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Hope for the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed

4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  120 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A realistic and compassionate look at the problems and perspectives of separated couples, challenging them to explore reconciliation (more than 100,000 in print).
ebook, 176 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Moody Publishers (first published January 1st 1982)
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Polly Watson
As one who has recently decided to separate from her husband, I found this book to be well worth the read. There are a few things in the book that upset me enough to send me into a depression, though. for a book that's supposed to be about HOPE, it's odd that I spiraled into depression rather than felt uplifted.

I spoke with my counselor regarding some of the things that upset me and she said that I have to weed out what's worth reading from what IS in a book like this. An author like Gary Chapm
Michael Mack
I read this and several other books on the topic in the midst of separation from my wife, a time that felt hopeless. This was the most helpful for me; it kept me heading down the right path even when I didn't feel like it. Another reviewer commented that this book helped her fall into depression; I can see how that could happen, because Chapman doesn't hold back from speaking truth to those in this painful situation. That truth can cause even more pain. But I believe Chapman has spoken the truth ...more
Nov 02, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The exercises presented in this book present the reader with an excellent self-examination. If you are thinking of separated or are in a separation, this book is a must read. You are only accountable for your decisions and your actions. You cannot control your spouse's behavior. Use this book as a guide to navigate. This difficult season with God's grace.
Briana Ford
A step-by-step process of coping with separation, as well as what to do when that time comes and if it doesn't come. Great advice and good assignments.
Aug 10, 2014 Gina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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It is a book written from the biblic perspective. It answers to the question "What should I do, being a christian (in case of separation from husband/wife)"?. The book gives also some good advice, from psichological point of view, but it is excesively religious.
Jan 30, 2015 Brenda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 02, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My husband and I have been separated for about a month, and this book was extremely helpful in figuring out what to do from here.
Kim Voss
Sep 09, 2007 Kim Voss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For those who have a difficult time with hope, this book leaves you feeling hopeful, even when your marriage crumbles.
May 08, 2009 Dolly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
His other books are better.
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Gary Chapman has traveled extensively around the world challenging couples to pursue healthy, growing marriages. His first book, Toward a Growing Marriage (Moody, 1979, 1996), began as an informal resource he gave to couples with whom he was counseling. Once officially published, this book became a blessing to thousands of people and helped launch Gary’s popular “Toward a Growing Marriage” seminar ...more
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