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Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2007
"For more than a quarter of a century Dr. Gary Oliver has pioneered and served the needs of pre-married and married couples nationwide. I know Gary to be a good man and an authentic man who has faithfully loved and cared for the needs of his wife, Carrie, as she has battled cancer for the last couple of years. There is no greater statement of a man's life than the private love and commitment that he shows for his wife."--Dennis Rainey
"Dr. Gary Oliver is not only my key mentor in life, but the person who actually helped me really understand what's beneath the power of anger and what you can do about it."--Gary Smalley
Carrie Oliver, MA, is a national speaker, author, teacher, university instructor, and licensed professional counselor counseling couples, and women, and helping people develop healthy ways to deal with their emotions. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Carrie speaks nationally and internationally, has coauthored books including Grown-Up Girlfriends, and with her husband, Gary, is a regular columnist with Marriage Partnership and Home Life magazines. Gary and Carrie have enjoyed their relationship with Christ, their marriage, and raising three sons together. The Olivers live in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
--Dennis Rainey, president, CEO, and cofounder of FamilyLife
"Dr. Gary Oliver is not only my key mentor in life, but the person who actually helped me really understand what's beneath the power of anger and what you can do about it."
--Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships
"Every couple needs this book! Why? Because conflict is inevitable and Gary and Carrie Oliver show you, step-by-step, how to use your conflicts to your advantage. They give you the tools you need to cultivate deeper and deeper intimacy not in spite of your conflict, but because of it! With their help you'll create an emotional safety net for your relationship. And you'll turn your conflicts inside out with Mad About Us."
--Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, authors of Your Time-Starved Marriage
"If you're serious about having a passionate, caring, connected marriage... then walk to the counter and buy this book right now. We cannot think of a more courageous couple than Gary and Carrie Oliver. What they learned in the battles they faced over the years can help keep your marriage from becoming a war zone. Even more, their 'I can do that!' wisdom can turn 'mad' into 'madly in love' with your spouse."
--John and Cindy Trent, The Center for StrongFamilies
"Years ago we planted two trees....feet from each other and watched them grow over the years. In the early stages they were both nourished by the sun and rain and grew independent of each other. Then their root systems went deeper and began to intertwine with each other to the point where today if you look deep beneath the surface they appear as one. But it didn't happen without struggle, roots wrapping around each other, at times crowding each other out and fighting for nourishment. And today they bring shade, strength, and beautiful color to our lives. A bit like becoming one in marriage. We bring our own root systems into our union, as we grow we fight for our place and ultimately become so interdependent and connected that we can't discern where one of us begins and the other ends. Our dear friends, Gary and Carrie Oliver, bring a vulnerable, inside look at God's grace in taking two strong trees and making them one, not in spite of the struggles but because they walked through the storms of life...together. The Olivers unpack an inside look into the God- given emotion of anger and how they not only grew through the struggles but glorified God and experienced the intimacy that can only come through the struggles. Gary and Carrie are two of our heroes. Read this book, Mad About Us, and they will become your heroes as well."
--Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg, authors of Divorce-Proof Your Marriage
"If you want to take your marriage from good to great, if you want to discover the DNA of intimacy in ways that can transform your marriage then you must read Mad About Us. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it can be to increase the passion and deepen the intimacy in your marriage. This is a book you'll read more than once and recommend to your friends."
--Tim Clinton, President, American Association of Christian Counselors
"Anger has been a destroyer of many marriages, but one of the powerful things Gary and Carrie show us is how to harness the energy of anger to lead us into a deeper level of intimacy in marriage. Not only is this a clear, practical book on enriching our marriages, it is also an intimate and honest look into the marriage of the authors. I've known Gary and Carrie for years, and they lived the reality of what they've written."
--David Stoop, PhD, author of Better Than Ever: Seven Secrets to a Great Marriage
As speakers at national and international marriage conferences, the Olivers have a longing for Christian couples to develop Christ-centered marriages; this includes dealing with fear, frustration, and angerissues that prevent intimacy.
Throughout the book they demonstrate how the energyor passionof anger, a God-given emotion, can be harnessed in ways that build and strengthen a marriage relationship, freeing couples from one of Satans most destructive weaponsunhealthy anger
Carrie Oliver, MA, was a wife, mom, author, teacher, university professor, and licensed professional counselor helping people develop healthy ways to deal with their emotions and relationships. Carrie spoke nationally and internationally, coauthored over 100 magazine articles and two other books, Raising Sons and Loving It! and Grown-Up Girlfriends. Gary and Carrie raised three sons together. Carrie passed away in July 2007 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Chrisg4jcChandler, AZAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Outstanding Book - a Must ReadApril 15, 2014Chrisg4jcChandler, AZAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read many marriage books over the years - this book is in the top 2 or 3. The understanding and knowledge of the Olivers comes through, but more than that, their experience in this area. Gary and Carrie write from the heart in this book and it can be a life changing - marriage changing book. A truly remarkable work!
CherylSingaporeAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic RevelationApril 5, 2013CherylSingaporeAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Fantastic revelation about how we have never realised that feeling angry is not something negative! It is also not something that should be stuffed under some secret drawer of the study!
Find out how to positively use anger to change your relationship!
IreneUnited States5 Stars Out Of 5March 2, 2011IreneUnited StatesQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Every married couple needs to read this book! Every engaged couple should read this book! The authors help you understand your differences in a positive light. As you read this book you may find examples that remind you of a recent argument with your loved one. There are many examples and these are discussed in an open and caring manner.
Both men and women will enjoy the steps to help with anger. Is it true that spiritual people don't get angry or is that a myth? In the chapter titled The Myths of Anger you will find that answer and the answers for seven other questions about anger.
The best chapter is about forgiveness. You will understand the importance of forgiving yourself as well as your spouse. This forgiveness leads to a marriage with less anger and frustration.
The book ends with seven simple steps to get through any conflict and back to that special marriage intimacy. Praying about it and deciding how important is this subject we are fighting about, are just two of these helpful steps. The authors have done an excellent job of helping you find a way through conflict into intimacy again, no matter what the fight is about.
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David M. Domengeaux5 Stars Out Of 5September 17, 2010David M. DomengeauxThis book, "Mad About Us" opened my understanding in the area of anger. I ordered the book because of the price, but would gladly pay full price now that I've read and benefited from the understanding shared in this book. I highly recommend this book for hurting marriages.