About the Author
is one of the country's best known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the author and co-author of 16 best-selling, award-winning books along with several popular films and videos. He has spent over 30 years learning, teaching, and counseling. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 40 years and live in Branson, Missouri. They have three children, Kari, Greg and Michael, and six grandchildren.
Dr. Greg Smalley is President of Smalley Marriage Institute, a marriage and family ministry located in Branson, Missouri.
Michael Smalley earned a Master's Degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College and a B.A. in Journalism and Photography from Baylor University.
A religious teacher and author of more than forty books uses social science methods to understand what helps married couples handle conflict effectively. He notes that unproductive communication has a pattern that married couples repeat as a matter of habit. Once individuals recognize their contribution to the pattern, they can choose to communicate at a higher level and with more love and commitment. The author's insights show how faulty values, needs, and communication styles repeat themselves in our relationships, disappointing us with the same unsatisfying results again and again. The smugness in this writing--found too often in Christian relationship advice--is almost imperceptible in Chris Fabry's upbeat reading. T.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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