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One More Try: What to Do When Your Marriage Is Falling Apart

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Is your marriage near the breaking point? Dr. Gary Chapman, America's most beloved marriage counselor, will show you how you can give your marriage one more try - even if you're already separated. Your hurting marriage can be restored. With wisdom and practical insight, Gary Chapman will help your marriage move toward hope and healing. ...more
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Published May 19th 2014 by Moody Publishers
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Mandy Abney
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are struggling in your marriage and think there is no hope, pick this up first! I will gift it to you! It's on me! I wish that I would have had this when my own marriage was in crisis! A must read for any couple that isn't, because more than likely you will face troubles at one point in your marriage. This really had me reflecting on who I was as a person and to stop looking at my spouse and start looking at my own flaws and what I could improve on to improve the marriage! ...more
drowningmermaid
Hi--

I'm a pop-Christian psych book with a lot of trite, pop-Christian answers to everything. Welcome to Christianland!

Are you looking for smug reassurance that 1960s American Christianity is, in fact, the eternal and final word of God, complete with remarriage-shaming and an unwillingness to "okay" divorce, even in the case of SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN by one partner? (Because hey, God hates divorce and THINK OF THE CHILDREN. Gotta keep those families together!)

Rest assured, in here you will fin
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Kelly
dis·ap·point·ment
/ˌdisəˈpointmənt/
noun
sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations.
synonyms: sadness, regret, dismay, sorrow;


I picked this one up hoping for a little guidance and possibly some tools to better handle the struggles you experience in marriage and I what I got was a shame-sermon that invalidated my "female complaints".

According to Chapman, a successful marriage is "born out of suffering, obedience, and a commitment to Jesus."

Husband cheated on
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Jennyfurann
Oct 28, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
While I loved the five love languages, this book did nothing for me. It emphasizes god and I felt it was saying the Christian thing to do is stay in your marriage and Christian guilt should get you there. Nah. Maybe my interpretation is too rigid, but it wasn’t the right book for me at all. Finding your own path to deepening your connection with your significant other may be a better path. Codependent no more by Melody Beattie was much more effective for me to analyze my feelings and my relation ...more
thePromoParrot
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series, Dr. Gary Demonte Chapman is a relationship counselor and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Many couples have turned to him for building strong and happy relationships. And the book One More Try: What to Do When Your Marriage Is Falling Apart is written especially for those who are at the point of throwing in the towel saying, “I can’t take it anymore!”

In a world ravaged by brokenness and where dysfu
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Judy
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Listened to this book by audio 3 times. It has such good practical advice that I will go through it one more time and take notes now. Very relevant to a marriage in crisis and the steps to take to help it survive or to help the spouse left behind cope. Absolutely loved this book. Helped me understand the stages that were happening in my own marriage from both sides. Highly recommend this book!
Frans Kempe
A good book for couples to read before they are divorced but are having problems/separated. Healthy advice to think about and giving hope of reconciliation,that it is possible.
Michael
Good book, but meant for a Christian audience

