Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Marriage You've Always Wanted: A Book Review

About The Book:

From America's favorite marriage expert and author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®
Respected marriage counselor Gary Chapman looks at the key issues that will help you build the marriage you've always wanted, answering such real-life questions as . . .
  • Why won't they change?
  • Why do we always fight about tasks and responsibilities?
  • Why should we have to work at sex?
In the warm, practical style that has endeared him to audiences worldwide, Dr. Chapman delivers advice on all the "big issues" of:
  • Money
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • In-laws
  • and much more
Each chapter includes a "Your Turn" opportunity for reflection and interaction with bewteen spouses.
Discover the "joy potential" in your marriage and your "ministry potential" for God!

About The Author:

GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. 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. For more information visit his website at

My Review:

Dr. Gary Chapman is a prolific author, and I have enjoyed reading many of his books over the years. In fact, my husband and I received several of his books when we were first married and they have been wonderful resources for us ever since. My favorite books have been the Love Language books. Not only has The Five Love Languages been instrumental in our relationship with one another, but we are now in the phase of parenting that we can also start to utilize his book, The Five Love Languages of Children. 

Recently, I had the special opportunity to review his recent release, The Marriage You've Always Wanted. I could not turn this chance down. My husband and I will be celebrating our 17th anniversary shortly, so the timing of receiving this book was such a God-thing!

The book is based on Biblical principles, loaded with personal stories and written in such a way that you will feel like you are right in a conference with Dr. Chapman as he teaches about having a strong marriage. He covers topics like money, communication, sex, changing in marriage, decision making and more. This is a book that every engaged couple should read before marriage and refer to often after marriage happens. It is the perfect gift for a newly engaged or married couple without a doubt. Not only is it full of wonderful teachable moments but each chapter has questions to work through as a couple or individually, as well there is a DVD study available for it too, perfect for married couple study groups or adult Sunday School. 

Gary Chapman will be on tour over the new couple months, with the Love Languages tour and The Marriage You've Always Wanted Tour. Check here for more information on the dates and times.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Marriage You've Always Wanted at your favorite book retailer from Moody Publishers.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Moody Publishers and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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