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Taking the Deadlock Out of Wedlock - Robert J. Wieland - word 2003

Taking the Deadlock Out of Wedlock - Robert J. Wieland - word 2003

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God has some healing Good News that will bring blessed relief into an unhappy home and encouragement for a happy one.
God has some healing Good News that will bring blessed relief into an unhappy home and encouragement for a happy one.

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T
AKING
 
THE
 
D
EADLOCK 
Out of Wedlock 
Or, How to Live with an OrnerySpouse
ROBERT J. WIELAND
God has some healing
Good News
that will bring blessed relief into an unhappy home and encouragement for a happy one.
Contents
Preface ............................................................................................................................................................. 2Chapter 1 – Abby hopeless marriage.................................................................................................. 3Chapter 2 – It’s no joke............................................................................................................................. 5Chapter 3 – The technique of repairing a cracked marriage.................................................... 7
 
Chapter 4 – How to love when you can’t love.................................................................................10Chapter 5 – The miracle of recreating sexual love.......................................................................13Chapter 6 – Five truths that can save amarriage ..........................................................................15
Copyright © 1985 by Pacific Press Publishing Association. Transferred in 1993 to Robert J. Wieland.Revised and rewritten August 2000.Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture is taken from the New King James Version. Copyright § 1979,1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.Bible texts credited to NASB are from the New American Standard Bible.Bible texts credited to NEB are from the New English Bible.Bible texts credited to GNB are from the Good News Bible, Today's English Version.Bible texts credited to NIV are from the New International Version.Bible texts credited to RSV are from the revised standard version.Bible texts credited to NAB are from the New American Bible.All emphasis and words in brackets within quotations were added by the author.
Preface
Since there are no perfect people in the world, there are no perfectmarriages. Most people are honest enough to admit that at one time oranother they have been ornery.Sometimes what appears to be orneriness in a spouse is simply thatmysterious element of maleness or femaleness that seems to lead soinevitably to misunderstandings. A sincere effort to understand how theopposite sex thinks usually makes this kind of "orneriness" evaporate.When the moving parts of a machine are in close contact, friction isunavoidable, unless oil is present to lubricate the gears. A marriage without ahealthy sense of humor can quickly get red hot. There are, however, irritations for which the oil of humor seems unable tohelp. In such marriages the happiness quotient is greatly diminished. Yet Godhas some healing "good news," which in many cases, if not all, will bringrelief.We're not concerned here with things
to do
to make a marriage morehappy. Good advice is seldom helpful when we're weakened by emotionalparalysis. Our concern therefore is what
to believe—
good news.No matter how hopeless the situation may appear to be, at any givenpoint the communication line between the Savior and you is always
Good News.
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Chapter One
A
BBY 
H
OPELESS
M
ARRIAGE
It isn't hard to find advice on how to get rid of an ornery spouse—one withwhom it is hard to get along. Books on the technique of divorce aboundeverywhere. However, our little voyage of discovery is setting sail with adifferent port in view: How one can find happiness in a marriage where onefeels his or her spouse is less than satisfactory, in fact, downright ornery. Webegin with a fascinating case history of a woman trapped in a marriageprobably worse than any you have known or heard about.Abby was intelligent and beautiful. For some reason, she married Al, acantankerous, ill-mannered boor who turned out to be extremely ornery.Many a woman would have walked out on him. Yet, she found her niche inhistory by holding on.If a prince charming had visited Abby's village, she doubtless would havebecome a princess. But none came along, and it seems that her parentsencouraged her to go with Al. He probably turned no lights on for her, but shecould have consoled herself with the thought that he was steady and solid. Atleast, he knew how to make money. Perhaps mom and dad encouraged herto believe that she could either change him or learn to love him. Sheshouldn't pass him up. He was the scion of a prominent family, destined towealth and influence. With her warm, winsome ways, Abby would impart tohis lordly ranch a touch of grace. She finally said Yes to him.Soon after the wedding, Abby began crying herself to sleep. If someonehad told her she had terminal cancer, she could have hardly felt moredevastated than realizing that she was bound for life to someone who was aperfect fool when it came to human relations. Neighbors and the hired handsgot so they avoided him whenever possible.
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