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Couple's Resources

Premarital Counselling

STIR Psychology offers non-denominational pre-marital counselling and relationship assessments. This assessment process can bring hope for a solid future, as understandings and agreements are uncovered and created.


These resources are helpful in building strong, lasting, and fulfilling relationships with your partner and family.

  • "Emotional Safety" by Alex A. Avila

  • "Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married" by Garry Chapman

  • "High-Conflict Couple" by Alan E. Fruzzetti

  • "Hold Me Tight - Seven Conversations For A Lifetime Of Love" by Sue Johnson

  • "Boundaries in Marriage" by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

  • "The Intentional Family" by William J. Doherty 

  • "The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work" by John Gottman & Nan Silver 

  • "What Makes Love Last" by John Gottman & Nan Silver 

  • "The Science Of Trust" by John Gottman

  • "The Man's Guide To Women" by John Gottman & Julie Gottman 

  • "Attached" by Amir Levine & Rachel S.F. Heller

  • "Radical Intimacy" by Zoe Kors

  • "Mindful Relationship Habits" by S.J. Scott & Barrie Davenport 

  • "Desire - An Inclusive Guide To Navigating Libido Differences In Relationships" by Lauren Fogel Mercy & Jennifer A. Vencill

  • "Intimacy & Desire" by David Schnarch

  • "Passionate Marriage" by David Schnarch

  • "The Body Is Not An Apology:  The Power Of Radical Self-Love" by Sonya Renee Taylor

Affair Recovery:

  • "When Sorry Isn't Enough" by Garry Chapman & Jennifer Thomas

  • "Forgiving The Unforgivable:  Overcome The Bitter Legacy Of Intimate Wounds" by Beverly Flanagan

  • "Not Just Friends - Rebuilding Trust & Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity" by Shirley Glass

  • "Surprised By Love: One Couple's Journey From Infidelity To True Love" by Dr. Jay Kent-Ferraro & Dr. Julie Kent-Ferraro

  • "I Love You But I Don't Trust You" by Mira Kirshenbaum

  • "How To Help Your Spouse Heal From Your Affair" by Linda J. MacDonald

  • “Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder” Dennis Ortman

  • "Private Lies: Infidelity And The Betrayal Of Intimacy" by Frank Pittman

  • "Unfaithful: Hope And Healing After Infidelity" by Gary Shriver & Mona Shriver

  • "After The Affair" by Janis Spring

  • "Living & Loving After Betrayal" by Steven Stoney

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