Item description for Because I Said Forever: Embracing Hope in a Not-So-Perfect Marriage by Heather Kopp & Debbie Kalmbach...
Overview A recent study indicates that Christian marriages don't fail as often as secular marriages -- they fail more! Debbie Kalmbach, the wife of a recovering alcoholic, understands the longing to leave but offers Christian wives solid reasons to stay in a difficult marriage. This is not a "how to save your marriage" but more a guidebook for wives on how to save their ability to love, to honor their commitment to their husbands, and to maintain their faith in God while in marriages that may never live up to their dreams. Debbie tackles tough questions such as "Why won't he go to counseling?" "Can I change him?" and "What do I do when I don't feel in love anymore?" with a warm, compassionate approach sure to encourage and inspire every struggling wife.
Publishers Description A recent study indicates that Christian marriages don't fail as often as secular marriages -- they fail more Debbie Kalmbach, the wife of a recovering alcoholic, understands the longing to leave but offers Christian wives solid reasons to stay in a difficult marriage. This is not a "how to save your marriage" but more a guidebook for wives on how to save their ability to love, to honor their commitment to their husbands, and to maintain their faith in God while in marriages that may never live up to their dreams. Debbie tackles tough questions such as "Why won't he go to counseling?" "Can I change him?" and "What do I do when I don't feel in love anymore?" with a warm, compassionate approach sure to encourage and inspire every struggling wife.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590527771 ISBN13 9781590527771
Availability 0 units.
More About Heather Kopp & Debbie Kalmbach
Heather Harpham Kopp is a freelance editor, author, and advertising copywriter. For four years, she wrote the popular column, "Out of the Ordinary," for Virtue magazine. She is the author of several books, including Praying the Bible for Your Baby and I Stole God from Goody-Two-Shoes. She has also co-authored numerous titles with her husband David Kopp, including Praying the Bible for Your Children and Praying the Bible for Your Marriage.
Heather Kopp currently resides in Sisters, in the state of Oregon.
Reviews - What do customers think about Because I Said Forever: Embracing Hope in an Imperfect Marriage?
This Book Applies to Every Marriage Facing ANY Crisis Oct 27, 2005
I bought this book just because of the title. It described why leaving is not an option for me. I am married to a wonderful man and father when he's not slipped into his Internet Pornography addiction. I also bought a book that was supposed to be for wives of men struggling with sexual addictions; but this book was by far - leaps and bounds - the better book. She gives practical advice that gives you some power but allows you to still be the Christian, Godly person you were designed to do with grace and dignity. This book was exactly what I needed and I will recommend it to everyone who needs it!
Wonderful, this book helped save my mariage. Dec 14, 2004
As I read this book I was able to learn how to be true to my beliefs as a christian woman and still assert myself. The things I learned from this book enabled me to be my own best friend and advocate. My husband has changed measurably in his behavior toward me. We both continue to improve. One of he best things I learned about in this book was setting boundries, and enforceing them. I am no longer tossed about by emotional garbage but can step back and see clearly whats happening. Then I can make a rational decision on how to respond to him.
This Book Is An Answer To Prayer... Jun 5, 2002
This book is for anyone who is looking for a book that will help them if they are wanting to keep their marriage vows and to make their marriage work even in very difficult and stressful circumstances. If you are at the end of your rope and have tried everything you know of and still are feeling like you can't find answers on how to survive in your marriage, this book is for you! I have read many books on marriage and relationships and this is by far the best. It is practical and honest.
This book was written for me... May 23, 2002
I would recommend this book to anybody having doubts about their marriage and feeling disappointed that their dreams they've held all their life have not held up in realty. The author gets into your head, knows your thoughts, because everything hypothetical situation she discussed I could relate to, either through my thoughts or by my actions. It's especially helpful if you have kids and you feel desperate to find a healthy and christian perspective. I plan to pass this book on to my church library (although I'll keep a copy for reference) and pass it on to others struggling. I think when it comes down to it, this book just reinforces that the world is not perfect, we 'are' human, and therefore, we will make mistakes...it's how you respond to those mistakes that's important.
Because I Said Forever is a Wonderful Book Jan 8, 2002
This is by far the best book I have ever read on the subject of marriage. It was easy to read and offered really good information on how to make your marriage work in a "not so perfect marriage." I have given this book to a friend as a gift and I think she will enjoy it as well. It has made me a differnt person.