Smart Love (Paperback)

    Smart Love (Paperback)

    David Stoop & Jan Stoop
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    Licensed clinical psychologists and therapists introduce SMART-love, a groundbreaking concept that applies the principles of Emotional Intelligence to marriage, enabling couples to build a stronger and deeper relationship.

    The principles of emotional intelligence have long been applied to the business world with remarkable results. But what would happen if they were applied to that most important of relationships--marriage?

    SMART Love is a system for understanding emotions--both your own and your spouse's--managing those emotions, and walking hand in hand through those situations when emotions run high. Drs. David and Jan Stoop break the book into five sections:

    ·         Self-awareness of your emotions

    ·         Managing your emotions

    ·         Accountability to yourself, your spouse, and others

    ·         Reading the other person's emotions

    ·         Together in the land of emotions

    A SMART Love inventory helps readers see where they are strong and where they need improvement, and each section includes action steps couples can take to implement what they've learned. Perfect for couples' counseling, small groups, and anyone who wants to connect with their spouse more deeply.

    About the Author

    Dr. David Stoop is the founder and director of the Center for Family Therapy and is a cohost of the nationally syndicated New Life Live radio and TV program. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Forgiving What You'll Never Forget and Rethink How You Think.

    Dr. Jan Stoop is a counselor, author, and seminar speaker. Together the Stoops are coauthors or coeditors of When Couples Pray Together, The Complete Marriage Book, and The Complete Parenting Book. They lead seminars and retreats on topics such as marital relationships, men's issues, fathering, and forgiveness. Married for more than fifty years, they have three sons and six grandchildren and live in Newport Beach, California, where David has his counseling practice.