Item description for How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong by Leslie Vernick...
Overview There are no perfect marriages or perfect spouses. We know having a good marriage requires effort and hard work. Yet we often don't know how to continue to love when we are angry, hurt, scared, or just plain irritated. Nor are we sure what that kind of love is supposed to look like. Should we be patient? Forgive and forget? Do something else entirely? In this book, you'll find the answers to these questions, differences, and sins of your spouse to help you become more like Christ. Acting right when your spouse acts wrong will not necessarily result in a more satisfying marital relationship, nor will it automatically make your spouse change his or her ways - although both could occur. It will, however, teach you to respond wisely when wronged and lead you into a deeper relationship with Christ as you yield your will to his plan for your life and learn to be more like him.
Publishers Description Experience the Blessings of an Imperfect Marriage. We all–at one time or another–have the opportunity to act right when our spouse acts wrong. There are no perfect marriages or perfect spouses. We know that having a good marriage requires effort and hard work. Yet we often don't know how to continue to love when we are angry, hurt, scared, or just plain irritated. Nor are we sure what that kind of love is supposed to look like. Should we be patient? Forgive and forget? Do something else entirely?
Acting right when your spouse acts wrong will not necessarily guarantee a more satisfying marital relationship, nor will it automatically make your spouse change his or her ways–although both could occur. It will, however, help you see how God is stretching you in the midst of your marital difficulties, teach you to respond wisely when wronged, and lead you into a deeper relationship with Christ as you yield your will to his plan for your life and learn to be more like him. Leslie Vernick, ACSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has her own private counseling practice and more that twenty years of experience counseling Christians from a biblical worldview. She received her master's degree from the University of Illinois and is an adjunct professor at Philadelphia Biblical University. She is a popular speaker for women's groups, couple's retreats, and professional seminars, and is the author of The TRUTH Principle: A Life-Changing Model for Growth and Spiritual Renewal. She and her husband, Howard, live in Orefield, Pennsylvania, and are the parents of two grown children.
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Leslie Vernick is licensed clinical social worker and relationship coach. For more than thirty years, she has helped individuals, couples, and families heal, rebuild, or grow their relationships. A popular author and speaker, she has written several books, including How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong and the bestseller, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship.
Leslie Vernick currently resides in Orefield, in the state of Pennsylvania.
Reviews - What do customers think about How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong?
Excellent Jan 6, 2008
For any spouse in a difficult marriage this is an excellent book with a lot of encouragement and sobering truth. Marriage is not about your happiness but difficulties in marriage can help us grow. And no one is perfect. A very well written and useful book.
Book for every Marriage Feb 22, 2006
The real title is "Indispensable Guides for Godly Living" - it is so helpful and within one week of reading it I see changes in myself and my marriage. This is not just for troubled relationships. As your marriage grows so will you - in Christ!
Excellent Book!!! Sep 21, 2005
This is one of the best books on relationships that I've ever read. Every married couple should read it! It's not just a fluff book on "how to have a happy marriage," it's a book that challanges and encourages you, and helps you clearly understand God's plan for your marriage. I'm very thankful that I stumbled upon it, and I plan to read it over and over.
A Must Read! Aug 27, 2002
I have read countless books on marriage, not because I have a hard marriage, just the opposite. I feel my marriage is worth all the effort I put into it and because our Enemy is always throwing those daggers at Christian marriages it never hurts to be encouraged by others.
Leslie has written one of the best if not THE best book on marriage that I have ever read. It does not seem to be a book written through the human perspective it seems that all of her wisdom is God-given and Biblical in nature.
You could almost think of her book as a bible study on acting right (at any time, not just in marriage)! She not only tells how to act right but why we should and how we will benefit and how our spouse will benefit.
She does not promise that acting right will guarantee that your spouse will begin to act right also. That is not the issue. The issue is that we are in a marriage not for our felt needs she says but our real needs and what we really need is to learn to be more like Jesus. Sometimes our Lord uses tough things for our benefit and for us to grow spiritually. (There is always the hope and possibility tho that the more we act right our spouse will learn to act right also.)
I highly recommend that anyone read this book, if you are married, engaged, dating a possible mate (aren't all dates possible mates) or just even want to learn how to respond to other people correctly. Thank you, Leslie for such a great book!
Wisdom for the married! Nov 21, 2001
Leslie Vernick provides practical wisdom that can move you beyond the struggles and entanglements of your martial frustrations or woes toward new growth. This book is a must IF you want to do what is best for your marriage-- regardless of the decisions and choices of your spouse. Georgia Shaffer, PA Licensed Psychologist