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The Marriage Plan: How to Marry Your Soul Mate in One Year or Less Paperback – December 26, 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
A remarkable departure from the typical catch-a-husband guide, this 13-step plan for marriage-minded women is likely to lead not only to the altar, but also to strong and healthy marriages. As credentials, Jordan cites her expertise in teaching Fortune 500 companies how to set and reach clear-cut goals, 25 years of successful marriage to a man she met by following her own plan and the similarly successful experiences of couples from her "Marriage Plan" seminars. The plan is based on a rock-solid foundation: the reader must know herself and her core values, create a "profile" of her soul mate, and harbor and express the true desire and steadfast faith that he will show up and marry her within a year. While Jordan professes, "Focus and desire cause things to happen," she goes further to advise women to fearlessly let go of men who, though they may display many positive attributes, do not fit their individual soul-mate profiles. Once a relationship begins, Jordan recommends that women and their men be completely honest with each other, not play games, and build a deep, true friendship before moving into the realm of romance and sex. Jordan delivers positive, practical guidance and refreshingly rational encouragement on every page. Her map for the quest of a life partner will lead readers to a treasure chest. (Dec. 26)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"This 13-step plan is likely to lead not only to the altar, but also to strong and healthy marriages. Jordan delivers positive, practical guidance and refreshingly rational encouragement on every page."
-- Publishers Weekly starred review, October 30, 2000.
"The Marriage Plan takes a no-nonsense approach to searching for a soul mate. Anyone who has tried and failed at relationships will benefit from reading this book."
–John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
"Reminds us that getting married isn’t just about the wedding–it’s about finding our soul mate, asking the tough questions, and falling in love. "
–Carley Roney, Editor in Chief, The Knot, the #1 wedding Web site and author, The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings
"A remarkable departure from the typical catch-a-husband guide . . . Jordan delivers positive, practical guidance and refreshingly rational encouragement on every page."
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book helped me get clear on what it was I wanted, and actually helped me codify it, so now I know what to look for, and now I know what I bring to the table. Even though I just finished the book and my year just started, I have a focus that I never had before.
Now, there are some parts that didn't necessarily apply to my situation. For example, she devotes a whole chapter on explaining what issues men have with intimacy, clearly written for a woman to understand what her partner is going through, which I don't need to know about since I'm not marrying a man. But everything else was still relevant to a man looking to marry a woman, and I can't really fault her for writing to a female audience. I have yet to see a book on "How to get into a relationship and get married" that wasn't directed at women(if you know of one, feel free to email me and let me know. ;-) ) There's also a chapter justifying the psychological reasons for abstinence, which if you're a devout Christian like myself, you may find yourself going, "Yeah, I don't need to hear about that-I'm already with you."
In spite of the gender bias, this book is invaluable to anyone who wants to get married. Will it be surpassed someday by a better guide? Quite possibly, and given enough time, quite probably. But for now, this is the best thing I've seen. Does it work? I'll let you know in a year. ;-)
There was a lot of concentration on a few couples' experiences and I found the men from those couples to be atypical to those I date (more new-agey than men I know or would want to know). I also was taken aback by the author seeming to go out of her way to mention that her subject couples "married within their race". I think if I'd browsed this book in a store I'd have left it there.
My husband and I married a year and 3 days after we met. I had just finished reading the book before we met, and put it into practice.
We have been married for 12 years now, and are more in love now than when we first met. I highly recommend this book, and following the steps in it. Some are confronting - telling someone on your first date what you are actually looking for? But such time savers! Don't waste time spending a year or two with someone who doesn't want what you want - find out up front if they are interested. It worked for me.
at begin, it help us to get clear about what is soul mate. and it gives a very good information on set goals to find soul mate.
it also let us know what is health relationship. guide us to build health love relationship. this book is a good guide for everyone who sincerely want to marry soul mate or find long lasting relationship.