• How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong

  • By: Leslie Vernick
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (143 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Experience the blessings of an imperfect marriage. We all - at one time or another - have opportunities to act right when our spouses act wrong. There are no perfect marriages or perfect spouses. We know that having a good marriage requires effort and hard work. Yet we often don't know how to continue to love when we are angry, hurt, scared, or just plain irritated. Nor are we sure what that kind of love is supposed to look like.

Should we be patient? Forgive and forget? Do something else entirely?

Acting right when your spouse acts wrong will not necessarily guarantee a more satisfying marital relationship, nor will it automatically make your spouse change his or her ways - although both could occur. It will, however, help you see how God is stretching you in the midst of your marital difficulties, teach you to respond wisely when wronged, and lead you into a deeper relationship with Christ as you yield your will to his plan for your life and learn to be more like him.

©2001 Leslie Vernick (P)2016 Tantor

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If your married get this book now.

I have been through a lot in my marriage but never sought counseling. I feel that this book has given me the counseling I didn't even know I needed. I have even found out that some of my actions I thought were humble were actually self-centered. I purchased the book and will be listening to this over and over. Thank you Mrs. Vernick for this book it has saved my marriage and is helping me become the wife God wants me to be for my husband. Please get this if your married or thinking about getting married.

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Amazing and life changing

I known I'll be a better wife, mother, and person because of what I've read. Usually I read other self help and development books, thinking career, business and temporal success' was what I was missing in life for the success and well being of my family. I know better now. I feel a sense of freedom and empowerment I haven't felt in a long time. This is truly the best book, not only about marriage, but about life, that I have ever read. Thank Leslie for this amazing gift!

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Hard but worth every second

Hearing the truth about your own junk is tough. However, this book is full valuable insights and help for being a Godly wife.

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Challenging....

You pick up this book bc you want to respond better in negative situations only to find your responses are just as sinful as what you were dealt... to love like Christ with the intention for the good of others means forgiving, forbearing, correcting, and especially examining yourself so as to be gracious to others... the concept in this book can extend past marriage and into raising children or dealing with our neighbors... I especially was touched by the sweet written prayers at the end of each chapter calling us to humble ourselves before God and cast our cares on Him for He cares for us. 1 Peter 5:6-7

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Godly advice for marriages in crisis!

Marriage reconciliation is a complex undertaking that requires special handling. This is one of the best guides I have ever read about how the body of Christ should handle such a sensitive topic.

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Be the best you can be despite your circumstances!

This books offers sound biblical guidance on becoming all God created you to become, despite your difficult spouse. Solid wisdom by the author who has years of experience helping woman rise above their disappointing, difficult and even destructive marriages. If you are in an abuse marriage check out Leslies's book The emotionally destructive marriage and her website for additional valuable resources. You won't be told to just "be nicer, or try harder... You'll be gently guided on becoming wiser and setting healthy boundaries. God cares about you and your marriage, but He does not stand for abuse and neither should you.

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This book exposed all the enemy's tricks!

This book really helped me to see my part and how I am contributing to many of the misunderstandings. I thank God for putting this book in my path. I also love love love the fact that all the advice was backed up with scripture from God!

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Tough gospel truth

The topics and advice s in this book are easier said than done but can lead to a life where as a servant of God, we can be proud. Great perspective and biblical truths that can get anyone through hard circumstances.

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Extremely helpful for my mindset

This audio book is amazing. Perfect for anyone married—-going through struggles, rough patch or ongoing issues that make you want to choke your spouse. Sorry—-not really, but you get my point.

Christian based—-powerful direction that restores and reminds me of how God is the one in control and able to help me act right when my spouse os acting wrong. Thank you so much for this audio book 🙏🏽♥️

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this book has been so helpful and very eye-opening. I am so thankful God put it on her heart to write it