Item description for Love Must Be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis by Dr James Dobson...
Overview At the core of most marital conflicts lies an overlooked but vicious culprit: disrespect. According to Dr. James Dobson, this symptom is the most serious indicator of potential family breakup. In his groundbreaking classic that popularized the "tough love" principle, Dr. Dobson offers practical help for the spouse who wants to hold the marriage together. He shows how to rekindle romantic interest and draw the offending partner back home. For new generations faced with ever-increasing threats to stable and loving bonds, Love Must Be Tough offers realistic hope.
Publishers Description You've forgiven a thousand times. You've bent over backwards to make your partner feel loved and accepted. But the only reward for your loyalty has been anger, indifference, infidelity, or abuse. Your spouse may even be ready to walk out the door. Do you feel like all is lost? Are you ready to give up? There IS still hope. Dr. James Dobson's "tough love" principles have proven to be uniquely valuable and effective. Unlike most approaches to marriage crisis, the strategy in this groundbreaking classic does not require the willing cooperation of both spouses. "Love Must Be Tough" offers the guidance that gives you the best chance of rekindling romance, renewing your relationship, and drawing your partner back into your arms.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 141431745X ISBN13 9781414317458 UPC 9781414317458
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More About Dr James Dobson
Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, "Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson." He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised three U.S. presidents on family matters. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, CO. Kurt Bruner serves as Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Lake Pointe Church and on the adjunct faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary. A graduate of Talbot Seminary and former Vice President with Focus on the Family, Kurt led the teams creating films, magazines, books, and radio drama. As President of HomePointe Inc., he helps local church leaders create an ongoing culture of intentional families. Kurt is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books. Kurt and his wife, Olivia, live in Rockwall, Texas.
James C. Dobson currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado. James C. Dobson was born in 1936.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Love Must Be Tough?
it does really work Nov 30, 1999
I read the book, wrote the letter described in it and within 1 week my spouse was again talking to me and we are working it out!!! It does get into their consience.
Great book for marriages in trouble Nov 30, 1999
Book was very well written and easy to understand. I was able to apply the helpful steps in the book to my marriage. Which acturally did help alot. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in a marriage in crisis.
Amazing, this book saved my marriage! Nov 30, 1999
This book is about loving toughly and I believe what it says is true. I followed his advise and it saved my marriage. Its been almost a year and God has done so many miracles in my life. The people who write bad reviews of this book were the ones too afraid to follow the advise in it. You have to respect yourself before anyone else will. !! :)
Excellent book, but you must have the fortitude to follow! Nov 30, 1999
Dr. Dobson is 100% correct in his methods. It IS guidance by the Lord. Showing TOUGH LOVE is the only way to help someone you love. Be it your spouse, a child or a relative. The methods in this book are not tricks. They delve into the psychology of what happens when someone feels "caged" in a relationship. It's based on the well known fact "the harder you try and hold on to someone, the harder they fight to get away."
And this book is not just for Marriage issues. Dr. Dobson lists 16 things you need to know when you enter into a relationship that can keep you from blowing it. Had I known then what I know now, I would be upset at myself. I blew 14 of the 16 things and it's no wonder she ran away calling me "clingy" and "soft." I was and Dr. Dobson showed me exactly why.
This book is NO GUARANTEE that you will win your spouse or significant other back. But, like anything else, if you don't do something you will more assuredly lose them anyway. Pray hard and read this book if you want to keep them. Learn to give them space.
While I may have blown my chances with my ex (and I think I have) at least I am sure I will never repeat the same mistakes again.
Single or Married, you need this book!
Awful, Awful, Awful Nov 30, 1999
If your husband or wife just left and you are in the middle of the confusion and despair of that situation DO NOT follow the suggestions in this book! Trust me, go to the Lord in prayer, seeking only Him for your answers, He is absolutely faithful. Don't talk to your neighbors, friends, relatives, counselors or anyone until you talk to Jesus. He is your only hope and this book's advise is definitely not recommended if you want your spouse back!!
I would never even sell this book for fear of the distruction it can cause. It belongs in the dumpster, after being shreaded.
Also, I gave it 1 star because 0 was not given as an option!