I was very disappointed with this book. The subtitle implied that this was a book that explored the characteristics of men and women to help spouses understand one another better. Instead, only one chapter of the entire book was devoted to this. The remainder of the book was the author's weak attempt at marriage counseling, offering assignments for couples to do together. This was very different than the subtitle suggested. The author is not actually a marriage counselor and More like 1. The author is not actually a marriage counselor and does not have any formal counseling education, so this is not something she is qualified to offer.
Save yourself a waste of time, don't read! Feb 08, Jen rated it really liked it. This is definitely written for LDS readers, she often refers to the eternal perspective of why we are here and why we need each other as husband and wife to reach our Celestial goals.
I liked what she had to say and highlighted several points I'd like to remember. There are a few writing exercises to help you determine your needs and goals in a relationship. I found writing my goals or "vision" to be very helpful. Doug actually read this book before I did and we've enjoyed discussing some of the This is definitely written for LDS readers, she often refers to the eternal perspective of why we are here and why we need each other as husband and wife to reach our Celestial goals.
Doug actually read this book before I did and we've enjoyed discussing some of the points and writing exercises. He and I both felt this gave us a better understanding of each others personality, experiences, and gender differences. Nov 28, Becca Secor rated it it was amazing. So much more than the title makes you think. This book actually gives you ideas of things to try. I have applied many many things in my marriage from this book. They were simple, natural, and brought profound results.
It has helped me to change my thinking about things too - there were areas that I knew I needed to change my thinking but I wasn't sure what to change to. This is very specific and very helpful. This is one that I read and re-read - bits at a time - and apply as I go. I'm sure if I had known this was a self-help, read and discuss with your spouse book I would have enjoyed it more. I was expecting more of an entertaining fun book for women.
There are a lot of great thoughts and suggestions throughout, but I didn't appreciate them as much as I could have in a better mental state. Someday I'll hopefully get around to reading it again with the purpose to really apply read and apply it's ideas. Nov 30, Laurel rated it it was ok.
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I checked out this book because I thought it was written in response to Dr. It's not very interesting and has a lot of assignments. I just scanned through it because there are other books that will make better use of my time.
For realistic and thorough marriage advice, read anything from Gottman. Mar 08, Kirsten rated it liked it.
I got this book early last year from the library and began reading it, it has some great information, bu I had to take it back before I was through. I just got it again from the Library and thumbed through it and remembered that it was a good book but it addresses different issues than the ones I am looking for answers for. Jan 06, Cindy rated it it was ok. I didn't think it was well-written.
You Don't Need to Slay My Dragons, Just Take Out the Trash
And, although there some good nuggets of information and ideas, overall I felt she missed the mark. Maybe I'm just not the reader she was writing to May 03, Debbie rated it really liked it. There are, of course trader and market associations and neighborhood associations in low-income localities, fueled by the work of activists, and organizations such as the Orangi Pilot Project.
We have no friend groups for parks; no community boards for neighborhoods; no business improvement districts for commercial areas. Models for them exist across the world, and represent interesting innovations that can be prototyped, and developed, contextually, building on the experiences of local activists and organizations. And that is what we did this Spring in the Cartography class.
You Don't Need to Slay My Dragons, Just Take Out the Trash
We learnt from OPP the value of mapping in building community action, and we took that to Gari Khata, a dense, diverse neighborhood in the heart of the city. We were invited by their newly formed Gari Khata Welfare Committee to help map the neighborhood and its resources. So mapping was our starting point. With a lot of back and forth with neighborhood volunteers, we mapped out. The students then mapped out other interesting things: The resultant Gari Khata Atlas is a co-designed neighborhood documentation that helps the neighborhood not only understand its own vitality, but serve as a foundation for them to negotiate future investments with their elected representatives and municipal organizations.
This too is an ongoing project that has grown far beyond the course objectives. And that brings me back to the title of my talk. Here be dragons was a phrase used by ancient cartographers to denote areas of maps they knew little about. We need to build our shared understanding of the city, and use mapping and cartography to make the scary, familiar.
This will require that we reshape our education, especially at the undergraduate level, to engage with the city, and its messy problems. Only then can we slay these dragons, and lay claim to our cities. Sign in Get started. Who is in charge of our cities?
How are the decisions made? Who do we speak to for our problems? A Teacher's 12 Days of Chri Too Much to Carry Alone.
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