Mad about Us (Paperback)

By Gary J. Oliver, Carrie Oliver

Bethany House Publishers, 9780764204494, 220pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

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Gary and Carrie Oliver have written a practical book to help couples focus their passion in ways that lead to trust, understanding, and intimacy. They want Christian couples to develop Christ-centered marriages, and that includes dealing with issues that prevent intimacy such as fear, frustration, and anger. They demonstrate how the energy--or passion--of the God-given emotion anger can actually be harnessed in ways that build and strengthen a marriage relationship and free couples from one of Satan's most destructive weapons--unhealthy anger.

"For more than a quarter of a century Dr. Gary Oliver has pioneered and served the needs of pre-married and married couples nationwide. I know Gary to be a good man and an authentic man who has faithfully loved and cared for the needs of his wife, Carrie, as she has battled cancer for the last couple of years. There is no greater statement of a man's life than the private love and commitment that he shows for his wife."--Dennis Rainey

"Dr. Gary Oliver is not only my key mentor in life, but the person who actually helped me really understand what's beneath the power of anger and what you can do about it."--Gary Smalley.

About the Author

Gary J. Oliver, ThM, PhD, a clinical psychologist with more that 30 years experience in premarital, marital, and family counseling, is executive director of The Center for Relationship Enrichment and Professor of Psychology and Practical Theology at John Brown University, on the faculty of Denver Seminary, on the executive board and national speaking team of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is the author or coauthor of more than 15 books, including A Woman's Forbidden Emotion, and with his wife, Carrie, Raising Sons and Loving It.Carrie Oliver, MA, is a national speaker, author, teacher, university instructor, and licensed professional counselor counseling couples, and women, and helping people develop healthy ways to deal with their emotions. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Carrie speaks nationally and internationally, has coauthored books including Grown-Up Girlfriends, and with her husband, Gary, is a regular columnist with Marriage Partnership and Home Life magazines. Gary and Carrie have enjoyed their relationship with Christ, their marriage, and raising three sons together. The Olivers live in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.