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Living in Love: Co-hosts of TV's LIFE Today, James and Betty Share Keys to an Exciting and Fulfilling Marriage
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Living in Love: Co-hosts of TV's LIFE Today, James and Betty Share Keys to an Exciting and Fulfilling Marriage

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by James Robison, Betty Robison, Dean Gallagher (Narrated by), Rebecca Gallagher (Narrated by)

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More in love today than on your wedding day?  It's possible!  Every marriage—whether it’s good, bad, or a mix of both—can be better. But what does it take to make the sparks fly in a marriage of five months or fifty years? James and Betty Robison, co-hosts of the LIFE Today television program, have shared many good times and


More in love today than on your wedding day?  It's possible!  Every marriage—whether it’s good, bad, or a mix of both—can be better. But what does it take to make the sparks fly in a marriage of five months or fifty years? James and Betty Robison, co-hosts of the LIFE Today television program, have shared many good times and tough times in their almost 50 years as a couple. What are the secrets that cause them to say “we are more in love now than ever before”? In this audio, brimming with down-home wisdom, James and Betty reveal how a committed, growing, lifelong relationship is built and sustained. They don’t pretend to be experts, but they have found in their real-world marriage the priceless treasure of a deepening love. In a dialogue format, which highlights the candor, fun, and respect that typify their relationship, James and Betty offer no-nonsense advice on marital issues like expectations, trust, past baggage, money, conflict resolution, sex, parenting, communication, and more. Above all they emphasize that with God at the center of marriage, all good things are possible. No matter how serious the challenges—even in the aftermath of heartbreak and betrayal, any couple can experience the fulfillment of living in love.

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Praise for Living in Love

“This is a terrific book on marriage from two people who know what they’re talking about. They have earned the right to speak, and we are blessed indeed to listen.”
     —BETHMOORE, author of So Long, Insecurity: You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us

“James and Betty must know something. Spend any moments near them, and you quickly detect, and enjoy, an uncommon affection. I pray that we learn from their experience.”
     —MAX LUCADO, pastor and best-selling author

“It has been said a good marriage is a blessing to the world. I do believe those who read their book will find this to be true in James and Betty’s own union. We can all learn from their experience, and we thank them for that.”
     —ROBERT DUVALL, actor

“We appreciate the way James and Betty Robison relate to each other with such respect and dignity. They are the same people on- and off-camera, and that is the test of a quality marriage. We know you will love Living in Love, because here they reveal the secrets behind their beautiful story and great marriage.”
      —JOHN and STASI ELDREDGE, authors of Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul and Love and War: Finding the Marriage You’ve Dreamed Of

“I’ve known James and Betty Robison for years, and they’re the real deal. Their book is more than the real deal. They were so vulnerable in sharing their own struggles. Anyone who has ever asked themselves “Is this marriage working? Is it worth it?” will embrace this book and will embrace James and Betty as they share from the heart God’s plan for marriage. What a great job they did on this book!”
     —DR. KEVIN LEMAN, New York Times best-selling author of Have a New Kid by Friday, Have a New Husband by Friday, and Have a New You by Friday

“James and Betty are one of the couples I love and admire most in this world. I have had the joy of sharing many meals and deep conversations with them and always come away richer and closer to Christ. In a world where relationships are crumbling at an unprecedented rate, James and Betty share what they have lived and continue to live. This wisdom is priceless!”
     —SHEILA WALSH, author and Women of Faith speaker

“James and Betty Robison do a fine job teaching together and making their book on the challenges of marriage come alive. The honesty, the transparency, and the practical biblical insights and application make this book easy to understand. It will make a great gift for anyone in a marriage or soon to be wed.”
     —DR. CHARLES STANLEY, senior pastor, First Baptist Atlanta, and founder and president, In Touch Ministries

“In Living in Love, James and Betty Robison share their fifty-year endearing love story of hope, commitment, endurance, perseverance, and passion. Their marriage is a real-life example of what living out a covenant marriage looks like. Their testimony challenges us to the core, continually reminding us to press on in our marriage and never give up.”
      —JEFF and CHERYL SCRUGGS, authors of I Do Again: How We Found a Second Chance at Our Marriage—and You Can Too

“I cannot think of anyone more equipped to write a book on marriage than James and Betty Robison. Along with my own parents’ marriage, theirs has made an indelible imprint on my life. As we’ve shared dinner and conversations,
I’ve been enthralled to watch their adoring smiles, caring touches, and intimate exchanges. Indeed, this is a marriage to behold. I’m so glad they’ve chosen to give insight that will help us all build solid marriages of our own. Read and be blessed.”
     —PRISCILLA SHIRER, author and Bible teacher

