Marriage isn't difficult because you don't know who you are, says Crabb. It's difficult because you don't know who your partner is---and you don't care. ''Entirely reasonable'' selfcenteredness by both partners must be replaced by repentance that leads to other-centeredness. Underscoring the biblical meanings of masculinity and femininity, Crabb points out crucial differences between male other-centeredness and female other-centeredness. And he emerges with a provocative new understanding of how men and women, married and single, can build satisfying relationships. Softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 240 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 1993 Dimensions: 5 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 031033831X ISBN-13: 9780310338314 UPC: 025986338312 Availability: In Stock
What does it take to get along for a lifetime? Men and women share a deadly problem that kills good relating. The problem is this: we are committed, first of all, to ourselves. Each of us, without blushing, holds fast to an overriding concern for our own well-being. Giving numerous examples from his counseling and speaking ministry, Crabb explores how we can turn away from ourselves and toward each other, how we can become what he calls 'other-centered.' Dr. Crabb maintains that men and women are different in important ways that, if understood and honored, can lead to a deep enjoyment of one another, an enjoyment that can last forever.
Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminary speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He is currently Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University in Denver and Visiting Professor of Spiritual Formation for Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. Dr. Crabb and his wife of forty-six years, Rachael, live in the Denver, Colorado area. For additional information please visit www.newwayministries.org