When Divorce Is Not an Option

How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love

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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 When Divorce Is Not an Option, 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 of your spouse's faults as an opportunity for you to grow in holiness

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    Editorial Reviews

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    "Dr. Greg offers practical wisdom rooted in a profound understanding of human nature and divine grace. Read it yourself and share it with couples who need it!"

    Christopher West
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    "I heartily recommend this book to all who hope that marriage can last forever. Dr. Popcak provides practical advice — distilled from decades of counseling experience — to help couples deepen their love for each other. But this book is more than a list of practical tips: it is permeated with faith in Christ and the realization that His cross is the pathway to our redemption and happiness on earth."

    Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, JCD
    Author, Marriage Insurance: 12 Rules to Live By

    Product Details

    • Pages: 336
    • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
    • ISBN: 978-1-622821-88-4
    • Product Code: 1884
    • Availability: In Stock

    Customer Reviews

    543211 reviews
    Hands down the best book, a must read!
    This book is jaw dropping and yet provides the most practical and effective approach to a joyful marriage. Dr. Popcak nails it! Well written, this book is an easy and enjoyable read. The reader will see his or herself in the relationships he cites as examples, and find sound doable solutions to what may appear to be a losing battle. It is a quick read and provides a quick start to a marriage journey towards wedded bliss. This book is amazing, and Dr. Popcak is the best! Don't wait another minute, even if you feel you have no marital concerns, or you are simply wanting to know more about marriage. This book is a must read, and consider Dr. Popcak or his colleagues as counselors to help you along the way. It's the best approach out there! Read it alone or with your spouse. Either way, you'll be glad you did!
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