Married to an Opposite: Making Personality Differences Work for You (Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality)

Married to an Opposite: Making Personality Differences Work for You (Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality)

Married to an Opposite: Making Personality Differences Work for You (Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality)

The cause of clashes between spouses is not that they are from different planets. In fact, the colliding issues at hand may have nothing to do with gender. Seasoned marriage therapist Ron Shackelford explains that the issue at the heart of much marital discord is that the partners are opposite personality types. He cites a recent poll indicating that more than 50% of all couples bring different personality approaches to at least two of the four critical areas of marriage: decision-making, belief systems, means of energy replenishment, and approach to life. Understanding and appreciating these differences can not only bring new vigor and love to a marriage, but can also show the way to wonderful personal growth for each partner.

The core of this book builds on the work of Jung and Myers Briggs in the field of personality types, and there are occasional references to the general theology that has guided Shackelford, a retired pastor, through much of his life. The guide is clear, astute, and at times even amusing, making it an enlightening treatment that will strengthen insight, empathy, and respect for opposites—and ultimately revive marriages.

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  1. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on January 24, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Married to an Opposite, January 15, 2004
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Married to an Opposite: Making Personality Differences Work for You (Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality) (Hardcover)

    This book is right on the money. It gave me great insight on the different approaches that my husband and I take on the same issue.

    It is also based on a spiritual belief system that I believe is essential for any relationship.

    I recommend this book if your married, in a relationship or contemplating marriage. It will give you a new perspective on your mate.

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