Lists To Love By For Busy Wives and Busy Husbands – Book Review And Giveaway

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Lists To Love By For Busy Wives And Lists To Love By For Busy Husbands – Book Review

When I first got married, I was a starry-eyed bride who believed the cultural myth that “all you need is love” for your marriage to last – even though statistics seem to suggest otherwise.

Therefore, I was in for a rude awakening whenever my Prince was not as Charming as he was before I said “I do!”

Have you ever experienced the heartache of disappointment when the person you married doesn’t turn out to be quite the person you thought he or she would be?

Unrealistic expectations can erode away at marital love if left unchecked.

If the prince you married has turned into a frog – if your beautiful bride has turned into a bridezilla – then I invite you to strengthen and save your marriage by giving yourselves the gift of Lists To Love By For Busy Wives: Simple Steps To The Marriage You Want and Lists To Love By For Busy Husbands: Simple Steps To The Marriage You Want by Mark and Susan Merrill.

Lists To Love By For Busy Wives

If you apply the information contain in these two books, you will learn how to transform your marriage into the life-long, nurturing and sustaining relationship you always dreamed it would be!

Each Lists To Love By book contains 30 lists filled with essential relationship information that you read on your own, action steps you take, and interactions you share with your spouse. As you each of you simultaneously go through the process, you both learn what your partner needs from your relationship and how to help one another meet those needs met in a way that affirms your relationship. In the process, as you apply the lessons you are learning, you grow closer and become better husbands and wives.

Mark writes in Lists To Love By For Busy Husbands:

We all bring expectations into marriage and develop expectations during the marriage. Our personalities, upbringing, experiences, and influences all shape those expectations. I had many expectations for Susan and myself that needed to change.

And that is the goal – to change the expectations that need to change.

Lists To Love By For Busy Husbands

What I love about the Lists To Love By books is that they are easy and fun to read and apply – they are educational and informative – and they truly speak to the heart of our relational issues. The authors are candid about sharing the things they have learned and worked through in their marriages and they are truly things you will relate to in your experiences as well.

In the Introduction to Lists To Love By For Busy Husbands, Mark writes:

Before marriage, opposites attract: however, many times after marriage, opposites attack. The things that once were cute and alluring can become the things that drive you the craziest.

That’s the beauty of Lists To Love By. The authors’ goal is to help us to renew our appreciation for the things that attracted us to our spouses and to help us celebrate the unique characteristics and differences that our spouses possess.

These books help us to become better husbands, better wives, better partners for life – and to recognize that true transformation begins not through others but through ourselves.

This Valentine’s Day, my husband and I are commemorating 19 years of marriage. One of the ways we are celebrating our love is by going through the Lists To Love By books together and sharing these books with other couples we meet.

We’d like to help you strengthen and grow your relationship too – so we encourage you to pick up copies of these wonderful books for yourselves and your friends, and to enter our giveaway!

I rate these books 5 out of 5 stars.


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The Lists To Love By For Busy Husbands And Busy Wives – Book Giveaway

Would you like the chance to win a copy of Lists To Love By For Busy Husbands and Lists To Love By For Busy Wives? Create With Joy is excited to offer lucky US reader the chance to win both of these wonderful books!

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21 Responses to “Lists To Love By For Busy Wives and Busy Husbands – Book Review And Giveaway”

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  1. Lux G. says:

    What a timely giveaway for the love month. Good luck to everyone.

  2. Melanie Backus says:

    I love that my husband is honest and loyal. I would hope that through reading these books we might find further ways to appreciate each other.
    I am a resident of the United States.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  3. Anne says:

    My husband has strength of character, integrity, and principles. Many years of devotion.

  4. Oh! These look wonderful! And what a perfect time to be getting/giving this!!

    I am (way) over 18 and reside in the US 🙂

    – Lisa

  5. Congratulations to you and your husband on your 19th wedding anniversary. Blsessings!

  6. Carly Williams says:

    I love my spouse’s compassionate heart. I think these books would be a great way for us to reconnect and address issues that don’t always want to face.

  7. Helene says:

    This looks interesting! I love a good marriage book!

  8. Jennie says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! 🙂 This book looks like a great resource. Thanks so much for sharing about it. 🙂 What I love the most about my husband is he is seriously the kindest person I know. I’m blessed.
    Have a wonderful week!

  9. Carl says:

    I love my wife’s sense of humor. It has helped us through some tough times and she makes me smile every day. I hope to learn to appreciate her even more. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  10. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    These look fun and helpful too! Thanks for linking this up at Booknificent Thursday on!

  11. Leslie says:

    This sounds like such a fantastic book! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  12. Brandi Raae says:

    So perfect – after marriage, opposites attack! My husband and I will be celebrating 20 years this May. After I got married I finally realized why so many people call it quits. It’s hard! Congrats on 19 years. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Literacy Musing Mondays.

  13. Emily says:

    I love that my husband knows me well enough to just roll with my crazy ideas and he never tries to deter my creativity! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMAttersParty

  14. These books sound so fun! I think we can all use a little help connecting with our spouses regularly!

  15. Louanne says:

    I really lijke looking at and I think this website got some truly utilitarian stuff onn

  16. Laura S says:

    I love my husband’s servant’s heart! It has always been a blessing to see him serve those around him from the very first day we met. I hope that these book deepen our love for each other even more!
    I do indeed live in the US
    lpatterson412 at gmail dot com

  17. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    This sounds like a great book full of wonderful ideas for your marriage. Thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkup.

  18. Tasha @ Cookie Crumbs says:

    I am so excited about these books! My husband and I are in a bit of a crossroads in our marriage right now and we’ve been at a loss as to where to start in getting back on track. What I love most about my husband is that despite our struggles right now he’s still the person I want to go running to for a safe place when times get tough. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Congratulations on 19 years! These days, lasting marriages seem fewer and far between. I love that these books remind us to remember what we fell in love with about our spouse. A lot of life happens and it’s important to remember what brought you together in the first place.

  20. Sally Gearhart says:

    I love that my husband is a strong, hard working man that never gives up! He tries to be a good example for our kids and he just always has taken care of his family no matter what’s going on! These books sounds wonderful! Me and my hubby don’t always talk about things we need to talk about.

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