Author(s): Don Burnard
This book opens up a fresh dialogue about marrying and raising a family. To make clear the newness of his approach the author has used the verb "marrying" in the title for this book rather than the abstract noun "marriage."
Don Burnard shifts the emphasis from defending marriage to exploring how a dynamic and committed partnering can become a psychologically rich life style. Because marrying is the most individualistic and personal behaviour a human being is capable of choosing, this book focuses on the skills needed for active ongoing engagement.
Don Burnard directs our attention to the human qualities needed to connect with our fellow human being without surrendering our uniqueness. He challenges beliefs such as that there is only one right person. He argues that in marrying, people need the expertise of bridge builders.
Marrying summarises and explains difficult matters in clear prose. While drawing on thinkers such as Victor Frankl, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Abraham Maslow, Don Burnard relies above all on his years of experience and the insights he has gained from workshop participants.