This is actually November’s book – I just lost track of time and didn’t get it done in November!
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide by John M. Gottman is a research-based guide to a better marriage. Gottman has spent decades watching couples and examining what works and what doesn’t. Many of his findings are contrary to conventional wisdom, but they’re backed by both research and success stories from couples who have applied his principles.
The book includes questionnaires and exercises designed to help you find the problems in your marriage and work on change. While much of it focuses on what you can do, it also gives solid advice for dealing with your spouse’s problem behaviours.
You will see both yourself and your wife in this book, and you will find ways to make changes if you’re willing to do the work. It’s not a fast read, but it can change your marriage if you apply what it says.
If you are going to participate in Cyber Monday – could you please start with the link on my Shop to Give page? It really does add up! Also, if you are not an Amazon Prime member, I highly recommend it. You can get a free 30 day trail and have two-day free shipping through Christmas.
Great tweet of the week:
Empty the dishwasher even though it’s not your turn, and don’t make a big deal out of it. @ForBetterOrWhat
Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:
New blog this week – Loveseat Marriage. A fairly new blog that looks promising. Husband and wife both write, giving a nice mixed perspective.
The Generous Wife
Processing Thanksgiving ◄ While it’s fresh in your memory, discuss what went well and what did not.
She Glows In The Dark! ◄ Do you really understand who your bride is in God?
Saving Your Sanity While Visiting Family ◄ Going to be with family for Christmas? Read up!
The Romantic Vineyard
Giving Thanks To Whom? ◄ …oh yeah, and God too.
Safe at home
Entitlement: The Killer of Thankful Hearts ◄ WOW – Gary nailed me with this.
…to Love Honor and Vacuum
Stop Leading Separate Lives! How to Stop Work from Pulling You Apart ◄ This is aimed at women, but men are part of the problem too.