Love Must Be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Dec 22, 2010 - Religion - 272 pages
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You've forgiven a thousand times. You've bent over backwards to make your partner feel loved and accepted. But the only reward for your loyalty has been anger, indifference, infidelity, or abuse. Your spouse may even be ready to walk out the door.
Do you feel like all is lost? Are you ready to give up? There IS still hope.
Dr. James Dobson's “tough love” principles have proven to be uniquely valuable and effective. Unlike most approaches to marriage crisis, the strategy in this groundbreaking classic does not require the willing cooperation of both spouses. Love Must Be Tough offers the guidance that gives you the best chance of rekindling romance, renewing your relationship, and drawing your partner back into your arms.

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This book challenges a person to do what they might otherwise shy away from in the midst of a crisis in a relationship - specifically marriage, but it applies to any relationship. It's easier to avoid ... Read full review

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This book is awesome. I purchased this book from Barnes and Noble in Fargo, ND right after Hurricane Katrina. I gave it to a friend to read and never got it back. "Well, you know how that is" I came ... Read full review


Publishers Preface
With Love to the Victims
Young Love True Love
Opening the Cage Door
The Tougher Questions
Questions and Answers
Discussion of the Dialogue
Loving Toughness in Other Settings
Angry Womenand Passive

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James C. Dobson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on April 21, 1936. He received an undergraduate degree from Pasadena College and a Ph.D. in child development from the University of Southern California. He was an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and on the attending staff of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He was founder and president of Focus on the Family, an organization that produces nationally broadcast radio programs on domestic issues, but is no longer affiliated with the organization because of significant philosophical differences with the new leadership. He is founder and president of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk. He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family including The New Dare to Discipline, Love for a Lifetime, When God Doesn't Make Sense, Life on the Edge, Love Must Be Tough, The New Strong-Willed Child, Marriage Under Fire, and Head Over Heels.

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