Fight Fair! by Tim Downs

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Everyone disagrees on some things; this is inevitable. The question is, how can we disagree with those we love, but increase the odds that we will live and love to fight another day? How can we learn to fight fair? In this companion to One of Us Must Be Crazy... and I'm Pretty Sure It's You (a treatise on "making sense of the differences that divide us"), Tim and Joy Downs aren't playing around (too much, anyway). This time they concentrate less on how to make sense of our diferences, and more on winning at conflict without losing at love.

When couples fight, tempers flare, tongues loosen, and behavior occurs that can cause major damage to the relationship. Fight Fair! teaches couples how to have healthy disagreements. It is a candid and realistic "rulebook" for married couples to ensure that their conflict is God-honoring and respectful of their partner. There is also plenty of immediate application to ensure that future conflicts don't create permanent scars.
 

About Tim Downs

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TIM DOWNS is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University in Graphic Design. After graduation in 1976 he created a comic strip, Downstown, which was syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate. His cartooning has appeared in more than a hundred newspapers worldwide. In 1979 he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, where he founded and directed the Communication Center, a communication training facility. He continues to serve as a speaker and writer. He and his wife, Joy, have spoken at FamilyLife Marriage and Parenting Conferences since 1985. He is author of First the Dead, Less Than Dead, Chop Shop, Head Game, Plague Maker, Shoo Fly Pie, and Finding Common Ground, which was awarded the Gold Medallion Award in 2000. He is also co-author of Fight Fair and The Seven Conflicts: Resolving the Most Common Disagreements in Marriage along with his wife Joy. Tim lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife and three children.JOY DOWNS is a 1979 graduate of Indiana University in Journalism. After graduation, she joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ where she served as a radio writer and producer and helped direct the Communication Center, a communication training facility of Campus Crusade. Joy and her husband, Tim, have spoken at FamilyLife Marriage and Parenting Conferences. Together they have co-authored two books entitled The Seven Conflicts: Resolving the Most Common Disagreements in Marriage and Fight Fair!: Winning at Conflict without Losing at Love. Joy lives in Cary, North Carolina, with her husband and three children.
 
Published June 20, 2010 by Moody Publishers. 176 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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In this practical manual, the authors explore common sources of marital disagreement, emphasizing communication techniques, an attitude of humility and a willingness to abandon old habits (such as avoidance or aggression) in favor of assertive mutuality.

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