Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half: Why Differences Make a Marriage Great
Your Recipe for Marital SuccessHaving a successful marriage is not about finding the perfect person. It's not even about always getting along. It's about loving the imperfect person you married in an unselfish manner. Just as a great meal is...
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Your Recipe for Marital SuccessHaving a successful marriage is not about finding the perfect person. It's not even about always getting along. It's about loving the imperfect person you married in an unselfish manner. Just as a great meal is made from many ingredients, a great marriage is a combination of different traits. If men and women were the same, life would turn out pretty bland. In this witty and insightful book, Rick Johnson shows you how to go beyond merely tolerating your spouse's differences to using them to add spice and passion to your relationship."Rick Johnson understands the dynamics of a great relationship, and he's really good at helping others understand them too."--Will Davis Jr., author of Pray Big and Pray Big for Your Marriage"Rick Johnson shows us how men and women are wonderfully different by design. His incredible understanding of how men think and how women think will give you much better insight into that person you married who sometimes seems like an alien."--Jim Burns, PhD, president of HomeWord; author of Creating an Intimate Marriage and Closer: Devotions to Draw Couples Together"Conventional thinking wants us to believe that 'compatibility' is the golden key to a lasting marriage. But here Rick Johnson explains the real truth: it's our differences that make us interesting, engaged, and intimate."--Paul Coughlin, author of No More Christian Nice Guy and Married But Not EngagedRick Johnson is a bestselling author of That's My Son; Better Dads, Stronger Sons; and The Power of a Man. He is the founder of Better Dads and is a sought-after speaker at many large parenting and marriage conferences across the United States and Canada. To find out more about Rick Johnson, please visit www.betterdads.net.
It's no secret that men and women are different. And it's no secret that they don't always get along because of these differences, even when they love each other. But having a successful marriage is not about finding the perfect person to marry. It's about loving someone in an unselfish, Christlike manner. Whatever we want out of marriage--unconditional love, forgiveness, passion--that is what we have to give to our spouse. Rick Johnson shows couples how to go beyond merely tolerating each other's differences to using those God-given differences to add spice and passion to their relationship.
rick johnson is the founder of better dads, a fathering skills program designed to equip men to be more engaged in the lives of their children.he is the author of That's my son, better dads, stronger sons and the man whisperer. rick, his wife, suzanne, and their two children live in gresham oregan.