All my friends. It will help your relationship immensely
"My heart tells me it is true even when my mind, trained in scientific observation, raises critical questions. I am significant. Life has meaning. There is a higher purpose. I want to believe it, but I may not feel significant until someone expresses love to me. When my spouse lovingly invests time, energy, and effort in me, I believe that I am significant. Without love, I may spend a lifetime in search of significance, self-worth, and security.
When I experience love, it influences all of those needs positively. I am now freed to develop my potential. I am more secure in my self-worth and can now turn my efforts outward instead of being obsessed with my own needs. True love always liberates. In the context of marriage, if we do not feel loved, our differences are magnified. We come to view each other as a threat to our happiness.
We fight for self-worth and significance, and marriage becomes a battlefield rather than a haven. Love is not the answer to everything, but it creates a climate of security in which we can seek answers to those things that bother us. In the security of love, a couple can discuss differences without condemnation. Conflicts can be resolved. Two people who are different can learn to live together in harmony. We discover how to bring out the best in each other. Those are the rewards of love."
This book has certainly opened my eyes on not just the mechanics of a healthy marriage, but also on things you can already do with the people you've already established close relationships with, and you don't have to be married to try these nuances and big steps to have a healthy emotional life
I listen to a lot of audio books and love to read. ..Especially good zombie apocalypse fiction! I find that a good narrator is the key!
wished I had found this book before I got married. I found the narrator easy to follow and the concepts simple to understand.
I started to listen to this but was really turned off by the preaching. I was surprised at how religious this book is based. I understand the concepts, but not a fan of the book and how it was written. If you are religious you will probably really enjoy this, just not my cup of tea.