Item description for Loving Solutions by Gary Chapman...
Overview Books have been written for couples preparing for marriage, and for individuals walking the long road after a divorce. But what about people somewhere in between? What about those whose marriage isn¿t failing, but flawed? With the authority of a professional psychologist and the wisdom of a pastor, Dr. Chapman offers hope for troubled marriages in Loving Solutions. He presents reasonable solutions based on God¿s Word to couples at every level of need. Spouses struggling with controlling and uncommunicative mates will find a remedy here, as will the partners of abusive or alcoholic mates. In Loving Solutions, Dr. Chapman draws on years of experience as a marriage counselor and as a Christian. Helping readers solve problems rather than abandon their marriage, he supplies solutions that are not only practical, but permanent. Readers will learn the six principles of ¿reality living,¿ and take first steps toward healing their marriage
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Studio: Northfield Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.695 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2000
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 1881273911 ISBN13 9781881273912
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More About Gary Chapman
Gary Chapman is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling "The Five Love Languages". With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman has been featured at the Pentagon and United Nations. He is a prolific conference speaker and makes his home with his wife in North Carolina. Dr Chapman's books have sold more than 4 million copies, and he is the host of a national radio program and a popular conference speaker. Gary lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
El doctor Gary Chapman es el autor del libro y de la serie Los cinco lenguajes del amor, numero 1 en ventas en ingles segun el New York Times. Con mas de 35 anos de experiencia como pastor y consejero matrimonial, ha viajado por todo el mundo impartiendo seminarios.
Gary Chapman currently resides in Winston-Salem, in the state of North Carolina.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Loving Solutions?
good stuff Nov 25, 2004
this is a very good book. about all I can fault it for is the tendency to shrug everything off into "professional counseling", which is not a panacea for everything...as much or more can be accomplished with lay counselors of much spiritual discernment and a "christian counselor" who has been trained by the world the way so many are today could concievably be worse than no counsel at all. first we ALWAYS need to turn to our mighty counselor: God himself. That aside, I was very impressed with this book. most books aimed at a christian market dealing with "tough issues" in marraiges seem to take one of two approachs. the first of which is that you confront the person, use the continuation of the marraige as leverage and if this moves them, great, if not, then out they go...complete with all kinds of rationalizations that because God is not pleased with the other persons behavior then divorce is perfectly acceptable. the other stream is to put the improvement of the marraige on the shoulders of the one willing to make the changes in a manner that often amounts to nothing more than manipulation (as an aside most books about submission dont "work" because they are not about submission, they are about silently manipulating the situation through kindness) which unfortunately ignores the fact that while one person changing may get things to a certain point they often do not take things as far as they need to go. once you get to that point it seems that threatening the offending party with divorce if they do not change has just become the christian way to go these days, complete with bible verses mininterpreted and misapplied to make it seem as if this is what God would want. this book hits it right down the middle with the revelation that while we cannot control another person our actions can very much influence which path they want to be on. I wonder how many sad tales of broken homes that many christians would totally justify might have been saved if one of the parties involved had begun to apply the principles contained in this book.
Alternatives for divorce Mar 1, 2003
If you think your marriage, or know of someone who's marriage is in deep trouble, this book can offer you some hope. This author gets to the point very quickly and offers practical advice on the most difficult of obstacles to overcome in high risk marriages. The topics discussed are irresponsibility, workaholics, over bearing spouses, abusive (both verbal and physical), alcoholics, and a few more. No "magic bullet" is being offered which makes this text more valuable for those that are serious and honest about their problems if they are faced with one of these major problems. Even though most of the cases presented are extreme for most marriages, this book should also be helpful for those that want to be sensitive to early warning signs and hence, stay out of these situations. This book is easy to read and understand and is sensitive to those in these situations who may be reluctant to obtain a copy.
Finally, A Book About Those Difficult Marital Problems Mar 20, 2001
What happens when a woman chooses to remain in a marriage involving verbal abuse or even unfaithfulness--for the sake of her children? Most books write her off as co-dependent and offer no direction.
Yet with recent information from Wallerstein's study, we have come to realize that children are often better off raised in such environments than if parents were divorced. And some are willing to pay such a price for their little ones. Others have hope that things will change down the road--how does one cope in the meantime? Everyone, it seems, avoids addressing these questions--except for Gary Chapman.
Chapman's direction is practical. He also helps counselors/pastors accept that fact that some problems have no solutions and just have to be accepted if the marriage is to continue.
As a pastor of 22 years, I take off my hat to Chapman, for he is the first to address these realities. Good stuff.
A Book Guide by My Spiritual Guides Jul 12, 2000
This is a book truely guided by my spiritual guides. Incidentally, i had a dream the previous night. When i was at the book store i felt a strong presence which led me to Loving Solutions. I was overwhelmed by joy and tears flow freely when i read the book. I sincerely recommend it to every married couple.