Finally An Owner's Manual That Comes With "I Do"
Joy Peterson's passion and purpose for this book is the summation of her lifetime work with couples and families.
The author describes a Dynamic Marriage as the Navigation Chart or GPS you didn't get when you said "I Do!"
Every relationship has an underlying "contract," conscious or unconscious. Couples allow it to be drafted by default precedents set on a foundation of unexplained beliefs, behaviors, expectations and assumptions.
Discovering a Dynamic Marriage is a voyage across uncharted and unpredictable seas of marriage. Couples draft an agreement intentionally addressing their needs and based on a thorough knowledge of who they are and what matters to them as individuals and a couple.
Also an effective tool for therapists, churches and helping institutions to empower couples in transforming relationships using this innovative approach.
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Table of Contents
Getting the Most from Tins Book 23
Our Relationship Goals 27
Principles, Rules & Guidelines 29
Our Commitment 32
Your Invitation to a Dynamic Marriage 35
The River Running Through It 39
Part I The Four Compass Points of Marriage 43
Secret #1 Comfort & Connection: Courtship, Romance & Sex 53
Secret #2 Values & Vision: Ethics, Goals & Boundaries 73
Secret #3 Partnership & Collaboration: Power & Control 97
Secret #4 Harmony & Accord: Conflict vs. Communication 125
Part II Body, Mind & Spirit 151
Secret #5 Health & Fitness 159
Secret #6 Intellectual & Emotional: Individual & Couple 177
Secret #7 Spiritual & Religious 191
Part III Riches & Resources 205
Secret #8 Work, Careers & Business 213
Secret #9 Finances & Money 227
Secret #10 Leisure Time: Education, Hobbies & Recreation 247
Part IV Extended Family & Other Significant Relationships 263
Secret #11 Parenting, Step-Parenting & Grand-Parenting 269
Secret #12 Extended Family, Friends, Exes & In-Laws 289
Epilogue: The Voyage Beyond 307
Part V Tools & Illustrations 309
Open-Closed Heart Diagram 310
Open-Closed Heart Instructions 311
Open-Closed Heart Worksheet 313
Needs & Feelings Inventory 317
Rules & Guidelines For A Successful And Transformative Life 320
Loved and Special List Exercise 323
Loved and Special List Checklist 326
How Healthy Is My Relationship? 327
Emotional Trauma & Loss History 329
Family of Origin Script Analysis (FOOSA) 331
Part VI Information & Resources 337
About the Author 339
About Appreciative Inquiry 341
About This Book 343
Discovering a Dynamic Marriage in Your Church or Organization 347
Speaking, Presenting, Consulting & Coaching 349
End Notes 351