"Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God. For God is love." - John 4:7
Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? Do you yearn to grow closer to God, and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith. But sometimes we need a little help.
Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and "the best couple therapist in the world," according to bestselling relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. In CREATED FOR CONNECTION, Dr. Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer, a leading EFT practitioner in the Christian community, share Johnson's groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships not only between partners, but between us and God.
The message of CREATED FOR CONNECTION is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, or making grand romantic gestures. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on the Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing, and protection. The way to enhance or save our relationships with each other and with God is to be open, attuned, responsive, and to reestablish safe emotional connection. Filled with Bible verses, inspiring real-life stories, and guidance, CREATED FOR CONNECTION will ensure a lifetime of love.
About the Author
Dr. Sue Johnson, a recipient of the Order of Canada, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of couple interventions. A clinical psychologist and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego and a professor at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Johnson is the primary developer of emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Dr. Johnson is the author of five books and numerous articles, and she has trained thousands of therapists in North America and around the world. She lives in Ottawa, Canada.
Kenny Sanderfer is a certified trainer in emotionally focused therapy and the director of the Nashville Center for EFT in Tennessee.
Table of contents
Introduction by Sue Johnson.
Introduction by Kenny Sanderfer
PART ONE - A New Light on Love
Love-A Revolutionary New View
Where Did Our Love Go? Losing Connection
Emotional Responsiveness — The Key to a Lifetime of Love
PART TWO - Seven Transforming Conversations..
Conversation 1: Recognizing the Demon Dialogues
Conversation 2: Finding the Raw Spots
Conversation 3: Revisiting a Rocky Moment
Conversation 4: Hold Me TightEngaging and Connecting
Conversation 5: Forgiving Injuries
Conversation 6: Bonding Through Sex and Touch
Conversation 7: Keeping Your Love Alive
PART THREE - The Power of Hold Me Tight
Our Bond with God
Ultimate Connection - Love as the Final Frontier