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The Marriage You've Always Wanted

Narrated by: Gary Chapman
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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"Marriage is God's answer for our deepest human need: Companionship." - Dr. Gary Chapman

And that, according to counselor and relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times best seller The Five Love Languages, is to have deep and lasting union with another, to truly become one. But how can you build that oneness from the beginning? With the expert wisdom and practical common sense that have made him a popular speaker worldwide, Dr. Chapman helps couples with such questions as:

  • "Why won't my spouse change?"
  • "What does it really mean to love someone else?"
  • "How do I get him to listen to me?"
  • "What if I'm the only one working at the marriage?"

    Whether you're starting your life together, or just need to improve communication in your marriage, Dr. Chapman's wisdom will help you move toward "the marriage you've always wanted".

  • ©2005 Gary Chapman (P)2005 Oasis Audio LLC

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    Very useful and practical

    Very useful and practical book for everyone, written with a gentle attitude and humour too

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    Oh God

    The publishers summary says it all. If you want a book that tells you how to become a better Christian and save your marriage, this may be for you. But if you want to hear psychology and advice, forget it.

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    • Matthew Morse
    • 17-04-07

    A Must for Marriage Before, During, or After

    Dr. Gary Chapman's approach and voice on marriage, his examination of the core values toward marriage, and the easy-going spirit of his counsel and advice on whole really make it simple for both men and women to grasp and take hold of key ideas that are crucial to making marriage, the most important relationship you might ever have in life, happy, successful, and mutually rewarding. Although this is largely based on Christian views and references much of the Bible's teachings on the subject, it is very practicle and the principles can be understood by all.

    I've now passed this book on to my wife & both sets of parents and include his "Five Love Languages" book along with it... both books should be manditory reading for couples in all stages even if not married. If you've ever had troubles, concerns, doubts, questions, or just curiosity on this subject GET THIS BOOK! Life is way too short to not pickup this diamond of knowledge and key learning.

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    • macdoc55
    • 20-06-14

    A Primer for godly marriage

    What did you love best about The Marriage You've Always Wanted?

    It really brought together the biblical concept of marriage in a user-friendly format. A must-read before the walk to the altar!

    What did you like best about this story?

    Dr. Chapman defines unity, accountability and equality within the context of marriage. He supports these concepts with scriptural references and delivers the message with remarkable clarity. If you aren't 'convicted' at some point during this book, then you aren't really married!

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The personal anecdotes were amusing and helpful (I especially liked the one about the "drawer-opener").

    Any additional comments?

    It's impossible to do the homework assignments while sailing along @ 70 mph, so you'll probably end up buying the book like I did.

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    • Terry
    • 03-04-12

    The advice in this book is fantastic!

    Dr. Chapman has a way of presenting information so it is easy to understand and based in reality. He has helped hundreds of people save and improve their marriages. I wish I had read it 10 years ago.

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    • Jennifer L Fritchman
    • 14-11-19

    Communication!

    It made us feel like the both of us are not alone
    It almost felt like we told him our story

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    • JHarris
    • 28-10-19

    Excellent!

    If you want to improve your marriage this is a great book for you and your spouse! Enjoy and be happy!

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    • 210 Outdoors
    • 06-06-19

    A Blessing

    This has been a very helpful resource. Looking forward to seeing how the Lord works through us in our marriage.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 16-05-19

    Not for a non-Christian

    Not for me. I did not expect there to be as much religious reference as there was.
    May work well and resonate with others who are Christians though.

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    • Lorenzo Contreras
    • 28-01-19

    amazing book

    amazing book it's got so much great information for every disagreement couples may have and how to resolve them. the information in this short book is incredibly valuable

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    • Emily Morgan
    • 11-01-19

    Excellent Book

    I loved the insight of this book! I took a ton of notes and added a bunch of bookmarks to the places I want to reference.

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    • Lisa Young
    • 15-08-18

    Very easy to follow and gives realistic strategies

    I love Gary Chapman's books! He doesn't give a bunch of unrealistic ideas for help. Highly recommend!!