Marriages either get better or worse. They never stand still.” -Dr. Gary Chapman
The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted
by Dr. Gary Chapman
When my husband and I married 13 years ago, we were given a copy of Dr. Chapman’s “The 5 Love Languages.” While I’ve never really been a fan of self-help, psychology books, something about Dr. Chapman’s work struck me as open and honest. So, when given the opportunity to review “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted,” I jumped at the chance.
Dr. Chapman’s work specifically details how marriages aren’t easy. They don’t happen automatically, and they don’t happen without work. In this book, he details through several chapters how we allow our marriages to drift apart and how we can then find out ways back together. At the end of each chapter, Dr. Chapman takes readers through several introspective activities. They are designed to get the reader thinking about their spouse and themselves, making the connection between the information he’s outlined in that chapter and the reader’s own specific situation.
What I like about Dr. Chapman is that he provides examples and anecdotes from both points of view: male and female. Other books I’ve read by other Christian authors spend a great deal of time talking about how the source of the problem is a failure of the wife to take her more submissive role (Biblically) or the failure of the husband to assert his authority on the marriage. Instead, Dr. Chapman outlines key changes that BOTH spouses must make in order to strengthen the relationship. He does so by also presenting key passages of the Bible for review and reflection.
Overall, I am as pleased as I was with “The 5 Love Languages.” So much so, that I’m thrilled the generous team at Fly By Promotions has also provided a copy of Dr. Chapman’s book as a giveaway.
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Robin Gwaro is the Young Adult and Women’s Literature Editor at Bookgateway.com. Her personal blog is Just Wandering. Not Lost. where she writes about whatever comes her way.
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