Dancing in the Kitchen: Hope and Help For Staying in Love

Dancing in the Kitchen: Hope and Help For Staying in Love

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Overview

Dancing in the Kitchen is a lighthearted, yet honest look at what it takes to build lasting love in marriage, even through adversity.

As a Jazz recording artist, Debbie Cunningham has entertained couples with songs of love and romance for more than a decade.
Married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years and unwilling to sit idly by while divorce rates climb in today’s society, she began writing songs about the journey and celebration of committed love. That writing led to her search for and gleaning wisdom from married couples who had gone through hard circumstances and stayed together, all to provide hope for other couples in their journey of making love last.

In Dancing in the Kitchen , Debbie shares her own marriage experience through seasons of grief and her daughter’s unexpected health issues, weaving in stories of other couples who have stayed together through infidelity, terminal illness, loss, infertility, addiction, and, in an unusual twist, even the journey of an arranged marriage. These couples have found connecting points that allowed them to stay in love and defeat the rising divorce statistic. Ultimately, every married couple has seasons of struggle, which can either bring a couple together or push them apart. With lighthearted candor, Dancing in the Kitchen reveals to readers how to cultivate connection with their spouse in the hard seasons and stay in love for a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642791211
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 782,353
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Debbie Cunningham has been a member of Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN for twenty-five years. By vocation she is a recording artist, author, speaker, and performance coach. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Voice Performance and has spent a more than a decade in the music business as a songwriter and entertainer with two Jazz albums: The Rest of Your Life and A Million Kisses. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years and delights in being the mother of two grown children. She and her husband currently reside in Franklin, TN, although they have lived in Nashville, TN and Carlisle and Philadelphia, PA as well.

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Dancing in the Kitchen: Hope and Help For Staying in Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
DeannaC 6 months ago
This book isn't a self help book, it's inspiration! There's interviews with all different couples in all different stages with all different endings. It is a breath of fresh air to read stories about real people, who aren't perfect, but still walk away with a happy tone! Dancing In The Kitchen is timeless, and serves marriages of all different lengths. Whether you are newlyweds looking for inspiration and real stories, or you've been married a while looking to rekindle that spark, this book is just what you need!
KarinMM 7 months ago
I pulled this book out of my backpack while sitting in the airport on a layover. I took a photo of the cover. I thought, how fun, I will read a little here, a little on my flight, a little on vacation, and take some photos of the book in different locations to share with Debbie as her book is soon releasing. Now, I’m not one to sit down and read a book cover to cover, and I mean ANY kind of book. Imagine my surprise just over an hour into my flight (with my loving husband of nearly 28 years by my side) that I knew I would finish the book before we landed. Happily married, I started out thinking, “why do I want to read this” and “well, what am I going to get out of it?” First the “why” - to support my friend and author, Debbie, and to be prepared for the “Book Club” with some of the friends and ladies from my old neighborhood. The “what”, well, I really didn’t know. But, as I got into the book, something else happened, I found myself with tears in my eyes more than once. And then, I’d find a passage here and there that really hit home. Not necessarily about my marriage, but some of the seasons many of us have experienced: infertility & miscarriages, loss of a parent, serious illness/cancer. Ultimately, I reached a place in the book where I had an “ah-ha” moment. The particular passage is not important. But it goes to show, none of us walk alone as long as we have faith in God AND the full faith and support of our spouse. Happy reading!
Lynn Barclay 8 months ago
This book is a must read for every married couple. We all need a reminder sometimes that we are not alone when we are frustrated in our day to day life with our marriages. We all go through trials and tribulations. This book helps us to remember to dance through those times and focus on the good and not the negative. So read the book and be inspired to dance through the crazy times in your life and remember why you feel in love in the first place.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I really enjoyed this book! The way that Debbie weaves together wisdom, stories, and lyrics to her own personal songs is really a work of art. My husband and I have been married almost 18 years and I found this book to be very helpful. My favorite chapter was the chapter on celebrating together. I must admit, with 6 elementary/ jr high age children I have dropped the ball on celebrating the small things in life. This chapter really made me not only stop and think about celebrating more, but also put a desire in my heart because I truly understood the purpose. Thank you Debbie for this wonderful book it has really challenged and encouraged me!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Dancing in the Kitchen is a must read for anyone who has been married, plans to be married, or has ever been in a relationship. In a nutshell – there is something for everyone. Debbie Cunningham offers wonderful insights in a witty style; all while dealing with serious topics. I found her story in Chapter 3 about her daughter’s illness to be particularly poignant. Her realization and acceptance of the fact that she and her husband have very different coping styles is a lesson we can all draw from.
Anonymous 11 months ago
We have two children the same ages as Debbie's, so we are going through the empty nest phase right now too. This big old empty nest is now too quite with lots of time to focus on each other and Debbie has some great thoughts, ideas, and suggestions on how to dance your way through this big change.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Debbie Cunningham takes on a serious topic in a lighthearted manor. She creatively weaves in her song lyrics to reveal her true artistry. Her examples of real life situations for couples and best practice at the end of each chapter offer helpful, faith based advice for many common marital challenges. Spoiler alert: No real dancing is required!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The Roommate Dilemma" chapter spoke to me here and now! As we are essentially empty nesters yet still very involved in our kids lives, becoming aware of the essential work of intentionality in identifying what different types of things "butter our biscuits" ;) will be of great help to us! The author described it much better when she identified the need to locate our "connecting points". We named the events/activities/words/acts of service/small moments that take us away (back to another time in our lives together or even imaginary places now together) and discussed ways we would implement what we know and have actually spoken out loud to each other. So grateful for this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The Roommate Dilemma" chapter spoke to me here and now! As we are essentially empty nesters yet still very involved in our kids lives, becoming aware of the essential work of intentionality in identifying what different types of things "butter our biscuits" ;) will be of great help to us! The author described it much better when she identified the need to locate our "connecting points". We named the events/activities/words/acts of service/small moments that take us away (back to another time in our lives together or even imaginary places now together) and discussed ways we would implement what we know and have actually spoken out loud to each other. So grateful for this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read so many books about the hard work that marriage requires - and of course that's true. Debbie Cunningham goes a step farther and gives us real life and real couples stories that inspire us to do the hard work but also laugh and enjoy the journey. If you've given up on dancing in the kitchen (marriage) because it's just too hard you may need this dose of fun and real life stories of couples who do the hard work so they can stay in love and have FUN.