Dating marriage relationships books collection
Women of Principle: Female Networking in Contemporary Mormon Polygyny, by Janet Bennion (1998), quoted on pages 39, 40, and 41, is a fascinating study of women in a Montana polygynist community.The section about Christian polygyny was from After Polygamy Was Made a Sin: The Social History of Christian Polygamy, by John Cairncross (1974).For more about developing awareness of hidden elements of your personality, read Romancing the Shadow edited by Connie Zweig and Steve Wolf (1996).The chapter about romantic partners shows how a projected ideal shatters, and how couples can pick up the pieces and use the experience to grow. The writing is clear and easier to read than the "bestsellers." Topics include human survival in nature, men's and women's mating strategies, parenting and kinship, altruism, cooperation, aggression, conflict, and social dominance.You'll learn how to improve your ability to use a range of emotions.Another chapter discusses how the negative qualities of each Greek god and goddess archetype sabotage relationships.
This chapter is from An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology, by Randy Nelson (2000), Sexual Pharmacology: Drugs That Affect Sexual Function, by Theresa Crenshaw and James Goldberg (1996), and Queer Science: The Use and Abuse of Research on Homosexuality, by Simon Le Vay (1996).Sex in America: A Definitive Survey, by Robert Michael, John Gagnon, Edward Laumann, and Gina Bari Kolata (1994), presents the only statistically accurate survey of intimate relationships.The survey included how couples met, how many partners individuals had, sexual practices, and risk factors for STDs.The authors believe that relationships work when one partner uses masculine behavior and the other partner uses feminine behavior.A man and a woman may take either role, but a relationship breaks down when both individuals use masculine behavior (resulting in competition), or both use feminine behavior (needing, but not getting, emotional support).
"Neither of us was really familiar with the large collection of Christian marriage literature out there," Dwight, a professor ...