Saturday, May 19, 2018

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away - Book Review and Giveaway

Book Overview:

When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes, dreaming it would be supremely happy.

You never intended it to be miserable.

Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.”

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning Desparate Marriages, teaches you how to:

Recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive
Better understand your spouse’s behavior
Take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions
Make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse

An experienced marriage and family counselor, Gary Chapman speaks to those whose spouse is any of the following:

Irresponsible
A workaholic
Controlling
Uncommunicative
Verbally abusive
Physically abusive
Sexually abusive
Unfaithful
Addicted to alcohol or drugs
Depressed

Marriage has the same potential to be miserable as it does to be blissful. Read Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away to learn how you can turn things around.

About the Author:

GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

My Review:

Jason and I have been married 15 years (together for sixteen).  The first ten were a ticking time bomb.  How we made it without getting divorced amazes me.  Our marriage isn't perfect now, but the last five years have been amazing, especially compared to the beginning.  I attribute it to putting God first in our lives, taking marriage classes, reading books, and putting into practice the things we've learned.

You can read a book or listen to a speaker all day long, but it doesn't mean anything if you don't apply what you've learned.  The same goes for Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away.  With practical advice and real-life examples, this book is a helpful resource concerning marriage.  For instance, the reader will learn strategies on how to approach a controlling spouse, with a couple of those being asserting your own freedom and not fighting or arguing with the controller.

This isn't a book that guarantees marital success, but it is a book that will help you learn how to deal with the kind of marriage your're in.  It will give tips on what you can do to try to make things work, without sacrificing your self-worth.  I personally think that are times a marriage should call it quits, but I also know first-hand that marriages can change for the better.  This book isn't laden with scientific terms and fancy prose; It's written in a tone that anyone can understand.

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34 comments:

aperry said...

I am not married.

Randi Sampson said...

I've been married 11.5 years.

Jana Leah B said...

I'm not married.

alissa apel said...

14 years.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

We were married for 2 years, then divorced. Now we just live together, its been 9 years of that!

Forgetfulone said...

Married 13 years this coming Monday. Second marriage. Both had kids from previous marriage. Interested in this book!

Nancy said...

We have been married 41 years.

Nancy
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Abigail Gibson said...

I have never been married yet. I am still in my twenties.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

My husband and I have been married for 46 years.

Christina Gould said...

I'm not currently married. Thanks for the giveaway!

Leela said...

Almost two decades.

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

It is our 15th anniversary this year.

SexyBrat said...

I'm not married.

Edye Nicole said...

I'm not married.

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kmcgrew213 said...

We’ve been together for 9 years.

Susan Smoaks said...

i have been married 15 years best 15 years of my life.

Danalee said...

We are celebrating 14 years in July.

brendaelsner said...

Currently not married. Was married but divorced after 7 years.

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slb3334 said...

I'm not married.

saturdaynightfever said...

I am single!

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Yana Ryjova said...

I am not married but I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years.

cowboyswife said...

We have been married for 9 years.

Kayla Klontz said...

I'm not currently married, but we may as well be, we've been together a very long time.

Renee Grandinetti said...

We have been married for just under 28 years.

Casey Garvey said...

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 5 years but have been out of sync lately. Its just not the relationship we had when we loved each other.

Buddy Garrett said...

We have been Married 27 years.

JONI514 said...

16 years next month! He's a winner!

Stephanie said...

I have never been married yet, but I hope to be someday soon.

maryjaco1 said...

We have been married 29 years.

Angela Nichols said...

I am not married but have been in a committed relationship for 3 years.

Philip Lawrence said...

I am still a single man.

joyven said...

married for 11 1/2 years

The Freebie Chick said...

I've been married 24 years. Holly Wright

lilyk said...

I've been in a relationship for 19 years.