Shelves: my-all-time-favorites , non-fiction , relationships. Dismissed as one of those fluffy fillers that are overused in Easter baskets and Christmas stockings, True Love sat on my nightstand for over a decade. N Dismissed as one of those fluffy fillers that are overused in Easter baskets and Christmas stockings, True Love sat on my nightstand for over a decade. No long drawn-out chapters destined to glaze man eyes or induce man naps.
In less than 10 minutes, you and your partner can be enlightened and motivated to focus in on a single piece of the puzzle of your relationship. Find the page that addresses your part of the situation, sit down, and soak it up. Either sit down and read both chapters together Oct 01, Bridget rated it really liked it.
In such a small package.
Who would have thought it. It is a very insightful book full of the small things that should make a relationship last forever. It should be required reading each year of a marriage. OR better yet after each disagreement. Remind you of why you entered the relationship. Also how to make the relationship much more fulfilling for both partners.
Give a set as a engagement gift or a wedding gift. Dec 06, Rachel marked it as to-read. Legitimate self-help books don't need to be saved for when your life is in crisis I subscribe to the "make a great thing even greater" camp. Look forward to reading this. Sep 07, Armatstorage added it. Great book. Every married person should read! I like how this series of essays, both sappy and practical, included encouraging a point of view that everyrelationship has the larger result in shaping who we are becoming. Nov 21, Swhite added it.
A book full of priceless gems of relationship insight. Not to be underestimated. Read years ago. Apr 16, Dawn rated it it was amazing. Should be required reading for all couples. Now, just need to do what it says. Sheila Applegate rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Naoko rated it really liked it Dec 01, Justme rated it liked it Jul 08, Cassandra Hawkins rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Chantal rated it really liked it Dec 22, Gaye Nelson rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Laura Thomas Boren rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Gloria rated it liked it Nov 22, It requires us to change our behaviors, public and private, emotional and spiritual.
It invites us to stretch as well as to reach, to nurture as well as to receive. It asks us to be kind, to be real, to be imaginative, thoughtful, attentive, intuitive, disciplined, daring. It instructs us in the art of being human. This little book is also an invitation for you to change your beliefs about love itself—to see it not as a panacea for selfgratification, but as a power with an infinite capacity to utterly alter our lives.
It is because we sense love's power to transform that we are constantly seeking to be in its midst, to partake of the blessings it can confer. We are not here simply to be given love;we must also become loving. True love is conscious love, and conscious loving—the knowing and doing of a wide range of seemingly impossible tasks on behalf of one another—is the spiritual art form of the twentieth century. The love in whose presence we stand must also inhabit us.
For it is in loving, as well as in being loved, that we become most truly ourselves.
No matter what we do, say, accomplish, or become, it is our capacity to love that ultimately defines us. In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as the way we have loved one another.
True Love: How to Make Your Relationship Sweeter, Deeper, and More Passionate [Daphne Rose Kingma] on rapyzure.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Daphne Rose Kingma is a psychotherapist, lecturer, and True Love: How to Make Your Relationship Sweeter, Deeper, and More Passionate - Kindle edition by Daphne Rose Kingma. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like.
We often think, at least unconsciously, that when we finally fall in love and decide to share our lives with another person, everything in our lives will fall into place. We'll settle down, as we say, and, the implication is, we'll stay settled until death do us part.
I call this the Shoe Box Notion of love. In this view, a relationship is like a shoe box or some other rather small container in which you keep something precious like your wedding bouquet. You wrap the flowers in tissue paper, put them in a box, put on the lid, place the box on a shelf, and hope the contents will stay just as they are forever and a day. Unfortunately, this is precisely how many of us think about relationships. We put our love in a shoe box, stash it, and imagine we can retrieve it unchanged anytime we want.
We think we don't have to do anything to make sure it doesn't get moldy or motheaten. In truth, however, a relationship is a process and not a destination. It begins with a love that captures our attention and ignites our passion, and goes through the innumerable and unending undulations and permutations that give it texture, character, and spice, and which, without our necessarily liking or expecting it, shape and reshape the two people who created it.
Consciously or unconsciously we undertake many things in our relationships. We review our history with our parents, we heal old wounds from childhood. In loving, we deliver ourselves to the nurturance and example of our beloved which enables us to develop numerous suppressed or abandoned aspects of ourselves. All these miracles of personal transformation occur precisely because, and only when, we abandon the notion that a particular relationship is a concrete monument occupying a fixed point in the universe.
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Click here to view product page. I listen to this book over and over and always find something new and deeper each time. I wish I could tell the world that this is a very special book and well worth every moment you listen! A very talented writer with heart. Truly Wonderful. Daphne has true feeling and emotion to her voice and is a joy to listen to. Along with giving sound practical advice, it will help you find a sense of peace and renewal. It will be your closest companion and your most tender angel.
Daphne Rose Kingma more than speaks to your soul; she knows how to heal it.
But underlying the straightforward advice is an enlivening spiritual message. This work is about more than just getting by. It directs the reader toward transcendence and peace.
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The Future of Love Groundbreaking, controversial and inspiring, The Future of Love delivers the message that it is actually the soul — our spiritual essence — that is creating both havoc and beautiful changes in the world of our relationships. She takes our hands and guides us past the war zones of relationships to the peaceful meadows of a higher love.
It shines like a star in the night, guiding us to a new and much improved view of ourselves and our relationship histories. With compassionate words and crystal-clear logic, Kingma explains why failure in love is actually impossible — because Love is who we are. Your eyes will be opened to the higher power of relationships that Kingma shows is very real, and very possible.