Book Drawing!!!! This month I’m eager to feature a marriage book by Pam and Bill Farrel called Marriage Meet Ups: A Planner for Couples Who Want a Productive, Passionate and Purposeful Life
All of us need encouragement, inspiration and examples of other successful couples. The amazing Pam and Bill Farrel offer all of that and their latest marriage book will encourage you and your spouse to spend quality time together.
Marriage Meet Ups provides a plan you can follow to intentionally design the type of marriage, family and life you want as a couple. It is dynamic, deliberate and adjustable because it is your plan for your relationship.
Here’s a sample from Marriage Meet Ups. This will help you see the value of the Farrel’s wonderful book.
by Bill and Pam Farrel
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia
We built our home in San Diego where we raised our children. We didn’t pay to have it built—we hammered it together ourselves. Bill was an architectural draftsman before he became a pastor. He went from building houses to building homes. In a state where over 500 earthquakes per year happen, it is vital to have a strong foundation and be prepared.
Because Bill is a skilled draftsman, he understood the vital need for solid footings. To meet code, our home was built to withstand at least a 6.0 quake. My husband went above and beyond when putting in the steel rebar into the concrete foundation, then fixing the steel strappings to the foundations. Over the years that we resided there, several sizeable quakes that should have rocked our home happened – other homes were damaged, but not ours!
For either the external structure or the internal relationships of a home to stand up under pressure, it is vital to have a strong foundation.
Our words are a powerful groundwork for lasting love. Proverbs 18:21 proclaims that “life is in the power of the tongue.” Check out a few verses that show we build with our words (emphasis added):
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Eph 4:29 NIV) (exposit)
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thes 5:11)
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing (Proverbs 12:18)
Everything you say should be kind and well thought out so that you know how to answer everyone. (Col 4:6 GWT)
Your Marriage Meet Up
Each take a few moments to build one another up by completing the sentence:
The reason(s) I am positive about building a life with you is because I see these constructive, life-giving traits in you _____________
(List off as many as you can think of and explain why your value these traits)
Husband to wife:
Wife to husband:
Prayer prompt: Lord, help us keep seeing the positive side of each other week after week. Help us build up rather than tear down. Amen
Thank you for sharing, Pam & Bill.
Isn’t that wonderful, my friends? Practical! Inspirational! and Empowering! You can check out more information here about it:
And to enter the drawing (which will end on Friday, October 16, 2020), make a comment on my blog. Only USA addresses can win. UPDATE: Patti is the winner! Congratulations, Patti!
Here’s more about the fabulous book:
Do you want the VERY BEST in Life, Marriage, Family, work and Love? YES! You are a unique couple and you deserve to have a unique plan for your journey together. The quality of your marriage is determined by the decisions you make together. Many couples make these choices a bit haphazardly hoping everything turns out well, but they wish there was a more structured way to figure things out and build a bright future TOGETHER.
This collection of strategy sheets will guide you to …
- Gain insight into how your spouse likes to live
- Have productive conversations that minimize conflict
- Make decisions together that maximize emotional, spiritual and physical connection
- Improved conversations about money and financial choices
- Boost productivity so you get more done at work, home, or ministry
- Delegate well so things do not fall through the cracks of a busy life
- Nurture your relationship and create more time for the happy-side of marriage, romance, and intimacy
- Get and stay on the same page so you can move forward TOGETHER in unity
- Strengthen your spiritual life together and draw you closer to God and your partner
Bestselling authors of more than 50 books, Pam and Bill Farrel have been happily married for 40 years and one of the key ingredients of their marital, family and business/ministry success is their “Monday Morning Marriage Meetings”. They have discovered that proactive planning dates lower stress and raise the enjoyment level of life.
The Farrels have fine-tuned these strategy sheets to include activities and choices that are proven to provide strength to any marriage. Woven into each “meet up” are key decisions that boost productivity and activities that draw hearts closer to fan the flame of romance—even for the busiest couples! These Marriage Meetups are great for EVERY couple who wants the best for their marriage, family, work and/or ministry.
Pick up a set (one for her, one for him), set your first meet up date and design your best year ever TOGETHER!