Foreword: Gary Smalley. Acknowledgments. Introduction. STEP ONE: Understanding the Importance of Commitment. 1. Understanding Commitment in a ?Maybe I Do? World. 2. The Deepest Desires of the Heart. STEP TWO: Battling the Myths That Undermine Commitment. 3. Maybe I Can Have It All. 4. Maybe You Can Wait. 5. Maybe the Grass Is Greener. 6. Maybe It Should Be All About Me. 7. Myths About Children and Divorce, Soul Mates, and Living Together Before Marriage. STEP THREE: Building Your Future with the Power of Commitment. 8. Living with an Eye to the Future. 9. Grieving and Growing. 10. Investing for the Long Haul. 11. For Couples Who Have Lost Their Way. Ponderables. Notes. Resources. About Scott M. Stanley and Gary Smalley.
Scott M. Stanley, Ph.D., is the lead author of A Lasting Promise and coauthor of the best-selling Fighting for Your Marriage. He is codirector of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver and appears regularly in the media, including appearances on Fox News, 20/20, national radio talk shows, and in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Atlantic Monthly, Psychology Today, Redbook, and Ladies Home Journal.