Communication: Key to Your Marriage

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What does it take to make a marriage intimate, loving and fun? It all starts with communication, the key to a vibrant, happy, lifelong partnership. In this new updated edition of the best selling classic, trusted marriage and family counselor Dr. Norm Wright does not just show readers the different ways men and women communicate. He shows how to do it right! Readers will find practical ways to reduce marital conflict, manage anger, build up one another’s self-esteem and listen and understand each other at deeper ...

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Overview

What does it take to make a marriage intimate, loving and fun? It all starts with communication, the key to a vibrant, happy, lifelong partnership. In this new updated edition of the best selling classic, trusted marriage and family counselor Dr. Norm Wright does not just show readers the different ways men and women communicate. He shows how to do it right! Readers will find practical ways to reduce marital conflict, manage anger, build up one another’s self-esteem and listen and understand each other at deeper and more satisfying levels. This updated edition also includes all-new reflection questions at the end of each chapter for couples or groups.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830747931
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 10/31/2012
  • Edition description: BISAC = RELIGION / Christian Life/Family
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 330,129
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Norman Wright is a licensed marriage, family and child therapist who was in private practice for more than 40 years. He is currently the Research Professor of Christian Education at Talbot School of Theology. He's authored of more than 70 books, including the best-sellers Always Daddy’s Girl and Before You Say I Do, and has twice received the Gold Medallion Award.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Marriage Expectations 11

2 What Is Marriage? 21

3 What Makes a Marriage Work? 39

4 The Key to Intimacy 55

5 Speak Your Spouse's Language 73

6 The Finer Points of Communication 85

7 The Gift of Listening 97

8 Are Men Really from Pluto and Women from Saturn? 115

9 What About Personality? 141

10 Different Ways to Gather Information 157

11 Different Ways to Make Decisions 171

12 The Root Causes of Anger 189

13 The Key to Resolving Conflicts 209

Postscript 225

Appendix: Satisfaction Scale 229

Endnotes 233

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