Getting Connected, Staying Connected

Loving One Another, Day by Day

by John DeFrain



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/22/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781469763583
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781469763590
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781469763606

About the Book

Couples and families have it in their power to be happy with each other and create a pleasant and peaceful home environment in which they live together.

Our aim in writing about getting connected and staying connected is to accentuate the positive – to show clearly and simply how happy couple and family relationships are created and maintained over time. We will be continuously demonstrating what works well in creating strong, enduring relationships. The focus will be on six key couple and family strengths:

1) appreciation and affection for each other;
2) commitment to the family;
3) positive communication;
4) enjoyable time together;
5) a sense of spiritual well-being and shared values; and
6) the ability to manage stress and crisis effectively.

About the Author

Dr. John DeFrain is a Professor Emeritus of Family Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His work focuses on the development of strong couples and families nationally and internationally. Among his most recent books are Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths (8th Edition), and Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Family Action Research and Writing Team has been working together the past decade on written materials to help strengthen couple and family relationships. The team’s first book, Family Treasures: Creating Strong Families, presented more than 60 activities to help develop the six key couple and family strengths. The Research and Writing Team was the recipient of an Annie E. Casey Foundation/4-H Youth Development Strengthening Families Award for their efforts.