“You’re not listening to me…do you hear what I am saying…I need you to understand my feelings…”
Common phrases spoken in many marriages, often by frustrated women who believe and feel that their husbands are not truly connected to them in a meaningful way and who are starved for attention and validation.
How do the walls come down in such a relationship? Why are the walls there in the first place?
How do wives, and families, re-connect with disconnected men?
Jim Turner, who once considered himself a disconnected man, offers both men, and the women who love them, some ways and hope that a disconnected man can meaningfully reconnect with those who love him, and whom he loves as well.
The Disconnected Man: Breaking Down Walls And Restoring Intimacy With Him (Faith Works, 2017) is an intense book which reveals the journey of a man, who considered himself faithful and loving, finding that his wife viewed him as distant and unreachable and, as a result, left him. But in the midst of the pain of the divorce, Turner began to reconnect, with God and others, and as a result offers readers, especially the wives of men, faithful and loyal, who are disconnected in relational ways, the hope and a path toward re-connection.
As I read this book, I at first had trouble grasping what Turner was trying to say. But as I continued to read, I began to think of men that I have known, who were faithful and loyal men, but were disconnected from their wives in a manner which, unfortunately, caused a separation and divorce.
Turner speaks passionately and deeply to this issue of disconnection and I believe offers, because of God’s power and ability to help, hope for wives and their husbands.
I gave this book a four-star rating on Goodreads.
Note: I received a copy of this book via the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.