“James and Betty are an authentic couple who have a tremendous heart for God and a great love for each other. My wife, Katie, and I can tell by being around them how much they enjoy each other’s company. The personal examples in Living in Love illustrate that they are a real couple dealing with real challenges. They let God’s light shine through their marriage and demonstrate that, with God, couples can work through anything.”
      —JOSH HAMILTON, all-star outfielder of the Texas Rangers

“James and Betty Robison have provided every married couple with a solid tool to develop and maintain a marriage that will stand the test of time, trouble, trials, and tribulations. Living in Love is a must-read for couples who believe that God knew what He was doing when He created marriage and who want to see that purpose worked out in their own relationship.” 
     —TONY and LOIS EVANS, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas

“As their pastor, I know that James and Betty Robison are authentic, sincere, and humble servants of the Lord, and they are most definitely and truly living in love. This book contains the keys you need for an exciting and fulfilling marriage. It has been a tremendous blessing to my wife, Debbie, and me, and I wholeheartedly recommend Living in Love for every couple.”
     —ROBERT MORRIS, senior pastor, Gateway Church, Southlake, Texas

“I’ve seen the marriage of James and Betty Robison up close and personal for over thirty years. Living in Love is from their heart. They have a happy partnership, which has led to a worldwide ministry, yet they have kept their marriage centered on Christ. They have struggled with many of the same issues you and I have confronted, and in this book they share what has worked for them. I highly recommend Living in Love.”
     —RUTH GRAHAM, author of Fear Not Tomorrow, God Is Already There

“This is not a book of just suggestions that might work. It is two lives joined together in love by practicing principles that will work—for any couple! Readers will be inspired by James and Betty’s journey.”
     —DR. GARY SMALLEY, author of From Anger to Intimacy

“I have known James and Betty Robison for years, and I so enjoy being around them. That’s because they always treat each other with love, respect, compassion, and good humor. Their book Living in Love tells us how to do the same. They didn’t come by their great marriage automatically; they worked at it. And they learned valuable information along the way that they want to impart to others. Their personal story will touch you, and their insight will ignite you. This wellwritten book should be read by every married couple and also by anyone who hopes to be married in the future. I couldn’t put it down.”
      —STORMIE OMARTIAN, author of The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Husband

