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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Don't Give Up Book Review

Don't Give Up! is a book for men searching for answers to their marital challenges. It's a practical guide to surviving and growing through a marriage crisis. Inspired by the experiences of men in marital crises, Don't Give Up! is not another book written by a psychologist or professional marriage counselor. It draws on the first-hand experiences of men who have been to the edge and survived.

Everywhere in America-from the historic hallways of Washington, D.C., to corporate offices on Wall Street, to households in Small Town, Oregon-there are men struggling to figure out what's gone wrong in their marriages. What happened to that glowing bride who could hardly wait to start calling herself Mrs. Him? These men are discovering that marriage does not just happen, but that it must be worked at, hard, every day. There is no autopilot setting. They are more than a little stunned to find out there is much to learn about women, themselves, and how to identify their purpose in life. They are irritated, frustrated, angry, and generally unfulfilled in life. Unlike the vast majority of marriage books, Don't Give Up! gives them permission to feel the pain and frustration in every day life, with a plan for setting actions into motion that will help them grow in their relationships -in their marriages and in all areas of life.

Don't Give Up! starts by helping the reader analyze the current state of his marriage and then teaches him to sit down, listen, and hear his wife, even if he doesn't agree with her. Until he honestly hears the problem from her point of view, he can't move forward. At the same time he is striving to understand his wife better, the book encourages the reader to begin taking baby steps of personal growth in his life. "Begin today," the book challenges him. "Work through your anger, frustrations, and resentments, and discover a healthier, more balanced godly life."

About the book:
Don't Give Up! Unexpected Answers to Marital Challenges, by Gary Hoffman
ISBN: 978-0984542109
Date of publish: December 2010
Pages: 150
S.R.P.: $12.98

About the author:
Gary Hoffman is a marital crisis survivor and leader of the Men On The Edge Ministry at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Out of the ashes of his own marital struggle in 1994, he discovered his life purpose-to educate and mentor men across the nation who are struggling to understand their role as husbands. For nearly 20 years he has been leading men's groups of various kinds. Additionally, Hoffman authored Sixteen Basic Principles for a Separated Man in Marital Crisis, and is publishing Leadership Secrets to Success for Small Group Leadership-ninety-five suggestions on how to lead, guide, and grow a ministry team or small group in a healthy manner, available in the spring of 2011. Gary Hoffman currently speaks at retreats and mentors men in a weekly support group format at Saddleback Church using material contained in Don't Give Up!

This is a guest post, written by my Husband, Ben.

"I am not a very religious person. So sitting down to read a very religious book was difficult.

This is a book about men who find themselves working, and feeling like they are doing well, but are drifting from their families and can't figure out why.

This book is telling you, that you need to join a men's religious group, and find a way to put god back into your life. It will help you reconnect with your family.

It is a 12 step program, with religion as it's core.

The book shows you the roadblocks in your life, and what they really mean.

The book is full of bible quotes, and how you really need to embrace god.

The basis of the book is good, but like I said, I am not a very religious person.

I give the book 2 out of 5 stars."

**All opinions expressed are 100% my Husbands!! We were not compensated for this post. We were given the book to review.**

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