How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong

How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong

How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong“I loved this book,” says Lisa Copen, Rest Ministries director. “And the back cover says, if you aren’t married to Jesus this book applies! We’ve all been on both sides of the fence… It’s a great eye-opener to tough questions the Christian community usually buries.”

How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong - Coping with Illness in Your MarriageWhen your husband or wife has a chronic illness there are many times that the relationship is at risk of breaking down in communication. We wonder why our husband copes with depression when the wife has the chronic illness; what happens when you have an illness and then your spouse gets cancer? And the lack of intimacy can threaten the strength of your bond, even when it’s due to chronic illness and health challenges.

Believe it or not, you can experience what Leslie calls the “Blessings of an Imperfect Marriage.” At one time or another we have all had the opportunity to act right when our spouse acts wrong, because perfect marriages and perfect spouses don’t exist.

We know that having a good marriage requires effort and hard work. Yet we often don’t know how to continue to love when we are angry, hurt, scared, or just plain irritated. Do you find yourself fighting with your spouse over every little thing? Are you afraid it could lead to divorce?

Should we be patient? Forgive and forget? Do something else entirely? This book will help you understand why your spouse acts the way he or she does, learn when to guard your heart, how to respond to difficulties within the relationship in ways in which God would be proud.

This book will help you discover how God is stretching you in the midst of your marital problems, teach you to respond wisely when wronged, and lead you into a deeper relationship with Christ as you yield your will to his plan for your life and learn to be more like him.

Author: Leslie Vernick, ACSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has her own private counseling practice and more that twenty years of experience counseling Christians from a biblical worldview. She received her master’s degree from the University of Illinois and is an adjunct professor at Philadelphia Biblical University. She is a popular speaker for women’s groups, couple’s retreats, and professional seminars.

Random House, Inc., 224 pages, paperback


Yes, I am aware that this is a article promoting a book, but I think it looks like a book that could be very useful for many couples, and not just marriages, but other relationships aswell. I’d be intere4sted in any feedback if anyone has read this. It was recommended by a fellow fibromite, Lisa, on twitter, so I’m trusting her judgment & posting this.

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