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      When Betty and I married, like every couple, we had certain hopes, dreams, and expectations. I was looking for love and someone to share my life with who really cared aboutme. Betty was looking for love, security, a family, and a home. Even more critically, in some ways she was looking for her identity.
      I’m sure the same is true for you. When you decided to get married, you obviously felt it was worth dedicating your life to. You desired lifelong happiness, joy, and peace with your spouse, and you committed yourselves to each other with your actions, your emotions, and your words. And you both had certain expectations that your needs would be met by this other person with whom you were so deeply in love.
      I like to illustrate this point by telling of a journey Betty and I took with our son, Randy, one autumn to see the beauty of the aspens as they changed colors in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. To get to a spot that offered a great view, we had to drive on a steep, narrow mountain road that twisted and turned as it climbed through the Rockies. The traffic was extremely heavy. Randy was at the wheel, and without warning the car began to vibrate. He fought to keep the car on the road as it tried to veer right, toward a concrete barrier. There was no shoulder to the roadway, just a retaining wall, so Randy stopped the car safely in the middle of our lane. We realized then that we’d had a blowout on our right front tire, and now we were stuck. Traffic was flowing steadily to our left, and to the right a long line of cars was merging onto the highway just ahead of us. But an immediate danger came from our being stopped in the middle of the road. What if someone hit us from behind?
      And then a miracle happened. Instead of an eighteen-wheeler bearing down on us with no chance of stopping, a police car pulled up behind us. The officer parked his car at an angle and turned on his flashing lights to alert drivers approaching from the rear that they had to go around us. The policeman stayed there the entire time we were stuck and protected us from harm.
      Here’s my point: Maybe you have a great marriage, or maybe your marriage is suffering. Maybe you’re single and praying that God will send the right person your way. Maybe you’re engaged and wondering what you’re getting into. Regardless of whether you are in or out of a relationship, you have some ideas of what a marriage should look like.
      When you get married, you expect it to be a wonderful journey. You expect to see the most beautiful things that life has to offer, like the stunning autumn leaves we were on our way to view in Colorado. But I can guarantee that somewhere along the way your relationship will stop running smoothly. Maybe you’ll have a blowout or maybe just a slow leak. But eventually you’ll have a flat tire on your marriage journey.
      The challenge to your relationship might come on a winding mountain road, on an eight-lane superhighway, or on the neighborhood streets of daily life. But no matter where or when it happens, an unexpected test always comes.
      Will you fall into worry about being hit by traffic and get so worked up that you can’t do anything to fix the problem? That’s just going to get you run over.
      Will you try to ignore the problem and keep going?
      Will you get mad and blame the car for not moving you forward? That would be pointless anger.
      Or will you trust the Protector, who’s looking out for your marriage, and take the necessary action to get your relationship back on track?
      Only you can decide.
      When our tire blew out on that mountain road, we quickly realized that we had to get it fixed. And even though a policeman was protecting us, he couldn’t fix the tire for us—we had to do it ourselves.
      Because of the circumstances on that mountain road, we had trouble getting the spare tire out, so we wound up having our car hauled to a tire store. The police officer followed us all the way there.
      As it turned out, it was a good thing we went to that tire store. When the manager looked at the other tires on our car, he noticed they were all worn and the sidewalls were weather cracked, conditions which were difficult to detect without putting the car on a lift. The tires could have blown out at any time. In order to stay safe and get our car back on the road to see those marvelous autumn leaves, we had to replace all the tires.
      Many people marry with high expectations about experiencing the various colors of life, but a blowout can endanger the entire journey.When you have a blowout in your marriage, you may need to go to a professional counselor to get the other tires in your relationship checked. Sometimes those tiny undetected cracks create hazardous driving conditions.
      Betty and I have always had a commitment to see things through, no matter what. You may be in a great relationship like that, or you may feel as if you’ve compromised. You may think that you’ve brought too much baggage along or that the past mistakes of your partner are too great to overcome. Or you may feel as if the wheels have come off your marriage.
      I’m telling you that with God on your side and with a heart-determined effort on your part, all things are possible. You can get your marriage relationship back on the road to fulfillment—even if you have to replace all four tires. With a clear commitment to God and to each other, you can learn how to endure the difficulties and trials of your relationship. You can come to realize that those challenges are not the end of your love; they are simply a new mountain you can climb, if you desire to do so. Instead of looking at your difficulties as ruts or roadblocks, view them as opportunities to make your marriage even better.
      In God you have a Protector who has your best interests at heart, and helpers are available along the way to assist you in repairing all the damages in your marriage. Don’t give up! If possible, find help before your relationship blows up. As you read this book, you will discover that all things are possible with God.
      If you’re at the beginning of your marriage or looking forward to the day when you will be married, we trust you will find some ingredients here, some building blocks that are critically important for establishing a thriving marriage from the get-go.
      If you’ve been married for several years, let me encourage you that real change is still possible and improvement is sheer joy. The essential components of a thriving marriage can be put in place at any point and at any time in a marriage relationship. If you’re willing to do what it takes, it’s never too late to start doing the right thing…and enjoy living in love.

Meet the Author

James Robison is the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, and along with his wife, Betty, hosts LIFE Today, a syndicated daily television program seen by more than 300 million households. Since he entered public ministry in the 1960s, James has spoken to millions of people through evangelistic crusades. He has written numerous books including True Prosperity, The Absolutes, Thank God I’m Free, and My Father’s Face. Betty shares her testimony in the book Free to Be Me. James and Betty live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

