Desperate Marriages : Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship
Author: Gary Chapman
When you said, I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes. You dreamed that your marriage 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.” As you listen to Desperate Marriages, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning book Loving Solutions, you will learn 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, and make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse. Also, learn what to do if your spouse is irresponsible, a workaholic, controlling, uncommunicative, verbally abusive, physically abusive, sexually abusive, unfaithful, addicted to alcohol or drugs, or depressed.
"A Christian relationship expert says difficult marriages can become rewarding if you move past negative emotions, are constructive in influencing your partner, and focus on improving your own attitudes and behavior. Reminding listeners that selfless love can breathe life into the most painful relationships, Chapman uses stories from his ministry to show how providing security and taking the initiative can change spouses who are irresponsible, abusive, controlling, unfaithful, depressed, or chemically dependent. Though the author all but rules out divorce, his insights sound more empowering than constricting because of Chris Fabry's upbeat performance. His lively phrasing and genuine connection with Chapman's optimism will help motivate listeners to make the extra effort in their marriages, even when all hope for happiness seems lost."
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Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: 20090223
Subject: REL012050-RELIGION / Christian Life / Love & Marriage,FAM030000-FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long-Term Relationships
About The Author:
Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the New York Times
bestselling The Five Love Languages
. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Gary travels the world presenting seminars. His radio program A Love Language Minute,” airs on more than 100 stations across the United States. For more information, visit www.garychapman.org