Ever since I have read the book The Five Love Languages I have viewed author Gary Chapman as a relationship guru! In our family we often refer back to the five love languages as we try to work out our differences with each other. It really was a life-changing book. Fast forward several years and now Gary Chapman has authored many more books, each dealing with the difficulties we face in our relationships. I have enjoyed several in the past including The Five Love Languages of Children, The Five Love Language of God, A Marriage Carol and The Four Seasons of Marriage. Each one has been a great read! Thanks to Flyby Promotions I get to read another book by Gary Chapman called The Marriage You've Always Wanted.
In this book Gary Chapman first focuses on the "why" of marriage focusing mainly on our relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost as our example of unity in purpose and how, with God, we can have the same oneness in our marriage when we create a trinity of God-Husband-Wife. From there, in the next chapters Chapman addresses common relational problems like why won't they change, what does love really look like, why won't they listen to me, who is responsible for what, decision making, financial battles and even intimacy in our relationships. Each chapter ends with a "Your Turn" where you are given several tasks to complete before moving on to the next chapter creating an opportunity for you to journal and dig deep to discover how to create the marriage you have always dreamed of.
While Gary Chapman offers a lot of tasks to complete that you should do "with your mate" he makes it quite clear that your marriage CAN change even if you cannot get your spouse on board with you at this time.
I thought this was another great, well-rounded read by Gary Chapman!
For more details about this and other books, visit Gary Chapmans website below. Oh! And I should mention that he offers free downloadable study guides on his website for his books. I'll be taking advantage of those for sure!
Visit the official website: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/resource/the-marriage-youve-always-wanted/
They even have small group curriculum available: http://experience.5lovelanguages.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DR. GARY CHAPMAN
Author, speaker, pastor, and counselor. Gary Chapman has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations.
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