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Oops! I Forgot My Wife: A Story of Commitment as Marriage and Self-Centeredness Collide

By Doyle Roth (Author)
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Professional actors breathe life into Doyle Roth's art-imitating-life tale of marriage, self-centerednes and commitment. Told through an exchange of emails, it follows the adventures and misfortunes of a guy who is so bad at husbanding he wakes up one morning on the brink of divorce. Only then does he learn what it really means to "love your wife as Christ loves the church." We often think of marriage problems in terms of in-laws, finances, fidelity, or personality clashes. But these issues trace back to a simpler source. It's called self-centeredness and few men leave it behind at the altar. So how do you help a guy begin thinking about his wife more than his highness? Oops! I Forgot My Wife is a good place to start; it's a tale for any couple interested in enriching their marriage through Christ-like living. It tells the story of one marriage, flaws and all. It's not pretty or sanitized, but any one willing to examine their heart will see the truth in the story and benefit from it. There's also another reason to take a look. Oops! was written by a church elder who has been successfully counseling couples for over thirty years using the truth of Scripture and the love of Christ. The story presented in this book serves as a great example of how godly supporters in local churches can use biblical wisdom to bless troubled couples. An ideal book for any one who could use a few pointers but doesn't like to study. This audio book is an abridged version of the original text.

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In Oops I Forgot My Wife, Doyle Roth puts his 30-plus years of counseling experience into the story of a guy named Mitch. A guy who is so bad at "husbanding" that he wakes up one morning king of an empty castle. On the brink of divorce, he learns what love is really all about. Told through the exchange of emails, Mitch's story is about real marriage, flaws and all. It's not pretty or sanitized, but if you're willing to examine your own heart you'll see the truth in it and benefit greatly from his story. In this abridged audio version of the original book, professional actors breath life into Roth's art-imitating-life tale of mariage, self-centeredness and commitment. Listen in as Mitch, Stacy, Gerry, and the other characters in this audio book struggle with the issues of fidelity, intimacy, spirituality, God, and what it means to be a man and woman in holy matrimony. The main character, cowboy-turned-preacher Carter, is performed with sincerity and authenticity by the author.

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Studio: Lewis & Roth Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.49" Width: 5.33" Height: 0.57"
Weight:   0.33 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Aug 1, 2007
Publisher   Lewis & Roth Publishers
Edition  Student/Stdy Gde  
ISBN  0936083247  
ISBN13  9780936083247  

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Reviews - What do customers think about Oops! I Forgot My Wife: A Story of Commitment as Marriage and Self-Centeredness Collide?

Good book for couples  Feb 12, 2010
Love the book and it is a fun book to read with your spouse. We have had fun doing it and we are reinforced in continuing to grow in our Christian marriage. Even when you have a good marriage for 42 years it is always good to study together and continue to grow. John
Straight talk and good information  Sep 12, 2008
An excellent book giving straight talk about what we men do wrong in marriage. An open examination of how our self-centeredness damages our marriages, and the kind of marriages that our Lord wishes for us to have. An owners manual to lead you to the ultimate owners manual.
Oops! I discovered a great book!  Apr 22, 2008
This is really a pretty good book. I have to admit that I held little optimism for this book initially. The cover was a bit corny and the intro sounded a bit down home for me. I got a good deal on the book and the reviews were good so I took the plunge. I am very glad I did.

The book is written mostly as a series of emails with a couple of brief epilogues. Through the emails we see the story of a marriage in trouble. Let's not kid ourselves this is a marriage in crisis. The emails are a series of correspondence between our fictional (I believe) couple individually to our good counselor and also from a couple that is supporting the troubled pair to the counselor and amongst themselves. Sound confusing? Don't worry. It isn't.

The story, for that is what it is, is easy to follow and well written. The method of using emails is an excellent way for the author to tell us exactly how he feels without coming off as lecturing. The different situations are sometimes extreme but usually teach a valuable lesson.

Personally I found the book totally engrossing. I read the entire test except for the last 20 pages in one sitting. The impact of the lessons told in a folksy style hit home even if the situations did not match mine closely.

So here is my summary of good and bad.

1. God centered. If you are a Christian this will fit well in your faith system. If you are not a Christian the faith based parts might turn you off to the rest of the text.....might.
2. Has high impact. The cost of not making sacrifices and doing what is right are told in a high impact and emotional way.
3. Progression is right. The issues escalate and the blindness of people is real.
4. Easy to read. Short chapter/emails.

1. Cartoons. There are cartoons at the end of most chapters. I just didn't get the humor honestly.
2. Some of the situations seemed a bit extreme.
3. The later dialogue and developments felt just a bit rushed and extreme. Not horribly so but not as natural as the first ¾ of the book.

The bad points are really not bad as much as personal observations. I endorse this book for any couple (especially men) who are having a crisis in the relationship. Maybe better read it before you do in order to learn how to avoid the crisis.

Remember we are human. Wanting to be good and do the right thing is never enough. This book is a great help. I found it inspiring, motivational and a great tool. I found myself wondering how I could email someone like the counselor in this book just to hash things out. I have not seen or read the study guide but I imagine that it would be an excellent study guide if it is based on this text.
great information  Mar 6, 2008
This book arrived in excellent condition, on time and much information that would benefit young married and older adults too.
Eye Opening Truth  Feb 14, 2005
A book for every couple to read. It truly opens your eyes to how easy it is for men and women to grow apart. At the same time, it provides some simple "rule of thumb" type applications that can make a huge difference in your relationship. Cause a huge paradigm shift for me. The e-mail setting for the writing style was fantastic.

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