• I Promise

  • How 5 Commitments Determine the Destiny of Your Marriage
  • By: Gary Smalley
  • Narrated by: Nathan Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this audio, Dr. Gary Smalley discusses how five essential commitments determine the destiny of your marriage. Dr. Smalley shares five heartfelt promises you can, and should, make to your spouse that are guaranteed to build trust and help your spouse become the true soulmate, lover and friend you desire.
©2007 Gary Smalley (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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Everything I needed to hear

This is the best book on relationships that I have ever read and I've read a lot. He is extremely intuitive and dead on in his understanding of marital relationships, men and women. There are many religious teachings so if this bothers you a great deal, just know this. It's a book I will be purchasing in print also to be able to refer to. You won't be disappointed. I Promise!

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Read or listen to this book before you marry ...

What did you love best about I Promise?

Real life experience, real life application to the heart of marital difficulties.

What other book might you compare I Promise to and why?

I don't think I could / would compare it to any other. I guess it could be compared to any pre-marital counseling book and yet it deals with one issue, security in marriage, more exclusively than other books do and impresses on you the importance of building that SECURITY into a relationship, even before marriage. It tells you how to do that also.

Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

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What insight do you think you’ll apply from I Promise?

If I ever marry again, I will read or listen to this book with my prospective wife before marriage.

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Excellent reading for marriages!

I'm the husband of Phylis and with commuting to work everyday, I really enjoyed this audio book to enhance my relationship with my wife. Even from the man's point of view the topics were easily understood and not so washed down with unattainable goals. I can honestly say it motivated me to be a better husband and father. I looked forward to hearing this everytime I got in my car.

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Good book

Even after 20 year marriage, I learned a lot. Recommend it for everyone who is entering or wants to improve their marriage.

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Surprise! Religious rhetoric

Would you try another book from Gary Smalley and/or the narrator?

No. If I wanted to listen to religious ramblings about relationships I would have purchased an audiobook of the Bible.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not this book

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrator’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger. I feel I was miss led by the summary/overview of this book. Audible should mention the religious content so that customers are aware.

Any additional comments?

Three chapters in and I am returning this book.

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My Favorite Marriage Book

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I think this is a good book and the narrator seemed like a voice that would fit the author.

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This book is a must have

All married couples should read this book. Without this book all the rest of the marriage books is useless.

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Surprisingly Thought Provoking !

New Ideas and Mentoring at my age! As Always, just when you think you're ready and Know What you need to know to be a Wonderful partner in an Amazing Marriage, I stumbled upon this book! I've realized, again as I seek to understand what I need to do to be a Great Hubby, is to be a Faithful Servant of Jesus! Beautiful and Interesting stories, As well as Insight to the "whats", and "Whys" of human behavior. This book will not only help me become a Successful Husband and an Active Participant in My Marriage, but also Further my understanding of becoming a Dedicated Servant of my Lord, and to Everyone in my life!

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Loved this book! Recommend to anyone!

Geat book written by Dr. Gary Smalley (RIP).Very inspirational with great words of wisdom and great help for relationships to grow in the Lord! I will definitely be putting these Promises to use in my marriage!

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a gentle reminder

this book was a good reminder of the challenges all of us face in marriage but also and encouragement in the fact that I can only be responsible for me and I have to trust Jesus to take care of everything else