Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Title: US
Author: Daniel L. Tocchini
Publisher: David C. Cook
January 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6473-7
Genre: Inspirational/nonfiction/marriage & relationships

Okay – so you want to get married – but while you can plan your wedding, how can you plan your marriage?

You can’t. And truth is, there are just as many Christian divorces, if not more. Mr. Tocchini is a marriage coach, and he maintains that you can help you transform your marriage from just the ho-hum to the extraordinary, just by following some simple steps.

In US he offers a wealth of information, to teach us how to:

 Talk honestly
 Listen generously
 Confront tricky issues
 Tune into the other’s needs
 Break free of self-centered “consumer thinking”

Mr. Tocchini compares marriage to cooking, where two couples are kind of marinated together, so that they become one personality, instead of the “microwave-marriages” that so many people have.

I have been married close to 25 years to my husband, and while it has not been easy all the time, we have learned the trick—and the three magic words, which are not “I love you,” but rather, “Maybe you’re right,” which indicates that you are listening to what your spouse says, and giving it serious consideration.

If you are married, or thinking about getting married, then US is the book that you’ll want to read. This is an invaluable guide for couples, whether their marriage is in “deep trouble” or “just coasting along.” $14.99. 196 pages.


Don’t just improve your marriage. Transform it!
Marriage Coach Daniel Tocchini shows how to break barriers and remove ruts in marriage

Us, a new book by Daniel Tocchini, isn’t about improving marriages. It’s about transforming them. Drawing on personal experience and stories from couples he has coached, Tocchini offers practical guidance to move couples beyond communication tricks and gimmicks to help them truly understand "Us" for the first time—talking honestly, listening generously, tackling tricky issues, breaking out of ruts, and abandoning self-centered “consumer thinking.” The good news, according to Tocchini, is that personalities don’t need to change in order for marriage to work. What needs to change is how we view ourselves, our spouses, and our marriages.

Innovative, insightful and thoroughly biblical, Tocchini’s approach has helped thousands in his popular seminars. Whether a marriage is in deep trouble or just coasting along, it's time for Christian couples to read the User's Guide that God intended.

In this intensely practical, innovative guide, marriage coach Daniel Tocchini invites you to open your marriage to transformation by learning to:

· Expect less—and infinitely more—of your life partner and yourself
· Actually talk to each other instead of making assumptions (and accusations)
· Break free of those recurring, unresolved arguments
· Manage the impact of difficult (but necessary) conversations on your relationship
· Defuse conflict without sweeping it under a rug
· Open the broken places in your marriage (the ones you hesitate even to talk about) to God’s kind of reconciliation

Tocchini explains, “This is a transformational approach to breaking through the barriers and getting out of the ruts in our marriage by paying attention to our conversation—what we are thinking, our motivation for thinking it, and the impact it has on our spouse.”

Author Bio

Daniel L. Tocchini has worked with more than 5,000 couples through personal marriage coaching and the unique and life-changing marriage seminars offered through his organization, the Association for Christian Character Development. An ordained minister, chaplain, author, and highly successful speaker/coach, he lives with his family in California.

Us by Daniel L. Tocchini
David C Cook/January 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6473-7/196 pages/softcover/$14.99

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