Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship
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Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship

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by Gary Chapman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802475523

ISBN-13: 9780802475527

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Moody Publishers

When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes, dreaming it would be supremely happy.

You never intended it to be miserable.

Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take

Overview

When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes, dreaming it would be supremely happy.

You never intended it to be miserable.

Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.”

Desperate Marriages, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning Loving Solutions, teaches you how to:

  • Recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive
  • Better understand your spouse’s behavior
  • Take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • Make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse

An experienced marriage and family counselor, Gary Chapman speaks to those whose spouse is:

  • Irresponsible
  • A workaholic
  • Controlling
  • Uncommunicative
  • Verbally abusive
  • Physically abusive
  • Sexually abusive
  • Unfaithful
  • Addicted to alcohol or drugs
  • Depressed

Marriage has the same potential to be miserable as it does to be blissful. Read Desperate Marriage to learn how you can turn things around.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802475527
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
223
Sales rank:
351,551
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments / 9
Introduction / 11

1. Desperate Marriages / 15

2. Reality Living / 27

3. Our Basic Needs / 41

4. The Irresponsible Spouse / 53

5. The Workaholic Spouse / 73

6. The Controlling Spouse / 87

7. The Uncommunicative Spouse / 105

8. The Verbally Abusive Spouse / 121

9. The Physically Abusive / 135

10. The Sexually Abused/Abusive Spouse / 151

11. The Unfaithful Spouse / 169

12. The Alcoholic/Drug-Abusing Spouse / 185

13. The Depressed Spouse / 199

14. Hope-Filled Marriages / 217

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Desperate Marriages 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
atjosh1112 More than 1 year ago
Great book. I recommend it to any married person. Read it together and read it alone. I don't even suggest waiting until your marriage is in turmoil to read it. Reading these stories really allow you to appreciate what you already have in your marriage or work on what you might be lacking. Mr. Chapman shows married couples that there's always hope. Always. Marriage is something that we as society view as just another part of life. The fact is that God loves marriage and wants everybody's to work. Marriage is meant to be a lifelong commitment but we've bread a society that says it's easier to give up and people never change. This book really helped my wife and I through some difficult times. I've given this book to others and it was their savior as well. It helps you think in the way God thinks and the plans he has for your marriage. Never give up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped me understand some of my marital problems. The examples Chapman used were effective in giving illustrations of his points. With each chapter, I learned more and recognized opportunities for growth. This book can help those struggling to understand a failing relationship. I strongly recommend reading it.
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