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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Covey, John M.R. Covey, Jane Covey Narrator: Stephen R. Covey, John M.R. Covey, Jane Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781442351073
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There are certain fundamental principles that govern in all human interactions and living in harmony with those principles or natural laws is absolutely essential for quality family life.  Dr. Stephen R. Covey has  watched over the past fifty years how the situation for marriage and family has changed powerfully and dramatically.

Consider the following:

• Illegitimate birth rates have increased more than 400 percent.
• The percentage of families headed by a single parent has more than tripled.
• The divorce rate has more than doubled. Many project that about half of all new marriages will end in divorce.
• Teenage suicide has increased almost 300 percent.
• Scholastic Aptitude Test scores among all students have dropped 73 points.
• The number one health problem for American women today is domestic violence. Four million women are beaten each year by their partners.
• In the midst of all this, the percentage of families with one parent at home with the children during the day has dropped from 66.7 to 16.9 percent.

The challenge has changed in our society affecting our homes and marriages, so we must develop a response that is equal to the challenge.

The desire to create a strong marriage and family is not enough. We need a new mind-set, a new skill-set and a new tool-set to deal with the change.  The challenge has taken a quantum leap, and if we are to respond effectively, so must we.

The 7 Habits framework represents just such a mind-set and skill-set. Many couples and families are using the principles in the 7 Habits framework to grow stronger and stay on track.
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  • “Sandra Covey, the wife of personal development pioneer Stephen Covey, offers a pleasing contrast to the incisive logic that frames his thinking on so many aspects of human improvement. She’s also a smooth storyteller, with a warm and personal voice, and the stories she delivers help make this a memorable production.


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 3/4/2012

    " Great advice from a wise couple. I especially liked the habit of seeking to understand before being understood and the habit of seeking to live with the end in mind so that you live for what really matters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Analisa | 5/7/2011

    " Goes right along with the other "Seven Habits" books. But there are some great examples from his own family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brynn | 5/1/2011

    " Has some really great ideas to get started with in your own family. I would highly recommend it even if just to get you started about thinking about how you want to maintain your family's values. Excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 2/16/2011

    " One of my favorite books. I've read it 3 times and always come back to it when things get out of sync with our family. If you lived by just 1 or 2 of these principles, your family would be in superb condition. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tauna | 9/12/2010

    " This book annoyed me. It was like a worldly version of Biblical family principles - it was just irritating for me. I ended up quickly skimming over a lot of fluff to grab the few points that were interesting or useful to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aram | 8/10/2010

    " The 7 Habits are the same, don't change. He just adapts the concepts to family life. The idea is to build a Highly effective family culture. I really enjoyed it and found some great concepts to implement at home right away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tbone | 7/23/2010

    " I actually bought this book on cassette and listened to it. I still have it. It was great. I think will help any family and with 50% divorce rate and all the problems nowadays start reading everyone :) will help individuals in personal life as well no surprise "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Koren | 6/24/2010

    " so inspiring! Very helpful for focussing on what is truly important in our lives. He is very real and down to earth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 6/2/2010

    " This is a really great book that could be the basis for MONTHS of FHE. I am looking forward to starting on our family mission statement. Now if I could just get my husband to read it- he hates "all that self-help" junk- but this is different :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/30/2010

    " The same ideas as the original 7 habits presented in a family setting rather than an individual/business setting. The vignettes from the wife and kids made it a little more personal and easier to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 3/16/2010

    " Excellent book - a great reminder of how important family truly is. I came away from it with many tools and ideas on how to be a better wife, daughter, mother, and friend, as well as how to create an environment that will create stronger bonds between the other members of the family. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was a renowned leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and cofounder of FranklinCovey Co. He was author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold more than twenty million copies. Named by Time magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Americans, he held the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.