Love, honor, cherish ... and understand
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:
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.
|By:||ann-in-the-garden (wisconsin, May 28, 2012)|
|Review:||I plan to buy several copies to have on hand for bridal shower or wedding gifts. Very helpful and insightful in understanding how the different temperaments may respond to the same situation in very different ways and therefore helping to identify potential areas of conflict and head them off. Very readable, explained well. You'll find yourself saying over and over again, "That's so true!" Best Uses: Improving relationships; Cons: none; Pros: hard to put down, Very readable|