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The Marriage You've Always Wanted Audiobook

The Marriage You've Always Wanted

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Publisher's Summary

"Marriage is God's answer for our deepest human need: Companionship." - Dr. Gary Chapman

And that, according to counselor and relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times best seller The Five Love Languages, is to have deep and lasting union with another, to truly become one. But how can you build that oneness from the beginning? With the expert wisdom and practical common sense that have made him a popular speaker worldwide, Dr. Chapman helps couples with such questions as:

  • "Why won't my spouse change?"
  • "What does it really mean to love someone else?"
  • "How do I get him to listen to me?"
  • "What if I'm the only one working at the marriage?"

    Whether you're starting your life together, or just need to improve communication in your marriage, Dr. Chapman's wisdom will help you move toward "the marriage you've always wanted".

    ©2005 Gary Chapman; (P)2005 Oasis Audio LLC

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      Matthew Morse Sunnyvale, CA 04-17-07
      Matthew Morse Sunnyvale, CA 04-17-07 Listener Since 2007
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      "A Must for Marriage Before, During, or After"

      Dr. Gary Chapman's approach and voice on marriage, his examination of the core values toward marriage, and the easy-going spirit of his counsel and advice on whole really make it simple for both men and women to grasp and take hold of key ideas that are crucial to making marriage, the most important relationship you might ever have in life, happy, successful, and mutually rewarding. Although this is largely based on Christian views and references much of the Bible's teachings on the subject, it is very practicle and the principles can be understood by all.

      I've now passed this book on to my wife & both sets of parents and include his "Five Love Languages" book along with it... both books should be manditory reading for couples in all stages even if not married. If you've ever had troubles, concerns, doubts, questions, or just curiosity on this subject GET THIS BOOK! Life is way too short to not pickup this diamond of knowledge and key learning.

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      macdoc55 Haslett, MI United States 06-20-14
      macdoc55 Haslett, MI United States 06-20-14 Member Since 2012

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      "A Primer for godly marriage"
      What did you love best about The Marriage You've Always Wanted?

      It really brought together the biblical concept of marriage in a user-friendly format. A must-read before the walk to the altar!


      What did you like best about this story?

      Dr. Chapman defines unity, accountability and equality within the context of marriage. He supports these concepts with scriptural references and delivers the message with remarkable clarity. If you aren't 'convicted' at some point during this book, then you aren't really married!


      Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

      The personal anecdotes were amusing and helpful (I especially liked the one about the "drawer-opener").


      Any additional comments?

      It's impossible to do the homework assignments while sailing along @ 70 mph, so you'll probably end up buying the book like I did.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Terry SANTA MARIA, CA, United States 04-03-12
      Terry SANTA MARIA, CA, United States 04-03-12

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      "The advice in this book is fantastic!"

      Dr. Chapman has a way of presenting information so it is easy to understand and based in reality. He has helped hundreds of people save and improve their marriages. I wish I had read it 10 years ago.

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      Amazon Customer 08-07-15 Member Since 2016
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      "Eye opening!"

      I love this book! It really helped me to see me and the unity I can have in my marriage if u do my part and stop worrying about his part. Thank you so much!

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      Chuck Sadler 05-22-17 Member Since 2016
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      "Read as an engaged couple!"

      My fiancée and I listened to this together in the car. As an engaged couple, there was a lot we had to imagine. We still live with out parents and I am just finishing school, so many of the lessons required is to stretch our imagination and think of our possible future. Regardless, Dr. Chapman has a wealth of knowledge and relatable stories and experiences to share. This book gave me many ideas to take to my marriage and the core idea of being a selfless lover is perfect for all people and all Christians in marriage or going into marriage.

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      alee2012 03-28-17
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      "great advise"

      wonderful book to improve your marriage. a must read for every couple. loved how he tired it to scripture references.

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      Andrew Havens 03-05-17 Member Since 2017
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      "Another great book from Gary Chapman"

      Lots of good, practical advice for improving your marriage. I would recommend this book to any married person at any point in their marriage, and even engaged couples.

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      Aaron 04-03-15
      Aaron 04-03-15 Member Since 2014
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      "Thank you"

      Lots of material drawn directly from the Bible in a modern and understandable way. Can't wait for the next book.

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      echarles 04-03-15
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      "Very powerful tool"

      I enjoyed the book. I would count it as a must have book for any married couple.

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      Tesfaye 04-02-15
      Tesfaye 04-02-15 Member Since 2017
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      "Simple yet practical"

      I enjoyed listening to this audio book and got some simple yet practical ideas into my head as I am getting ready to be married soon.

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      "Oh God"

      The publishers summary says it all. If you want a book that tells you how to become a better Christian and save your marriage, this may be for you. But if you want to hear psychology and advice, forget it.

      0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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