When you marry, your heart overflows with enthusiasm, exhilaration, and optimism. You can’t wait to start a new life with this one whose mere presence or voice causes an abundance of feel-good neurotransmitters to flood your brain.
But soon after, differences in temperament, gender, family of origin, and marital expectations collide. You discover that the characteristics and behaviors you once found attractive in your mate, are now sources of irritation and frustration. Conflict erupts, causing reactivity in your temperament to surface more often. Before long, your dialogue degrades with frequent accusations and debates about perspective.
In The Responsive Marriage, Dr. Donald W. Welch shows you the enemy in this fight isn’t your spouse. Unmanaged reactivity, those involuntary and unregulated reactive messages you inadvertently send your spouse when you’re triggered, is the culprit.
Using practical tools and methods, supported by Scripture and verified by science, he teaches you to recognize reactivity, understand its origin, and work together to eliminate it. Imagine a marriage with these characteristics:
• No fights
• Full choice and voice expression
• Being fully understood
• Constant positivity and thanksgiving
Too good to be true? Come discover that this kind of marriage is within your reach.