Friday, September 3, 2010
Great Parents, Lousy Lovers
How many parents out there would say that their parenting skills far supercede their intimacy ones between spouses?
I know we all think that we need to address our kids needs, which if you really think about it, take almost all the time we are given in the course of the day, less our sleep time, but then again if you've got a newborn or a sick child, even night times aren't off limits.
This book from Dr. Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham, called Great Parents, Lousy Lovers shows just how far most married couples with children fall away from making time to restore the intimacy and couple time we all had, before our children were born. Not only that they show you the perfect ways to go about reclaiming that time, without neglecting our children.
Here's an excerpt explaining even more directly from the back cover:
"You love your kids...but where did the intimacy go?
From changing diapers to playing chauffeur, it's easy to spend so much time and energy on your kids that at the end of a long, exhausting day, you have nothing left for your spouse. Too often, being a parent comes at the expense of having a great marriage.
The authors of this amazing book will show you that it is possible to be a great parent and a great lover. This book will help you and your spouse to begin reinvesting in your marriage - not just your children - because the best foundation for great parenting is a happy, healthy marriage.
Filled with wit, wisdom, and practical advice, this book will help you move from a frustrating, fatiguing, out-of-balance, kid-centered marriage to a strong, life-giving, fulfilling, couple-centered relationship."
Isn't it about time to begin enjoying your spouse again and bring peace and balance to your life?
I received this book compliments of Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review, and can tell you what a great resource this would make for first time parents or those that are in the process of having kids to help them maintain balance and love in their marriage. I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars and a definite must read for any parent or even as a resource for Christian counseling.
For more information on the book, the authors and where to purchase a copy, click on the title of the book directly below: