Happy CoupleGender Differences

Approximately half of the world's population is set up different than you! Gender differences affect us in our marriages, family relationships, work life, church and community service, recreation, educational settings, and elsewhere. In the times we live in, it is increasingly rare to share these experiences only with those of our own gender.  

Learning "how the other half lives" opens rich new worlds of understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of what each gender can offer. There has been an explosion of new knowledge in this field over the past 2 decades. Explore the resources in this section to learn how to "bridge the gender gap," and develop joyful, powerful new relationships with those of both genders that can greatly enhance your personal and professional life.


These are our favorite books on gender differences.

  1. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex, by John Gray, PhD
  2. The Female Brain, by Louann Brizendine, MD
  3. His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage, by Willard F. Harley Jr.
  4. You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, by Deborah Tannen 



For more books on additional topics, please visit our Best Books Catalog.

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1) Gender Differences - A Summary This 2-page handout summarizes core differences between men and women, and provides tips for bridging those differences.

2) Communication 1 - A Central Skill Created originally for a business group, this 2-page handout discusses the importance of effective communication, and outlines core skills for achieving it.

3) Communication 2 - Genderspeak Created originally for a business group, this 2-page handout compares communication styles of men and women, and suggests strategies for bridging the difference, both in business and in personal life.

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