The Intimate Connection: Secrets to a Lifelong Romance - eBookDr. Kevin LemanRevell / 2019 / ePub$1.59 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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Jane1 Stars Out Of 5The Intimate ConnectionJune 11, 2019JaneQuality: 5Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1Dr. Kevin Leman's book The Intimate Connection: Secrets to a Lifelong Romance was disappointing overall. But I will start with the things I appreciated about it.
I liked the format of the book; each chapter is based on a "secret" that ,if followed, should result in a better marriage. This gives the book an easy-read feel, and no topic is overwhelming. It also makes it easy to read small portions at a time, which might be the best way to approach making the changes suggested in the chapters.
What I didn't like was the lack of depth to the information. There was an explaination of the secret, then an example of a couple who was struggling with the issue, and usually a personal anecdote. What was missing was SCRIPTURE. Without God as the third and arguably the most important person in a marriage, all of the advice in this book is shallow.
I realize that many people who read this book are likely not people of faith, or of a non-Christian world view, but from a Christian publisher I expected more than this book delivered. The advice itself is sound, but I was very disappointed that it was so shallowly expressed.
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5must readJune 8, 2019Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5INTIMATE CONNECTION is a marriage book by a marriage expert, Dr. Kevin Leman. I learned a lot from Dr. Leman from the first book of his I read. Such as most couples only spend 2 minutes a day talking. I made it a point to connect with my spouse and ask about his day... He knows I care and he gets to vent or share blessings as needed. Also, he may not do a household chore the way I would, but thank him and don't criticize. Random love notes....We've been married over 30 years and are still close.
I requested this book for review for my newlywed son and his bride. I think it would be a wonderful gift for them--for any newlywed couple. For any married couple (period). It could save a flagging marriage from divorce. It could revitalize a stagnant marriage. It could save your marriage.
INTIMATE CONNECTION is a must have for any pastor's or marriage counselor's library. It is an excellent wedding gift for newlyweds. It is necessary reading for those in a floundering marriage. Grab a copy for you or a friend, a grown child or your church library today and save a marriage. Revitalize a marriage. Connect intimately.
I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
Inkblot Life Blog Review4 Stars Out Of 5Good Marriage ResourceJune 3, 2019Inkblot Life Blog ReviewQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Dr. Kevin Leman does not disappoint. In his relatable, no nonsense fashion, Kevin Leman presents his same message with a different angle in The Intimate Connection: Secrets to a Lifelong Romance. What does it look like to own your own junk and become a healthy individual mentally and emotionally so that you can relate on a better level with others, specifically your spouse in this one. In a very conversational and down to earth fashion that Kevin Leman is known for, he covers 13 Secrets to lifelong romance starting with changing ourselves first, then identifying what outside forces have shaped us and what kind of preconceived notions do we hold onto. He does a great job of helping the reader see how this is impacting them and their spouse.
He gives practical hope and help for those who are willing to be honest with themselves and their spouse and do the work that it takes to make a good marriage. As I read the first chapter I went online to check if this was a new book, or re-release of an older book of Kevin Leman's. It definitely has the feel and flow his other books. Some of it may not float as well with younger couples in the beginning because I think the issues initially addressed are seen differently by the younger generation. There seems to me that the stereotypical males and females from yesteryear are not quite the same today. As I continued on though, I felt like the content was something that every couple, no matter the generation, or years married could connect with and glean from.
I would recommend this book to others as a useful tool to grow in knowledge of self as a spouse and how to relate better to your spouse. It is definitely very readable and relatable. It is very practical and helpful as I have found any Kevin Leman book I have read. I have mostly read his parenting books, but I found his same down to earth, practical wisdom with marriage in this book.
*Disclaimers: This book was provided to me for review by Revell Reads #RevellReads but the opinions are mine.
MichaelIndian Trail, NCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5The Intimate ConnectionMay 11, 2019MichaelIndian Trail, NCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellent read on strengthening your marriage. Around 260 pages, the title covers many topics, including:
1. Societal factors and changes that affect the relationship.
2. 4 reasons why couples can feel disconnected.
3. A man's and woman's top needs.
4. How the birth order affects a marriage.
5. The best and worst of various personalities.
6. 7 distinct lifestyles of different personalities.
7. How feelings affect a marriage.
8. Power games couples can play with each other.
Well-written, informative, entertaining, serious, and full of good insights, "Intimate Connection" is a good read for anyone wanting to improve their marriage or for anyone contemplating marriage. I was given a review copy by Revell Books in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.
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