To Understand Each Other

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1967 - Family & Relationships - 63 pages
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"When we talk of marriage counseling we think immediately of the extreme cases, of threats to seek divorce, of couples in violent disputes who frequently come to blows," Paul Tournier states. But there are many other couples whose marriages are no less a failure. "They live side by side, without hurting one another, but poles apart, because of no real understanding of one another." According to Tournier, the ability to understand each other is what counts in working out marital happiness together. With wisdom and warmth, Tournier suggests ways to achieve this understanding.


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User Review  - papasteve - Goodreads

A good book on one major theme in major and most relationships: understanding. How do we understand another human being? Tournier's thin book hits all the high points. I will be using this in a couple's class about marriage. I'm anxious to see how it goes. Read full review

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User Review  - Portia P. - Goodreads

I had to remind myself of the age of this book (copyright 1967) both to endure the blatant gender stereotypes of what WAS considered typical male and female roles back in the day, but also because the ... Read full review


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Paul Tournier was a Swiss physician who acquired a worldwide audience for his work in pastoral counseling. He made a significant contribution to the understanding of psychiatry and its relation to the Christian faith.

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