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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."
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 7.5 X 5.5 X .52 (inches)|
"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 marriageeven 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 wont 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
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 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.
Stephanie5 Stars Out Of 5Real deal!April 30, 2017StephanieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book "No More Perfect Marriages" by Mark and Jill Savage came at a time when I needed it most! This book is the real deal! Raw and uncut comes to mind when trying to describe this to others. This book contained real life stories and advice that helped when I really needed to refocus. Things seem to be falling apart in many areas of my life. It was time for a change, and that change had to start with me. Looking to put in the work for your not so perfect marriage? This is the book for you!
Nicole D5 Stars Out Of 5Must Read... Must Have Marriage ResourceMarch 13, 2017Nicole DQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a great book to read and to keep for future reference. Mark & Jill Share their own experiences providing biblical, practical, applicable advice & information. No More Perfect Marriages made me aware of expectations and bitterness I didn't even realize was there. That awareness and some intentional changes have made a huge difference in my marriage & other relationships. Thank you Mark & Jill, for sharing your story, your struggles, your successes and your faith with honesty & transparency.
QueenofHartsTexasAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Different and helpfulMarch 13, 2017QueenofHartsTexasAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and found it was a lot different than most in its content than other marriage books. If you are needing help or struggling in your marriage this is the book you need! I promise!
Karla5 Stars Out Of 5Mark & Jill Savage have done it again!March 7, 2017KarlaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Jill Savage along with her husband Mark has done it again! Written a book full of practical ideas to strengthen and grow a marriage. The share about strengthening their marriage, rebuilding a marriage with trust issues present, and how to be the husband or wife that God intended you to be. Both Mark and Jill share their own personal experience and perceptive in building up a marriage.
Rachel5 Stars Out Of 5A MUST Read for All MarriagesMarch 2, 2017RachelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a must read for all marriages and contains resources that can improve any marriage from newly weds to seasoned couples! The Personal Operating System Quiz and other quizzes in this book have opened my spouse and my eyes to how God has wired each of us, why we do what we do, and why we have conflict and disagreement in our marriage. This book has helped us see that our way is not the "only right way" and has helped us embrace each others' differences. In "No More Perfect Marriages," Mark and Jill Savage identify masks couples wear without even knowing it and slow fades in marriage that can happen if they go unidentified. They also reveal 8 God tools that can help us navigate our marriages and enrich our lives even during times of disagreement and trials