New Release of Marital and Relationship Help Book

Crosslink Publishing is proud to offer the newly published book by Kelli H. Smith, "Surviving the First Five: Insightful Encouragement for the Newly Married" hitting online bookstores everywhere on October 11, 2013. Available at and

Baton Rouge, LA, November 22, 2013 --( "Surviving the First Five" gives realistic insights on what it takes to transition through the first five years of marriage. The book utilizes personal testimony, practical techniques and spiritual encouragements to help readers deal with everyday issues in relationships. Some of the topics include communication, commitment to serving God, examining the marriage vows, submission, trust, respect, fidelity, finances and more. Each chapter includes sample prayers, reflections, and additional readings. The book is designed to work as a tool to help readers identify areas in their lives and marriage that they want to change with God's help.

“It is timely to have a book on the struggles of a marital relationship and more importantly, of a personal testimony on what strengthens and enriches a marriage. Having a deeper reality in the marriage, a spiritual component, is well articulated. This is a wonderful book for all of us wanting the most out of our marriage.” - Paul T. Ceasar, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT

Kelli has several years’ experience working with families and adolescents. She is a wife and mother and devotes her time to working in several ministries. Kelli is a graduate of Southern University and A & M College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a graduate student at Southeastern Louisiana University. Her concentration is in martial, couple, and family counseling. Kelli plans to specialize in spiritual counseling after graduation. Her goal is to become a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and open a counseling center in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Kelli plans to continue working with low-income families by providing counseling and relationship building workshops. "Each day I strive to be the best at everything that I do, show empathy and compassion for my clients, respect for my colleagues and represent my employer and school with integrity."
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