Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Marriage You've Always Wanted by Dr. Gary Chapman

Dr. Gary Chapman

About the author:
 Married more than 45 years to Karolyn, Dr. Gary Chapman 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. Millions of readers credit this continual New York Times bestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate their love to their partner.
Since the success of his first book, Dr. Chapman has expanded his Five Love Languages series to specifically reach out to teens, singles, men, and children (co-authored with Dr. Ross Campbell).
He is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers/Northfield Publishing, including The World's Easiest Guide to Family Relationships, Anger, The Family You've Always Wanted, The Marriage You've Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language (Jan 09), Parenting Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. He co-authored The Five Languages of Apology with Dr. Jennifer Thomas.
Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 100 stations. Dr. Chapman also serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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.
Dr. Chapman and his wife have two adult children and two grandchildren, and currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

About the book:
You 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 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 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.

They even have small group curriculum available:

My Review:

The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted
By: Dr. Gary Chapman

How can you have the marriage you always wanted?  Dr. Gary Chapman explains that in this book. It would be best done as a couple working together striving to get that perfect marriage they want. No marriage is perfect there are always things we can work on. Dr. Chapman wrote nine chapters in this book each topic talks about what we can do to help us meet where we need to be in the relationship. Then at the end of each chapter there are questions. What is love?  I liked this chapter.  What most people think love is really isn’t the kind of love that bonds a marriage.  Why won’t my spouse change? How can we stop arguing over money? How do I get him to listen to me? What if I’m the only one working at the marriage? These and many more questions Dr. Chapman addresses in the book.
I loved the book it is very helpful for those newly married to those been married for many years. I found it refreshing and inspirational. 

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  1. His books are wonderful! As long as we heed to what he says. Pretty much on tract with what he says. :)

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