Love Must Be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis   -     By: Dr. James Dobson
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Love Must Be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis

Tyndale House / 2007 / Paperback

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Love Must Be Tough is for the husband or wife who is steadily losing the one they love. If you sense a growing disrespect from the one you love, then this book is for you. It is for your eyes only; don't ask your spouse to read it. The principles discussed are more effective if not discussed in the confines of a troubled marriage. Dr. James Dobson offers you guidance to rekindling romance and renewing your relationship with your partner. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 238
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.50 (inches)
ISBN: 141431745X
ISBN-13: 9781414317458

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You've forgiven a thousand times. You've bent over backwards to make your partner feel loved and accepted. But the only reward for your loyalty has been anger, indifference, infidelity, or abuse. Your spouse may even be ready to walk out the door.
Do you feel like all is lost? Are you ready to give up? There IS still hope.
Dr. James Dobson's “tough love” principles have proven to be uniquely valuable and effective. Unlike most approaches to marriage crisis, the strategy in this groundbreaking classic does not require the willing cooperation of both spouses. Love Must Be Tough offers the guidance that gives you the best chance of rekindling romance, renewing your relationship, and drawing your partner back into your arms.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Seeking Clarity From A Biblical Perspective
    September 10, 2015
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    It was very very comforting to me to read Dr. Dobson's book which succinctly outlines how to handle crisis in marriage as I had been searching and searching through secular writings and books and had learned a tremendous amount about sexual addiction and what tools were available for recovery but I still needed......yes the word is needed know that it would be o.k. to divorce if indeed my husband continued to put porn and acting out with other women and men before our marriage vows. You see.....I really don't want to divorce my husband. I truly believe in the sanctity of marriage. Deep in my gut or maybe my heart I felt my husband was sincere in wanting to change but I was so traumatized by the whole experience of finding out about his double life that I was simply or maybe complexly (if there is such a word) unable to wrap it around my brain that I would ever be able to work through this. Dr.Dobson's outline confirmed to me that the actions I had already taken were the best course of action that I could have taken to have any chance of letting my husband know that what he did was wrong and for our marriage to last he had to make amends and truly change. Frankly, I had already asked my husband to leave the house (separate) because I could not sleep by the time I read the book. It has been three months and we are continuing to work on ourselves. Today I feel there is hope. Thank you with all my heart!
  2. Royalton, MN
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Challenging advice
    May 25, 2014
    Jennie Wren
    Royalton, MN
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book challenges a person to do what they might otherwise shy away from in the midst of a crisis in a relationship - specifically marriage, but it applies to any relationship. It's easier to avoid confrontations or standing strong because of fear. What it's really about is not letting bad behavior continue. I wish I'd read this many years sooner, but am grateful to have read it now. I've never been disappointed by any of Dr. Dobson's books and would recommend this in a heartbeat.
  3. Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
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    Love must be tough
    December 30, 2013
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is awesome. I purchased this book from Barnes and Noble in Fargo, ND right after Hurricane Katrina. I gave it to a friend to read and never got it back. "Well, you know how that is" I came back home to New Orleans in 6/2006 and tried to purchase this book and was told they no longer printed this book. I was very disappointed. I would encourage anyone who is having a difficult time in a relationship to read this book. It will boost your self-esteem. You will not have to wonder how to handle tough times in your marriage/ relationships. This is a great book.

    You have to purchase and read the book. I just cannot tell you everything.

    New Orleans, La
  4. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Online reader is very difficut to use.
    December 27, 2013
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I was very excited to read this book, but the format I am forced to read it on is hard to use, doesn't scroll through very easily, and it's pretty crazy that I have to log in every time I want to read this book. The format made the book not worth the price I paid.
  5. Louisiana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Points and Perspective
    November 29, 2013
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This book has certainly opened my eyes regarding tough love. I apply the principles as much as possible. It's not easy but I suppose it's tough to practice tough love during trying times.
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Each situation is unique, but in general this book is appropriate for either party in a difficult marriage. The author does suggest to not ask a spouse to read it unless the spouse shows genuine interest.


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