Starting with Me: Knowing Myself Before Finding a Partner -3rd Ed. PDF (incl. PrepSheets)

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By the time you’re in a relationship or marriage, it’s too late to prepare yourself! Starting with Me empowers you to know yourself and get yourself ready for marriage before you start a relationship. Instead of trial and error, and hoping for good luck, you can take charge of your life and your relationship goals today! (Based on guidance from the teachings of the Baha’i Faith)

 

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Note: The paperback of this book is available from your favorite online bookstore or distributor globally. If you want multiple copies for group study or re-sale, please email susanne@marriagetransformation to consult about a discount.

You Can Be a Success Factor in a Relationship and Marriage!

Prepare for a relationship and marriage by preparing yourself today!

By the time you’re in a relationship or marriage, it’s too late to prepare yourself for it. This book empowers you to get yourself ready for marriage before you start a relationship.

Instead of seeking out your ideal partner through trial and error and hoping for good luck, you can take charge of your life and your relationship goals today!

Whatever your age or life circumstances, Starting with Me helps you lay a solid foundation for your future and prepare yourself for a healthy, happy, long-lasting relationship or marriage. It offers uncommon wisdom from the Bahá’í teachings, time-tested guidance from relationship and character experts, insights from everyday people on this journey, and transformative questions and exercises.

Starting with Me will empower you to:

• Live a full and happy life that includes service to the greater good
• Learn from past relationships, and move forward with knowledge and confidence
• Know your own character and be able to assess that of a potential partner
• Conquer your fears and doubts, and avoid harmful behavior choices
• Form realistic expectations and clarify what you are looking for in a partner
• Form friendships that could later lead to discovering an excellent relationship partner

While you’ll start with yourself, the book provides plenty of insights and ideas for involving others on your journey, such as friends, family members, and community groups.

Whether you’re excited, nervous, doubtful, or optimistic, take a deep breath and smile because help and hope have arrived!

One of our readers shared:

“The unique ideas in each chapter–and the profound quotations from the Bahá’í writings–opened my eyes to new and helpful ways of viewing marriage. Then, when I started answering the reflection questions and doing the activities, I began to think in a much more logical way about how these ideas apply to my life, my specific relationships, my own character qualities, and my fears and hopes. I then started to realize I had inconsistencies between my thoughts and my beliefs, which helped me see very clearly what I need to do next to grow. I felt energy and enthusiasm I didn’t know was possible–and a new-found hope that my stumbling blocks can be overcome! In short, the benefit I got from Starting with Me really skyrocketed when I began to complete the exercises that help us tailor the concepts to our lives, to maximize their impact.”

Product Details:
184 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
Revised 3rd edition
Published July 2024

StartingwithMe-SampleChapter1Living an Integrated, Joyful Life

Table of Contents:

1. Living an Integrated, Joyful Life: Foundation for a Happy Marriage
2. Learning from Family and Relationships
3. Observing and Knowing My Character
4. Strengthening My Character
5. Aligning My Expectations with Reality
6. Avoiding Possible Pitfalls on My Journey
7. Describing Myself and a Potential Partner
8. Creating My Future
9. Completing This Stage of My Journey

PrepSheets

2 Understanding Influences from the Past
3 Assessing and Understanding My Virtues
4 My Virtue Development Plan
5A My Expectations of Marriage
5B My Expectations of a Marriage Partner
7A Assessing My Level of Maturity
7B Describing Myself
7C What to Seek—and Avoid—in a Potential Marriage Partner
8A Creating a Vision of My Marriage
8B Learning About Marriage by Interviewing Married Couples
9 Widening My Circle of Friends and Experiences

Appendices

A: Tracking My Action Commitments
B: Forming a Book Study Group
C: Using Consultation in Marriage Preparation
D: Many Sources About Character
E: Courses of the Ruhi Institute

 

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