World Class Marriage: How to Create the Relationship You Always Wanted with the Partner You Already Have

World Class Marriage: How to Create the Relationship You Always Wanted with the Partner You Already Have

by Patty Howell, Ralph Jones
     
 

World Class Marriage is an engaging, practical and personal guide for relationship success written by two experienced marriage and relationship educators who share a loving and successful 30-year marriage with each other. The authors combine the latest and best information and guidance about how couples can avoid relationship damage and create lasting love, with

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World Class Marriage is an engaging, practical and personal guide for relationship success written by two experienced marriage and relationship educators who share a loving and successful 30-year marriage with each other. The authors combine the latest and best information and guidance about how couples can avoid relationship damage and create lasting love, with unique insights and personal examples from their own successful marriage and extraordinary career teaching relationship skills around the world. This warm and practical guide will help readers keep or retrieve the love, closeness, and intimacy everyone wants from marriage.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Despite all the books, magazine articles, and talk shows full of advice for couples, many marriages still end in divorce. Yet Howell and Jones, relationship educators who work with the California Healthy Marriages Coalition and have been married for 30 years, believe the answers to making a relationship flourish already exist in groundbreaking research that is "largely buried in professional literature of which most couples are unaware." They've set out to change that by distilling their findings into "16 pillars" necessary to "elevate" a marriage to "world class" status. Organized as chapters, many of their pillars illuminate the self-destructive ruts couples can find themselves in. Others, such as "Using Power," "Listening," and "Knowing When to Surrender," outline steps that can be taken to heal a wounded psyche. "Growing Yourself" and "Changing Behaviors, not Your Partner" are especially helpful, as psychology has made abundantly clear that change, within a relationship or otherwise, usually only comes from within. Couples who are committed to improving their relationship will find this a supportive guide. (June)
Dennis Stoica
World Class Marriage is a great book. It's fun and easy to read, but so rich with valuable nuggets. I've found myself going back into the book many times. Highly recommended.
Joek I. Vader-deGraaff
The ideas in this book carry the trademark of two experienced communications trainers: Patty and Ralph. Here are powerful tools and ideas. I recommend them to any couple interested in adding satisfaction to their relationship.
H. Tucker Upshaw
Wow! And wow again! My wife and I are both thrilled and inspired to see what you've created with World Class Marriage.
Dr. Zsuzsa Varkonyi
The authors give an authentic, knowledgeable and easy to follow description of the most important nurturing and damaging factors of a marriage, You learn from this eye-opening book meaningful insights and practical advice that will help you clean the dust out of your marriage.
Annet Bakker-Brouwer
Ralph and Patty have succeeded in writing about important matters in a comprehensive book written in simple language that anyone can understand!
Harville Hendrix
World Class Marriage has wisdom that will help every relationship flourish-with your spouse, family, coworkers, friends. This is an outstanding read!
Dr. Eun Soon Yang
Korean family ministry leaders feel deeply enriched by the gorgeous vision of World Class Marriage (WCM) constructed on the 16 pillars. We are eager to deliver the beautiful gift of WCM to all Koreans!
Dr. Karlpeter Breue
If you are thinking of getting married, this book will help you avoid mistakes and sleepless nights. If your marriage has lost its freshness and become dry, this book will help you bring new emotional intensity and enjoyment each day. And if your marriage is badly disturbed, this book will help you trust once more in your relationship being able to bounce back into shape.
Bishop John Sanchez
For me, World Class Marriage is a tremendous and quite practical book that is very easy to read. Its 16 Pillars are extraordinary for helping Hispanic couples move toward a fantastic and happy marriage. Read it with an open heart.
Nicolee McMahon
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and have found the information to be very relevant and accessible for clients, Thank you for writing it!
Mary McAulay Boyvey
Here is solid and deeply supportive wisdom for all the couples in the world who want to be alive and fully present with each other. Doctors, psychotherapists, and teachers yearn for such an engaging, direct, and hopeful guidebook, both for their own inspiration and for the kitchen tables of those who seek their counsel.
Anky Floris
A World Class Marriage brings the fulfillment of a love relationship within reach. It offers the cutlery that is needed for a relationship feast. The book gives you immediately applicable skills and brilliant insights into the mysteries of love.
Diane Sollee
I just got my copy of the new edition of World Class Marriage: How to Create the Relationship You Have Always Wanted with the Partner You Already Have. There are so many marriage books (I receive several each week), but this one stands out and I want to give it my highest recommendation. In fact I'd go so far as to say if you can only buy one marriage education *how to* book this year, or are looking for one to give to your married kids or friends, this is it. It is incredibly helpful, practical, and loaded with everything a couple needs, but what makes it so especially useful is that it is delightfully written. It's easy to read, hard to put down. This one they'll read.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967665924
Publisher:
Howell-Jones Trainings
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

