Item description for Breaking the Cycle of Divorce: How Your Marriage Can Succeed Even if Your Parents' Didn't by John Trent & Larry K. Weeden...
Overview In an age when the pressures on marriage are heavier than ever and divorce is more accepted and easier to obtain, marriages seem to fail as often as they succeed. As an adult child of divorce, Dr. John Trent offers insights into why adult children of divorce tend to repeat their parents' mistakes. He then lays out a plan for a lifelong marriage that is strong and healthy. Couples will learn how to avoid repeating the mistakes that often lead to divorce.
Publishers Description In an age when the pressures on marriage are heavier than ever and divorce is more accepted and easier to obtain, marriages seem to fail as often as they succeed. As an adult child of divorce, Dr. John Trent offers insights into why adult children of divorce tend to repeat their parents mistakes. He then lays out a plan for a lifelong marriage that is strong and healthy. Couples will learn how to avoid repeating the mistakes that often lead to divorce.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1589970047 ISBN13 9781589970045
Availability 0 units.
More About John Trent & Larry K. Weeden
Dr. John Trent is president of StrongFamilies.com and founder of The Institute for the Blessing at Barclay College. John is a sought-after speaker and an award-winning author of more than twenty books, including six books for children. He has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs across the country and leads The Blessing Challenge, a joint partnership with Focus on the Family and StrongFamilies.com. John and his wife, Cindy, have been married for more than thirty years and have two grown daughters, Kari and Laura. Annette Smith is a novelist, nurse, and a master storyteller. Her first book of short stories, The Whispers of Angels, sold more than 100,000 copies. Annette has written four additional volumes of original short stories, two parenting books, and five novels, all set in small towns. Her fourth novel, A Bigger Life, was named by Library Journal as one of the best novels of 2007 and was a finalist in the American Christian Fiction Book Awards. A life-long Texan, Annette lives in Tyler, Texas with Randy, her husband of thirty-one years, and an affectionate, shaggy mutt named Wally. Annette has worked as a registered nurse in a variety of settings. Her current home-hospice position gives her a unique position in the lives of relative strangers, and she often finds herself bearing solitary witness to intimate, behind-the-scenes situations full of grace and meaning."
John Trent currently resides in Phoenix Scottsdale. John Trent was born in 1952.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Breaking the Cycle of Divorce: How Your Marriage Can Succeed Even if Your Parents' Didn't?
Breaking the Cycle of Divorce Mar 30, 2008
This is a good book not just for children of divorce but for marital partners of divorce to avoid failure in their next marriage.
Please read this book Nov 11, 2007
Anyone whose parents have been divorced and is interested in a relationship themselves should read this book. Anyone who loves someone whose parents have been divorced should read this book. Anyone who wishes their parents had gotten a divorce (and lived with the fighting and yelling all their lives) should read this book.
I just wish I'd bought the book sooner.
Doesn't sugarcoat the challenge of overcoming the past Sep 8, 2006
In Breaking the Cycle of Divorce, author John Trent drives a hard bargain with adult children of divorce (ACOD) by stating that they will continue under the curse of divorce unless they choose to break through to a fresh start. A product of a broken home himself, Trent pleads with ACOD's to break this cyclical pattern, and he shows them how to go about it.
The author defines the curse of divorce as a stream that's been dammed up, cutting off the flow of "love, support, and good modeling of a healthy marriage." Besides pointing out twelve negative manifestations of this curse, Trent also delivers the good news of how to reverse the cycle. "You can pick a different outcome and make it your reality," he insists.
As President of the Center for Strong Families, Dr. John Trent is dedicated to helping many emotionally injured people to break free from the devastation of divorce. He leaves the reader virtually no space to wonder if it's worth the effort. "Well, I'm living proof that...you do so...for your children, your grandchildren, and generations even in the distant future."
The needling questions at the end of each chapter may benefit readers beyond ACOD's who have other destructive patterns to overcome. Some may find Trent's textbook-approach a little cut and dried, but his truth and warmth definitely come through as well. He doesn't sugarcoat the challenge of overcoming one's past, but he also makes the reader feel that with Trent as a coach, and with prayer and trust in God, one can triumph. - Cheryl A. Cecil, Christian Book Previews.com