Karla Downing has blended her faith, the experiences of her personal struggles during her 23-year marriage, and the knowledge she has gained to develop ten principles to improve your marriage. With biblical examples, you can understand the scriptural truths, change yourself not him; learn to nurture yourself and also be able to reach out to others who are going through similar situations.
A Christian woman in a difficult marriage rarely knows where to turn for help. Too often, the advice of those in the church is to love your husband, submit, pray, and wait for God to change him. If that doesn’t work, she begins to wonder why God doesn’t answer her prayers. This book helps women overcome their sense of powerlessness by giving them tools to improve their marriage. It examines misconceptions about Scriptures that cause confusion and even pain, helping women recover their faith that God cares for them. Women will begin to focus on what they can do to change themselves, instead of trying over and over again to change their husbands. As they learn to set boundaries with their husbands, they will protect themselves and their children from the effects of the difficult marriage. One day at a time, their lives will begin to change and heal as they apply the information, insights, and principles to their individual situation. 10 Lifesaving Principles helps women:Reexamine their ideas about certain Christian scriptures and principles (for example, submission)Develop a support system of family, friends, and other women facing the same problemsSet boundaries with their husbands to protect themselves and their children from the effects of the difficult marriageVisit Karla’s website at KarlaDowning.com
Karla is an award-winning best-selling author, speaker, Bible study teacher, and licensed marriage and family therapist. Karla’s passion is to see individuals, marriages, and families set free from the chains of dysfunction, scriptural misunderstanding, and emotional pain personally and relationally. Her messages provide practical and biblical truths from her personal and professional experience that bring balance and clarity to life and relationship issues. She also desires to equip ministry leaders and lay counselors to reach out more effectively to those who are struggling with difficult relationships. She has also written The Truth in the Mirror: A Guide to Healthy Self-Image and When Love Hurts: 10 Principles to Transform Difficult Relationships.