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Communication and Resolving Conflict Workbook

$35.00
Communication challenges and not knowing how to resolve conflicts in relationships is normal.

What’s NOT normal are endless cycles of communication glitches, misunderstandings and unresolved conflict that constantly and consistently interrupt the peace in your relationship.

It is a proven fact that the relationships that endure long term and grow deeper are formed by the couples who are willing to learn and practice basic COMMUNICATION/CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS.

If you are dating, engaged or married and are in a seemingly endless cycle of unresolved problems in your relationship The Couples Communication/Conflict Resolution Workbook will help you develop new SKILLS and polish the old SKILLS that you need to keep your relationship alive.

Your relationship can in fact change and get better once you and your partner becoming more SKILLFUL in communicating and resolving conflict.

Available for Preorder! (Release date September 1, 2021)

The Angry Man, The Angry Woman – When ANGER BECOMES DANGER

$23.95
The Angry Man, The Angry Woman – When ANGER BECOMES DANGER book is designed for anyone navigating human relationships, whether dating, in a partnership, or married. It was written to help distinguish between naturally occurring anger and mitigate this quickly without ramifications to your interpersonal relations. Additionally, the book provides helpful tools to know the signs of escalating anger to the point of dangerous actions or speech that can irreparably harm yourself or those you interact with during such a scenario.
• Anger is an emotion that is a natural impulse state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage.

• The bible helps provide some foundation for anger in a healthy context, and when our anger goes against the will of God and our relationships.

• Exercises will help you thoughtfully delve into your anger, outbursts, and if it is being extinguished in a healthy manner.

• Thoughtful tips and tools throughout the book serve as references for you to return to time and again as situations develop where A.N.G.E.R. has the real potential to turn to D.A.N.G.E.R. if not deescalated.

As you navigate this valuable anger management book, you will delve into your current anger state, causes, escalation, and start meaningful work to help manage this human emotion. These skills, reminders, and exercises will apply to many situations you might be dealing with now in your relationship and provide amazing tools to help you navigate other interpersonal relationships, danger-free of escalating anger throughout your life.

The Wisdom of 8 Streams of Income

$28.00
Designed for anyone working toward building a more secure financial future for themselves. Gone are the days of a solitary job worked for forty years to secure you an acceptable retirement. Remote work, entrepreneurial endeavors, gig work, investing, and so many opportunities abound to help build a solid foundation for your future. Financial freedom and less financial stress is possible for those willing to work harder and smarter.

• Why 8 streams of income, though? This book shows you exactly why and some helpful tips to change your mindset and inspire new income streams in your financial planning.

• The Bible helps provide some foundation for our relationship with money, financial stability, and what are biblical teachings on the topic of building wealth.

• Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter get you honestly contemplating your mindset regarding money, goals for the future, and what needs to change to achieve your dreams of a solid financial foundation.

• Inspirational insights from some of the best financial minds in our times line the pages through this journey, keeping you motivated and facing forward to your own financial freedom.

If the pandemic taught us anything, jobs can disappear in a flash. What is your plan to secure a financially stable future for yourself and your family? This book is intended to spark some amazing new options to explore and build upon down the road for sustainable income streams to fuel the life you desire. The steps are easy to understand and reasonable no matter what financial stage you are currently at. If you follow the principles laid out in this book, in no time, you will see a change in your financial affairs.

100% of all book purchases will go towards the building of The Couples Retreat Center to learn more visit www.couplescounselingcenter.org.

Cost of Book- $25.00
Shipping & Handling - $3.00
Total Cost - $28.00

Mannerism - How To Effectively Respect Your Man

$23.95
To be R.E.S.P.E.C.T.E.D is one of the greatest needs and desires of a man, especially in his romantic relationship with a woman. In Mannerisms, author, pastor, and highly sought after relationship therapist Shawn McBride offers women invaluable knowledge by detailing what RESPECT looks like to a man. He offers practical advice, empathetic knowledge, deep insights, and helpful solutions for women seeking a more effective connection with the man in her life. Whether you are a female dating, engaged, or married, this resource will teach you eight eye-opening revelations that are certain to enhance and strengthen your relationship.