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Living in Love: Co-hosts of TV's LIFE Today, James and Betty Share Keys to an Exciting and Fulfilling Marriage 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Donna_R More than 1 year ago
Are you more in love with your spouse today than on your wedding day? I'm still in love but I can't say that I am more in love, but wouldn't it be wonderful if we were! James and Betty Robinson say that they are more in love now than ever before and wrote Living in Love to share their experiences and wisdom with us. I loved the introduction of this book. It read like a conversation between James and Betty. It was fun to read and see how they interact together. I was disappointed that the whole book was not written this way. James and Betty did alternate writing sections of the book and giving their opinions and point of view about different subjects, but it lost the connection between them. I think the book would have had more impact if we could have seen more of the interaction between this couple. I also thought Living in Love would give me more insight into James and Betty's lives and how they've work through their differences and problems over the years to have such a strong marriage today. They did share a lot of examples from their lives and I could relate to most of them, but I felt that they just touched on how to resolve the issues they faced. Their answer was always to pray about it, be open to change, and wait for God to change you and/or your spouse. I believe in the power of prayer but I also believe that it takes more work on our part to really change and that was missing from this book.
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scarletRP More than 1 year ago
A great book for marriage couple. Let say your marriage is not working anymore even though you've done so many counselling or compromises yet it end up nothing or you feel like giving up and walk away. I strongly recommend that you read this book. Through this book, couple will learn many tactics on how to handle marriage trials for instance never ending fights, boredom, lost of interest in intercourse, nonsense arguments, dishonesty or lies, disrespect or out of love, unfaithfulness and a lot more marital issues. If you want to get tips on how to handle or save your marriage purchase this book.
deandeguara More than 1 year ago
First, I highly recommend this book to any Pastor, Leader, Husband or Wife that is facing a battle in their marriage. I've read a lot of books on marriage but none that have been written with such transparency. I believe this book can and will save and strengthen any marriage where both parties are willing to surrender to God first and then apply the principles set forth in this book to their marriage. God can! God will! I wanted to thank James & Betty Robison having such an honest conversation about marriage. I felt at times as I was reading I was in their living room or doing a Life Today studio interview, speaking with them personally. Living in Love is a treasure chest of proven principles that have been applied and lived out during the span of 50 years of the Robison's marriage. It's takes you beyond the "how to's" and allows you to see a marriage on display including the struggles, the victories and the results of what happens when a man and a woman see their marriage as a covenant before God. I especially gleaned from the chapter on spiritual warfare titled "The Invisible Enemy." Betty's transparency, honesty and testimony in this chapter alone is worth purchasing and reading this book alone. If it were possible I would put this book in every leader and leader's spouse's hand. It is that good and that important. So many, especially in the ministry feel trapped in mediocre marriages, afraid to be honest with their self and others, settling for less than God's best for the married life. This book will motivate you as a couple to move your marriage out of tolerance and towards a marriage of abundance. James and Betty Robison will lead you through the principles that transformed their individual lives and led them into a deeper "into-me-see" with one another. Although I received this book for free from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review I highly recommend that you purchase this book, read it and or give it to a friend. I am!
staceb More than 1 year ago
James and Betty Robinson have been married for almost 50 years. The two are co hosts of the T.V. show Life Today, which I have watched time after time over the years. One thing that I notice about this couple is that they look like they are still in love even after all that time. This lovely, grey haired couple have joined together to write the book, "Living In Love". Inside they share keys to an exciting and fulfilling marriage. James and Betty get very candid as they write through the pages, sharing their personal testimonies. Everything hasn't been perfect for them, but they have worked together to make it through the storms of life. "Living In Love", is broken up into 4 main parts, Beginnings, Commitment, Communication, and Challenges. Written in a dialogue format, this book allows you to see situations in their marriage from both perspectives. This is what I love most about this book. Most books on marriage aren't penned this way. To me, it gives validation to the couples authentic relationship. At the end of each chapter, you'll find questions for reflection and discussion. I would suggests reading this along with your spouse an then going over the questions together. You just might learn something about each other! Honestly, I didn't expect this book to be as of good of a read. I thought it might be a little outdated because it's an older couple. Boy was I surprised! We should listen more to our elders because they have a wealth of wisdom for us to draw from. The authors love has stood the test of time and they are more in love today than ever. Whether you're are happily married or needing a little help, this is a great resource to add to your library.
itvln02 More than 1 year ago
Book Review: Living in Love by James and Betty Robison ISBN: 9781400074587 This book is the 1st person account of James and Betty Robison marriage. Overall nothing new in this book, as compared to the countless other marriage books on the market. If you are interested in their personal story, then it is worth reading. I feel that Mr. Robison in some aspects has snowed his wife. Her explanation for many of his shortcomings through the years being the result of his upbringing (for example: read Every Man's Battle by Arterburn, Stoeker, and Yorkey-all men struggle with lust at one point or another, regardless of their upbringing). Overall the book falls in the "just okay" category, not good but not bad. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review
KarlF More than 1 year ago
The first impression: The first impression from Living in Love comes from the two mildly aged faces smiling at you from the cover. The names of the smiling faces are obviously the names written in large print at the top of the cover, showing that this book is centered around them and their experiences. At the bottom of the cover it is emphasized that the couple also has their own TV show. At the very top of the cover is an endorsement from Beth Moore. The very first thing to be found inside the book is several pages of endorsements from a "Who's Who" of evangelical superstars. Content: When the reader does get to the table of contents, the impression that the book revolves around the authors is reinforced. This is their story which they are telling to try to help other couples. This story is told in a dialogue manner with clearly marked sections headed by "James" and "Betty" alternating as they give different accounts and analysis from their respective viewpoints. They are honest about their quarrels, weaknesses and struggles which give the book a fresh sincerity. For the first several sections of the book they move through the phases of their relationship, detailing the struggles and growing experiences along the way. In the final section they deal with practical topics that every couple has to face: money, parenting, sex, etc. Conclusion: Living in Love is a good book for couples wanting to improve their relationship. James and Betty address relational difficulties that most any couple will be able to identify with. Living in Love could also be useful for a couple in pre-marital counseling to get them thinking about some of the challenges they will be facing before they actually take place. However, this is not a book for counselors or for couples experiencing severe relational crises. There are many other works out there which would be more suited for people in these categories. In all, I would recommend Living in Love as a light, but helpful book for marriage enhancement. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
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