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An Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection.

The highly anticipated memoir by best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.

Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out - three happy children, a doting spouse and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times best-seller list - her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realise 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 13 years of marriage, commit to living true - true to themselves and to each other. 

Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.

©2016 Glennon Doyle (P)2021 W F Howes

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Now Untamed, Still Relevant

I was really worried going in to this book. On the one hand I knew I could listen to Glennon share her stories over and over again. I knew it could hit me right where it counts, and often when I needed it the most. Untamed had shown me that. On the other hand, coming in having already read Untamed, knowing Love Warrior was a different time in her marriage, I was concerned I would listen and struggle to connect with Glennon's life before her life now. I was majorly wrong. This book wasn't so much about Glennon and Craig's marriage as it was about faith, intuition, spirituality, self-love, disconnection and connection (to self and others), parenting, people-pleasing, eating disorders and mental illness. It was about the cages she mentions in Untamed. It was about SO MUCH. I didn't see her struggles with Craig so much as a result of her marriage, but of her representative. As I listened I started to see my own representative and found so much safety in knowing someone - somehow - had been able to put in to words what I've been doing my whole life. I've spent the last 5-6 years saying "I don't know who I am", or "I don't even know what my interests are". Before that, I knew only my representative, because I only listened to my representative. Eventually the tiny voice that was my real self became quieter and quieter. Eventually, I stopped listening at all, which doesn't exactly point you in any direction of self-discovery when you then go and have a breakdown, exhausted and suffocated by your representative. I felt so much of Glennon in this book, even though I felt so much of her in Untamed. It was Glennon then, and it was Glennon now, but not as two separate, unrelated persons, as Glennon on a journey. Now I might finally be able to connect and live mine.
If you think you might not connect with this text because you were so smitten with Untamed, I promise you're wrong.

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Excellent book

Loved all of it.
The realness and vulnerability of this was incredibly and main for many aha moments for myself and for m y clients.

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Loved Untamed to my core, but found this meh

I freakin love Glennon and loved Untamed. I found it strange going back to the Craig era. While I realise it was about that time in her life I just didn't have the aha moments like Untamed brought me. I could relate what she was saying in Untamed to my own life, whereas this is purely just her story of that period of her life. I wanted to love it so much, especially since recently separating, I thought it would be perfect timing. Lots of religious content too and a drawn out story. I still love Glennon, but this book just wasn't as great as I hoped.

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Powerful and precious.

I’m so grateful for Glennon. For the way God has used her story to help heal mine. I’m not there yet, but this book has been used to speak to my heart and for that I am so thankful.

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A CONVERT!

I'd heard of and read various articles and podcasts with and by Glennon Doyle over the years, but had never committed 'fully' to any of her work, however I felt drawn to "Love Warrior", knowing that it was somewhat of a prequel to "Untamed".
Also knowing that I wanted to eventually listen to Untamed, it seemed only right to get to know Glennon a bit first, and this seemed like a good start.

I must say, although I knew that Love Warrior wasn't going to be Glennons 'happily ever after', I loved her working her way through her life, and getting to where she was at the end.

I found the story both heart-breaking and heart-warming, with the story constantly leading me further in, to find out what would happen next.
There were also a lot of AhhhHaaa moments, when I felt like our lives momentarily intersected and Glennon was helping me to understand some deeper part of myself...

It not be everyones cup of tea, but for me it was a lovely read/listen that I'm sure I'll pick up a few more times, and will no doubt get different take-aways from it each time.
I'm a Glennon Doyle convert!
FocusOnSimple - don’t make it difficult... 🌿

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You MUST listen to this!

I adore Glennon Doyle. Her honesty, vulnerability, wisdom and strength is an amazing gift bestowed on all of us. She says the words, out loud, that echo in so many of our minds. Listening to this almost felt naughty- like knowing too much about someone, getting too deep into someone’s mind- like reading someone diary. Glennon tells it all- and in doing so, brings the listener on a journey of their own. If you have only recently met Glennon through Untamed- then this is like spending an evening with a friend- talking long into the night hearing about how they became who they are today. Definitely worth listening to.

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