Shawn M. McBride is an ordained pastoral counselor and highly regarded relationship and marriage therapist from Washington DC, serving dating couples, engaged couples, and married couples for over 20 years. He believes that every couple, no matter what issues they are currently facing, has H.O.P.E and that every romantic relationship can improve over time when there is a commitment from both persons to put in the necessary work.

To learn more or receive personalized relationship help:

Visit: www.couplescounselingcenter.org

Email Shawn: shawnmcbridecouplescounselingc@gmail.com

The Recovery From Infidelity Workbook

$48.95
The Recovery From Infidelity Workbook is a highly effective and practical workbook designed specifically for couples seeking to save their relationship. This workbook is for couples who desire to properly work through the causes, ramifications, and healing from unfaithfulness, extra-marital affairs, adultery, and being cheated on. Finding out that your partner or spouse has been unfaithful to you is devastating. This resource will help couples work together and recover from the shock of unfaithfulness and find hope in the devastation.

· Infidelity occurs when a person is unfaithful to their partner or spouse in a relationship where exclusivity is expected. This issue is not just related or limited to physical relationships. Infidelity can happen on different levels, including emotional and relational levels, and across different mediums, including physical, virtual reality, and online.

· Physical infidelity most often involves pursuing intimacy, affection, and sexual relationships outside of a monogamous relationship or marriage. Finding out that your partner or spouse has cheated on you physically can make you feel dirty, unwanted, and unloved.

· Emotional infidelity is based on creating emotional connections to other people outside of a monogamous relationship or marriage. This type of unfaithfulness can take the form of emotionally bonding, sharing secrets, discussing deeply personal subjects, and spending inordinate amounts of time with another person.

· Relational infidelity is the act of creating relationships that are more important than a partner or spouse’s relationship. It involves emphasizing taking care of that other relationship and placing their needs above the needs of your partner or spouse.

Infidelity of any kind does not have to end your relationship. On the contrary, by remaining committed to each other and working together, you and your partner can recover your relationship and rebuild your intimacy.

Available for preorder. (Release date August 1, 2021)

Ladies First - How to Effectively Love Your Lady

$23.95
If a man truly loves a woman and wants to marry her eventually, it always begins with a passionate pursuit. With butterflies in his stomach over the course of time, he chases her down until she caves and becomes completely vulnerable to him. The problem is that once he has captured her, the chase often ends. He stops seeking. This is incredibly frustrating for women.

In Ladies First, author, pastor, and highly sought-after relationship therapist Shawn McBride shares eight practical, lifechanging, and action-packed principles and explains in detail what it looks like for a man to continue to passionately pursue and effectively love a woman throughout a lifetime. Finally, a man can understand how to love her!

Shawn M. McBride is an ordained pastoral counselor and highly regarded relationship and marriage therapist from Washington DC, serving dating couples, engaged couples, and married couples for over 20 years. He believes that every couple, no matter what issues they are currently facing, has H.O.P.E and that every romantic relationship can improve over time when there is a commitment from both persons to put in the necessary work.

40 Days With Jesus!

$23.95
40 Days With Jesus was written to specifically help Christians form the habit of daily devotion learning from our Lord & Savior. Because the words of Jesus are life-changing and timeless the 40 daily lessons only focus on the words that he spoke. When Jesus spoke, and when people heeded what he spoke their lives were converted and the trajectory of their lives were forever reshaped. It is the author's prayer that this will happen to every reader. This resource seeks to be a source of daily spiritual food and nourishment for the thirsty and hungry soul that seeks to grow closer to the Lord. Readers will find encouragement, enlightenment, wisdom, knowledge, understanding and incredible comfort learning from the words of Jesus.

