Dave Worthen

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My Latest Book: Marriage, Merriment, and Madness:

My Latest Book: Marriage, Merriment, and Madness:Nga


After counseling couples for over 40 years, I thought that I should put down in writing what real couples go through behind closed doors.

You hear about people “doing counseling” but really, you never hear the nitty-gritty.

When I first started helping individuals and couples years ago, even with my training, it was an eye-opener.

You have to have nerves of steel, the ability to confront the dark side of your fellow man, and above all enormous care, admiration, and love for your fellow man.

You cannot counsel or coach people when they are experiencing everything from rage to futility right in front of you unless you have compassion and understanding.

And despite the fireworks, these people were deeply in love when things started.

See, I never forget that.

My latest book is not just for couples in trouble. 

It is for every couple who wants their marriage or relationship to win.

And you know, it takes courage to face the demons in yourself and those of your partner. 

It takes courage to love when it’s toughest to love.

I think our own Lisa Gallagher says it best in her review of my book here:

“I had the pleasure of reading Dave Worthen’s book, Marriage, Merriment and Madness.

Dave’s writing has a way of capturing the reader and it’s hard to put the book down.

As I read the book, I laughed, cried and could relate to so much he walked the reader through. Many lessons contained within the book if you are a willing listener.

Every aspect of Dave’s book spoke to me but one chapter in particular seemed as though he was speaking directly at me, the chapter on Courage.  Dave walks the reader through why it is you need the courage to talk to your spouse in order to enhance your marriage. Courage is healthy, and it’s conveyed well in this chapter. So many of us would rather avoid talking about issues that may inflame the other but that only delays good communication, it stifles us and that’s what I took away from this chapter.

Dave is an honest and raw writer. I honestly recommend this book for those who are in relationships and thinking of marriage, I also recommend Dave’s book for any married couple, no matter how wonderful you think your marriage is, it serves to enhance your relationship after reading Dave’s book.  I promise, you won’t feel mad after reading the book but you may see the madness that can stifle a good relationship which Dave walks the reader through.”

Lisa Gallagher

The Kindle version was released October 16th.

If you’d like a copy just click on the link below:

Marriage, Merriment, and Madness.

The paperback version will be released October 22nd.



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Dave Worthen

3 years ago #6

Hi Jerry Fletcher! Honestly, it's a book everyone should read at least once! Even if they're not married or not in a relationship!

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #5

Dave, Sounds like a book I should have bought twice!

Dave Worthen

3 years ago #4

Hello Debesh Choudhury!! Thank you very much for reading my book and your willingness to write a review. I look forward to it!

Debesh Choudhury

3 years ago #3

I am privileged to receive a signed copy (thanks to Lupita \ud83d\udc1d Reyes .. This is a book I should have gotten before my marriage.

Dave Worthen

3 years ago #2

HolaLupita \ud83d\udc1d Reyes!! Wow!! Thank you for such an incredible review! I appreciate all of your continued enthusiasm and support of my writing!

Lupita 🐝 Reyes

3 years ago #1

Leonardo Da Vinci once said “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding”. Personally, i think that love and marriage can be complicated, nevertheless Da Vinci would be amazed as I am with this book! I really enjoyed it not only reading it twice, but learning and understanding many things -from a different viewpoint- about how a relationship can be handled in many kind of situations!! It is really a great tool to help others!! Marriage can be filled with some moments of madness and many others with so much merriment!! Learning how to handle certain things, that more than likely we haven’t noticed before, can make a huge difference in our lives. Dave makes you see them in this fun, interesting, inspiring, amazing and wonderful book! Worth reading, sharing and spreading with everyone you know and love. Thank you so very much Dave for sharing your knowledge and experience with us!!

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