It’s no secret that divorce rates in the U.S. have reached epidemic levels. However, a more startling trend is that in many cases it is the woman, not the man, who is walking away from their marriage. Finally, a book has been written that specifically addresses those who are at the “walk-out-woman” stage– discontented, with an empty heart and lost dreams. Enter The Walk Out Woman, by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray, featuring practical advice on how to stop this growing trend.
The authors—one a marriage and family therapist with more than twenty years of successfully counseling couples and the other a mature Christian woman who has a tender heart for women’s issues—combine their perspectives to make The Walk Out Woman the perfect choice for those seeking an alternative to divorce. Complete with self-assessments, decision-making principles, and practical suggestions, the book provides hope for those who are suffering from marital discontent, but are willing to try to save their marriage. Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray gently dispel the myth that it is easier emotionally to leave a marriage than to attempt to restore it, and present ways on how to regain lost love and hope in a relationship.
“We want you to realize there is always hope, even when it feels like a marriage is over,” writes Dr. Steve Stephens, “even when you’re on the verge of walking out. You captured each other’s hearts before, and you can capture each other’s hearts again. With a plan, perseverance, and prayer, we know you can have a marriage of enduring love.”
The Walk Out Woman offers that plan, with proven methods for how couples can move toward each other rather than away, build up instead of tear down, and find love rather than lose it. Some of the strategies presented include:
• Getting connected again with your spouse
• Resolving conflict and fighting fair
• Dealing with hurt and anger
• How to communicate the hurt
• Remembering the good times
• Eight resolutions for a healthy marriage
• When it’s time to seek professional help