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Anger: it's a God-given emotion that can prove devilish within any marriage. With the expert guidance of Smalley and Cunningham, you'll discover how responding positively to provocation can transform your relationship - and your lives. Learn about healthy conflict resolution; three essentials of forgiveness; crafting the perfect apology; healing after an affair; and more. Hardcover.
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Review 1 for From Anger to Intimacy: How Forgiveness Can Transform Your Marriage
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Date:June 3, 2010
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Lupita
I'm only half way through this book and it has helped me through a lot of my anger towards my husband due to his affair. I had forgiven him thanks to this book before he even returned to ask for forgiveness. I tend to hold grudges and not let things go, but this has really helped me. Forgiveness is huge. it really does lift a large weight off your shoulders. highly recommended!
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Review 2 for From Anger to Intimacy: How Forgiveness Can Transform Your Marriage
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Date:May 31, 2010
Look past the title - do not let pride mislead you - this is a must read - we ALL of buttons that can be pushed! This book is highly convicting to those seeking Christ's direction and sharpening in their lives. It exposes the very sin nature of acting on unrightous anger - and all of us do it - is is our fleshly first instinct and must be brought under control of the Holy Spirit. I have quickly become a fan of these two authors and now own many of their most recent works thanks to being able to review them for the publisher. This one is no less impressive than the first - I have already handed it out to others I know. Thank you regal for the review copy
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Review 3 for From Anger to Intimacy: How Forgiveness Can Transform Your Marriage
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Date:September 29, 2009
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Eileen Otto
This book really helped me see how to bridge from anger to real intimacy in my marriage. It was so clear and easy to read.
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Review 4 for From Anger to Intimacy: How Forgiveness Can Transform Your Marriage
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Date:September 17, 2009
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Margo Hetrick
arrived on time, good selection for me. Focus on the family staff very helpful in this process
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Review 5 for From Anger to Intimacy: How Forgiveness Can Transform Your Marriage
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Date:September 16, 2009
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Becky Locklair
This book has been great for my husband and I. My husband deals with unforgiveness and anger and I deal with the intimacy part based on his harbored feelings. We have enjoyed reading this book as it has been very informative and also written from a pen that knows pain, anger,and how to love after those feelings.
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Review 6 for From Anger to Intimacy: How Forgiveness Can Transform Your Marriage
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Date:June 13, 2009
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Dr. Gary Smalley, best selling author and the founder and president of the Smalley Relationship Center, suggests that you have three options when anger rears its head:1) Stuff it2) Spew it3) Study itDr. Smalley co-authors his latest book with Pastor Ted Cunningham as they combine their years of experience in counseling to help teach readers the skills of conflict resolution. They each share some very personal experiences with anger and I appreciated their honesty in revealing various conflicts and how they overcame them.Though the book was written with married couples in mind, I found it interesting (and helpful) that most of the communication skills they teach, are applicable in all areas of life.One good example of this is learning to recognize and identify your personal "buttons". Once you've pin pointed your "hot button" areas, they share two main questions that you should ask when confronted with the temptation to get angry:Question 1: What am I angry about?Question 2: What am I going to do with my anger?Using their approach of working through anger and frustration, you can apply this to not only your marriage, but friendships, family relationships and struggles with co-workers. This book offers a quiz to help you identify how you typically handle your anger, as well as a "forgiveness inventory" in which you find out how quick (or slow) you are to forgive.The questions throughout the book offer some good starters for self examination, and for those who truly want to change, the book offers suggestions on how to start making headway.If you have ever wondered "must I forgive someone who feels they have done nothing wrong?", Chapter 12 is for you! Also included at the end of the book are meditations for forgiveness - memorizing and speaking these scriptures will help you cultivate a forgiving spirit in your everyday life.
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Review 7 for From Anger to Intimacy: How Forgiveness Can Transform Your Marriage
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Date:February 13, 2009
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Wounded Lamb
This book gets "real" and deals with some very tough issues in marriage. You so often get the superficial "forgive and forget" advice from books as well as from well-meaning friends, but that only adds insult to the devastating injuries that have been perpetrated by the offending spouse.I would recommend this book for all married couples, whether presently in difficult times or not. It would also be helpful in dealing with people in general - whether at home, church, or in the workplace.
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