Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blog Tour ~ Book review of "Marriage Isn't for You: It's for the One you Love" by Seth Adam Smith + giveaway

Marriage Isn't for You: It's for the One You LoveMarriage Isn't for You: It's for the One You Love by Seth Adam Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review
Genre: Non-fiction

Book Description: What is the best wedding advice you ever received? For author Seth Adam Smith, it was the advice from his father who said, Marriage is not for you. It is about the person you marry. These few words completely changed the way Seth looked at his relationship with his wife-to-be. Because at that moment he realized that an expression of love is not about the person expressing it. Rather, it is about the person they choose to be with. It is about making the person you marry feel loved. Seth's blog post on the subject was viewed by more than twenty-seven million people, and he has been featured on several national TV programs including The Today Show. Now released as a hardcover book, these sage words make the perfect gift for newly married couples, those who have been around the block a few times, or anyone who wants to learn how to make their relationships stronger.

My thoughts: I was fortunate to read the blog post that became this book. I remember at the time how I thought it was profound and well thought out. It resonated with me. I knew that it was a message that could change lives and help marriages. I also believed the words that were written and tried to take them to heart.

When I had the opportunity to read and review the book, there was no question. I want this kind of a book in my home. I want my kids to open it and look through it. None of my children are married, but this is the message of love and commitment that I want them to think about.

The message in the book is simple. It reminds us to put our spouse first. I have always found that when I am trying to serve and love someone, I am happier. I have been married for more than 20 years. This message is a great reminder for me. This book is perfect for any couple, no matter how long they have been together. We all need little reminders at times, particularly when times are tough.

I loved the beautiful images that accompany the words in this book.  This  will be a welcome addition to the books on my front room end table.

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About the author:  Seth Adam Smith was born in Anchorage, Alaska.  Since 2004, he has produced videos and articles for businesses, nonprofit organizations, youth groups, artists, and political causes.  He is the editor-in-chief of ForwardWalking.com.  He and his wife, Kim, live in Florida.

Tour Giveaway :  There will be 5 copies of the book from the publisher.  Use the rafflecopter form to enter.  Contest ends on May 30th.

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  1. I really love this! I will be giving this for wedding gifts! It has such a great message! Great review.

  2. I have seen this one around and I love the inspiration it has given everyone. I really need to check this one out. Thank you for your review.

    1. It is a great message. Definitely worth checking out! :)


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