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One of Us Must Be Crazy...and I'm Pretty Sure It's You: Making Sense of the Differences That Divide Us Paperback – July 1, 2010
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Conflict is common to all marriages. What MOST marriages don’t have is a blueprint for resolving conflict when it occurs. Tim and Joy not only share with you THE most effective blueprint, but they will give you the practical tools and coaching needed in marriages today. Buy and apply this book! It’ll revolutionize your relationship.
Dr. Dennis Rainey
"Conflict either makes love better or causes it to turn bitter. Tim and Joy Downs' book is a GPS for couples who want a safe and passable route through the maze of married couple conflict."
Dr. Tim Kimmel author of Grace Based Parenting
About the Author
JOY DOWNS is a 1979 graduate of Indiana University in Journalism. After graduation, she joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ where she served as a radio writer and producer and helped direct the Communication Center, a communication training facility of Campus Crusade. Joy and her husband, Tim, have spoken at FamilyLife Marriage and Parenting Conferences. Together they have co-authored two books entitled The Seven Conflicts: Resolving the Most Common Disagreements in Marriage and Fight Fair!: Winning at Conflict without Losing at Love. Joy lives in Cary, North Carolina, with her husband and three children.
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There are conflicts in all aspects of life. We face them daily at work, at the grocery store, in traffic, and with the people who reside with us most closely within the confines of our homes. Disagreements with your spouse can seem to be the most unsettling. We wonder how this individual we are married to can think such things that vary so much from our view?!? What should or could be a simple disagreement can at times became what seems more like the initiation of a nuclear war.
There are times I just know he is wrong and I am right. There needs to be no further discussion, because I know! He must be crazy to think anything less...right? Well, right?? This is why I am sure One of Us Must Be Crazy... and I'm Pretty Sure It's You (him, not me!).
One of Us Must Be Crazy... and I'm Pretty Sure It's You, written by Tim and Joy Downs, is a companion book from the original Fight Fair! In the Fight Fair! Book, the authors teach a couple how to make peace in moments of discord without losing the marriage in the win. All marriages are made differently and it is the differences that merge and meld a couple into a unified entity. Fight Fair! did focus on how a couple could remaining love and keep a marriage intact, by fair fighting or fair disagreements. One of Us Must Be Crazy... and I'm Pretty Sure It's You goes a step beyond fighting fairly to focus on how couples may understand their differences and use them to see the differences as values and not fighting points. The authors note that this latest book release is about "making sense of the differences that divide us.Read more ›
The only thing that bothered me about the book was the writing style. I felt like the Downs tried a little too hard to be humorous and work "one-liners" into their dialogues of couples having disagreements. As the book progressed, the dialogues took on a noticeably hostile tone, which the Downs never addressed as being an inappropriate way to fight. Perhaps they assumed that most couples know better than to personally attack one another, but that's a pretty risky assumption to make when writing a book of this nature.
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Finding out why people think differently from you and how to deal with it.Published 8 months ago by susie
Right up my alley. I enjoy & relate to Tim & his wife's perspective & it allows me to see things in my own marriage from a different point of view. Read morePublished on November 5, 2013 by Pansyqueen
Excellent approach to difficult communication. I will be recommending this to my coaching clients as a way to understand their partners.Published on October 7, 2013 by Roman Z. Ramsey