Being the avid blog reader I am, I hear about all sorts of new products, books, styles, and more. I watch people’s children growing up…and I don’t even know them!
Admit it…you ALL do the same thing!
I happened to come across a blog that was having a book give-away a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately I didn’t win, but I looked into the author and was intrigued. Marla Taviano (click on her name to check out her website and other books!) is an amazing Christian author, speaker, & mom who loves the Lord. She is running a FABULOUS deal – 3 of her books for $20. What a steal. And being the lover of books that I am…I had to order.
Even though I think I told y’all I was panicking the other week I had too many books I wanted to read…
Anyway, on to my point. I started with the first book, From Blushing Bride to Wedded Wife.
I’ll admit it. I didn’t plan on getting much out of this because I have been married for a LONG time already…it’s not my first rodeo, folks 2 whole years of wedded bliss!
Boy, was I wrong. Marla has chapters ranging from loving unselfishly, adjusting to in-laws, faithfulness to your spouse, financial matters, and how God wants our marriage to be. I earmarked many pages in this book and wanted to share some points I thought were very important.
Marla discusses how tough the first year of marriage can be. You’re floating on a cloud during your engagement and you think that after the wedding you will obviously be joyously elated and skipping around, holding hands with your husband…grocery shopping together, paying bills together and MORE! And never having a bad day at all.
Well, most of us know that as FUN as that seems, it’s not really how it goes. Marriage is work. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And the best part of her book is that you really feel like you’re sitting down and having coffee with a good friend…realizing you’re not alone. I particularly liked this passage:
“God never meant for His children to face anything alone. In His grace, He brings people into our lives who are walking in our very shoes. I love Romans 15:5-6. ‘May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.’”
Marla walks us through how to be holy in marriage, not just happy. How to pray for, and take care of your husband to the best of your ability. Helps us work through our differences and see how fun that can be! Reminds us how important communication between each other is and how debilitating a marriage can be without it.
Basically I’m singing her praises!
And this is only the first book I’ve read!
I HIGHLY recommend this to all married women, young & old…newlyweds or old married couples
AND, I haven’t even told y’all the best part. My blog dream has come true. I am having a…
Leave a comment on this post. I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner and you will get a free copy of this book! Marla has also been so gracious to offer this book for ONLY $5…so if you don’t win…you have no excuse because that’s super cheap! Just click on this link for more details.
Reading this book last week blessed me and is already changing the way I look at marriage. I pray that all of you realize the incredible blessing God has given us in our spouses and pray for them continually.
And I know some of you are saying, “What, you emailed the author??”. YES! Of course I did. How fun. And the best part is, it’s another blog to follow!
Comment now because you only have until Wednesday at 9am!