The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse
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Title: The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse
Author: Art Bennett and Laraine Bennett
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Date Published: Sept 2008
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Temperament-God-Gave-Your-
From the publisher:
In their bestselling book, The Temperament God Gave You, authors Art
and Laraine Bennett re-introduced the age-old concept of the four
classic temperaments, and showed how to use them to understand
yourself, get along with others, and grow closer to God.
Now they're back with more temperament wisdom, designed specially for
couples and guaranteed to improve your marital communication,
intimacy, and happiness: The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse.
In no other kind of human relationship is knowledge of the
temperaments the fundamental personality traits, hard-wired into us
at birth, that affect the way we respond to the world around us so
critical, and so fruitful, as in a Christian marriage. For it's only
through mutual understanding of our own patterns of reaction, and
those of our spouse, that we can motivate, nurture, respect, and above
all, love each other with the selfless patience to which Christ calls
us in the sacrament.
In a fun-to-read style that incorporates practical psychology, real-
life anecdotes, and decades of clinical experience, the Bennetts will
The four kinds of spouses which kind did you marry?
How temperament affects the way you and your spouse work, pray, argue,
socialize, and show affection
Tips for developing the communication skills that your temperament
needs most, and for nurturing them in your spouse
All the possible temperament combinations in marriage, and how to
handle the unique challenges that yours creates
Proven ways to figure out what really makes your spouse tick!
So often we wish we could make our spouses different (because they're
not just like us); yet the Bennetts show that true marital contentment
lies not in changing the way God made our loved ones, but in
appreciating it and helping them to perfect it. Read The Temperament
God Gave Your Spouse and discover a new world of understanding and
respect for the person you married.