With “Chaos to Connection, A Marriage Counselor’s Candid Guide for the Modern Couple,” readers are taken inside the mind and marriage of Lori Epting, an experienced marriage counselor, wife, and mother who has guided thousands of couples from chaos to connection. Steeped in empirically validated couples’ treatment models yet delivered in a lighthearted and candid manner with a touch of humor, the guide offers couples professional advice that is relatable and can be realistically acted upon. She calls out the main culprit of marriage woes as the world of constant busyness, or “chaos,” that almost all families find themselves drowning in. Arming couples with the proper skills and tools to combat the most common marriage issues, the book guides them away from division and onto the same team, so that the marriage serves as their main refuge and place of comfort.
“I tell my couples all the time that relationship distress is not unique—in fact, it’s normal, familiar, even expected. And it can be fixed,” states Lori Epting, L.C.M.H.C., author and licensed counselor. “I truly empathize with my clients because marriage is hard for me too: from a demanding job and crying children to never-ending laundry and now the added stress of a pandemic. But I have hundreds of hours of marriage trainings and client sessions under my belt, and all that knowledge is a game-changer for my marriage. That is why this book comes from such a personal, no-filter place. Fixing your marriage can seem daunting; cracking open this book does not have to be! All advice given in the book is realistic and attainable; it has worked with countless couples time and time again.”
“Chaos to Connection” highlights stories of her couples – and even her own – to help readers:
• Find their way out of the fight heard round the world: "My day was harder than yours."
• Understand why their communication with their partner needs work and what to do about it.
• Get out of the blame game: is it your fault or mine?
• Feel normal if their post-child sex-life is in shambles.
• Understand the reasons why they are stuck in the same old fights and learn how to get out of them.
• Develop ways to move through the inevitable hurts in ways that not only heal, but also bring them closer together.
Advance praise for Chaos to Connection:
“Reading this book is like sitting down with a seasoned counselor. The book stimulates the ‘Yes, we can make things better’ attitude. It is a hope-filled book for all who want a growing marriage.”
— Gary D. Chapman, PhD, author of “The 5 Love Languages”
“Blunt, brave, and bold! . . . a must read.”
—Katherine Wintsch, founder & CEO of the Mom Complex and author of “Slay Like a Mother”
“I didn’t think you could write an entertaining guide to couples’ healing, but Lori gets both the love and pain of relationships.”
—Robert Weiss, PhD, LCSW, CSAT, chief clinical officer of Seeking Integrity Treatment Centers and author of “Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency”
The book is available for pre-order at Amazon and bn.com. Website: chaostoconnectionguide.com.
Contact: Trisha Smith