Quite masterfully, Dr. Chapman shows how communication and intimacy are key points in developing a successful marriage by focusing on these principles:
©2007 Gary Chapman; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
My eyes on marriage were given corrective Lenses!
I absolutely appreciate the understanding I now have of a Contractual Marriage and a Covenant Marriage.
Excellent narrator. The speed of his reading was perfect and not at all monotone.
This book by Gary Chapman has been wonderful to listen to! He engages the audience well and he gives practical guidelines throughout the book to help in many specific areas of your marriage!
I gave this book four stars due to my disagreement with Mr. Chapman's opinion on staying in an abusive marriage (he discusses this in one of the first chapters on covenant marriage). At first I thought that I must have miss heard or misunderstood what the author was saying. After research I found that Mr. Chapman truly does advise spouses that are being abused to stay in the relationship. Yes with help, but, because of his view on covenant marriages he does not agree with dissolving the marriage in any case. I understand that this is simply my opinion, however, I could not in good conscience give this book 5 stars because of this opinion.
However! Outside of this one disagreement with Mr. Chapman. I fully support this book and how wonderful the advice and the engagement with the audience is!
A lot of great insight here. Very helpful ideas on how to totally improve and rebuild any relationship.
Too many Bible verse quotes for me, but still a good book.
Better communication, seeing both sides, a few good simple steps to get there.
I thought Desperate Marriages and Five Love Languages were MUCH better!
This is too religious for me. I did not realize it would be so "biblical". I would like a refund. I listened to chapter 5, I think, giving it a chance. Mr. Chapman, the author, narrates this and has a nice voice.
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