February 15, 2011

Rockin’ Review: Laura Brotherson

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The Giveaway HAS ended!! Please check our Facebook fanpage for the winners!! :)

Congrats to Amy N. & Stephanie!

It’s THAT time again!! Our rockin’ review on another fabulous book that we have read! Yay!! And wait… dun dun dun… a GIVEAWAY too!!!

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And They Were Not Ashamed

by the famous

Laura Brotherson

“Friendship is a vital and wonderful part of courtship and marriage. A relationship between a man and a woman that begins with friendship and then ripens into romance and eventually marriage will usually become an enduring, eternal friendship. Nothing is more inspiring in todays world of easily dissolved marriages than to observe a husband and wife quietly appreciating and enjoying each others friendship year in and year out as they experience together the blessings and trials of mortality.”

We all know that there is no such thing as a perfect marriage! Right? Along with that, I can’t imagine anyone’s sex life being perfect either! Right? Well maybe some of yours are!? {WINK WINK} Either way, would you like to learn a little more on how to really connect with your spouse in this area?

Ever wonder how to talk to your children about sex? Ours are babies and we’re getting nervous for that day already! :)

Do you work with teenagers at school or church? Do you ever get asked questions about sex that you are unsure how to answer “safely” without spilling the conversation beans or TOO MUCH INFO?

This book would be perfect for you if you have answered “YES” to any or all of these questions!

Let us share with you… or shall we say, “let Laura share her advice with you!”

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First!! Our favorite part of this book has to be when Laura talks about “Becoming One-Emotional Intimacy…” which is what every woman wants right? Things like… date night, accepting yourself, forgiving and accepting your spouse, nurturing your friendship, loving in the right Love Language, communication, and creating marriage traditions!  She is so good at sharing her advice as well as giving suggestions for all these things… even date night! ;) It was amazing to me when I thought about all the areas that could help my marriage AND the areas that have helped my own marriage already! Also, after every chapter, there is a homework section which is so genius! Such a fun activity for every couple to get to know each other *better*! You simply answer questions about the chapters topic and discuss it with your spouse afterwards so you are both on the same page! Besides emotional intimacy, she also covers spiritual intimacy and physical intimacy in depth. These are three key factors to a great marriage!

An amazingly true quote on Real Love… Dr. Harville Hendrix has described the state of real love as a spiritual experience with “many moments of ecstatic highs… an immense sense of well-being, a ‘relaxed joyfulness’ [and]… vibrant aliveness” {DON’T YOU  ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT??} He contends, “Real love lasts! It is built upon the rock of character change, which makes it possible to hold the experience and maintain it when the storms come.”

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Ever heard of the “good girl” syndrome? This book is incredible at expaining the importance of having a good sex life in your marriage! Some of you can probably relate to the good girl syndrome, feeling like sex may be more evil than good. You were always told to wait for marriage or that “special” person.  So if you did, when you do finally tie the knot, all of a sudden it’s ok??? Yes it is!! Laura explains very, very well how it is a gift from God, and it is a great thing in all marriages!! Seasoned marriages OR new ones!

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One of the big reasons we volunteered to read this book was for the excellent advice on speaking to your children about sex. It seems more and more children are engaging in sexual activities at younger ages. Teen pregnancy rates are up, soon it will be 10 and 11 year olds having babies. If you are ok with that, that’s completely up to you. {LOL} I, Wendy, would prefer my kids enjoyed their childhood as kids and not parents. So, I was super interested in how to teach my kids about sex. Letting them know it is natural and good, but that it is special and that they should wait until they are married.  I love love love the angle Laura takes on this.  And They Were Not Ashamed gives very educational classy suggestions on how to speak to any future generation child about this important topic. Well worth the reading… I promise!


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This book has so much information, it is hard to review just a few parts of it. We think any marriage struggling with any of these things or not, could benefit from this book! Get yours today on Amazon! Also, check out Laura’s website here for more great information on strengthening your marriage! She is always posting great ideas to keep the romance alive!  We are HUGE fans of hers!  :)

But we saved the best part for last… we are giving away 2 copies of her AWESOME book to our fabulous readers for FREE!


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Wanna Enter THIS Giveaway?

Such a great and informative book!!  So….if you would like to enter THIS giveaway….you can do so by combining the following information….in ONE comment….

#1 - By subscribing to The DATING DIVA Weekly Newsletter {top right-hand corner of the website} & if you dont already “like” us on Facebook, do that… and then let us know you are an official “newsletter reader” AND FB junkie in your comment.

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#2 - Please share with us what you feel the most important thing is in a marriage, to make it the strongest!?!

{Include ALL of the above in just ONE comment. Thank you!!}

Would you like an EXTRA SEPARATE entry??

#3 - Spread the word about THIS giveaway via email, blog post, text message, Facebook, or Twitter {Please re-post your actual ”Shout-Out” that you sent to all your friends in your comment below & let us know which networking method above you used.  A link-back to that post/tweet/etc.  if possible, would also be great!}

The giveaway will end tomorrow night, February 16th at 11:00 MST. We will announce the winners on our Facebook Fan Page on Thursday, February 17th – so don’t forget to check back to see if the winner is YOU!! Open only to those living in the U.S. – SO sorry!!

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137 Responses to “Rockin’ Review: Laura Brotherson”

  1. Camille says:

    I’m not ashamed to say it ’cause I totally LOVE my honey’s quiet love and selfless service…he’s not one to be bold about his love so I look for it in other ways!

  2. CJ says:

    I am a official newsletter reader and FB junkie. I think service is key in a good marriage. I can be as simple as remembering that special someone’s fav drink and keeping the fridge stocked or rubbing their back. when they need it. It’s the small things you do that build or break a relationship.

  3. Amy N says:

    I am a faithful newsletter reader and a FB junkie. I think it is so important to just like to be together and to be each others best friend.

  4. Stephanie F says:

    I’m a fb follower and receive the newsletter! Definitely think keeping the romance alive helps in a marriage. And honesty. And communication . . . :)

  5. amy says:

    i’m fb fan and follow (and love) your blog. I think the most important thing in marriage is trust.

  6. Heather Coleman says:

    I follow the dating divas on facebook, fb junkie, andd receive the newsletter!

    I think the most important thing in a marriage is COMMUNICATION (something me and my hubby need work on) and putting each others feelings above our own

  7. And I posted on my fb status to check this website out, that it was my fav website cuz the cool give aways cute ideas and good articles

    http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001573314541&refid=46

  8. Kim says:

    I’m a newsletter reader.
    I think there are many important things that a marriage “needs.” Time is one of the more important things. It takes time to talk with each other. It takes time to do things for each other. It takes time to do activities with each other. It is important to take the time to show your spouse your love for them.

  9. Lorraine says:

    I am a newsletter subscriber. I don’t know if I can pinpoint one most important thing. Right now my husband is far away for a year, and I feel strongly that the most important thing we can do while he is gone is to keep our marriage strong. For now, that will mostly be done through Skype.


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