The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work   -     By: John Gottman Ph.D., Nan Silver
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The bestseller that revolutionized the way experts understand, repair, and strengthen marriages! Based on his own study of couples over many years, Dr. Gottman reveals the habits that can make---or break---a relationship. Learn to resolve conflicts; create new common ground; achieve greater levels of intimacy; and handle issues surrounding sex, money, work, family, and more. 295 pages, softcover from Harmony.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 295
Vendor: Harmony
Dimensions: 7.9 X 5.2 X 0.7 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9780553447712

Publisher's Description

With more than a million copies sold worldwide, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.
   Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

Author Bio

JOHN GOTTMAN, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Washington; executive director of his laboratory, the Relationship Research Institute; and cofounder of the Gottman Institute. He held an NIMH research scientist career award for twenty years. Dr. Gottman is the author of more than two hundred professional journal articles and forty-two books, as well as the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his extensive contributions to marriage and family research.

NAN SILVER is a former editor in chief of Health magazine and coauthor, with Dr. Gottman, of What Makes Love Last: and Why Marriages Succeed or Fail.

Editorial Reviews

"An eminently practical guide to an emotionally intelligent -- and long-lasting -- marriage."        
-- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

"Gottman stays refreshingly down to earth, rather than on Mars and Venus."
-- Bill Marvel and Geoffrey Norman, American Way

"Gottman comes to this endeavor with the best of qualifications: he's got the spirit of a scientist and the soul of a romantic."        
-- Newsweek

"Twenty-five years of landmark marital research."
-- USA Today

"Offers something every relationship can benefit from."
-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Astonishing new research!"
-- Woman's World

"Debunks many myths about divorce . . . reveals surprising facts . . . enlightening!"

Product Reviews

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  1. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    Humanistic World View
    November 12, 2016
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This book, along with the Gottman Institute Couples Seminars, are totally based on a secular humanistic world-view. There is no reference to a Biblical World View, or God's values in these psychology based principles. Some of it is good and practical advice. However, referencing "significant other" focus instead of wife and husband, and referring to these principles being practiced in a gay marriage as examples of how relationships should work is definitely not speaking to God's plan for a marriage between a man and a woman. No Biblical references for what a marriage should be in this book, or in the Gottman's seminars that they promote and conduct worldwide. As a Born Again Christian, I cannot recommend this book or the Gottman's seminars. I gave it two stars because there is some practical value to this book, but it does not support our God's purpose and definition of marriage.
  2. MO
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Biblical Basis??
    July 6, 2015
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I have not read this book. I work in the church library and as a book grabs my attention I investigate it's value.

    My biggest trouble with this book is there basically is no Biblical reference or glory to God.

    It is based on science. That in itself is not bad, but it is not paired together to prove Biblical truth.

    I would potentially read this book, but I am going to suggest it be removed from our church library as we specifically want our resources to point to God and His Word.

    I gave it a 3 star because there is some potentially helpful information, but proceed with caution that it is not written with a Biblical perspective.
  3. No. Va.
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 1, 2011
    No. Va.
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.
    Gottman is a pre-eminent and world-reknown researcher on marriage. I have yet to read a book that covers all of the topics necessary to have a thriving marriage but this book addresses a number of neccesities. It has a variety of assessments and exercises couples can use to improve their marriage. As a professional counselor working frequently with couples I use principles, assessments, and exercises from this book often. It's not exhaustive, but what it does address it addresses well.
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