Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away – Book Review

Do you have trouble in your marriage??  Do you feel like leaving, but know its not what God wants for your marriage??  Then you need to read Gary Chapman’s book “Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away“.

For those of you who don’t know last fall my husband and I were separated for about three months.  I so wish I had of had this book to read during that time.  But even reading it at this point in our reconciliation has been a huge help for our marriage.

Gary talks about four myths in his book:

  1. My environment determines my state of mind.
  2. People cannot change.
  3. In a troubled marriage, I have only two options – resigning myself to a life of misery or getting out of the marriage.
  4. Some situations are hopeless – and my situation is one of these.

If you (like most of us) believe one or more of these myths this book will help your marriage!!

Gary talks about many different issues in marriage including the irresponsible spouse, the workaholic spouse, the depressed spouse, the controlling spouse, the verbally abusive spouse, the physically abusive spouse, the sexually abused/sexually abusive spouse, the uncommunicative spouse, the unfaithful spouse and the alcoholic/drug-abusing spouse.  Through all of these issues Gary shows how six realities can help you and your spouse work through these issues.

One of these six realities really stood out to me and that is “my attitude affects my actions”.  This reality made such an impression on me that I spent some time in my Bible studying what God says about attitude and chose Philippians 2:5 to Bible journal these six realities into my Bible.

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I would highly recommend reading Gary Chapman’s book “Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away“.  It will be helpful to the engaged, newlywed, ones married for 50 years and all in between.  It talks about really getting to the bottom of the issues and working through them.  From talking to couples I have learned at some point in marriage all couples go through one of the issues Gary talks about and seeing how he helps couples work through the issues is truly helpful.  I rate this book a five out of five stars.

Disclosure: Thanks to Moody Publishers for sponsoring today’s post; all opinions are honestly my own.  Please check out my policies and disclosure for more details.

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