Unbreaking – How Giving Up Saved Our Marriage
Jason and Crystal Crawford were trapped in a loveless, hopeless marriage. They each believed that the only path to happiness was to go their separate ways -- until God showed them something even better.
This true story chronicles one couple's quick descent from courtship into an unhappy marriage, and how God transformed their marriage, turning resentment into love and their pain into joy. You will experience the real, raw emotion of both Jason and Crystal through alternating journal entries that show how the husband's and wife's separate perspectives evolve throughout the first 6 years of their marriage and beyond.
This unique memoir, written by a couple who are also life-coaches, includes a Relationship Guide at the end of the book which provides help and guidance to couples in similar situations.
About Crystal Crawford (Tampa Bay, Florida Author)
Crystal Crawford was born in Tampa, FL and received a BA in English from the University of South Florida with a concentration in Creative Writing, and attended graduate courses in English at USF in 2007, where she worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant teaching Freshman Composition. She is also passionate about working with animals and animal training, and worked for over 2 years as an assistant manager at a live animal show.
Now a stay-at-home wife and mom, Crystal works from home as a freelance writer and editor, and works part-time as an English and Animal Psychology instructor at Class Source, in addition to working along side Jason in their We Are Fierce ministries.
Crystal's writing is featured on Amazon and Wattpad, and she also has a blog which provides tips for writers and writing teachers, at http://ccrawfordwriting.com.
About Jason Crawford (Co-Author)
Jason Crawford was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but moved to Florida in 2002 to study Communication at Florida College in Temple Terrace, FL. He then continued on to receive a BA in Communication from the University of South Florida, and is currently working on a Masters in Professional Counseling.
Jason met his wife, Crystal, while in college and they married in 2004. Overcoming serious marriage struggles in their marriage led Jason to discover a passion for counseling and life-coaching. After working multiple retails jobs and spending several years as a Sales Manager, and spending his free hours providing life-coaching for his employees. After his first daughter was born, Jason also found himself drawn to helping new fathers, and began volunteering as a men's life-coach for new fathers at a crisis pregnancy center, Jason decided to make the change and focus on counseling as a career. He left the corporate retail environment, and became an entrepreneur so that he could have the freedom to spend more time with his family and to pursue his calling as a life-coach an counselor.
Jason is now a happy father of 3 young kids, and runs his own company, Fierce, Inc., as well as a not-for-profit company, Fierce Fathers. The two companies function side-by-side as part of Jason and Crystal's overall project, We Are Fierce, which utilizes Jason's talents for graphic design, web design, and marketing to bring in income that is then used to support their life-coaching ministry which helps families, couples, parents and young adults in the Tampa, FL area to improve struggling relationships and discover new direction and purpose in their lives. Jason's goal is to complete his Masters in Professional Counseling and open his own practice, to expand the We Are Fierce ministry.