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The Remarriage Checkup book endorsments


1.     Evelyn Husband


“Having recently remarried after being widowed, I found Ron and David’s book compelling, challenging and very insightful.  This book thoroughly evaluates you and your mate’s physical, emotional, and spiritual status.  Every area of concern is addressed magnificently: protecting each other as a couple, the healthy inclusion of stepfamily members especially children, leisure time, sexual needs, and finally the strength of spiritually shared intimacy.  Remarriage is challenging, yet the potential rewards are significant with the proper counsel this book provides.  Well done!”


Evelyn Husband Thompson

Formerly Evelyn Husband,

widow of Space Shuttle Columbia commander Rick Husband



2.     Jim Burns, Ph.D.


“This book will help you thrive in your marriage and beat the odds of divorce.  The preventative information is the best I have ever seen and the practical application covers it all. I have put The Remarriage Couple Checkup at the top of my resource library for couples who find themselves in this beautiful and yet challenging world of remarriage.”


Jim Burns, Ph.D.

President, HomeWord

Author of Creating an Intimate Marriage,

Confident Parenting, and The Purity Code



3.     Gary Chapman, Ph.D.


“With the high divorce rate among second and third marriages, this book is long overdue.  Ron Deal and David Olson have done their homework and what they have learned can help you beat the odds of divorce.  It will take time and effort, but The Remarriage Couple Checkup is the roadmap to a healthy marriage.”

Gary D. Chapman,

bestselling author of The Five Love Languages

and Love As a Way of Life



4.      Gary Smalley


"Remarriages have unique challenges and different relational needs than first marriages. Based on a national study of 50,000 couples getting remarried, this book is a wonderful resource for remarriage couples.  Take the online Couple Checkup and get a 20-page report about your relationship, read the book, and build a relationship that lasts!"


Gary Smalley, bestselling author of the DNA of Relationships





5.     Francesca Adler-Baeder, PhD


The passion that Ron and David have for strengthening remarried couples is evident throughout this wonderfully crafted and easy-to-navigate tool. From the first page, you are drawn in and feel a sense of excitement and hopefulness. You are encouraged to be proactive and intentional about growing a strong, nurturing couple relationship and family. The recommendations are incredibly comprehensive and practical and are based on sound evidence from research on remarried couples. The Remarriage Check-Up is the most up-to-date, relevant, complete guide for remarried couples. I know of no other resource like it.  You will be educated, enlightened, and inspired.


Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Children, Youth, and Families, Auburn University

Director, National Stepfamily Resource Center


6.     Scott Stanley, PhD


Remarried or marrying again? Ron Deal and David Olson have a gift you. This book is loaded with specific, useful ideas for helping your marriage reach its full potential. Using a combination of built in assessment tools (and online tools if you want to go deeper), they will help you identify where you are at right now in your relationship. Drawing on surveys with 50,000 remarital couples, you will pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and develop a realistic plan for having lasting love and joy in your marriage.


Scott Stanley, PhD

Author, The Power of Commitment

Research Professor, University of Denver

7.    Paula Bisacre

“The Rearriage Checkup” will surely make a positive impact on remarriages.  This comprehensive book is chock-full of practical takeaways that can be used immediately by couples.  No matter where you are on the remarriage journey, whether you are celebrating your first or twentieth anniversary, you will learn something new about yourself and your remarriage. I wish I had this book, with its enlightening survey findings and illustrative anecdotes, at my fingertips even before I remarried!     


                                      Paula Bisacre

Publisher, reMarriage Magazine



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