Beware of Bad Company

$23.95
Beware of Bad Company is an eye-opening and practical book for people of all ages. It offers vibrant, sensible teaching on the importance of evaluating relationships. With the gentle heart of a pastor and the wisdom of a sage, Shawn McBride promotes the value of choosing healthy friends, while warning readers of the dangers of becoming connected to toxic friends. Shawn relates to the reader through real life illustrations, personal testimonies, and timely tweets, all while asking thought-provoking questions that help readers evaluate their current friendships.

Couples Date on the Chesapeake Bay 2022

$495.00
Enjoy a three-hour boat ride with Captain Shawn McBride as you explore various scenery on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Bring your own food and drinks to enjoy on the boat or eat lunch on the water at various restaurants. Optional activities include water tubing, swimming, or fishing at no additional cost. Upon scheduling, someone will follow up with you to go over all of the details and answer all of your questions.

Friday, June 3rd from 1 pm-4 pm
Saturday, June 4th from 1 pm-4 pm
Friday, July 8th from 1 pm-4 pm
Saturday, July 9th from 1 pm-4 pm
Friday, August 5th from 1 pm-4 pm
Saturday, August 6th from 1 pm-4 pm

Handling Life's Struggles

$23.95
Struggles, adversities, challenges, obstacles, tragedies, setbacks, you name it are universal experiences that are common to all humanity and will eventually affect us sooner or later. No one is immune to difficult circumstances or tough times. As a result, this 31 day devotional will inform, inspire and impact the lives of every reader who is currently facing any type of life adversity. Readers will learn to understand, navigate and ultimately begin to appreciate life’s various struggles. Each devotional begins with a scriptural focus, followed by an inspirational/informative story and concludes with a few questions to ponder for application and related scriptures for additional reference.

How to Become a Successful Student

$23.95
American children spend at least 16-20 years of their lives receiving formal education. How To Become a Successful Student enlightens young people with 26 practical and easy-to-remember principles from A-Z that will help them excel in this journey. Each principle, such as the power of ATTITUDE, the importance of setting GOALS, staying ORGANIZED and becoming RESILIENT, is clearly defined and explained in a way that young people can understand and relate to. Each principle is followed by an action step and will provide valuable knowledge that will help students achieve SUCCESS in the classroom and beyond the school doors.

Know Your Worth

$23.95
Know Your Worth is an empowering & inspirational 365 day devotional book written to help teenage girls grow in wisdom and understanding about issues relevant to their stage in life. For over two decades, pastor, national youth speaker, and author Shawn McBride has extensively traveled the United States preaching, teaching, counseling, encouraging, and motivating teenagers from various ethnic groups, cultures, and denominations. Over these years, he has received thousands of letters, e-mails, and text messages specifically from teenage girls who are seeking down-to-earth and honest answers to questions about relationships, emotional feelings of love, personal struggles, self-worth, and more. This small book was written to serve as a guide for the teenage girl as she encounters these new and life-changing situations.

Mindset Reset

$23.95
Mindset Reset is a practical book that will teach readers eight core principles of mindset renewal which will significantly enhance their lives. For a person to ultimately change their life, he or she must always begin with a change in thinking. Romans 12:2 (NIV) declares, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”Another version says it this way: Romans 12:2 (NLT) “Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”Change, whether in behavior or our feelings, always requires new thinking and a brand new mindset.

8 Core Principles Readers Will Learn:
Principle 1: Reset Your Mind
Principle 2: You Are What You Think
Principle 3: Feed Your Mind
Principle 4: The Power of a Focused Mind
Principle 5: Choose an Optimistic Mind
Principle 6: Develop a Grateful Mind
Principle 7: Protect Your Mind
Principle 8: Embrace the Mind of Christ

Shawn McBride’s 52 Object Lessons

$23.95
Whether your audience is young or old, object lessons are powerful teaching tools.

Jesus Christ, the Master Teacher, often used practical examples while teaching. He may not have held up an object in front of a Sunday school, but when he started speaking about vineyards, coins, sheep, lamps, or other well-known objects, his audience got the point.

For example, when he met the woman at the well, he used water as an object lesson: “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst” (John 4:13 - 14).

