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Mark Earnhart is a chiropractor and holistic health practitioner on San Juan Island, Washington.
When not working, he can be found in the kitchen, feeding his aspirations as a chef, or on the golf course. Mark was raised in San Jose, California, the oldest of four brothers. Spending time with family is his favorite pastime.
Mark on growing old:
Jeanine was talking about coloring her hair because she getting a few gray hairs. I'm against it. I love those gray hairs. I see our past in those little gray hairs. They are a reminder of how much we have been through, and how our love has always won out... I look forward to seeing more of them. I can only hope Jeanine feels the same about my emerging bald spot.
Jeanine and Mark Earnhart have compiled this guide over their forty-plus years of marriage.
During this time, their marriage has experienced ups and downs, like most relationships. Over the years they have developed skills that have helped them keep their lines of communication open and enabled them to respond to challenges as they arose.
Marriage Works encourages couples to talk about the kind of marriage they would like to have, as well as providing the tools for achieving it. Given in a workbook form, readers have the opportunity to evaluate their own marriages, take notes and create a well-thought-out interaction with their partners.
Whether you are newlyweds just starting out or have been married several years and need a booster, Marriage Works is a great place to start.
Jeanine Earnhart is the youngest of four siblings raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. She is a freelance illustrator, graphic artist, musician and artisan.
Her best times are spent with her kids and grandkids. She enjoys traveling and connecting with people from all walks of life.
Jeanine on starting out:
Imagine our surprise when I discovered I didn't even know how to cook, much less like it.
and on how it works:
Marriage takes work. Marriage is a living thing and needs constant attention to grow and adapt to our changing lives. While the work is being done, the "Happily ever after" happens, one day at a time.
Mark and Jeanine open up the Marriage Works toolbox to show you how you can use what you already have to strengthen your marriage--and make it work!
Chapter One .pdf
Workbook Pages .pdf
1. Views on marriage
6. Common goals
7. Honesty and trust
8. Your own space
9. Signs of trouble
10. Change of plans
11. In the bedroom
12. Games people play
13. Crossing the line
15. Taking a time out
16. The best is yet to be