Monday, February 16, 2009

Giveaways Galore - Week 3



This week's giveaway: Is There Really Sex After Kids? by Jill Savage!

As the back of the book states: "Speaking from her experience as a wife and mother, Jill offers a warmhearted woman-to-woman discussion--a true insider's look at what works to build intimacy outside the bedroom and improve intimacy inside the bedroom."

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment with the "best marriage advice" you ever received.

Winner will be announced Friday, Feb. 20th at 12:00 pm.

12 comments:

Brooke said...

We went to the Family Life conference as an engaged couple, and are convinced that God used that to give us a great start to our marriage...

But can I give the worst advice? I remember after our wedding day, we realized that lots of people warned us that marriage wasn't easy, and that it would be lots of work. We hadn't expected it to be a walk in the park (and we were young), but seriously. Thanks for the help- how inspiring!

We are thankful that marriage has been WAY MORE fun than all those naysayers warned us... and I try to tell every newly married/engaged couple that marriage can be a fun adventure!

Luke & Andria said...

hmmmm...if I had to just pick one it would be from my grandfather who passed away just over a year ago. He always said with a twinkle in his French eyes "if you think you're doing it all in a marriage...(dramatic pause)...you might be doing half." =o) I heard this sage advice before I got married and after as well.

a person will always see the glass half empty if thet think they're the one carrying the marriage on their shoulders alone. Take time to notice all the things your sweetie is doing and then mention how much you appreciate it.

Oh, and I agree with Brooke...if you are into the relationship and respect eachother it can be so much fun. No time to sit around complaining and telling others life is not a bed of roses. =o)

Ann

Miranda said...

Hands down the best advice I have ever gotten about marriage was not to tear down your partner to others. Not only does it not help solve anything but it makes it harder for the people that you are tearing him down in front of to respect him also!

Amber said...

Mine goes hand in hand with Miranda . . .make sure to find ways to build your spouse up IN FRONT of others, not just between the two of you. My parents were a great example of this to me and I know, personally, how much that does for me as well.

Busy Mom said...

All such good golden nuggets that have been shared already. I might add that I've found serving my husbands needs BEFORE our childrens has made a difference for me in showing him respect. Especially during an evening at home--I find myself finding many things that need done for the kids and can keep busy doing "stuff" when I should just be spending time with him.

Minders said...

I think it's important to find fun things to do as a couple. A few things Michael and I have done is go rock climbing, play frisbee golf in the warm weather and play racquetball together. Right now racquetball is great for us because we can put the boys in daycare at the gym and have a FREE night of babysitting and FREE entertainment playing racquetball! It's nice because it gives us something to enjoy that doesn't involve our boys.

Jenna said...

Wonderful... I'm not sure if the giveaway is over. but I'm commenting anyways..

And my tidbit of advice that I've gotten in the past (everyone else took the weightier matters), but if your husband is almost home from work, and you don't have a thing made for supper, just set the table and clear a path for him, that way when he does make it home, at least he feels like suppers coming.

:)


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Amber said...

I forgot to include earlier - don't put me in the drawing. We already have it too! : )

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

The piece of advice that I need to remind myself often is to put my husband first, before my children. This is not only good for my husband, but also for my children to see that respect.

Sandra said...

Just making it in time for this giveaway...sounds like a great book:)
My advice has been mentioned before but its a good one, so Im going to repeat it anyways...never tear down your husband in front of your friends or family. He deserves your respect as much as everyone else. Besides it makes for uncomfortable situations when you have a couple arguing in front of others.

Renata said...

I think the best advice I've ever recieved was "love is a choice, not a feeling".

christine said...

'Learn how to CELEBRATE your differences instead of allowing them to become obstacles.' When we find our personalities and/or past experiences creating conflicts, I am often reminded that "different ways of doing/seeing things is not necessarily good OR bad, right OR wrong, different is simply different."