Do you want a better way to make decisions peacefully? The two of you have decisions to make in your marriage constantly, everything from who will go to the grocery to how you will manage your money. And you would like to do it all without fighting. All sizes of topics can be tough-and sometimes painful-when you need to agree and act on the decisions together. No matter how long you have been married, there is a better way. Deciding in Unity provides married couples with useful new knowledge and tools: • Practical and helpful content • A clear decision-making process • Inspirational couple stories • Humorous cartoons This encouraging book will help you have the happy, healthy marriage you want! Suitable as well for couples in a serious relationship.
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About the Author
In her life, Susanne has been single, dating, engaged, married, divorced, and widowed. She has been a parent, stepparent, and grandparent. She has also been a child and a stepchild. All of this has given her a diversity of experience to share!
The author's understanding of the principles of Couple Consultation and unity and how they can apply to a marriage relationship are inspired by the teachings of the Bahá'í Faith (www.bahai.org; www.bahaimarriage.net).
Susanne is the author and coauthor of over a dozen books on relationships, character, marriage preparation, and marriage. She is available to clients for couple assessments before and after marriage for compatibility or strengthening. She offers educational coaching, workshops, tools for professionals, and more.
Randy Glasbergen is one of America's most widely and frequently published cartoonists and humorous illustrators. His freelance and syndicated cartoons are seen all over the world in newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, books, calendars, advertising, and social media. Randy's comic panel "The Better Half" is syndicated by King Features Syndicate, appearing seven days a week in print and online newspapers around the world since 1982.
Randy's customers include: Harvard Business Review, Macy's, Hallmark Cards, International Olympic Committee, IBM, China Daily, The Economic Times of India, American Greetings, Dunkin' Donuts, Warner Music Group, Good Housekeeping, United States Postal Service, Ebony Magazine, Reader's Digest, Funny Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Warner Cable, Proctor and Gamble, Chicago Historical Society, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Bally Total Fitness, Better Homes and Gardens, MasterCard, Oxford University Press, Saturday Evening Post, and many other publishers, companies, organizations, and universities around the world.
Table of Contents
1 Understanding the Process of “Couple Consultation” 2
2 Managing What Gets in the Way 10
3 Applying Love to the Process 17
4 Applying Character to the Process 20
5 Including Character Affirmations 29
6 Building Understanding: Physical Arrangements 34
7 Building Understanding: Your Mix of Feelings 38
8 Building Understanding: Sharing and Listening 43
9 Building Understanding: When It’s Difficult 50
10 Consulting in Unity 56
11 Putting the Process into Action 62
12 Engaging in More Practice 67