I limited my review to just three stars because the book is truly meant for a Christian audience and I know that might not sit well with some people. Small references to scripture become paragraphs as to why you should be a good spouse and reconcile because of God and not because you should give your spouse a chance due to the love you still have for them. Nobody is perfect and Chapman does his best to let his audience know that through self healing a
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Wintermote
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I appreciated Chapman’s repeated encouragement in various places encouraging readers who need to deal further with the issue to seek out a “Pastor or qualified counselor”. Because yeah, there are a lot of issues that he talks about that definitely need professional help. I have to say that his assumptions about pastors training, willingness, and ability to provide intensive marriage counseling are really off-base for most congregations. I also have some significant issues with his chapter that d ...more
Patrick
i have a testimony to give about manuka temple that help me to get my wife back who have left me for more than 11 months now, priest manuka who help me to get her back for some months now i have been contacting her come back home all she could tell me she with someone else, but when i had that people were giving testimony about manuka temple who has used his power to help people restore love back to there marriage, i contacted him for help with my marriage. he did his spiritual prayers to help m ...more
Heather
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a therapist, I love Reading relationship books. They help me help my clients and they help me as a mother and wife! I love Gary Chapman and this book had some beautiful points. It also missed the mark for me in many areas. I think being that I was reading as someone non-separated, it was difficult for me to really understand. Although I am a Christian, a am not legalistic and many of the things he said although maybe they are Biblical, sounded unrealistic. Example, “take your spouse before th ...more
Wafa Ouazeta
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what happened to our Dream
houw to start saving your marriage
change yourself, change your marriage
turning to God
Love Is...
tough love
loneliness: the deepest pit
Im so Angry
Rebuilding
And If it doesnt wok out
Facing the future
I agree with Dr. Chapman that marriages "are either growing or diminishing. You must continue to do the kind of things that stimulate growth." Couples who are separated or on the brink of divorce should pick up this book, but even couples whose marriages are in good condition ca
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Celine
this spell caster Priest manuka has helped me a lot. if you need help then go to [lovesolutiontemple1@gmail.com] he can help out. I broke up with my boyfriend and tried many ways to resolve the issue for 6 months before meeting priest manuka and he was able to get him back to me even though he already had another girlfriend, priest manuka spells broke them up and got him back for me, I highly recommend him and his service. thank you so much Priest i appreciate you and you are truly blessed.
Holly
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book about the importance of marriage, and why, though it may be harder, one should stay and work on the marriage instead of leaving. I had not read any other books by Gary Chapman other than the 5 Love Languages, so I wasn't expecting such a heavy dose of christianity. But overall it did provide things to think about. ...more
Taylor
Dec 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A valuable resource for struggling marriages in learning about each individuals' words and actions - the underlying motivations, the interpretations and misinterpretations, and the impacts. It offers guidance on how to properly pursue restoring those relationships in appropriate and healthy ways while one works to improve their own personal life. ...more
Karla Winick-Ford
Other reviews indicated a surprise- shouldn't be. This is as good as his other books. An approach that is accepting and forgiving, as is the journey. Growth assignments are helpful - not a magic potion- own it, and move in the direction that laid out. Have faith. Without it, there is no hope. ...more
C. Scott
May 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As a non-religious person I found the pastor's constant entreaties to pray, read the bible, and go to church unhelpful. There are other insights to be gleaned, but if you're not religious, this book isn't for you. ...more
Stephen Z.
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great examination of marriage from the protestant and secular point of view. Catholics may have a little trouble, but if they do it will only be because of the lack of Sacramental presentation.
Tanya Quirino
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a new christian and this book was extremely simplified and helpful to my situation. I have read a lot of marriage books which speak on advice but this is my favorite. The author is truthful even if the reality of situation may hurt. This I would also recommend it to non-Christians as it is not a dictatorial book
Jess
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
ok. too general for me.
Erik Garcia Perez
Amazing

This book took me out of limbo; thought me what real love means and how to live it. Strongly recommended at any stage of marriage.
Shawn Roller
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was extremely encouraging and eye opening. Helped me recognize a lot of things in myself I need to change. Still praying my hear out over this issue but have a tiny bit off hope.
Reuben Nuxoll
Good book to use for marriages in difficulties or separated. Short.
Adrienne Bibb
Not exactly what I thought it was going to be but still insightful.
Jill Norman
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice ideas. Encouraging thoughts. Very Christian based, so if you’re into that kind of thing it’s perfect- if not you may get frustrated with “prayer as solution” thinking.
AJ
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great advice for those struggling in marriage
Lou Dobbs
I didn't read but all Gary C books are awesome ...more
Sarah Smith
Yep too late for this to help, maybe if I had read it years ago.
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Chuck
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book, and it met my expectations. However, for me to give 4 stars, a book needs to go beyond meeting expectations.
Cheryl
Feb 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is focused on Christianity but has a lot of good points
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Married more than 45 years to Karolyn, Dr. Gary Chapman is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over forty years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The 5 Love Languages®: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Millions of readers credit t ...more

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