“Conflict and Community”, “Decision-making”, and “Charisms, Covenant, and Rhythms” by Matt Pritchard
A series of white-papers I wrote which provide practical guidance for some of the most common issues facing communities.
“10-minute Stories” by Matt Pritchard
A framework for sharing stories as a community.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and The Relationship Cure by John Gottman
While Gottman writes from a context of marriage, the tools he provides are easily adapted and deeply helpful for forming effective relationships in general.
Creating a Life Together and Finding Community by Diana Leafe Christian
These two books provide a wealth of well-researched guidance as to the practical considerations all communities should consider. If you are thinking of owning property together, you can’t get these books soon enough!
The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community by Janelle Orsi and Emily Doskow
Orsi and Doskow provide practical advice for developing clear sharing arrangements for everything from cars to food that help reduce misunderstanding and conflict.
“An introduction to Quaker business practice” by Eden Grace
This paper introduces Quaker unity decision-making, drawing important distinctions from consensus decision-making and providing a wonderful theological and practical framework for the practice of unity.