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Posted March 16, 2012
I recently read Happily Ever After by Gary Chapman. The book is
I recently read Happily Ever After by Gary Chapman. The book is by an author that I have enjoyed many titles from. I read this book looking forward to more good advice. I was not disappointed. I feel this book is a culmination of all his other great books. It had highlights from his other books along with more great new advice to benefit anyone no matter what season of marriage he or she is in.
The book is broken up into chapters that each deal with a different area of marriage and family. One can skip to the section that would be of most benefit at the time or can read the whole book to get oodles of good advice. I like how each chapter has a review of the concepts shared and also has action steps that one can start applying right away. I have taught marriage classes to a military ladies groups for the last 10 years and this will be a great book to teach in the near future because of how all inclusive it is in dealing with situations that all married couples face.
This book is a must for anyone. I think it would even be great to give as a wedding gift to a newly married couple. I will be purchasing a few copies to share. I have already purchased the audio version so I can share it with my hubby when we are riding in the car. The audio version has a pdf file with it that contains all the additional tools and resources that make the book so wonderful.
I was given a copy of this book to review by Tyndale.
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Posted December 18, 2011
Happily Ever After
Let me start by saying this book is a whopper. There are sooo many parts and chapters. Sure, a studious person can get through the entire thing. However, for couples, I think this book is best used as a reference. That being said, the book covers several topics. It is published from a predominantly Christian publishing house, but, in all honesty, this book is more of a well-written self help book on counseling with some Bible verses and God words thrown in every so often. The conflict resolution and five love language explanation parts are excellent. The in-law advice is also astute. The financial advice is useful but vague. For couples looking for solid financial advice, I suggest they get a book that is more in-depth and focused on just that with more economics words and bank terms. I'm not going to lie. The part of the book that talked about--um, er--intimacies did make me uncomfortable. However, overall, it seems that Chapman wants couples to sincerely love and respect each other.
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Posted January 15, 2012
Do you want to have a Happily Ever After
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First, this book is so long, has many parts and lots of chapters. Sure a person who is studious or meticulous might read this through from cover to cover, but for most couples, this book is best used as a reference on particular topics. The book covers several topics including conflict resolutions, the five love languages, financial advice, intimacy and respect/love. Overall, the book is great for a newly wed couples and offers good advice on marriage.
I really enjoyed Gary Chapmans book on the five long languages, but this book offers a lot more. Although I enjoyed this book, I would probably not read cover to cover again. This is a book I would use for reference. It is very overwhelming and I felt the chapters on finances could have been handled in a more in-depth matter. For someone who has read Dave Ramsey and believes in a debt-free life style, I didn’t feel like the book gave solid financial advice to the newly married couples.
I think this book has good intentions and I believe Gary sincerely wants married couples to love and respect one another. I would give this three stars.
I would like to thank Tyndale for allowing me to review this book. This is my opinion and I was not compensated for my review.
Posted December 7, 2011
Happily Ever After is a book written by Gary Chapman. It is a book about newlyweds and the first year of marriage. This book offers "how to's" and tips on keeping your marriage running smoothly and how to get along and nice things to do for each other here and there. It is a rather large book, but being that I was just married last year, it was definetly a relative subject for me and I read it rather quickly.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The pages flowed nicely because every page kept my attention. Turn by turn of every page was more informative and more interesting. The author writes in such a fashion to keep the readers attention and keep him or her interested in topic/subject at hand.
I recommend this book for any newlywed couple. It makes a great wedding gift as well, or why not purchase it for your spouse? Either way, it is a good read and an informative book.
Posted January 10, 2012
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Posted June 17, 2013
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