A Book I’m Reading – Before You Split
I recommended this book before it hit the shelves. Now that it’s out, I’d like to remind you to check it out. My friend, Pastor Neil Strong, is using it in his marital counseling. He recently told me, “This book would be great for pre-marital counseling as well!” I agree.
I started reading Before You Split last week. The authenticity Toni writes with is refreshing. The book is full of practical insights that will help even the most fractured relationships improve. I encourage you to check it out — even if you’re not thinking about splitting. You’ll never regret investing in your marriage.
If you’ve ever said, “I can’t do this anymore!” out of frustration with your marriage, you’re definitely not alone.
In this practical and insightful guide, former divorce attorney Toni Nieuwhof shows that even if you feel disconnected or stuck in your troubled marriage—and worry about its impact on your kids—there is a way forward.
Before You Split helps you find what you really want from your marriage and how to move forward to a better future by:
• seeing yourself and your spouse more clearly
• dealing with unrealistic expectations
• empowering you with constructive ways to respond to difficult emotions
• engaging the power of forgiveness
• increasing your peacemaking skills
• advancing your journey of personal growth
Even when it feels like it’s over, it’s not too late. Change takes place one step at a time. Before You Split will help you make choices with your eyes wide open.
A Show I Started Watching – Chef’s Table: BBQ
My friend Chuck recommended this show on his recent 4forFriday blog post. I watched the first episode of this season yesterday and I’m hooked. I’m ready for a road trip to Texas to try some of Tootsie’s BBQ!
A Fun Card Game – Exploding Kittens
This card game has a funny name but is a lot of fun. We learned to play this game a couple of weeks ago with some friends and we can’t wait to play another round. (*Sometimes your friends will take advantage of you being a newbie to the game. 😉
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
You are going to build a closer connection with your spouse if you can accept and validate their emotions and not dismiss them.” —@ToniNieuwhof