The Marriage Turnaround: How Thinking Differently About Your Relationship Can Change Everything
by: Mitch Temple
Published by: Moody Publishers
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Reviewed by Richard Skaff
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.
Armchair Interviews says: Information worthy of a read and some thought.
Author’s Web site: http://www.MitchTempleOnline.com
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