The Marriage You've Always Wanted

The Marriage You've Always Wanted

Book - 2005
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After the leftover wedding cake has been consumed and the thank-you notes written, the blissful couple often uncovers some jarring realities: a trail of dirty socks on the floor, conflicting opinions on how much money is too much for a bottle of shampoo, and a general wonderment at the question, "What does it mean to merge the worlds of two very different people?"

In an updated version of Toward a Growing Marriage, beloved relationship expert and marriage counselor Gary Chapman offers his trademark practical wisdom on the many issues young married couples face. His basic message: to enjoy the marriage you've always wanted, we have to be the person Jesus has always wanted us to be. He looks at such areas as meaningful communication, expectations about who does what around the house, and the challenges of money management. 'Your Turn' questions inspire further interaction between wives and husbands. This book makes a superb sequel to The Five Love Languages as it takes the next step in making unselfish relationships a reality.
Publisher: Chicago : 2005
ISBN: 9780802487865
Branch Call Number: ANF 248.844 CHAP
Characteristics: 158 p. ; 23 cm

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katieloran
Aug 17, 2017

This book was the absolute WORST resource for helping a relationship that I have ever read.

When I checked it out, I was unaware that it was a Christian book that constantly talks about how marriage should be based on a couple becoming closer to each other, but most importantly God. I am an atheist so this does not apply to me. However, I chose to keep reading in hopes that it would have good advice.

I had to stop reading in anger about 80% through the book when the author said it is the woman's responsibility as a wife to make sure her husbands sexual needs are met - no matter what. If she is not feeling "up for it" then she should make herself take care of him in some other way. It is her duty.

This type of control and sense of debt does NOT create a healthy marriage. I STRONGLY dissuade anyone from believing anything in this book. Women need to be respected in marriage, not owned.

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