Pre-Order My Beloved and My Friend


MBMF Front Cover With ShadowWhen Hal was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, it was a huge comfort to us to realize that whatever happened, our sons would have what their Daddy thought it meant to be a man (Raising Real Men). Then we asked the next question, “Well, what else would we want to leave behind for our children?” and we realized we’d want our children to know how to have a terrific, Christ-centered, best friend kind of marriage just like we had – so we began to write My Beloved and My Friend.

As we’ve traveled the country speaking in the last few years, we’ve talked to so many families whose marriages were struggling or broken, even Christian, homeschool families. They needed to know…

How to fight so you both win

Why leaving and cleaving is important

How to be not just one flesh, but one wallet

How to survive and thrive in trials

And lots more!

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From the award-winning authors of

Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys,

 2011 Christian Small Publishers’
Book of the Year

Pre-order a copy of My Beloved and My Friend: How to Be Married to Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses before its official release date of Valentine’s Day 2014!

Book $15  – with Free Shipping! 

Audiobook $25 $20 Introductory Price Save 20%

His & Her Special Book+Audiobook $40 $30 Introductory Price  Save 25% 

So you don’t have to wait for them to read it!

Be among the first to read it! Make your marriage even better!

We can’t wait to hear what you think! Hal and Melanie SugarLoaf Web (c)2009

Hal & Melanie Young



Our Other Resources

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For Resources for Biblical Family Life


Great Resources for Parents & Children of All Ages

For Mom & Dad

Raising Real Men

Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys

2011 Book of the Year Christian Small Publishers Association

Available in Hardcopy, eBook, Audiobook, and our exclusive

Mom & Dad Special

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Get Some Encouragement!

Boot Camp 9-12

For parents of nine to twelve year old boys

This interactive, five week series is one of the most popular things we do, yet only a small number of parents can participate each time.

Next session starts in January!

We’ll send you a certificate suitable to print out for gift-giving, so this is a great last minute present!

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Workshops on CDs & mp3

Hear us speak in your own living room…

Workshops that draw standing room only crowds from coast to coast!

Teaching Sessions on Raising Sons, Marriage & Family,

Homeschooling and the Transition to Adulthood!

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Our New Book is Finally Available for Pre-Order!!

My Beloved and My Friend:

How to Be Married to Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses

Be among the first in the country to read it!

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How to do a Facebook Party for Marketing your Business

Want to Build Your Small Business?

Here’s a collection of our favorite resources for Zero Budget Marketing, Facebook Parties, Writing a Book and Getting it Published and more!

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A Great Way to Show Your Love!

Marriage Retreat Online

Focus on Your Relationship without Worrying About Sitters

“This is a super event!! My hubby and I attended last year and we loved it! We felt like God helped us out in many ways.” – O.C. in MO

An interactive webinar series starting in January

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Give your child the gift of direction

College and Career Assessment & Counseling

One on one counseling with Hal and Melanie, who speak coast to coast on Biblical family life, making the transition to adulthood.

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We Gather Together

Sanity and Celebration at Thanksgiving

History Unit Study, Heirloom Recipes, and Cooking& Shopping Schedules

While Keeping Christ the Focus

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Christ-Centered Christmas

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating a Christmas Your Family Will Never Forget

Make Christmas Christ-Centered — and Easy and Fun, too!

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Grain Mills

from our sons’ business

Grain of Truth Bread Company 

The Very Best Prices Allowed by the Manufacturer on 

Wondermill, Nutrimill and Bosch

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Why Do We List

Hero Tales

Here, as well as below?

Because History Buff Dads and Granddads

are telling us it was their favorite present.

Authentic history in audiobook format – with sound effects, too!

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Resources & Gifts for Children

Hero Tales

 from American History

History They’ll Beg For!

Theodore Roosevelt & Cannonfire,

Virtue & History

Does it get any better?

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Historical Toys

That are Great Fun, Too!

Swords to Rubberband Machine Guns

A Boy’s Dream Come True!

 They’ll love you for it!

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Classic Trucks

for Little Boys

Made in America, Sure to Please

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History & Adventure Books for Boys

by G.A. Henty

In Unabridged AudioBooks

Our Boys Grew Up on These and Yours Should, too!

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Great Wooden Toys

for the Littlest Boys

Safe, all natural, hard maple products made in America

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Historical Fiction

For Ages 8 & Up Do you wish your children understood that the Bible is real history, that real people lived those stories? Click Here

Architectural Blocks

The ultimate imagination catalyst!

We’ve had these over 20 years and still love them.

A toy resource every family should have.

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Thanks for Your Support

from all of us here at Great Waters Press!


Meet the Authors

Hal-Melanie-SugarLoaf-Web Hi, we’re Hal & Melanie Young, authors of My Beloved and My Friend: How to Be Married to Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses. We are authors and speakers who work hard to help make Biblical Family Life Practical. We’ve been married 27 years and have eight children who’ve been homeschooled from the beginning. Several are already adults. Our first book, Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys was Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year.