We owe a deep debt of gratitude to our dear friends who also became our willing and faithful readers: Dan Mosby and Kathy Peterson; and Peg McMullen and Mick Brownfield. They consistently provided constructive feedback and encouragement about our drafts, and were gently patient during our extended delays.
We’re also very grateful to Cheryl’s cousin-in-law, Buddy Finethy, who is an extraordinarily talented artist. He created our book cover, which we love. He also created the original graphics for our eye-catching “Love Tenderly” sticker.
A huge thanks goes out to Bob’s daughter, Julia Pearson, for beautifully creating our website at www.tenderly.com — a goal that we have eagerly looked forward to while we have been writing these chapters. It feels wonderful to see it become a reality.
Finally, we want to acknowledge and thank all those connected with Better Marriages (bettermarriages.org) that have contributed to our growth as a couple. A special thanks is due to Bob and the late Bess Mosby, for their valuable contributions to the dialogue process and for asking us to make our first presentation to a meeting of the St. Louis chapter, which they founded. Another special thanks is due to Anne and Rod Johnson, who first encouraged us to join the organization, and who facilitated and nurtured our former marriage enrichment group during its early stages.