When we teach object lessons” we use ordinary, everyday things or objects to make our points about extraordinary, other-worldly things. When learners are engaged by their senses, they participate more fully in a lesson. It imprints itself on their souls.

If you doubt the power of object lessons, remember the most powerful object lesson Jesus left on earth: “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:19 - 20).

The Last Supper was the most powerful object lesson ever taught. That’s why it has been passed down for thousands of years.

This book teaches you to harness the power of object lessons for those who follow you, whether they be your own children, the children of others, or adults longing to know and understand the Lord.

Side Chickology: Why Men & Women Cheat: Understanding, Avoiding, & Recovering from Infidelity

$23.95
One of the most common occurrences in our society today is acts of relationship unfaithfulness. The percentages of confessed marital infidelity are staggering. Both men and women cheat, regardless of sexual gender preferences. But why? Keith Battle gives the reasons why most committed relationships have some form of betrayal and broken trust. Ironically, something as painful as betrayal can be the very catalyst of catapulting a relationship from average to amazing. Keith has personally experienced this in his own marriage and has helped many others experience this antithetical blessing in disguise. Side Chickology: Why Men & Women Cheat. Understanding, Avoiding, and Recovering from Infidelity is filled with healing and humor simultaneously. It's both transparent and prescriptive.In this book you'll discover:~ Why people actually cross the line and cheat on their partners.~ How children completely change the dynamic of a relationship.~ The secrets of the man cave.~ The conversations that lead to cheating.~ The enormous costs of infidelity.~ The road to recovery and rebuilding trust in the marriage.~ How to fall in love again.

The 5 Needs of Every Teenager

$23.95
Become The Kind of Adult Every Young Person Wants To Talk To

“You don’t understand me!” are the words screamed by millions of teenagers world-wide. These four little words are a red flag and should never be ignored argues author, pastor and global youth speaker Shawn McBride. They are the words of someone screaming for a relational and emotional connection.

Far too many young people today feel disconnected, ignored and completely alienated from parents and adults alike. After 25 years of working with adolescents, McBride wrote this important book to enlighten parents and caring adults on what teenagers need relationally and emotionally in order to connect with them. Readers will explore in depth the five core principles that are the master keys to getting into a young person’s heart and staying there.

The 5 Steps to Achieve Your Big, Hairy and Audacious Goals

$23.95
The 5 Steps to Achieve Your Big, Hairy and Audacious Goals is a strategic blueprint and practical guide written by best selling author, serial entrepreneur, and Christian minister Shawn McBride. This book will inspire, challenge, and teach anyone who has the inner desire and internal ambition to go hard after their BIG GOALS, BIG DREAMS, and BIG DESIRES!

This book is not for the faint of heart! Utilizing the acronym G.O.A.L.S, and the analogy of your eyes, mouth, mind, hands, and feet Shawn explains step by step the process of goal setting and goal achievement from start to finish. Readers will be motivated to abandon their comfort zones, impossible thinking, and minuscule mindsets as they chase the BHAG!

The Power of Words

$23.95
The age old nursery rhyme “sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never harm me” is one of the biggest lies ever told to humanity. The truth is that words – whether written or spoken – do hurt! As a parent, you love your children deeply and would never intentionally harm them, but certain words spoken in the heat of the moment can cause catastrophic emotional damage that your child takes with them indefinitely. The positive and negative words you speak to your children cannot be taken back and either help build them up or tear them down. Power of Words by best-selling author and national youth speaker Shawn McBride teaches and illustrates in great detail the implications of the ancient proverb: Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Readers will discover the importance and necessity of speaking positive words of affirmation into the lives young people and will find the dangers and ramifications of speaking words of death.

A native of Washington, DC Shawn McBride is a phenomenal and dynamic national youth speaker. He has become a best-selling author of three books geared towards America’s youth: Beware of Bad Company, Know Your Worth and How To Become A Successful Student. For over two decades, he has faithfully served hundreds of thousands young people and families in over 30 US states. He creatively and passionately speaks to the younger generation, parents and adult youth workers in public schools, private schools and in various denominations.

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