Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine's Day Reads: The Marriage You've Always Wanted Book Review{Giveaway}

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Are you looking for some peace, understanding and maybe some giggles in your marriage?  This is the book for you! "The Marriage You've Always Wanted" is a super book for couples. You can see the perfect marriage in your minds eye, but you know it is a challenge with kids, jobs and all the other responsibilities. How to squeeze in the time and effort to really have a wonderful marriage?  Where do you even start?

Trusted counselor and relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman reasons that the most sought-after ingredient in any marriage is true oneness.  In The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, he presents expert wisdom and simple but common sense methods to establishing that true unity on emotional and practical levels. He shares the wit and insight into marriage that makes his worldwide presentations and marriage conferences so popular. 

Some of the common mistakes and pitfalls are:
  • Are you trying to change your spouse?
  • Do you know what it means to really love someone?
  • Do you feel ignored or even alone in your effort to improve your marriage?
Dr. Chapman has answers and action steps for you!  He addresses topics from expressing your emotions to managing your money.  There is a way to solve your problems and get past your issues all in a format that will have you and your spouse talking and learning with every page. 

His book is just out now from Moody Publishers. It retails for $15.99 and is an easy to read 144 pages.

As anyone who has attended one of his marriage conferences knows, Dr. Gary Chapman’s expertise in marriage begins with the success and failures he and his wife Karolyn have experienced in their marriage for more than 45 years. He is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over thirty-five years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Many of the millions of readers credit this continual New York Times bestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate love.

Since the success of his first book, Dr. Chapman has expanded his Five Love Languages series with special editions that reach out specifically to singles, men, and parents of teens and young children.  Gary Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers/Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology.

Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program,Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations. Dr. Chapman and his wife have two grown children and currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church.

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.

Visit the official website here.  You can also follow him via Facebook and Twitter
They even have small group curriculum available here. 

Don't forget to enter to win your own copy of his book in my Rafflecopter giveaway below!a Rafflecopter giveaway


Jenndiggy said...

I'm not married but I hope to be and I hope this book would give me a lot of advice to avoid problems before they start.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

It will help you take a look at your own marriage and take steps to better it. Sometimes you just need a little outsiders advice.
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calvad said...

The most helpful aspect for my marriage would be how to deal with managing our money without fighting.

Denise S. said...

How to have better communication.