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Divorce-Proof Your Marriage Hardcover – September 9, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers; Later Printing edition (September 9, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842349952
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842349956
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,626,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg are championing marriage for the cause of Christ by coaching husbands and wives to achieve a great marriage for a lifetime...and for the sake of the next generation. They are co-founders of the national ministry America's Family Coaches.

Together, Dr. Gary & Barb host a nationally syndicated daily radio program and have conducted conferences on marriage and family relationships in more than 100 cities across the country. Their flagship conferences "Love & Sex in a Godly Marriage" and "Discover the Love of Your Life All Over Again" have impacted couples, churches, and communities nationwide.

The Rosbergs live outside Des Moines, Iowa. Married more than 30 years, Gary & Barb have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

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Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg are championing marriage for the cause of Christ by coaching husbands and wives to achieve a great marriage for a lifetime . . . and for the sake of the next generation. They are cofounders of the national ministry America's Family Coaches. Together, Dr. Gary and Barb host a nationally syndicated daily radio program and have conducted conferences on marriage and family relationships in more than 100 cities across the country. Their flagship conferences "Love & Sex in a Godly Marriage" and "Discover the Love of Your Life All Over Again" have impacted couples, churches, and communities nationwide. The Rosbergs have written over a dozen prominent marriage and family resources, including the recently released "6 Secrets to a Lasting Love," "The 5 Love Needs of Men & Women" (Gold Medallion finalist), the groundbreaking "The 5 Sex Needs of Men & Women," "Divorce-Proof Your Marriage" (Gold Medallion winner), "Healing the Hurt in Your Marriage," "40 Unforgettable Dates with Your Mate," "Guard Your Heart," "Renewing Your Love," "The Great Marriage Q&A Book," FamilyLife's Homebuilders Couples Series®--Improving Communication in Your Marriage, and many others. Selected resources are available in up to 10 languages. Gary has spoken to hundreds of thousands of men at Promise Keepers annually since 1996. In addition, he and Barb have spoken for Focus on the Family, FamilyLife, and American Association of Christian Counselors. Gary, who earned his Ed.D. from Drake University, has been a marriage and family counselor for more than 25 years; Barb earned her B.F.A. from Drake University. The Rosbergs live outside Des Moines, Iowa. Married more than 30 years, Gary and Barb have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James P. Brett on July 5, 2003
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Dr. Gary Rosberg and his wife Barbara have written a wonderful handbook for marriage that would benefit any couple, no matter how long they've been married, or even if they're just engaged.
The book covers six "types of love" one needs to nurture in a marriage: "Forgiving Love", "Serving Love", Persevering Love", "Guarding Love", "Celebrating Love", and "Renewing Love". The Rosberg's use many examples from real-life couples they've either counseled in Dr. Rosberg's practice, or people they've met in life or through their radio show, "America's Family Coaches Live". It's through the radio show that I found out about this book. As I wrote in my title, I wish I'd had this 20 years ago. My own marriage is strong, but it could have been so much sooner if I'd been told some of the truths in here. Biblically-based, the book can help you wherever you are on the "marriage map", as the Rosberg's call it. Do yourself and your "significant other" a favor, and invest in your relationship by buying this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chad Oberholtzer on February 18, 2007
Format: Audio Cassette
I listened to the abridged audiocassette version of Gary and Barbara Rosberg's book on a recent road trip, and I would have to say that it left very little impression on me, good or bad. The book is organized into six different categories of love that will presumably prevent a marriage from ending in divorce. Though this is an admirable goal, I'm not sure how this book will accomplish such a feat.

My primary critique of the book is that it provides nothing new to the catalog of Christian marriage books. I've read many of them, and the Rosberg's contribution is largely a retread of many others. In terms of the book title, I'm now sure how this book is supposed to provide any specific advice for avoiding divorce. Its rather generic nature might suggest that a more appropriate title choice would have been "How to Have a Good Christian Marriage." To that end, their effort is respectable but largely unremarkable.

To their credit, the Rosbergs manage to navigate the tricky waters of co-authorship rather successfully. The interplay from one voice to the other was not choppy as is often the case with co-authors. They also told a number of engaging stories, both from their own life together and from many couples who have been counseled by Gary. The story-telling component was the most meaningful and useful part of the book.

Ultimately, there was nothing in "Divorce-Proof Your Marriage" with which I disagreed. And the presentation of the material was fine. The book just never really grabbed me in any significant way. If you're looking for a Christian book to really solidify and improve your marriage, I'd recommend Gary Thomas' "Sacred Marriage" or Gary Chapman's "The Five Love Languages" instead.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 14, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Dr Rosberg hits the nail squarely on the head in this book. He looks at marriage, not as a 50/50 relationship, but as a 100/100 persent relationship. His whole idea is not "what can I get out of this relationship, but how can I better serve". Not a position that is very popular today! I highly reccommend this book to anyone who is wanting a deeper and stronger relationship with their mate. This could also serve as a wonderful 'small group discussion guide'.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dan Dungan on September 12, 2005
Format: Paperback
Good for getting couples to communicate better and visualize practical steps to help the marriage blossom. I highly recommend this book and have given it to over 30 couples.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 30, 2007
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My husband and I have been married over 30 years and quite frankly had reached a very apathetic stage. This book literally revitalized our marriage, got us talking again and we are no longer looking at divorce as an option. We have also been able to put spirituality and God where they belong in our lives and marriage. I would say that this book really saved our marriage and would highly recommend it. By the way, my husband and I each got our own copy so that we could mark it up and work on some of the exercises without pressure from each other.
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