Item description for The Marriage Turnaround: How Thinking Differently about Your Relationship Can Change Everything by Mitch Temple...
Overview Using real-life stories and biblical solutions, a family therapist helps readers uncover the great marriage that God intended, in a guide that brings his counseling experience and humor to bear on the myths behind destructive patterns in marriage. Original.
What if you were sitting in a room with all sorts of dysfunctional couples, and you were one of them! What would it take to turn your marriage around in a short period of time? Mitch Temple says it would take a change of mind, of heart, and of practice, all of which could be done by two people willing to discard the old myths and put on the new truth.
Mitch has been a family therapist for many years, and is on staff with Focus on the Family, bringing his counseling expertise and humor to the table for you to munch on. Real-life stories and biblical solutions will have the reader uncovering a great marriage behind their long-held myths.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.48" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 0802450148 ISBN13 9780802450142
Reviews - What do customers think about Marriage Turnaround?
EVERY marriage needs help. Mar 11, 2010
EVERY marriage needs help.
This is the best, most practical, easy-read book on helping to make a marriage better. The chapter titled "It's Okay to be Rude--We're married!" is worth the price of the book. We know better than to be rude to our marriage partners, but too often we fail. Many of us working to have a decent marriage know much of what is in this book, but it's good to be reminded. Every person who is married or has a friend who is married should read this book.
Faith in marriage Feb 26, 2010
While our society has become increasingly self-absorbed, out of touch with its past and future, and totally engulfed in the moment where everyone is seeking decadence and immediate self-gratification-comes a timely and delightful book by Mitch Temple that focuses on saving relationships and marriages. The author has tailored a faith-based book with real-life stories and biblical solutions that are laced with psychology and common sense to fit the problem of divorce that has plagued our Bible-belt states and our entire nation. Mitch tackles the various myths that infect a marriage and destroy it. The viral infection is engendered by preconceived notions about life, people, and marriage, as well as cognitive distortions that couples carry on like a disease. The Marriage Turnaround attempts to debunk these myths and cleanse the infected mind with biblical and commonsensical recommendations that will help the individuals overcome their erroneous destination. The book also discusses the most common distortions that couples practice in their daily lives, like "attitude don't really count," "I need to change my spouse," "happiness is everything," "a crisis means we're over," "I shouldn't have to ask," and "marriage is just too hard." Each distortion is covered in one chapter that guides the reader into acquiring practical solutions to overcome these distortions. The book is designed for the religious in heart to give him or her hope and tools to survive a stormy relationship. However, it tends to over-focus at times on the role of Satan in the creation of these problems, rather than focus on the role of man, choice, and responsibility. Temple's book informs, instructs, and impels. The quotes that begin each chapter will make you think and ponder your own relationship. The writing style is simple, frank, and clear. It will provide the reader with insight and directions to change him/herself and improve their marriages.
Marriage in the daily trenches Oct 12, 2009
Having worked with the author and seeing him work with couples I know first-hand of his commitment to building healthy marriages. This book was formed in the crucible of personal experience and professional training. The book is transparent and insightful, filled with practical advice on how to build a vital marriage in the trenches of daily living. While a quick and easy read it challenges readers to reframe their traditional approaches, crush the myths, and adopt a new way of acting. Suggest that couples read with the husband reading and highlighting in blue and the wife reading and highlighting in pink and then discuss together the areas that are purple. The effort and discussion will deliver what the book title suggests: A Marriage Turnaround!
Well written Oct 11, 2009
I ordered this by mistake,thinking it was tied to another institution. After receiving this and initially being upset, I sat and read it not once but twice. I found it to be well written in a simple and easy going style, short on babble big on depth. If can not or will not accept God, then this will probably be somewhat over the top.This is definitely in the christian camp, but if you are truly seeking answers and solutions in a faltering marriage,then this just might hit home. I have know reread this 4 times and gain further insight each time. Make no mistake this is not a pill or potion that makes everything better, but Mr. Temple's writing style and tone make one, or at least me, see a different perspective. It has,and continues to make our marriage stronger. My wife is now reading this and we have conversations on how both of us have been impacted by our choices. The book itself is not overly long, easy to read,and compelling enough to keep going. In short,if $15.00 is too much for your marriage, then the problems are probably much deeper. It was a mistake that I am glad I made.
Awesome book! Sep 14, 2009
This book is wonderful for couples and practitioners, as it combines real world examples and practical advice with Biblical references. I think couples will be able to relate to the stories and examples provided in this book, as Mitch shares his own joys and struggles in marriage.