7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage: Strengthen Your Most Intimate RelationshipCraig Groeschel, Kim Kimberling Phd, Phd Kim Kimberling, Amy Groeschel, Craig &. Amy Groeschel, Phd Kim Kimberling
All of us want an enduring marriage, a beautiful marriage we can believe in. That kind of marriage happens through intimacy. Intimacy requires hard work and a guide. Dr. Kim Kimberling is that guide, and this book and its tools will show you how communication and intimac... Read More
Kimberling offers insights like connecting every day in spite of what’s in the way, learning how to fight in the right ways, stopping the insanity of doing the same thing over and over even when it isn’t working, and finding that the best sex ever is well within the context of Christian marriages.
Once these 7 secrets are a part of your marriage, you can stand together and fight anything that would ever try to tear your marriage apart.
Whether you have just celebrated your first anniversary or your fiftieth, 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage by Dr. Kim Kimberling is for you. If you have a good marriage, this book can help you have a great marriage. If you are struggling, Kim Kimberling will help you turn the corner and make your marriage into what you want it to be.
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 28, 2015
- UPC: 9780310342274
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 192
- Publish Date: Jul 28, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012050"
- ISBN: 0310342279
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- Worth the investment to improve/save your marriage! by Shirley ~Light Love Hope~ on 9/2/2015
This little book is packed full of tips to help you improve and/or save your marriage. Whether you're newlyweds or have been married for many years, the tools in the book are still relevant.
My husband and I have been married for going on 13 years. This is my second marriage and his first. I am not as tolerant as I once was in my first marriage. I wanted my second marriage to have a fairy tale ending "... and they lived happily ever after." While I understand the whole marriage concept was new to my second husband, after 13 years you do expect things to be better than ever before. A lot of couples throw in the towel when the going gets tough. But that is the time you need to realize that you're on the same team with the same goals in mind. That is the time that you need to whip out all of the tools in your handy little toolbox and get to work - both of you - to improve and save the marriage.
This little book provides seven "secrets." One main thing is that the couples HAVE to put God first. There is no other way. If you put any one or any thing before God, it will be doomed. God has to be number one, followed by your spouse. That is one area that I know we struggled with but are working on.
Another is issues from the past or "baggage" that is brought into the marriage whether it's the way you grew up, an addiction that was hidden for too long, etc. It requires that you take a good, hard look in the mirror at yourself and decide if you want to work through those issues to be a better spouse. They deserve all of your love, not holding on to things that will destroy your marriage.
I won't go further in my review to reveal the rest of the "secrets." I'll just say that we -- both my husband and I -- highly recommend this book. He read it as well, and believe me that was a victory in and of itself to have him read this book and give his thoughts. Bravo Hubby!! :)
Buy the book. Utilize the tools given. Watch your marriage improve as God works wonders for you and your spouse!
- Great book on marriage by Lynne on 8/12/2015
Approaching our 32nd anniversary, I have a tendency to pick up books on Christian marriage to see “how we rate.” So, after reading many books, I would have to say that I really enjoyed my advance reader copy of “7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage.” Author Kim Kimberling uses a great approach by sharing the good and bad in his marriage, as well as citing examples from the couples he has counseled. Using seven “secrets,” Kimberling thoroughly discusses each secret, offers thought-provoking questions, and most importantly, reminds readers of the importance of having God at the center of their marriage.
Kimberling tackles some of the cultural issues surrounding marriage today, and I feel that he is truly passionate about helping couples not only stay married, but enjoy the gifts that God provides in marriage. The book is a quick and enjoyable read. It is a book that I plan to share and/or recommend to couples who are thinking of getting married, or those who may be struggling.
- Standing together to build a happy marriage by Lesa on 8/12/2015
I have to say this is a good guide for building a good foundation for a stable marriage. I am personally going through a divorce and my spouse was not willing to work at correcting anything and in his eyes he was perfect and did not have issues. So this book would not have helped us. But as I struggle to regain and balanced life and start over. I feel the points in this book can be a great guide and help to me if I ever go down that marriage road again.
The seven steps that Kim gives are as follows:
STOP the insanities that hold us back
START the practice of putting God first, spouse second
CONNECT the art of listening and being present
ENGAGE: how to fight right
BALANCE: scheduling for a better marriage
MINGLE: sex as the mingling of souls
FIGHT: the power of fighting together on the same team
A product sample was supplied to me for my reading to give my honest and unbiased review.
- Great book on Marriage by Jennifer on 7/9/2015
FTC disclaimer: I received an advanced reading copy to help me facilitate this review.
This is a great book to help you improve your marriage or just to remind you of things to keep in mind as you continue married life. Things like keeping God first, fighting fair, spending time together. There are seven "secrets" and then there are seven ways you can put these into practice. I've only been married for a couple months, but I have read a lot of marriage books because I always wanted to be ready when the time comes (and honestly, a large amount of stuff in marriage books is applicable in other relationships as well.) This is one of the best I've ever read. After receiving so much advice on "negative" situations before and since our wedding, I was happy to read a book that focused on the positives. My attitude is marriage doesn't have to be a pain or just something to put up with, but there is a reason you married your partner and keeping that in mind will help you to discover an amazing marriage.