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Title:
Uncommon marriage : learning about lasting love and overcoming life's obstacles together
Author:
Dungy, Tony.
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Publication Information:
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2014.
Physical Description:
xiii, 234 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
In Uncommon Marriage, Tony and Lauren Dungy share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they've learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other's dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. (Tony is the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl.)
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781414383699
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Book

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What does it take to build a marriage that will last? Tony and Lauren Dungy have together known the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. They fell in love, built a family, and made sports history when Tony became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. Yet they've also gone through difficult, relationship-testing setbacks, including job loss and devastating personal tragedy. In a culture where it seems harder and harder to make marriage last, what has kept the Dungys strong through it all? In Uncommon Marriage , Tony and Lauren share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they've learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other's dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. They offer encouragement and practical advice to equip your marriage to survive tough issues and flourish with joy, purpose, and partnership-in other words, to be a marriage that is truly uncommon.


Author Notes

Former professional football player and National Football League coach Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy was born in Jackson, Michigan on October 6, 1955. While a high school basketball and football player, he was featured in the Faces in the Crowd section of a 1970 Sports Illustrated issue.

Dungy worked for a number of NFL teams before being hired as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996. Following his successes there, he held the head coach position for the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008, becoming in 2007 the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl. Dungy was also the youngest assistant coach and coordinator for the NFL and the first head coach to defeat every team. He is one of the few individuals to have won a Super Bowl as both a player and a head coach.

Dungy has written several bestselling books, including the memoir Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life, the picture book You Can Do It, and Uncommon Marriage: Learning about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life's Obstacles Together.

He has been involved in a number of charities, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Prison Crusade Ministry, and All Pro Dad. He also assists Basket of Hope, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association. In 2007, Dungy was appointed to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, and in 2009 President Barack Obama asked him to join the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

With a "he said/she said" format, former NFL coach Dungy (Quiet Strength) and his wife, Lauren, share lessons learned over more than 30 years of marriage. They are different in personality, but their deep faith and commitment to their relationship help them grow closer through career changes, multiple moves, the rearing of nine children, and family tragedy. They discuss the wide variety of incidents and factors that have strengthened their marriage, like working through different communication styles and learning the importance of praying together. They also share the difficulties through which they have walked together, like being in the public eye-Tony became the first African-American head coach to guide a team to the Super Bowl; dealing with the loss of a parent; and coping with the suicide of their son. They offer their thoughts in personal, conversational style with the hope that readers can recognize some part of their own marriage and be able to find guidance, hope, and encouragement. The book reads more like an enjoyable chat with longtime friends than the helpful marriage guidebook that it is. Agent: D.J. Snell, Legacy Management. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
1 Beginningsp. 1
2 The Sky's the Limitp. 21
3 Hail to the Chiefsp. 37
4 Welcome to the Neighborhoodp. 49
5 Into the Coldp. 65
6 Spousal Supportp. 77
7 A Warm Landingp. 93
8 Tampa's Teamp. 103
9 Living the Dreamp. 121
10 An Unsettled Seasonp. 139
11 Long-Distance Marriagep. 151
12 Together Againp. 165
13 Remembering Jamiep. 177
14 Championsp. 187
15 New Arenasp. 203
Afterwordp. 219
The Core Principles of an Uncommon Marriagep. 221
Acknowledgmentsp. 231
About the Authorsp. 233