Creating Excellent Relationships: The Power of Character Choices
One factor works better than all others to create happy relationships: two people with excellent and compatible characters. This is a vital guide to knowing/developing your own character and skillfully observing qualities in someone else. Character in relationships is a vitally important topic.
• How character relates to family interactions, friendships, couple activities, communication, equality, spirituality, sex…
• Detailed guides for understanding qualities such as honesty, kindness, commitment, helpfulness, patience, respect…
• Activities, reflections, and worksheets
Author: Susanne M. Alexander
“This book offers an original analysis of the concept of character, where character is defined as ‘the sum of all the qualities you develop throughout your life as you make choices about how to speak and act’, ‘the spiritual essence of who you are as a human being’ and ‘your moral compass or ethical strength that provides the unwavering drive to choose what is right’.
“The approach it takes is essentially a spiritual one: drawing on the scriptures of diverse faith traditions, as well as the writings of philosophers, it is based on the premise that man is ‘a mine rich in gems of inestimable value’. Character qualities are some of those gems, and as any gem, they need to be polished. This book will help one to learn to identify character strengths in oneself and in a potential life partner and provides a systematic plan to solidify these qualities as well as correcting character weaknesses.
“The last part of the book is particularly brilliant and is worth the money on its own. It outlines a set of character qualities and for each one provides concrete and extensive examples of when one:
– is practicing the quality effectively – needs to strengthen themselves in that quality – is misusing the quality
“This last point is very original and useful. It helps one to rationally and responsibly understand situations in which they believe they are practicing a particular quality but might in fact be harming themselves and others.
“The author is a professional relationship coach and it is obvious throughout the book that the insights she provides are inspired from her experience with lovingly counseling others and not mere speculation. In brief, it is an essential tool for anyone willing to refine their character and increase their interpersonal skills.”
“Creating Excellent Relationships: The Power of Character Choices is a rich resource that can guide an individual or a couple considering a committed relationship. It provides a path to learning about the virtues of one’s own character and that of one’s partner replete with interactive activities and exercises for exploring these vital issues deeply.”
~ Linda Kavelin Popov, author and co-founder of The Virtues Project
“A successful marriage isn’t about finding the ‘right one’. It’s about being a person of Godly principles and doing the right things. So often people overlook the importance of character when choosing a spouse. This book will help couples look beyond their feelings of love and infatuation to examine themselves, and the person they choose to marry.”
~ Mark Gungor, marriage speaker and author of Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
Publication Date: February 29, 2012
Publisher: Marriage Transformation
Number of Pages: 218
Dimensions: 8.5 in x 11 in
Shipping Weight: 1 lb 8 oz