York Times. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children and live in Atlanta.

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  • Used - Acceptable: All pages and the cover are intact, but shrink wrap, dust covers, or boxed set case may be missing. Pages may include limited notes, highlighting, or minor water damage but the text is readable. Item may but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, but the text cannot be obscured or unreadable.

Note: Some electronic material access codes are valid only for one user. For this reason, used books, including books listed in the Used – Like New condition, may not come with functional electronic material access codes.

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  • Stevens Books offers FREE SHIPPING everywhere in the United States for ALL non-book orders, and $3.99 for each book.
  • Packages are shipped from Monday to Friday.
  • No additional fees and charges.

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The usual time for processing an order is 24 hours (1 business day), but may vary depending on the availability of products ordered. This period excludes delivery times, which depend on your geographic location.

Estimated delivery times:

  • Standard Shipping: 5-8 business days
  • Expedited Shipping: 3-5 business days

Shipping method varies depending on what is being shipped.  

Tracking
All orders are shipped with a tracking number. Once your order has left our warehouse, a confirmation e-mail with a tracking number will be sent to you. You will be able to track your package at all times. 

Damaged Parcel
If your package has been delivered in a PO Box, please note that we are not responsible for any damage that may result (consequences of extreme temperatures, theft, etc.). 

If you have any questions regarding shipping or want to know about the status of an order, please contact us or email to support@stevensbooks.com.

You may return most items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards
  • Downloadable software products
  • Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a tracking number, which shows the items which you already returned to us.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

  • Book with obvious signs of use
  • CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened
  • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
  • Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Items returned to us as a result of our error will receive a full refund,some returns may be subject to a restocking fee of 7% of the total item price, please contact a customer care team member to see if your return is subject. Returns that arrived on time and were as described are subject to a restocking fee.

Items returned to us that were not the result of our error, including items returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address, will be refunded the original item price less our standard restocking fees.

If the item is returned to us for any of the following reasons, a 15% restocking fee will be applied to your refund total and you will be asked to pay for return shipping:

  • Item(s) no longer needed or wanted.
  • Item(s) returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address.
  • Item(s) returned to us that were not a result of our error.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.


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We'll pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). In other cases, you will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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