Book Review & Giveaway: The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted



Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I received a copy of the book in exchange for this review and post.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since so many people are posting about love, allow me to jump into the bandwagon. 🙂

I have been married for 4 years now. And for those of you who have been married for longer, you know that my husband and I still have a long way to go. Just recently, our marriage went through a turning point. I’m just glad that the turning point was for the better.

But it wasn’t easy. I admit that there are times when I just want to give up and throw in the towel. But I always go back to the Word of God and realize that that isn’t how God designed marriage. And Gary Chapman, the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The 5 Love Languages, has written another book that would help couples strengthen their union.

The Marriage You've Always Wanted - Gary Chapman

The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted

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.

What I like about this book is that Dr. Chapman discusses topics in such plain language that everyone can easily understand and relate to. Here’s a run-through of the chapters:
– Why do people marry?
– “Why won’t they change?”
– What love really means
– “Listen to me!”
– Who takes care of what?
– Decisions, decisions
– “You mean we have to work at sex?”
– Leaving and honoring parents
– Love and money

Dr. Chapman tackles each of these issues in a straightforward manner, yet he doesn’t stop there. Each chapter has a “Your Turn” section because it’s not enough for us to just read and understand and nod our heads and say “that’s right”. What’s more important is how we weave these truths into our lives through practical application.

I recommend this book to anyone who is currently married and those who are thinking about getting married in the future. Nothing fulfills and changes our lives more than marriage. We might as well make the most out of it by loving and bringing the best out of each other.

BUY IT! The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted is available now for $15.99! Visit the official website for purchase options!

CONNECT! Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. They also have small group curriculum available at http://experience.5lovelanguages.com.

WIN IT! One lucky reader will receive a copy of The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted! Giveaway ends February 28, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Open to US and Canada residents. Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible. Void where prohibited. No Purchase Necessary. To enter, use the form below. Good luck!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.




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Book Review & Giveaway: The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted — 11 Comments

  1. Pick your battles – you don’t need to go to battle on small issues, make sure it is something important, otherwise you will always be fighting.

  2. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a copy of
    The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted by Dr. Gary Chapman.
    In response to your question of
    What is the best relationship advice you’ve ever received / read / heard?
    The best advice i heard was “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect,
    you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!

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