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I Promise: How 5 Commitments Determine the Destiny of Your Marriage | [Gary Smalley]

I Promise: How 5 Commitments Determine the Destiny of Your Marriage

America's foremost marriage expert has come to the remarkable conclusion that great marriages are not built on behavioral skills. Rather, they are built on a foundation of trust. If your spouse does not feel safe enough to open up his or her heart without fear of being judged, criticized, or rejected, nothing you do, such as learning to control your emotions, learning your partner's love language, or even becoming an expert in the bedroom, will matter.
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Publisher's Summary

In this audio, Dr. Gary Smalley discusses how five essential commitments determine the destiny of your marriage. Dr. Smalley shares five heartfelt promises you can, and should, make to your spouse that are guaranteed to build trust and help your spouse become the true soulmate, lover and friend you desire.

©2007 Gary Smalley; (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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    Phylis Pearl City, HI, USA 10-16-09
    Phylis Pearl City, HI, USA 10-16-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent reading for marriages!"

    I'm the husband of Phylis and with commuting to work everyday, I really enjoyed this audio book to enhance my relationship with my wife. Even from the man's point of view the topics were easily understood and not so washed down with unattainable goals. I can honestly say it motivated me to be a better husband and father. I looked forward to hearing this everytime I got in my car.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda Osage City, KS, United States 10-13-09
    Ronda Osage City, KS, United States 10-13-09
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    "Everything I needed to hear"

    This is the best book on relationships that I have ever read and I've read a lot. He is extremely intuitive and dead on in his understanding of marital relationships, men and women. There are many religious teachings so if this bothers you a great deal, just know this. It's a book I will be purchasing in print also to be able to refer to. You won't be disappointed. I Promise!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Yonkers, NY, USA 06-30-10
    John Yonkers, NY, USA 06-30-10 Member Since 2003
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    "This book is a must have"

    All married couples should read this book. Without this book all the rest of the marriage books is useless.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Kunsan Korea 12-23-12
    Jeremy Kunsan Korea 12-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Best book ever for dealing with relationships"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. If you considering a relationship then this is the guidance you need.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr. Smalley


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Yes, I do like the narrator. He wasn't Dr. Smalley, but he sounded similar and got the job done all the same.


    What did you learn from I Promise that you would use in your daily life?

    It is up to you if you are going to be happy. Don't count on a human to give you that happiness.


    Any additional comments?

    If you don't read this book then you don't care much about your relationship because this book gives you unbelievable understanding of your mate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Randy Calgary, AB, Canada 09-18-12
    Randy Calgary, AB, Canada 09-18-12
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    "Surprise! Religious rhetoric"
    Would you try another book from Gary Smalley and/or the narrator?

    No. If I wanted to listen to religious ramblings about relationships I would have purchased an audiobook of the Bible.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this book


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrator’s performances?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger. I feel I was miss led by the summary/overview of this book. Audible should mention the religious content so that customers are aware.


    Any additional comments?

    Three chapters in and I am returning this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JESSICA 08-29-12
    JESSICA 08-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "My Favorite Marriage Book"
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    I think this is a good book and the narrator seemed like a voice that would fit the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Arnie North Port, FL, United States 04-22-12
    Arnie North Port, FL, United States 04-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Read or listen to this book before you marry ..."
    What did you love best about I Promise?

    Real life experience, real life application to the heart of marital difficulties.


    What other book might you compare I Promise to and why?

    I don't think I could / would compare it to any other. I guess it could be compared to any pre-marital counseling book and yet it deals with one issue, security in marriage, more exclusively than other books do and impresses on you the importance of building that SECURITY into a relationship, even before marriage. It tells you how to do that also.


    Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

    N/A


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from I Promise?

    If I ever marry again, I will read or listen to this book with my prospective wife before marriage.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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