Now more than ever, couples need guidance for navigating conflict wisely and skillfully. Drawing on insights from their work with couples since 1975, the Blooms offer practical tools and strategies that apply to all relationships. An End to Arguing convincingly shows how destructive conflicts can be avoided, and provides stimulus for individual and interpersonal growth. They use compelling examples from their clinical work and their own fifty-year marriage, which has had its share of challenges.
An End to Arguing doesn’t just provide a way of preventing differences from turning into painful conflict; it gives the reader an insight into what qualities are inherent in argument-free relationships. The way of getting there may be simpler than you think!
Welcome to the imagination of a bright eight-year-old girl who loved animals and adventures. The wonderful writing came from a tenderhearted child who had five rescue pups of her own.
Come join Coconut and Charles in their little pup adventures with their beloved adopter, Brian. From playing fetch in the backyard to making new friends, they surely have a lot to enjoy in life. In these pages you will find messages about community and problem-solving, silly everyday fun, and a surprise in one of the chapters to see if you are paying attention (*wink*).
Some words are highlighted to enhance your child’s vocabulary. Have a seat and get ready to enjoy the fun!
CAROLINA’S RING is a modern coming-of-age story between Carolina Stone and childhood friends, twin brothers Ben and Alf Marshall. With unexpected life-or-death events shaping their futures, Carolina’s Ring follows these three friends from the foothills of South Carolina to the campuses of the Virginia Military Institute and the Citadel, and ultimately to the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq and beyond.
When five-year-old Nicole, already caught in the middle of her parents’ contested divorce, returns home from a visit to her mother with accountings of sexual abuse, her father is awarded full custody following the bitter court battle.
Twelve years later, Nicole asks the trial’s forensic evaluator for a copy of the video recordings he made as part of his assessment so long ago. She had since forgotten about the abuse, only for the recordings to start to trigger her memory. This recalled memory turns Nicole into the subject of an investigation orchestrated by a morally corrupt memory researcher who will do anything to find evidence to support her own agenda. While fighting to protect her legal right to privacy, Nicole tries to follow through with her own childhood dream of becoming a psychologist as well.
No Gun Intended follows seventeen-year-old Ian Moss, who, after years of homeschooling, is encouraged by his mother and his therapist to attend his final year of high school in person to prepare him for college and adulthood. Though excited to embark on this new journey, Ian soon discovers the difficulty of trying to maintain his mental health as he deals with the politics and societal aspects of high school. And as a new millennium approaches and graduation nears, things take a dark turn for the worst once Ian shows up to school with an assault rifle.
This offbeat work of fiction serves as a disturbing reminder of the reality society faces regarding gun violence and the role of mental health, simultaneously providing an entertaining view of an adolescent fish-out-of-water experience.
When James Ford, a philandering Secret Service agent suspended for his involvement in an international sex scandal, stumbles upon the purportedly kidnapped wife of a senator running for the presidential nomination, the Washington socialite reveals her husband’s plan to have her killed. The unlikely duo soon uncover a web of insider intrigue involving conniving senators, murderous Russian agents, and the subversive machination of the Washington elite far deeper and more sinister than they had imagined.
Laced with satire and humor, Fence Jumper turns the political thriller on its head and will appeal to anyone wanting a fun, unpredictable bit of escapism.
Anthony’s father, Gerald Mohr, is a well-known radio actor before slipping to the Hollywood B-list thanks to the advent of television. Accepting the lead in a dying Swedish TV series, he falls for the script girl and divorces Mohr’s mother, who goes on to meet and marry another divorcee, credit card industry pioneer Stanley Dashew.
As his stepfather’s career rises and his biological father’s eases downward, Anthony tries to find his place. One weekend he’s sailing on his stepfather’s fifty-eight-foot catamaran; the next, his Swedish stepmother tells him that they’re poor. Coming of age in a time when divorce is rare and viewed as shocking, Anthony lives at the edges of what others regard as a dream world, a place where reality and fantasy blend, maps lead to the homes of the stars, and obstacles abound.
Most people never get to travel across the United States, least of all take three months to do it. In One with the Road, John Reger leaves Southern California on his Harley Davidson in a classic search for himself and America. Covering forty states and nearly 12,000 miles, the author meets unique and interesting people that share his iconoclastic lifestyle, such as a hitchhiking preacher, a truck-stop dentist, and a confidence man-all who teach him, and us, that being unusual makes life more interesting.
In Underwater, James B. Lockhart, a former submarine officer with the US Navy who went on to play a large part in the government’s response to the Global Financial Crisis, tells an important story about managing government agencies that-in submarine parlance-are deep underwater, then provides solutions on how to help them and the overall government surface.
As President Geroge H. W. Bush once said, “There is nothing more fulfilling than to serve your country and your fellow citizens, and to do it well.” Underwater is about trying to do it well.