11/17/2009

24 Hour Giveaway! Improve your marriage book. 3 winners!



I was contacted to review this book by the Author Russ Irving. He has generously given me three extra copies to give away to three readers!

I was in the mood to pick up a book and get reading. But was surprised to find out this book was different than most. It didn't read in chapters and paragraphs like most. It was almost set up like the small "God's little instruction book" from the 90's. It is like a compilation of to-the-point sayings and advice. This book is meant to be read over and over again. You can pick it up anywhere and flip it open to any page and read for a little while. I even read out loud to my husband for a while. Yea, he was trying really  hard to be nice to me and was going to agree to anything. But he was interested and didn't ask me to stop.

This would be a great Christmas present for someone and esp. a good gift for newlyweds or as a wedding gift.

"Marriage is not an easy proposition, to say the least. - Especially with all of today's stresses, pressures, and temptations. Whether your marriage is very good, okay, rocky, or in trouble, you would love nothing more than to see it last and be more fulfilling for you and your spouse. (Plus your children, if you have any.) Well, in IMPROVE YOUR MARRIAGE - Don't Overlook The Obvious, you will find right-to-the-point steps and truisms which could make a massive difference in your marriage. Plus, there is space for you to jot down your reactions, memories, or plans, based upon these important 'revelations'."


For a chance to get your own copy...
Take a look at Russ' website
Leave a comment with a marriage tip of your own :)
For additional entries, blog, tweet, facebook, or follow my blog!
This giveaway will end Wednesday morning when my kids pick 3 winners at the breakfast table!
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29 comments:

Jessica Plautz said...

Im not sure where to leave a comment so here goes. I guess the best marriage advice I have would be to just be open with eachother, communicate as best as possible.

Eme said...

I'm not sure my advice is "road tested" only being married a year, but DH and I have a rule about being completely honest. It has worked for the past 8 years!

Eme said...

I follow your blog!

Becky said...

Hubby and I try to make time for a day or night to spend together once a month. We get so overwhelmed with kids, jobs, money, house that sometimes we have to remind ourselves to take time for each other.

Becky said...

I'm a follower!

Sara said...

Once kids come along it's even more important to make time to spend with your spouse.

sbdowning at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

UUhhhh...don't know what to say!! I would like to add to your give away...one husband of 14 years. Don't worry, he's totally capable of everything but doesn't do anything! Feel free to attach book with him and good luck!!

lmkirb said...

I believe you have to be trustful and honest with each other. Also open communication is important and having date night once in a while is important. We try not to talk constantly about the kids when we are out and try to talk about each other and what is going on. With the hustle and bustle of kids and running here and there with them it is nice to be able to connect and check up on what is going on with each other.
Thanks for the chance!!

lmkirb said...

I follow along with google reader:)

ncbell240 said...

I follow you..I checked out his web site and it is very interesting!! My comment would be to COUPON SHOP together!!!! But on a more serious note from someone who has been married for 25 years...my comment would be to NOT go to bed mad and never fight over anything that is more than 24 hours old.

Amanda said...

The best marriage tip I can think of is to make time for each other. You don't want your kids to grow up and move out only to find that you have become strangers.

corley@wildblue.net

Amanda said...

I follow you on Google friend connect.

corley@wildblue.net

Short On Cents said...

Communication is the best tip-communication comes first and everything else will fall in to place perfectly lvn777 at charter dot net

Short On Cents said...

Communication is the best tip-communication comes first and everything else will fall in to place perfectly lvn777 at charter dot net

Short On Cents said...

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Amy K said...

I would say my best marriage advise would be to go into it pledging that you will do everything to make it work. Because sometimes it really is work!

Dawn said...

The best advice I have is not to go to bed mad. Make sure you dont go to bed angry with your spouse. Work it out first.

servingsand@yahoo.com

James and Karen said...

Listen to each other!

LB said...

I am a newlywed so I am still learning lol I think having open communication is a big thing because it's so easy to misunderstand what the other person is saying!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say to WORK at it. Marriage is not easy and raising kids together can zap all the energy out of your relationship. Make your mate a priority!
Deb
ardenpostma@aol.com

Jen Rodriguez said...

I've been married 9.5 years, we have been together since high school (18.5 years) and have 4 kids under 7 and another due in a couple weeks... my advice would be not to keep score. Once you start doing that, someone will always "win" and someone will always "lose" but it is just at that specific area... we forget to look at the big picture. Marriage is HARD, especially adding kids, bills, jobs etc... do your best but realize it isn't always going to be a walk in the park. At least that is what I do... Oh and for arguments, is it something that will affect you in 6 months? If not, it is sooo not worth fighting about!
Oh and I am a follower too! Thanks for the awesome blog!
Jen
octnjen@comcast.net

Jenny said...

Follow your blog!

Jenny said...

Visited Russ' site

Jenny said...

Focus on the strengths of each other and your marriage, it's easy to compare yourselves to others, especially your weak points to others' strengths and that will never get you or your marriage far!

Anonymous said...

The best policies are commnication, trust and honesty :)

Wendy
demoman21sgal @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

I follow your facebook :)

Wendy
cleo0926@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog :)

Wendy
demoman21sgal @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

Visited Russ's site

Wendy
demoman21sgal @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

My marriage tip is don't criticize your husband to others. That's a huge one for my husband and I.
Denise
deniselovestom@gmail.com