The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse: Understand Your Spouse, Communicate Better, and Improve Your Marriage through the Temperaments

The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse: Understand Your Spouse, Communicate Better, and Improve Your Marriage through the Temperaments

by Art Bennett, Laraine Bennett
     
 

In their bestselling book, The Temperament God Gave You, authors Art and Laraine Bennett re-introduced the age-old concept of the four classic temperaments, and showed how to use them to understand yourself, get along with others, and grow closer to God.

Now they're back with more temperament wisdom, designed specially for couples and guaranteed to improve

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Overview

In their bestselling book, The Temperament God Gave You, authors Art and Laraine Bennett re-introduced the age-old concept of the four classic temperaments, and showed how to use them to understand yourself, get along with others, and grow closer to God.

Now they're back with more temperament wisdom, designed specially for couples and guaranteed to improve your marital communication, intimacy, and happiness: The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse.

In no other kind of human relationship is knowledge of the temperaments - the fundamental personality traits, hard-wired into us at birth, that affect the way we respond to the world around us - so critical, and so fruitful, as in a Christian marriage. For it's only through mutual understanding of our own patterns of reaction, and those of our spouse, that we can motivate, nurture, respect, and above all, love each other with the selfless patience to which Christ calls us in the sacrament.

In a fun-to-read style that incorporates practical psychology, real-life anecdotes, and decades of clinical experience, the Bennetts will show you:

  • The four kinds of spouses - which kind did you marry?
  • How temperament affects the way you and your spouse work, pray, argue, socialize, and show affection
  • Tips for developing the communication skills that your temperament needs most, and for nurturing them in your spouse
  • All the possible temperament combinations in marriage, and how to handle the unique challenges that yours creates
  • Proven ways to figure out what really makes your spouse tick!

So often we wish we could make our spouses different (because they're not just like us); yet the Bennetts show that true marital contentment lies not in changing the way God made our loved ones, but in appreciating it - and helping them to perfect it. Read The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse and discover a new world of understanding and respect for the person you married.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933184302
Publisher:
Sophia Institute Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
193
Sales rank:
616,718
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Art Bennett is a licensed marriage and family therapist and director of the Alpha Omega Clinic and Consultation Centers. He hosts and co-produces Healthy Minds/Healthy Souls, a Catholic radio show in the Washington, D.C. area. He writes a monthly column for the National Catholic Register on the topic of families and work. Currently residing in Virginia, the Bennetts have been married for twenty-eight years and have four children — one of each temperament type!

Laraine Bennett has a master's degree in philosophy and is a freelance writer with articles published in Faith & Family, Nazareth Journal, the New Oxford Review, and the National Catholic Register. Currently residing in Northern Virginia, the Bennetts have been married for twenty-eight years and have four children — one of each temperament type!

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