Friday, February 7, 2014

Review: The Marriage You've Always Wanted by:Gary Chapman

The Marriage You've Always Wanted
About the Book:
From America's favorite marriage expert and author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®

Respected marriage counselor Gary Chapman looks at the key issues that will help you build the marriage you've always wanted, answering such real-life questions as . . .

Why won't they change?
Why do we always fight about tasks and responsibilities?
Why should we have to work at sex?
In the warm, practical style that has endeared him to audiences worldwide, Dr. Chapman delivers advice on all the "big issues" of:

Money
Communication
Decision making
In-laws
and much more
Each chapter includes a "Your Turn" opportunity for reflection and interaction with bewteen spouses.

Discover the "joy potential" in your marriage and your "ministry potential" for God!

About the Author:
GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 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. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

My Review:
 Marriage isn't easy and if someone tells you that it is then they are indeed mistaken. I have been married to the love of my life for 20 years and yes it has seen its share of struggles. But as even I have had to learn, a great marriage begins with God at its center and with accessing my own attitude&trying constantly to keep it in check.

 Gary Chapman, the author shows us that even though a good, solid, strong marriage is hard to come by these days it very well can be achieved. But only with diligence, perseverance, and above all with God at the heart of it. He uses the verses in Matthew 7:1-5 as a base for this teaching. This was where Jesus spoke about judging others and how we should remove the plank from our own eye before we judge the speck in our partners eye.

 The author has done an outstanding job as always to approach marriage from the standpoint it was intended, from a Biblical one. If you would like to win a copy of The Marriage You've Always Wanted, please enter below.

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