Raise your hand if you've read the book "The 5 Love Languages." (I'm raising my hand, too.) I've owned at least a dozen copies of that book over time. I would buy it...hear of a friend in a bad spot in her marriage or in her relationship with her children and I'd loan it out...or gift it as it turned out. Sean & I considered it a privilege to not have the books returned because it meant someone needed it more than we did.
So when I tell you that I have great respect for Gary Chapman as an author and as a counselor in the area of marriage, I don't say that lightly. His Love Languages book revolutionized my life and I credit it with saving our marriage when we didn't yet know we had a problem.
When I found out he has written a new book, you know I was first in line to get it. And I personally had to wait until Valentine's Day to post my review and giveaway. What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to talk about a book that will help your marriage?
What you'll find in "The Marriage You've Always Wanted" is a way to improve a good marriage or possibly help save a hurting one. Dr. Chapman takes all of the wisdom he's gathered over years of being a pastor and counselor and has put together a book to help husband and wife achieve true unity. Some of the chapters answer questions like:
"Why won't my spouse change?"
"How did I get them to listen to me?"
"How can we make decisions together?"
I have loved this book and want my husband & I to read and work through the questions together. Keep reading because I am thrilled to be able to give away a copy of this book on my blog.
From the publisher:
THE MARRIAGE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTEDYou can picture the perfect marriage in your mind, but re-creating it in reality doesn’t come easy. 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 common sense methods to establishing that true unity on emotional and practical levels. Discover the wit and insight that makes his worldwide presentations and marriage conferences so popular. Are you trying to change your spouse? Do you know what it mean s 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 on topics from expressing your emotions to managing your money, all in a format that will have you and your spouse talking and learning with every page.
And now for the giveaway. Enter below using the Giveaway Tools entry form. Remember, if you have won a copy of this book from another blog, you are not eligible to win on mine. Open to residents in the US & Canada.