Glennon Doyle Melton
“A book with so much painful truth packed into its pages that every person who’s ever married or plans to marry should really give it a read . . . It’s a beautiful lesson for each of us who takes on the responsibility and privilege of partnering and parenting: Do it authentically.”—Chicago Tribune
Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a successful writing career—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life. Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another—and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they’ve been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, fall in love. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.
Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the bestseller Carry On, Warrior and founder of the online community Momastery. She is also the creator and president of Together Rising, a nonprofit organization that has raised close to five million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs. Her work has been featured on The TODAY Show and NPR; in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Newsweek, and The Huffington Post; and in other television and print outlets. Glennon lives in Florida with her family.
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