Married to an Opposite (Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality): Making Personality Differences Work for You

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The cause of clashes between spouses is not that they are from different planets. In fact, the colliding issues at hand may have nothing to do with gender. Seasoned marriage therapist Ron Shackelford explains that the issue at the heart of much marital discord is that the partners are opposite personality types. He cites a recent poll indicating that more than 50% of all couples bring different personality approaches to at least two of the four critical areas of marriage: decision-making, belief systems, means of...

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Overview

The cause of clashes between spouses is not that they are from different planets. In fact, the colliding issues at hand may have nothing to do with gender. Seasoned marriage therapist Ron Shackelford explains that the issue at the heart of much marital discord is that the partners are opposite personality types. He cites a recent poll indicating that more than 50% of all couples bring different personality approaches to at least two of the four critical areas of marriage: decision-making, belief systems, means of energy replenishment, and approach to life. Understanding and appreciating these differences can not only bring new vigor and love to a marriage, but can also show the way to wonderful personal growth for each partner.

The core of this book builds on the work of Jung and Myers Briggs in the field of personality types, and there are occasional references to the general theology that has guided Shackelford, a retired pastor, through much of his life. The guide is clear, astute, and at times even amusing, making it an enlightening treatment that will strengthen insight, empathy, and respect for opposites—and ultimately revive marriages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275981617
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2003
  • Series: Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

RON SHACKELFORD is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and has more than 25 years experience counseling couples. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Table of Contents

Why Opposites ARE Meant for Each Other

Decision-Making: The Feeler and the Thinker Collision

Life Style Approaches: One by Impulse, One by Plan

Energy Sources: The "Let's Stay Home-No, Let's Go Out" Leisure Conflict

Belief Systems: The Skeptic and the Dreamer Dilemma

Sex with an Opposite: Making It Good for Both

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2003

    Review of 'Married to an Opposite'

    I wish I'd read this book years ago. Every married or engaged couple should read it because personality conflicts are inevitable. What this book does is reveal positive personality traits at a much deeper level than what I think most people even realize exists, and I didn't even realize it. I also liked the format because it is practical giving hands-on principles and personality type. I learned some new approaches tha I am going to try in speaking to my husband about what I would like him to do for me. The chapter on sex was somewhat interesting because before I had never seen specific personality types connected with sexual preferences. Being a Christian I liked the author's inclusion of God - particularly in the opportunities for emotional and spiritual growth. I am leery of 'pop psychology' books like 'Men Are From Mars' etc. 'Married to an Opposite' is solid with well grounded insight that will benefit any couple that reads it for years to come. I recommend it to any couple who wants to improve the quality of their relationship or better understand a very different kind of person to whom they happen to be married.

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