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I have already been a fan of Dr. Gary Chapman for many years after reading his book The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts many moons ago after my Mom read it. My mom and I both learned many valuable lessons from reading this book and it made a nice impact on our relationship even though it still remained strained. However, Dr. Chapman’s book made enough of a dent in our relationship that we still had one at least.
So, when I was offered the chance to review The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted I jumped at it. Not necessarily because Del and I had anything to work out anymore, but because the topic of improving marriages/relationships has ALWAYS been appealing to me. I should have pursued another career in counseling, but I didn’t want to learn things the way college professors want to teach you.
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THE MARRIAGE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED
Back to the book review, this book is just as good as his Five Love Languages book, if not better. I feel it’s full of information that many couples will find beneficial to them. I do believe his quote on the supreme purpose of marriage “is the union of two individuals at the deepest possible level and in all areas” is quite enlightening. Marriage is so much more than what we are led to believe it is by our society today. I loved how he taught his readers those many concepts that seem to be missing in our relationships.
This is a book that is great for any body who is married, wanting to get married, or even a, as he puts it, “veteran married couple.” It’s not ones of those marriage books that you’ll want to pass up on being able to read it. It’s a small book so it can be read in a very short period of time.
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I look forward to reading the comments from this giveaway.
19 comments on “Marriage You Always Wanted Book Review and Giveaway”
I LOVED his Love Languages book. I am definitely going to read this one! We’ve been married 20 years this April, but you can always learn and improve things, right?! One of the things we try to do is to make time for each other. It doesn’t happen every day or anything, but when we can, we need to have some time to just focus on each other. It can be too grueling to just be co-parents. We have to keep our connection healthy, too. 🙂 –Lisa
Congrats on being married 20 years in our society. That’s quite an accomplishment to say the least. Thank you for sharing your input too. I totally agree with you that making sure there is time for just each other is very valuable to keeping a marriage strong.
We try and spend quality time together, eat dinner as a family, etc.
That’s a great way to live your life. It’s always important to keep that family connection.
We try to keep the weekends kind of together as a family. With work being swing shift for him, there are times where it is really hard to come together. I count on at least Sundays eating lunch and dinner, and sitting on the couch as a family. Would love to get more tips on marriage! We have been married for 5 years now.
I just mentioned my Pinterest marriage board already as some where to start to get some other amazing tips. I forgot to mention the #HappyWivesClub board too. It’s a wonderful source for me.
I’ve seen this book now at least four times so I’m thinking that I need to pick this up and give it a read! Great post!! #SITSBlogging
You’ll enjoy it,and it’s not a very long read so it’s worth reading. Thanks for stopping by.
I try to show appreciation to my bf (we are not married yet, but have been together for over 5 years, and have our daughter together) by letting him know how much we appreciate all he does for this family, compliment him, be supportive of his endeavors, and listen when he talks. #SITSBlogging
That’s awesome to hear. Appreciation and respect go a long way with men for sure. Glad you stopped by.
We keep our marriage healthy by laughing, forgiving, and making time for us. even if that is sitting in ront of the tv with some popcorn. Sometimes we just go on a drive to nowhere and get an ice cream too. It doesnt have to be expensive. Just show you care and take time for each other. Of course pray for each other and put God first.
Making time for each other and communicating I feel are very valuable aspects to a healthy and good marriage. I definitely agree that having God first is a must.
We laugh! Seriously, with three kids, you have to learn to find the humor in every situation!
Oh my gosh, I totally agree with you. Three kids make life stressful and complicated, and but a lot of fun all at the same time!
I’m single right now, but what to do better next time!
We learn from each failed relationship something. We grow and improve.
Not fretting the petty small stuff.
Short but very powerful bit of advice! Sweating the small stuff makes for a lot of wasted time.