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New Book: Heart and Soul Connection - A Devotional Guide to Marriage, Service and Love

By: for ISKCON News on June 5, 2014
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Krishnanandini Dasi and her husband have been helping couples with their relalationship issues for decades. In a new book, along with others, they are sharing their experiences.


ISKCON’s Family Vision Team explores practical tips for loving
relationships in a new book.

The authors of just published book, Heart and Soul Connection: A Devotional Guide to Marriage, Service and Love, are no “Johnny Come-Latelies” to the marriage and relationship ccene. Between them, they have a total of approximately 200 years of marriage experience and 100 years of providing marriage, family and relationship education. These married couples and one divorcee are a good example of unity in diversity. They come from a variety of backgrounds and even two different countries (the U.S. and Canada). What they have in common is their commitment to enlivening and inspiring couples from every background. Their book is about empowerment; couples get practical tips, skills and inspiration for vibrant and hopeful families.

Here is what a reader, a psychologist, had to say:

“I bought the book “Heart and Soul Connection (at a recent retreat). I’ve been reading it today on the long tour bus ride home from my trip. I love the book so much – it’s genuine, practical, beautifully written and promotes healthy, balanced relationships. I am going to recommend it to all my householder friends, especially those in new relationships or looking for a relationship. I’m also a licensed psychologist and I gave my business card to the team members at the book table. I’d love to help with the Grihastha (Family) Vision Team if possible. I think what you’re doing is wonderful.” A.B

The authors speak with one voice, in a variety of styles, to share the message that there are skills, techniques and insights that couples can learn to have healthy marriages.

Four years in the making, Heart and Soul Connection is a superb collaboration of wit, wisdom, and well-wishes. The authors use their own married life experiences as well as (anonymously) those of many of their clients to show the universality of family experiences and offer proven, time-tested insights to revive and improve relationships. Says spokesperson, Krsnanandini Dasi, “our team members have helped a variety of families, Asian, Hispanic, white, black, African, South American, European, young and old, families from every socio-economic status. We know what works and what doesn’t. Whoever reads this book will get a package full of tools to have heart and soul connections with their loved ones.”

Some of the chapters: Ready or Not, Here I Come (Preparation for Marriage), Affection and Physical Intimacy (“the Hot Potato”), Marriage Under attack: Dealing with Serious Conflict, Separation and Divorce, Open and Honest Communication: Let’s Talk About It; and How to Negotiate the Roles of Husband and Wife. The book provides a study guide for individuals and couples, a suggested reading list and more.

The authors are Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs), therapists, pastoral counselors, social workers and psychologists. They hail from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, North Carolina, Canada and Florida.

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