I loved this book. I recommend it to all couples, regardless of how long they have been married. It is never too late to start afresh as long as God gives us breath. Thank you Dr. Chapman.
LIFE CHANGING! It could bless any and everyone's marriage. "So now faith, hope, and love abide; these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Mom with an hour commute to work each way. I like books that keep me from falling asleep in the morning and to help me power through chores.
My husband lost his job right after our second child was born and we were struggling with money and me recovering after a difficult birth. This book helped us communicate better with each other and better parents as we were able to apply the lessons to our children. it was also eye-opening for me to see what in retrospect should have been totally obvious!
I would definitely recommend this book to other couples.
I think this book is really great and a lot of other books mirror the language and try to make it their own, but really this book has a whole picture that really is unique.
I have not, but I was thinking about reading the book for children.
To keep the love tank full! Which sounds totally cheesy but the analogy makes a lot of sense.
My husband would lie in bed and listen to this together, one chapter each night and discuss it. I think we are going to try and do this once a year to help us keep these ideas fresh!
All my friends. It will help your relationship immensely
"My heart tells me it is true even when my mind, trained in scientific observation, raises critical questions. I am significant. Life has meaning. There is a higher purpose. I want to believe it, but I may not feel significant until someone expresses love to me. When my spouse lovingly invests time, energy, and effort in me, I believe that I am significant. Without love, I may spend a lifetime in search of significance, self-worth, and security.
When I experience love, it influences all of those needs positively. I am now freed to develop my potential. I am more secure in my self-worth and can now turn my efforts outward instead of being obsessed with my own needs. True love always liberates. In the context of marriage, if we do not feel loved, our differences are magnified. We come to view each other as a threat to our happiness.
We fight for self-worth and significance, and marriage becomes a battlefield rather than a haven. Love is not the answer to everything, but it creates a climate of security in which we can seek answers to those things that bother us. In the security of love, a couple can discuss differences without condemnation. Conflicts can be resolved. Two people who are different can learn to live together in harmony. We discover how to bring out the best in each other. Those are the rewards of love."
This book has certainly opened my eyes on not just the mechanics of a healthy marriage, but also on things you can already do with the people you've already established close relationships with, and you don't have to be married to try these nuances and big steps to have a healthy emotional life