I purchased so long ago and this was just not enough. Better for young newly attached couples looking for added spiritual guidance than an actual textbook on communication. This is no communication manual. Looking for a "key to your marriage"? Look no further than the cover and find a real marriage and family counselor. This book won't do the job.
A lot more things go into a good marriage than you can find in this book. The redeeming quality for me was that after reading, I continued later in life to get my degree in Organizational Communication; so was an elementary introduction on improving relations in the first organization I have experience with (my family). It can be a good Christian Marriage workbook for some seeking ways to improve those experiences. That is its saving grace.
Cope with marital conflict, build your partner's self-esteem, methods for handling angry feelings.
Great practical information we will use in Marriage Mentoring Ministry.
My wife and I were involved in a small group study using an earlier edition of this book and we found it to be tremendously helpful as we began our married life together. The book was written by a Christian counselor and so you can expect a Christian perspective to the advice given. Also, the book if very practical with many real-life stories related to the given topics covered in the book.
If you are a young couple just beginning your relationship or have recently celebrated your 20th anniversary, you will find the suggestions in this book will help you better understand your spouse and will open up new channels of communication in your relationship.
This book has methods for reducing friction & conflict, for handling angry feelings, to avoid anxiety and worry. It gives guidelines you can use daily to enrich your marriage.