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I am a busy mom of 3, accountant, business owner, and audible lover. To think I can listen to nonfiction at the office & while driving, jogging or on the go, expanding ones mind is a pleasure!

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  • The Secrets of Happy Families: Surprising New Ideas to Bring More Togetherness, Less Chaos, and Greater Joy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bruce Feiler
    • Narrated By Bruce Feiler
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    Best-selling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children. So he set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts", he sought out the most creative minds - from Silicon Valley to the set of Modern Family, from the country's top negotiators to the Green Berets - and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families.

    Amazon Customer says: "Well worth reading, even if you can't do it all!"
    "Well worth reading, even if you can't do it all!"
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    This is a practical guide to things that work for families. It is not a 'therapist' type guide, where research has been done...kind of book. Just what works for real people, in real & imperfect lives. I liked that, because that describes the kind of families I know.

    I think he does a nice job discussing what makes these methods work, and how the families benefit. Also, he does point out how his wife is not impressed by his 'ideas' and often is not a willing participant, but then finds the methods draw the couple, as well as the family, together. Really, it is all about doing things together, making everyone feel they are an important part of a team, that really matters.

    It is an easy listen as an audio, nice & simple pdf comes with it, and if you just put a few of the ideas into place, as I have done so far, you will likely see instant success. And what could matter more than greater happiness at home!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Darrel Ray
    • Narrated By Darrel Ray
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    Why are all the major religions consumed with sex? What makes sex so important, whether Buddhism or Islam, Christianity or Mormonism? What is the impact of religion on human sexuality? This book explores this and more. It ventures into territory that has never been examined. You will be surprised at how much religion has influenced your sexuality, who you marry, the pleasure you get or don't get from sex, and what you can do about it.

    Anthony says: "Dr. Darrel Ray's Masterpiece."
    "A must read - Human sexuality as it should be!"
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    What did you love best about Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality?

    I think everyone will find themselves in this book, no matter what your background. Religion in society has a cultural affect on everyone. This book helps you to see that your desires are natural, acceptable, and removes the guilt that straps so many lives from the ultimate pleasure that sex should bring.
    I had left religion right before I purchased this book, but I don't think that is a necessity. Anyone who reads a book that bluntly speaks of sexuality needs an open mind.

    Darrel Ray will make you laugh and bring you to an understanding of your feelings. And since, as a society, so few find sex an acceptable topic of deep discussion, I think this book is a life saver. I saw myself in this book in so many ways, and now am enjoying the best sex ever, whether with my spouse or alone, because I am free to do so. That is a result of this book! Buy it, read and reread it, tell people you know, honestly, life is too short and this part of it is too important.

    The author also has a book, The God Virus, and it is equally impressive. All the way around, if you shy away from any aspect of your sexuality, are afraid to be who you really are, and don't feel comfortable in your skin, this book will take you to a better place.


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