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When Divorce Is Not an Option : How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love (Paperback) (Gregory
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God has put you and your spouse together for a reason — and it's not to argue. You are bonded together to cultivate in each other those virtues that lead to sanctification. That's why this book isn't just about saving your marriage — it's about transforming it into a joyful, loving relationship.
In these pages, acclaimed author and psychotherapist Gregory Popcak shows you how to heal the hurt in your marriage and develop the crucial habits necessary to resolve conflicts, renew the love you once had, and discover the passion you always wanted.
Dr. Popcak's clinical experience and recent research show that the difference between happy and unhappy marriages lays in the habits — both good and bad — that are practiced in the home. Here you'll discover the simple steps needed to root out behavior that leaves you resentful and demoralized, and to begin practicing positive habits that facilitate mutual respect and cultivate admiration.
Even if you feel lonely and abandoned in your marriage, Dr. Popcak offers sensible ways you can work alone at resolving conflict, repairing damage, building rapport, and maintaining intimacy. Because of the graces given to husbands and wives, you have tremendous untapped power to be a catalyst for change even if your spouse isn't participating.
By following the wise advice in this book, you'll take the guesswork out of building a stable, healthy marriage. You'll also learn:-Eight marriage-friendly habits that couples in healthy relationships exhibit-How to identify those areas of your marriage that require the most attention-What to do when you feel your spouse is out to get you-Simple ways to integrate prayer into the life of your marriage-How to make God part of healing your marriage-How your mind handles feelings and emotions and what you can do about it-Tips for keeping your conversations focused on solutions instead of emotions-How to see each your spouse's faults as opportunities for you to grow in holiness.