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Overview This book exposes eight common, destructive myths that women believe about fidelity in order that they may begin protecting their sacred union of marriage before it's too late.
Publishers Description Affair-Proof Your Marriage Think it couldn't happen to you? Most women never make a conscious choice to have an affair, yet it happens to even the most active Christians. How? Why? This book takes a look at the series of seemingly harmless choices that can lead you straight down that dangerous, dead-end path. "Desperate House Lies" exposes eight common myths, including: "he's just my friend so it's harmless," and "my husband doesn't understand me; I deserve someone better." Personal stories of women who have slipped in their own marriages and want to help you avoid the same devastation, combined with practical, realistic guidance, will equip you to protect your God-ordained union now and for all time. "We highly recommend that every woman read "Desperate House Lies." This book could be a breakthrough for your marriage. We have never read a better book on the topic; we couldn't put it down " "-Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg" "This book is a must-read for anyone hearing a deceptive whisper, 'It's okay to cross the line.'" "-Pam Vredevelt" Story Behind the Book An alarming number of Christian women are cheating on their husbands today, having never intended to do so. The consequences of these affairs are ugly and devastating. This book was written to bring a needed voice to a hush-hush topic. Readers will find the initiative to fight mental, emotional, and physical temptation so that their marriages, which are ordained by God, will stand strong and protected. Women will become aware of the subtle progression from friendship to emotional dependency to a forbidden relationship, while also becoming equipped to set up protective boundaries in their lives.
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Sally Marcey is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist working at Alliance Clinical Associates in Wheaton, Illinois. She is the author of the children s books The Underground Railroad and The Silverlake Stranger, and served as the general editor for A Time to Speak: A Healing Journal for Post Abortive Women. Married thirty-four years, she and her husband have two grown children."
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Very good read Apr 4, 2007
I highly recommend Desperate Houselies to both single and married women. It's a clear, concise, and practical book on the seven lies that subtly lead women beyond the boundaries of their marriages. Each chapter focuses on a specific lie/myth, with illustrative examples of real women who have fallen for the myth. However, instead of holding these women as examples to be mocked, Sally Marcey treats each example with respect and compassion. Not only does she give a factual rendering of their experience, but she also writes about their thought processes and rationale as they are going through the experience. In this way, Ms. Marcey bridges the gap between "head knowledge" (from the psychological/therapist perspective) and "heart knowledge" (from the women's perspective). She gives a human face to each lie, showing how easily just about anybody can be fooled. The book is nicely balanced between compassion for those who have caught themselves in these circumstances and an unflinching look at the mistakes they made to arrive at these circumstances. Most especially nice about the book is how she ties in the biblical principles of marriage to each myth, showing how the lie subtly distorts the realities and sanctity of marriage and yet draws the reader back to how the biblical principles can be used as a foundation to recovering from infidelity if both parties are willing. At the end of each chapter, she provides a list of "Take Action" items for the reader to reflect and possibly act upon, making the book extremely practical and down-to-earth. Her commitment to showing the dangers, consequences, and realities of these myths from a biblical perspective is truly refreshing and needed in these confused times. The concluding chapter, aptly titled, "Hold on to Hope" provides wisdom straight from the bible and encouraging words of God's forgiveness and mercy. Strangely enough (or else it is divinely appointed timing), she wrote the final chapter on Good Friday, reinforcing the unwavering Easter message of hope that we can cling to in times of distress. As I write this review, it is the week of Good Friday and the Easter message of hope has not altered. Read the book and be encouraged.