No More Perfect Marriages: Experience the Freedom of Being Real Together
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In No More Perfect Marriages, Mark & Jill Savage discuss how unrealistic expectations for ourselves and our spouses lead to behavior that kills intimacy. They call this "The Perfection Infection" that leads you to the "Seven Slow Fades." Learn how to set realistic expectations and set your relationship on the road to greatness. "A real marriage isn’t perfect. A real marriage is two people being perfected."

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 7.5 X 5.5 X .52 (inches)
ISBN: 0802414931
ISBN-13: 9780802414939

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"Many people say you can fix a broken marriage, but Mark and Jill show you how." — Dr. Juli Slattery, psychologist, author, and president of Authentic Intimacy

No marriage is perfect. But every marriage can get better.

Do you feel like the spark is gone? Like a critical spirit has invaded your marriage? Like you want more intimacy, but something is in the way? You could be suffering from the Perfection Infection.

The Perfection Infection happens when we cultivate unrealistic expectations of ourselves and our spouse, gradually leading to intimacy-killing behavior, also known as the "Seven Slow Fades." That was the case for Jill and Mark Savage, and it eventually led to infidelity.

In No More Perfect Marriages they speak honestly about their struggles, how they came back from betrayal, and the principles keeping their marriage strong today. They guide you in everything you need to know to kick the Perfection Infection right out and return to intimacy.

In their warm, honest, personable style, Jill and Mark discuss:

  • How the Perfection Infection invades a marriage—even a good marriage
  • How to detect and correct the Seven Slow Fades
  • How to set and communicate realistic expectations
  • What to do if your spouse just won’t change
  • How to guard your marriage from the Perfection Infection for good

Hurting marriages can heal, and good marriages can become great. It takes work, yes, but No More Perfect Marriages will give you the insights, language, and roadmap you need for the journey. So start today.

"[Replaces] the Hollywood mirage of a storybook romance with a healthy blueprint of a real and rock-solid relationships. If you're looking for an authentic story, practical how-to, and hope to build true and lasting love, you've foundit." Michele Cushatt, author, Undone: A Story of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life

"… Will empower readers to create healthier responses when facing marital challenges… Excited [to add it] to our recommended resources for couples."Michelle Nietert, licensed counselor

"Vulnerable, honest, and helpful… If you want to improve, save, restore, or renew your marriage, read this book." Mike Baker, sr. pastor, Eastview Christian Church, Normal, Illinois

"Encouraging and very practical!" Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only and For Men Only

Author Bio

MARK AND JILL SAVAGE are passionate about encouraging, educating, and equipping families. After serving in church ministry for twenty years, the Savage's are meeting the needs of families as authors and speakers through Hearts at Home, a ministry to moms. The parents of five young adult children, and grandparents of three, the Savage's make their home in Central Illinois.

JILL SAVAGE is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author of nine books including Professionalizing Motherhood, My Hearts At Home, Real Moms...Real Jesus, Living With Less So Your Family Has More, and her most recent bestselling release No More Perfect Moms. Featured on Focus on the Family, Crosswalk.com, and as the host of the Heartbeat radio program, Jill is the founder and director of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages moms. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children, two who are married, two granddaughters, and one grandson. They make their home in Normal, Illinois.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
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    February 14, 2017
    Dani
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    I wish every married or soon to be married couple could have a chance to read this book!! It's packed full with practical tools to transform every marriage. Whether soon to be married, contemplating divorce, a few years married or married for decades, it provides invaluable tools to strengthen your communication and understanding of each other. Written by a real couple with real struggles, doing real life together. No matter if you read with your spouse or by yourself, it has the potential to change your relationship. Just in the couple of weeks since reading it, our understanding of each other's unique qualities and our ability to communicate more deeply has grown so much. Like I said before, every couple should own a copy of this book!!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great resource for marriage
    February 14, 2017
    Cheri
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    No More Perfect Marriages by Mark and Jill Savage is a great resource for any married couple. Its an in-depth study that helps married couples figure out their own personalities and how those personalities interact with their spouses. It has wonderful resources, great advice and wonderful insight into why people think, react, feel, etc. like they do.

    This is a book that shouldnt be read lightly. Its a wonderful resource to read slowly and savor and then keep on your bedside for deeper reflection. In addition, its a great book to read multiple times, targeting certain sections for when tune ups are needed. A valuable resource that you will want to share with your friends by buying them their own copy because you wont want to lose your own copy.

    I received this book for free in exchange for being a part of the launch team however, all opinions expressed are solely mine.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great read for all married couples
    February 14, 2017
    jensil
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    The title says it all. There are NO perfect marriages. Jill and Mark are open, honest and real about marriage and the struggles we often have through their own personal experiences. They share practical ways to work through the struggles all while encouraging you along the way. It teaches married couples about the masks we have and the way we love. They show the simple tools to help build up a marriage. A great read for married couples.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome read for EVERY marriage!
    February 13, 2017
    Sarah
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    No More Perfect Marriages is THE perfect book for ALL marriages! It would be wonderful if it was given to every new bride and groom. Not only is it a good tool for newlyweds, but it is also an excellent resource for marriages in crisis, marriages on the rocks, and healthy marriages. This book is truly for every married couple!

    The book is written by a husband and wife that are VERY transparent and honest. They, themselves, have been through the hardship of a marriage crisis and are very real and open about it. Jill and Mark start the book by showing you how to examine why you do the things you do and act the way you do; essentially what you personally bring to the marriage, both positively and negatively. They go on to explain how both individuals can use that insight to better understand how the relationship works. They teach how to use that knowledge to better yourself and your relationship.

    This book is jam packed with beautiful insight, faith, and hope.

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    No More Perfect Marriages
    February 13, 2017
    Deb
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    Jill and Mark Savage have written a real book about real marriage. In No More Perfect Marriages, the authors use their own marriage as a model of both what to do, and what to avoid, in order to have a strong and vibrant marriage. The book begins by explaining the concept of a slow fade in marriage, which occurs when spouses each make seemingly insignificant choices - often without realizing it - that may eventually result in a crisis in their marriage. For the remainder of the book, the authors share more about seven specific slow fades. They employ the image of a tool box filled with specific God-tools that can be used to fight against these seven slow fades.

    One of my favorite aspects of No More Perfect Marriages is that Jill and Mark wrote this book together. Both of their voices are clearly heard, and this adds to the authenticity of the book. The reader is able to get both Jill and Marks perspectives on each issue, making the book and its message even more valuable and relevant.

    I strongly recommend this book to any married couple, as well as to couples who have been married for many years. The tools in this book will be helpful to anyone who wants a stronger, healthier marriage. Furthermore, I suggest that both engaged and newly-married couples read this book - having this book to read early in my own marriage would have been extremely helpful to my husband and I during those early years. I highly recommend this book.
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