Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards

Narrated by: Dr. Ray Guarendi
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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Marriage expert Dr. Ray Guarendi has counseled enough couples to know that building a better relationship with your spouse doesn't mean learning exotic new communication techniques or rearranging your lifestyle. In fact, a few of his 10 "small steps" are lessons you learned in grade school, such as: say "I'm sorry"; listen a minute; make a list; use your manners. Plus, with his "resistance rationales," Doctor Ray helps you overcome any reluctance you might feel to taking these small steps. Filled with straightforward advice, this book reminds you that a happier, more rewarding marriage is just a few small steps away.

©2011 Ray Guarendi (P)2011 St. Anthony Messenger Press

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Thank you Dr Ray!

Having him narrate it himself was the best. Love his humor. Simple. To the point.

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Good for rough spots, or great marriages

Lots of good nuggets from an always entertaining author. Less joking than other of his titles, and a little more terminology than he usually uses and calls "psyco-babble". Worth the price of admission for good marriages and hard ones alike.

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Good marriages will benefit, too!

What a wonderful book on small steps to strengthen any marriage! I have already put a couple of Dr. Ray's ideas to work with positive results. I really appreciated Dr. Ray delivering his advice himself, lending his special blend if wry with and humorous observations to the mix. I highly recommend this book.

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If you could sum up Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards in three words, what would they be?

Outstanding
Direct
Practical

Who was your favorite character and why?

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What about Ray Guarendi’s performance did you like?

Initially I had to get used to his voice but after that he did a great job of expressing his points in the form of examples.
Anyone that is married should read this book. It's straight to the point and makes a lot of sense. If your marriage is in trouble I definitely think that Dr. Guarendi gives great pointers to get you back on track.Silent & Listen have the same letters...that really stuck with me.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards?

All of the small steps were awesome but if I had to choose one it would be to touch more, even with my kids.

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Great book!

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  • 03-04-13

Thank you...

I loved this book and marriage doesn't come with instructions and it is not easy. This is a no nonsense good solid approach to marriage and how to handle the stuff that comes up. The author is a character but his enthusiasm for the subject is endearing...

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  • 07-24-18

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This isn't my first Dr Ray book and it certainly won't be my last.

His wonderful, practical advice, analogies and examples are timeless, and delivered in the style of a good friend chatting over a coffee.