10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love That Lasts a Lifetime

10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love That Lasts a Lifetime

by Dr. Ron Welch


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Most books on marriage rightly address communication and conflict as key issues, then advise readers on how to fight fair since conflict is an inevitable reality and cannot be avoided. But Dr. Ron Welch asks the provocative question, Is it? Is every marriage doomed to one conflict after another? Shouldn't we expect better than that?

In this practical and encouraging book, Welch offers a far more positive approach to marriage, outlining 10 specific choices couples can make to minimize or even avoid conflict and increase joy. With his expert guidance, couples will learn how to employ proven strategies to

- communicate accurately and positively
- choose forgiveness over unforgiveness
- understand their marriage type
- and make decisions more effectively

Whether they are engaged, newly married, or have been married for decades, couples will find that this book will transform their relationship.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800729684
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,144,456
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ron Welch (PsyD, Central Michigan University) is the author of The Controlling Husband and serves on the faculty of Denver Seminary. With 25 years of experience in clinical psychology, Welch has developed the Transformational Marriage™ approach, which helps couples through counseling, seminars, and publications. He and his wife, Jan, live in Colorado.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

1 Marriage Is about Choices 13

2 I Choose to Believe 29

3 I Choose to Communicate Well Part 1: Choosing to Communicate Accurately 42

4 I Choose to Communicate Well Part 2: Choosing to Communicate Positively 58

5 I Choose to Let Go of Old Baggage 73

6 I Choose to Forgive Part 1: Choosing Forgiveness over Unforgiveness 88

7 I Choose to Forgive Part 2: Choosing to Forgive the Big Stuff 103

8 I Choose to Be Unselfish Part 1: Choosing Unselfishness over Selfishness 116

9 I Choose to Be Unselfish Part 2: Choosing the "Us" Model of Marriage 128

10 I Choose to Challenge "Unspoken Truths" 143

11 I Choose to Be Intimate 160

12 I Choose Not to Take You for Granted 173

13 I Choose to Focus on the Process 188

14 I Choose to Trust 203

15 I Choose to Love You Forever 215

Notes 231

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