The DIY guide to building a family that lasts 12 tools for improving your home life

Gary D. Chapman, 1938-

Book - 2019

"The most exciting part of any home improvement show is the big reveal--that moment when a drab, run-down house becomes a breathtaking new home. What if you could have that with your home life? That's what the DIY Guide is all about. In it, you'll find practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family's culture from Shannon Warden and Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller The 5 Love Languages®. Each chapter teaches ...you a new home life skill and pairs it with a home improvement metaphor that makes it fun and easy to remember. You can't hire a contractor for this work, but if you're willing to put in the sweat equity (hard work), you'll see results fast. Don't wait any longer. Get started today and give your relational space the renovations it deserves."--Back cover.

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Published
Chicago : Northfield Publishing [2019]
Language
English
Physical Description
233 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780802419149
0802419143
Main Author
Gary D. Chapman, 1938- (author)
Other Authors
Shannon Warden (author)
  • Building kindness
  • Increasing gratitude
  • Cultivating love
  • Seeking compromise
  • Choosing forgiveness
  • Improving communication
  • Enhancing trust
  • Developing compassion
  • Increasing patience
  • Getting organized
  • Creating fun
  • Building connections
  • Home maintenance.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

This collection of twelve steps to transforming your family life, using fun and easy metaphors inspired by home improvement shows helps create an environment that spouses and kids will look forward to returning to and calling home. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Is it really possible to have the home life you want with the people you love?

The most exciting part of any home improvement show is the big reveal—that moment when a drab, run-down house becomes a breathtaking new home. What if you could have that with your home life?

That’s what the DIY Guide is all about. In it, you’ll find practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family’s culture from Shannon Warden and Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller The 5 Love Languages®. Each chapter teaches you a new home life skill and pairs it with a home improvement metaphor that makes it fun and easy to remember.

You can’t hire a contractor for this work, but if you’re willing to put in the sweat equity (hard work), you’ll see results fast. Don’t wait any longer. Get started today and give your relational space the renovations it deserves.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Tools for Renovating Your Relational Space

You know those home improvement shows where they take an ugly, run-down house and make it beautiful? Whether you like the shows or not, everybody loves seeing those moments of total transformation—the before and after picture, the dramatic reveal… Well, what if you could experience that kind of transformation in your family life? That’s what The DIY Guide to Building a Family that Lasts is all about.

In it, you’ll find practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family’s culture from Shannon Warden and Gary Chapman. Plus, each step is paired with a home improvement metaphor that makes it fun and easy to remember. We all want to create an environment that our spouse and kids love to come home to, but how do we do it? Take your first steps with The DIY Guide to Building a Family that Lasts.