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God Understands Divorce is a compilation of real-life marriage situations that explain how quickly relationships can deteriorate, how to bring them back from the dead, and how to let go. Culled from the author's personal experiences and counseling sessions, he speaks to the reality that knowing "how to have a happy marriage" and "how to bring marriage alive" are not the same thing. Inside you'll discover:
- How and why God understands divorce
- How to cope and become refreshed and respected
- A variety of real-life scenarios designed to change your perspective
- An interactive, friendly conversation to help revive the best part of you
- The eight steps to reconciliation
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Destiny Image
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 X .5 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
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Dr. Barry Ham is an educator in a variety of forms: a college professor, an adolescent counselor, and a Marriage and Family Therapist in practice in Colorado Springs. He received his BA and BS degrees in ministry and music from Dallas Christian College. His first graduate degree was an MS in Psychology from Abilene Christian University, followed by a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from California State University. Finally, he received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern California University. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was raised there and in Houston, Texas. He currently lives in the Colorado Springs area with his two Golden-Doodles: Jolee and Bailey. He has two grown children who also live in the area.
"Barry reveals that God has been where you are, He knows your pain, He desires wholeness for you, and He offers clear guidance to enable you to get there. He really cares!" Gary Chapman
"Dr. Barry Ham writes with a marvelous mixture of compassion and conviction. His lifes calling is to help others not just find answers to challenges, but to also discover the root cause of their problems." Paul Batura
"In a world where divorce has become the new "normal," Barry shares strong insight on the balance of Old Testament and New Testament teaching on divorce." --Dusty Rubeck, President of Dallas Christian College
Located in: Colorado Springs, CO
Submitted: February 16, 2012
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and a University Professor who is passionate about helping couples restore struggling and often failing marriages
What was your motivation behind this project? Our culture is experiencing a divorce rate the hoovers at 50% with those in the church experiencing the same rate or higher. This indicates that as a body of believers, we have not figured out how to best address this unraveling of couples and families. This desire to help reverse this trend motivated this particular project.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope that this book will arm couples with new tools to aid them in restoring there marriages to places of health. My desire is that couples would begin to experience the marriages that they dreamed of when they said "I do."
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Working on this project brought me face to face with many hurting couples. It increased my compassion for those wanting to work to save their marriages. Yet, at the same time, I was able to see how God's grace is able to take individuals from the carnage of divorce and renew them. God still has great plans for those who willingly come to Him and learn to do life differently.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Some of my favorites authors in this arena are Gary Chapman and Bill Butterworth.