Every wife longs to be respected, appreciated, and adored. But an accumulation of hurts and disappointments may cause her to seek emotional fulfillment elsewhere. This wisdom-filled and heartfelt guide outlines the warning signs of severe marital discontent and teaches how to reconnect with your spouse, communicate your feelings, andsave your marriage together.
Every woman longs to be appreciated, respected, and adored, but when her needs arent met within her marriage, she could be tempted to walk away. As little hurts and disappointments accumulate and her heart hardens, a womans loneliness and vulnerability take over, and she might find emotional fulfillment elsewhere, perhaps in even a casual encounter with another man. When the marriage enters this realm of real danger, the woman believes it will be less painful to walk away than try to work on it. With heart and wisdom, Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray offer practical advice for how to stop this epidemic of walk-out women. They outline the warning signs of severe marital discontent and share how to reconnect with your spouse, communicate your hurt, and open your heart. If both partners are willing to work at it, any marriage can be saved.
Are You Even Thinking About Walking Out?
"Im at the point where I dont think it is worth the effort anymore."
"The only reason Im staying is because of the children."
"Surely God doesnt want me to be this unhappy."
Every woman longs to be appreciated, valued, and cared for. When these needs go unmet, she may be tempted to leave the husband she once lovedbut walking out is seldom the path to happiness.
Like trusted friends, Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray offer wise and gentle advice to restore hope to your marriage. Youll discover proven methods for how you can move toward each other rather than away, build up instead of tear down, and find love rather than lose it.
Story Behind the Book
Although a growing number of women are walking away from their marriages, there are no books to help them realize that this is not the path to happiness. A womans discontentment settles like dust on furniture, and although she tries, she fails to make her husband understand. His responses seem too little and too late. Many women mistakenly believe it is easier emotionally to leave the marriage than try to restore it. We want a woman to realize that even when her heart seems closed to her husband, there is a way to open it and become one again. Loss of love does not equal loss of marriage. Loss of hope does not mean the relationship should be abandoned.
Dr. Steve Stephens
Dr. Steve Stephens is a licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist, seminar speaker, and author. He is a clinical member of the American Psychology Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Stephens is the author of sixteen books, including the Lists to Live By series. He lives with his wife, Tami, and three children in Oregon.
Alice Gray is an inspirational conference speaker, has over 35 books to her credit, and is the creator and compiler of the bestselling, award-winning Stories for the Heart book series with over 7 million in print. Alice has been a guest on a variety of Christian radio and television shows in the US and Canada. She and her husband, Al, live in Arizona.