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Everyone has expectations, but not everyone acknowledges them. In marriage, unrecognized expectations can be especially dangerous when couples expect each other to be and act a certain way without communicating their assumptions, disappointment is never too far away. Now, relationship expert Gary Smalley and his pastor and friend Ted Cunningham show couples how to defuse the ticking bomb of unrealistic expectations and arm their marriage with healthy communication and honest intimacy. As Long as We Both Shall Live will help couples acknowledge their unexpressed assumptions, understand one another s genuine needs and talk openly about their hopes and desires. Women and men will find the tools they need to build lasting and loving marriages.
When you got married, you had a picture in your mind’s eye of your life ahead. Maybe rose petals and candlelight every night of the week were a big feature in your imagination. Or you saw yourself standing with your spouse atop the world’s tallest mountains, gazing into a limitless future. Or you envisioned welcoming baby number seven home to your sprawling mansion in the country. Whatever the picture was, it’s probably safe to say that not all the details have worked out just the way you imagined.
In marriage, undisclosed expectations can be dangerous—when couples expect each other to be and act a certain way without communicating their assumptions, disappointment is just around the corner! Relationship expert Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham, founder of Two Ignite, show you how to defuse the ticking time bomb of unrealistic expectations and deepen your relationship with honesty, empathy and respect. As Long as We Both Shall Live will help you and your spouse acknowledge your unexpressed assumptions, understand one another’s genuine needs and talk openly about your hopes and desires. As you use the tools found in each chapter, you’ll build a lasting, loving marriage—and dream up a new picture of your life together!
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