Catherine and I read this book. Out loud. To each other. (Because we want to be like the old married couple in this picture! Together. In love. Alive for each other.)
It was incredibly entertaining. Sometimes annoying. But most of all, it was eye-opening and helpful. I’m sharing this book because it literally transformed us. It was a gift from God in the hardest season of our time together. Reading it made us aware of each other. It forced us to really look in; who we are as a couple and where we are headed together. It challenged our relationship to the core. And gave us hope. Lots of hope.
Dr. John Gottman revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages.
This book is the culmination of his life’s work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.
Packed with questionnaires and exercises, The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
We honestly recommended to you. Our marriage counsellor recommend to us. It’s time for change, so buy it, read it together, and share it with your friends.
Your marriage will appreciate it. (and so will your kids) (and your neighbours) (and yourself) (and Jesus himself)
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