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Overview "Most couples enter into conjugal life with a high ideal for marriage," states Paul Tournier. "How many of them can say, a dozen years later, that their home has become what they expected of it? All too few!" This is the problem Dr. Tournier considers in To Understand Each Other. His concern is for marriages that have become the quiet failures. "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," he says. But there are many other couples whose marriages are no less failure. "They live side by side, without hurting one another, but poles apart, because of no real understanding of one another."
"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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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.21 lbs.
Release Date Feb 20, 2004
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 066422279X ISBN13 9780664222796
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More About Paul Tournier & Tournier
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about To Understand Each Other?
Beautiful wisdom Apr 14, 2006
I keep re-reading this beautiful little book of wisdom about relationships. The author writes in such a gentle way, he inspires the reader to strive for deeper, more meaningful connection with others.
There's Gold in Them Thar Pages! Jan 19, 2006
First the bad, yep, I know . . . 1962 Switzerland was a different world from 21st century United States. Tournier, as all of us, was a product of his culture. Therefore some of his words may come across as sexist to those of us who have been born and breed to watch out for such things.
Now for the good, for those readers able and willing to lay aside their own cultural biases there is real gold to be found in this extremely short, easy to read, book. Tournier calls for an openness of communication in marriage that is likely to improve the relationship of ANY couple that takes his words to heart. His words stand the test of time.
Marriage Communication Jan 16, 2006
Excellent tool for self-instruction in relationships between men and women. This book is also an excellent tool for counselors to use in marriage counseling.
To view your fellow man with compassion Nov 13, 2005
In this book by Paul Tournier more than any other you will learn to deal with your fellow man and thusly yourself with greater love and compassion..