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Overview A good marriage is a great thing-and The Total Marriage Makeover can make any marriage better. This practical plan promises results to any couple willing to work at advancing this most intimate relationship. With a step-by-step plan for improving communication, the understanding of each other, and the spiritual aspect of a couple's life together, The Total Marriage Makeover also features the encouraging, real-life stories of husbands and wives who successfully followed the plan. Written by a Christian psychologist who counsels couples, The Total Marriage Makeover is an easy-to-read, hard-to-forget volume featuring humor, intriguing pull-out material, and a helpful resource section.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2006
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1597894095 ISBN13 9781597894098
Availability 0 units.
More About David Clarke
Since his appointment as Milwaukee County Sheriff in March 2002, David A. Clarke Jr. has been elected to serve in that position for four consecutive terms. Clarke graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in Criminal Justice Management. He is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sheriff Clarke received an M.A. in Security Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, in Monterey, California in September 2013. He was honored with the 2013 Sheriff of the Year Award from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, and in 2016 he was named Law Enforcement Leader of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association Foundation (FLEOA). A regular and frequent guest on the FOX News network, Sheriff Clarke and his wife, Julie, live in Milwaukee, WI.
David Clarke currently resides in Tampa, in the state of Florida.
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The Total Marriage Makeover--A Proven Plan to Revolutionize Your Marriage Jul 18, 2007
According to The Total Marriage Makeover there are five kinds of marriages: the pretty good marriage, the dead marriage, the "I want a divorce" marriage, the new marriage, and the great marriage. It takes time and effort on the part of both the husband and the wife but virtually any marriage can be transformed into a great marriage.
The Total Marriage Makeover recognizes several important keystones for great marriages. Most importantly, couples need to take time to nurture their marriage. I love the analogy that the author uses at the beginning of the book to explain this concept. Marriage is like a house. Given no maintenance, the house will eventually fall into disrepair no matter how solid the house's foundation.
In order to nourish the marriage, each member of the couple needs to learn to communicate effectively. This requires a mediation of differing opinions and in many instances learning a whole new language (man speak or woman speak as the case may be). As this book focuses primarily on the Christian couple, the author guides the couple in love and devotion to God and the precepts of the Bible.
Follow a step-by-step approach to renew your marriage Sep 7, 2006
Reviewed by Kelli Glesige for Reader Views (08/06)
"The Total Marriage Makeover" is a biblically based resource by Christian psychologist and author, David Clarke. Written in a humorous tone, Clarke shares hands-on advice and inspiring stories of couples who followed his makeover plan and experienced dramatic improvements to their marriages. If improving communication and understanding each other is something your marriage could benefit from, Clarke offers his practical plan for renewal.
Dr. Clarke states his goal as an author, speaker and therapist is to guide people toward healthy lives, marriages and families by relying on his personal faith in God, the truths in the Bible and the science of psychology. Dr. Clarke has done an excellent job of this in "The Total Marriage Makeover". Reading this book together with your spouse is the preferred and recommended method for quickest results, but if your spouse will not participate, go ahead and read it alone. You will still be able to improve your marriage. It will just take longer.
Succinctly stated, "God's Marriage Makeover" is based on meeting your spouse's needs. When needs go unmet, marriages breakdown. To achieve the makeover, a step-by-step strategy with 15 small, manageable and uncomplicated "Marriage Makeover Achievements" are humorously explained. Other topics covered include the five types of marriage (a fun exercise which allows you to choose which one is yours), the truth about infatuation, stepping up as a husband, the actual meaning of submission, husbands as spiritual leaders, being a romancer, and conflict resolution. Each chapter begins with a "Snapshot" of a couple with a problem and how a "Marriage Makeover Achievement" has helped their marriage.
Dr. Clarke's recommendations can definitely help a marriage, and the added bonus is the reader will be entertained and humored at the same time. My only complaint is that on more than a single occasion, I found myself wondering what I, as a wife, could do better to improve my marriage, for Dr. Clarke focuses more strongly on what the husband can do to better understand his wife. He does cover what a wife can do too, just not as often or as thoroughly. Could a counterpart for wives be in the works? "The Total Marriage Makeover" is a great book for all married couples to read and refer back to often. I highly and without reservation recommend it!