Eun Soon Yang
Korean family ministry leaders feel deeply enriched by the gorgeous vision of World Class Marriage (WCM) constructed on the 16 pillars. We are eager to deliver the beautiful gift of WCM to all Koreans!
H. Tucker Upshaw
Wow! And wow again! My wife and I are both thrilled and inspired to see what you've created with World Class Marriage.
Joek I. Vader-deGraaff
The ideas in this book carry the trademark of two experienced communications trainers: Patty and Ralph. Here are powerful tools and ideas. I recommend them to any couple interested in adding satisfaction to their relationship.
Zsuzsa Varkonyi
The authors give an authentic, knowledgeable and easy to follow description of the most important nurturing and damaging factors of a marriage, You learn from this eye-opening book meaningful insights and practical advice that will help you clean the dust out of your marriage.
Diane Sollee
I just got my copy of the new edition of World Class Marriage: How to Create the Relationship You Have Always Wanted with the Partner You Already Have. There are so many marriage books (I receive several each week), but this one stands out and I want to give it my highest recommendation. In fact I'd go so far as to say if you can only buy one marriage education *how to* book this year, or are looking for one to give to your married kids or friends, this is it. It is incredibly helpful, practical, and loaded with everything a couple needs, but what makes it so especially useful is that it is delightfully written. It's easy to read, hard to put down. This one they'll read.
Nicolee McMahon
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and have found the information to be very relevant and accessible for clients, Thank you for writing it!
Mary McAulay Boyvey
Here is solid and deeply supportive wisdom for all the couples in the world who want to be alive and fully present with each other. Doctors, psychotherapists, and teachers yearn for such an engaging, direct, and hopeful guidebook, both for their own inspiration and for the kitchen tables of those who seek their counsel.
Anky Floris
A World Class Marriage brings the fulfillment of a love relationship within reach. It offers the cutlery that is needed for a relationship feast. The book gives you immediately applicable skills and brilliant insights into the mysteries of love.
Bishop John Sanchez
For me, World Class Marriage is a tremendous and quite practical book that is very easy to read. Its 16 Pillars are extraordinary for helping Hispanic couples move toward a fantastic and happy marriage. Read it with an open heart.
Annet Bakker-Brouwer
Ralph and Patty have succeeded in writing about important matters in a comprehensive book written in simple language that anyone can understand!
Harville Hendrix
World Class Marriage has wisdom that will help every relationship flourish-with your spouse, family, coworkers, friends. This is an outstanding read!
Dennis Stoica
World Class Marriage is a great book. It's fun and easy to read, but so rich with valuable nuggets. I've found myself going back into the book many times. Highly recommended.
Karlpeter Breue
If you are thinking of getting married, this book will help you avoid mistakes and sleepless nights. If your marriage has lost its freshness and become dry, this book will help you bring new emotional intensity and enjoyment each day. And if your marriage is badly disturbed, this book will help you trust once more in your relationship being able to bounce back into shape.

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