If you're involved with one or more people in a continuing relationship, you can bank on one thing for sure: there will be conflict. Are you married? You will disagree. Are you single and living with parents or roommates? You will have differing opinions. Do you work with clients or co-workers? You will face friction. Whenever conflict arises, you'll either hurt (even destroy!) one another, or you'll build one another up and benefit from the experience. It all depends on how you fight. Let Will Cunningham, in his refreshingly creative fashion, show you how to turn any disagreement into a winning situation every time.
Its Time to Fight Right
If youre involved with one or more people in a continuing relationship, you can bank on one thing for sure: there will be conflict. Are you married? You will disagree. Are you single and living with parents or roommates? You will have different opinions. Do you work with clients or co-workers? You will face friction. Whenever there is conflict, you will either hurt (even destroy!) one another, or you will build up each other and benefit from the experience. It all depends on whether you fight wrong or fight right. Let Will Cunningham, in his refreshingly creative fashion, show you how to turn any disagreement into a winning situationevery time.
How Family Fights Resemble Athletic Events:
Most take place on weekends (typically Sundays)
Two or more opponents gather in one place
Participants are in it to win
Friction-free households do not exist. While you cant avoid a family feud, you can make disagreements constructive, rather than destructive!
Enter: a referee with a whistle. An honest scoreboard. The home court advantage. Will Cunninghams How to Win a Family Fight reveals less about how to crush your opponent, and more about how to strategize a win. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, andmost importantthe how of constructive confrontation. Youll swing open the door to greater harmony, honest communication, creative solutions, and deeper respect for one another.
The key difference between a family fight and your favorite sport: If you set out to win, youll lose in the long run. So set out to win…er, lose…and let this book help!
We dont choose in-laws; we inherit them in the same way we inherit the smell of a car we buy.
Story Behind the Book
"This book sprang from a premarital class that Cindy and I taught in the mideighties. We were honestly just trying to convey information without boring our students to sleep! The class was a tremendous success. When Gary Smalley caught wind of it and encouraged me to shape my thoughts into a book, I was somewhat skeptical. Having hardly recovered from all the books I had to read in seminary, I didnt want to write one, much less wish the burden of reading on any other poor soul. But when Don Jacobson convinced me that I could offer readers a new perspective on their patterns of family conflict, we published the first edition of this book, and I am still teaching its content. Now this revision specifically meets todays audience."
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Will Cunningham is the director of K-Kauai, the newest member of camps in the Kanakuk Kamp family. Having directed K-Kountry for eight years and counseled professionally since the mid-1980s, Will is the author of four books, including It Happened at the Sunset Grille (Nelson, 1993), Letters from the Other Side (Nelson, 1995), and Sins of the Fathers (Nelson, 1997). Will and his wife, Cindy, live in Branson, Missouri, with their two teens, Wes and Peter. He enjoys guitar, tennis, weightlifting, fishing, and hanging out with his family.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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