Outrageous Commitment: The 48 Vows of an Indestructible Marriage

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National bestselling author, minister, and relationship therapist, Dr. Ronn Elmore believes in the outrageous. For more than ten years he directed the L.A.-based Relationship Clinic, where his groundbreaking work with couples challenged them to move beyond traditional marital advice and adopt a profoundly spiritual approach to unconditional love — commitment centered on radical self-sacrifice. Dr. Elmore reveals what it takes to be that self-sacrificing in An Outrageous ...

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Overview

National bestselling author, minister, and relationship therapist, Dr. Ronn Elmore believes in the outrageous. For more than ten years he directed the L.A.-based Relationship Clinic, where his groundbreaking work with couples challenged them to move beyond traditional marital advice and adopt a profoundly spiritual approach to unconditional love — commitment centered on radical self-sacrifice. Dr. Elmore reveals what it takes to be that self-sacrificing in An Outrageous Commitment.

With a lyrical, winning combination of practical advice, personal experience, and elements of the divine, An Outrageous Commitment is an extraordinary heavenly appointment with the ultimate marriage counselor. For those who are single and thinking about marriage, about to tie the knot, newlyweds, or in the golden years of couplehood, An Outrageous Commitment is one counseling session that is not to be missed.

For those who are single and thinking about marriage, about to tie the knot, or in the golden years of wedded bliss, this is one counseling session that is not to be missed. Dr. Elmore guides readers to honor a spiritual commitment that defies earthly bounds and truly is divine.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780066211305
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/13/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ronn Elmore is one of America's most popular media experts on love, marriage, family, and relationships. Known as "The Relationship Dr.," he has been featured in USA Today, the Washington Post, Family Digest, Ebony, and Jet and is a contributing writer for Essence. Dr. Elmore is the senior minister at Faith Fellowship in northern California. He is the author of Blackboard bestselling books How to Love a Black Man and How to Love a Black Woman. For twenty-one years he has been married to singer-songwriter Aladrian Elmore. The couple has three teenage children.

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Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader ix
Preface xi
Introduction xiii
The 48 Vows
The Vow of Outrageous Commitment 1
The Vow of Mutual Submission 6
The Vow of Exclusivity 11
The Vow of Flexibility 16
The Vow of Confrontation 22
The Vow of Dismissal 27
The Vow of Clarity 31
The Vow of Retraction 36
The Vow of Synchronization 41
The Vow of Vulnerability 46
The Vow of Deprioritizing 50
The Vow of Authority 56
The Vow of Acceptance 62
The Vow of Patience 68
The Vow of Reaching Out 73
The Vow of Extravagant Creativity 77
The Vow of Assured Adequacy 82
The Vow of Unreserved Devotion 86
The Vow of Tolerance 90
The Vow of Confession 95
The Vow of Voluntary Amnesia 99
The Vow of Contentment 104
The Vow of Asking 110
The Vow of Accountability 115
The Vow of Small Things 119
The Vow of Solitude 124
The Vow of Unified Leadership 129
The Vow of Yielding 134
The Vow of Relinquishment 138
The Vow of Devout Permanence 143
The Vow of Increase 148
The Vow of Shared Bliss 153
The Vow of Reflection 158
The Vow of Self-Enhancement 162
The Vow of Decisiveness 167
The Vow of Dethronement 171
The Vow of Silence 176
The Vow of Uncertainty 180
The Vow of Compassion 186
The Vow of Impossibility 190
The Vow of Reconciliation 195
The Vow of Surrender 199
The Vow of Testimony 203
The Vow of Verbalized Gratitude 208
The Vow of Uncommon Sense 213
The Vow of Resilience 218
The Vow of Rest 223
The Vow of Relentless Pursuit 228
Afterword 233
Acknowledgments 235
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2004

    AWESOME

    This is a definite for every couple that is committed to the success of their marriage.

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