Synopses & Reviews
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.
"In this expanded and updated version of his 1999 book Loving Solutions, Chapman draws on years of counseling couples with severe marital problems to argue that most marriages can be saved. Chris Fabry's smooth radio-style baritone is always easy on the ears, but his upbeat delivery strikes a false note, especially when cheerfully describing intractable spousal strife. Many of the problems (dealing with spouses who are irresponsible, abusive, depressed or addicted, for example) won't apply to everyone, and the audio format makes it difficult for listeners to skip around. A bonus of the audio version is a 15-minute telephone interview with the author on the final CD discussing his concept of 'love languages,' his personal life and career, his Christian faith, the problems of his own early marriage and the genesis of this book. A Northfield paperback. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Countless couples today face major marital struggles. Dr. Gary Chapman communicates genuine hope for every marriage-even for those with deeply rooted wounds. Chapman provides positive steps for dealing with spouses who are: - Workaholics - Controlling - Uncommunicative - Physically, verbally, or sexually abusive - Unfaithful - alcoholic or drug-abusing - Depressed - Irresponsible
Dr. Gary Chapman communicates genuine hope for every marriage-even for those with deeply rooted wounds.
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.