Item description for Men in Midlife Crisis by Jim Conway...
Overview This newly revised version still offers practical ways to deal with the crisis, but now the book has been updated with new research and quotes for the '90s and beyond. Conway's advice comes from his own personal experience as well as years of research and counseling. After 20 years as a bestseller, this revised edition is even better.
Jim Conway writes for all men who face midlife and have thought about walking away from family, work, church . . . all responsibilities, and never coming back. Of his own midlife crisis he says, "I feel like a vending machine. Someone pushes a button, and out comes an article. The family pushes buttons and out comes dollars. The community pushes other buttons. . . ." Also available- "Your Husband's Midlife Crisis" by Sally Conway.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 6.45" Height: 0.88" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 1997
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 1564766985 ISBN13 9781564766984
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More About Jim Conway
Jim Conway, Ph.D. is a popular conference speaker and counselor. He holds five earned degrees in theology and psychology, is the president of Midlife Dimensions-an international counseling and conference ministry-and is the author or co-author of 14 books.
Jim Conway currently resides in Fullerton, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Men in Midlife Crisis?
Men in Midlife Crisis Dec 16, 2008
This is an awesome book! It has been incredibly helpful. I feel like Jim Conway knew my husband when he wrote this book. The most helpful part is knowing that other people have experienced what I am going through. It included supportive info on how to understand this stage in a man's life and get through this stage in your life, and work towards saving your marriage. I would very much recommend this book, as well as other books by Jim and Sally Conway.
For those going through it -- it's a must-read Nov 12, 2007
This book is a must-read for any couple 35 or older who sees things falling apart in their marriage, for any woman who sees huge and frightening changes in her middle-aged husband, or for the man over 35 who wonders why everything seems to be turning upside down in his private world.
When my husband and I were separated, a friend gave me this book (the earlier version), and I was amazed at how the things described within its covers mirrored what was happening to us. I gave it to my husband, and he said the same thing. Men in Midlife Crisis was a book that helped me understand the crisis that was rocking our marriage so I could hold on and not give up.
Ultimately, after a three-year separation, my husband and I restored our marriage, and we are happier than ever. But this book was one of the things that helped us get through that difficult time. Eventually I wrote a book of my own, Broken Heart on Hold: Surviving Separation, and have been able to pass the message of hope and healing onto others. Since I've written a book for those in marital crisis, I regularly recommend Men in Midlife Crisis to any of my own readers who may be dealing with midlife issues. The book is so comprehensive. I don't believe there is another book like it.
A helpful perspective for a trying time Oct 31, 2007
I think this is a very helpful book for what can be a trying and difficult time in life. I will say, that if I could have given it 4 1/2 stars, I would have because the part written from a woman's perspective is just a bit out of touch - there are many women who work full-time and of those, many do not have the choice or luxury of staying home to raise their children. And one or two of his comments about a wife helping to correct "her" mistakes relating to her husband's midlife crisis were, I think, out of line. A man's midlife crisis is first and foremost about him, and wives really don't need anything else to feel guilty about when they find themselves in the middle of a muddle they didn't create, can't correct and basically have to try and stay afloat through. I am not saying that all wives are perfect - absolutely not, but while traversing this slippery path they are often made out to be the "bad guy" by their husbands anyway as a way for them to assuage their feelings of dissatisfaction. It's convenient to have someone to blame for all their unhappiness and pain. So, other than those reservations, I found the book to be very well thought out, very thorough and not very preachy. Yes God is spoken about and scriptures are quoted, but the man IS a minister and this is his story, as well as a general guidebook for other men following in his footsteps. All-in-all, I think it is very balanced - painfully honest, well researched & most of all, hopeful and encouraging. I'm very glad I bought the book & I'm sure I will read it again as we continue through the process. I have set it on my husband's bedside table & I am looking forward to discussing his take on the information. I will also absolutely buy a few copies for friends (both male and female) nearing the edge of the slope, as a sane roadmap written by a sure-footed guide who presents us, not with just the facts, but a bright beacon of hope.
Best midlife crisis book available Jul 22, 2006
If you are going throug mid life crisis, this book is a must. It is definetly worth the cost. This book helps you understand what your going through. It also provides helpful advice so that you can avoid costly mistakes at cross roads in your life.
awesome book Jul 2, 2006
This book should be an absolute must for every married couple. midlife crisis will happen to all men to some degree, and women, you need to be prepared for it. Out of ten other books I have read on the subject, this one stands out way ahead of the others. This might end up in gifts for weddings of friends of mine!!