April 16, 2011

Rockin’ Review: Carma Sirrine



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 10 Secrets For A Happy Marriage

Carma Sirrine


I absolutely love it when we get to hear advice from people like Carma who have been married for over 50 years! What an incredible journey these two have been on!! I look forward to that day with my own hubby!! Carma lost her mother at a young age, she has come far, and she wants to share her success, as well as others, with all of you!! She has a very inspiring story and background. What an incredible mother, grandma, friend and I am sure WIFE! 😉

Carma’s book, 10 Secrets For A Happy Marriage, is a very insightful book on other marriages in this day and age. Short stories, of Carma’s friends and family, that share with the reader, the ins-and-outs of ways to create an everlasting marriage.  These are stories from real people!! I couldn’t even pick a favorite to share with you. There has to be at least one story in this book that everyone can relate to, with heartfelt ways to show unconditional love to your spouse.  My favorite part of the book, chapter 10. The last one, where she shares all her secrets…

Her stories and advice focus on the following topics…

Relying on the Lord

Making Decisions Early

Making Loving Relationships

Having TOTAL Commitment

Money Matters

Lighten Up Your Life

Having a Good Attitude

Sharing Thoughts and Feelings

Remembering the Best Times

These things are just a few of the many important matters we need most to make our relationships last. Carma has been very kind to share this book with us, and to allow us to give not one, but TWO signed copies away to our amazing readers!! So YES, you can own this book yourself!! It would be great for any couple, newly engaged, newly weds… well anyone!!! Hurry and enter, you are missing out!!!


Wanna Enter THIS Giveaway?
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} & letting us know you are an official “newsletter reader,” if you already have… you ROCK!!
By sharing one of your successful marriage secrets with us!
{Include ALL of the above in just ONE comment. Thank you!!}
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The giveaway will end Monday, April 18th at 10:00 pm MST. We will announce the winner on our Facebook Page on April 19th– 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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110 Responses to “Rockin’ Review: Carma Sirrine”

  1. Well, I’m already a subscriber so I’m covered there. And taking the time for a date night is definitely one of the secrets for our happy marriage! Aside from that, though, our best secret is laughing together, especially at stupid or silly things we do, or our children when they find creative new ways to misbehave. Laughing instead of getting upset makes it a chance to bond instead of grow apart. =)

  2. Just posted to FB and to Twitter, though I’m not sure how to get the link-back. Sorry ’bout that.

  3. Winnie says:

    I have been reading you gals in my Reader but am now officially a subscriber! A tidbit of advice someone gave me that has challenged and encouraged me – I am my husband’s helper, not the other way around. I don’t need to constantly ask him for help or become frustrated if he doesn’t automatically help me. I was made to help him and should have my life ordered in a way that makes this possible every day.

  4. jen harrison says:

    I am a newsletter subscriber. Being a military wife I had to learn to accept that my hubby can leave at a moments notice and had to learn not to be angry with him about it-it has helped us out big time!

  5. Kathryn says:

    I already am a subscriber to your newsletter! :)

    One marriage secret: Always make time for yourselves as a couple. Not sitting in front of the tv, but talking to each other. Communication, brings you closer together!

  6. Jen says:

    I am a new subscriber for about two weeks now. My niece shared your FB page and I love it. I cant wait to use some of the ideas once my husband returns from his deployment overseas. And trying my best to tweak some for our long distance skype dates. :) A couple of our secrets to a happy marriage is NO TV in the bedroom and we always make time to agree on a monthly spending plan together a week before the start of a new month.

  7. Molly says:

    I am already a subscriber to your newsletter so we are covered there. I think that there are two big secrects to our happy marriage and those two are we always pray together first thing each morning, just the two of us, it sets the tone for our day. And the second is Date Night at least on night a week. It doesn’t need to big or even a money spender but that time is so important to let eachother know that you mean to eachother what you did in the begining.

  8. Christine says:

    I am a weekly newsletter subscriber and reader- love it! And a small secret to a happy marriage- don’t sweat the small stuff- play Rock, paper, Scissors to make those little decisions :)

  9. Kashina says:

    I just became a subscriber even though I have had you on my google reader and on facebook. As I read over the other entries I have wondered what has kept my marriage strong. He is a full time student in Dental school and it has been torture, not on our marriage but on the fact that I LOVE to have him around and he can’t as much as he would like because he has to study so much. I think a ‘secret’ is to make your spouse your best friend. I make time every night to sit on the couch and talk to my best friend while he studies… it is weird but it works for us

  10. angie h says:

    I am a newsletter subscriber and reader. Prayer is my secret to a happy marriage!

  11. Alison says:

    I am a subscriber to your newsletter! :) One of the secretes to a happy marriage for my husband and me is to always share with each other how our day has been. This seems so small, but I always feel better after I can share the events of the day with him and vice versa.

  12. Jessica H says:

    I am a newsletter reader!

    One of the important “secrets” we’ve found in our marriage is always telling each other what we are thinking. I don’t expect my hubby to just guess what I’m thinking and I won’t pretend to know what he’s thinking. Also, if we are struggling with something (say I feel like I am in need of some extra attention), we aren’t afraid to talk to our spouse about it. We trust each other with the truth and our whole hearts.

  13. Morgan W. says:

    I am subscribed to, and read your newsletters!

    We don’t have any profound secrets to our happy marriage, but something I keep thinking of is our conversations we have when we have time to just hang out. Those times that we aren’t talking about work, kids, or school. We will usually get on the subject of music when we were certain ages, favorite tv shows we had as kids, or funny things we did with our siblings. Just when you think you know everything about your spouse, those little conversations give fun little insights of how they were before you ever met and are always so fun!

  14. Rachel says:

    I get your newsletters. My husband and I always try to find time to talk. And we find time to spend with just each other. Those two things are so important to us.

  15. Janiel Deboer says:

    I am already a subscriber!! I love this site!! :) -Janiel

  16. Shaylise says:

    I am already a subscriber! :) And one ofour marriage secrets is to always put each other first-no matter what! :)

  17. Lindsay says:

    I am an official newsletter reader! One of the best secrets i have learned is open communication. Don’t hide your true feelings. The only way to solve or fix problems is to lay it all out on the table so you know how the other person is truly feeling. Prayer is also very important!

  18. Allison Willard says:

    I am a subscriber already and I don’t know how to repost my post on facebook, but this is what it says and my FB page. 😉
    best blog ever! Has great ideas for dates, and how to have fun with the hubby!
    My Secret is communication and shear Honesty. simple as that.

  19. Emily says:

    Of course I’m already a newsletter subscriber! I love this site! :)

    I am actually just engaged currently- and we are trying hard now to set up our marriage for success. We regularly sit down and just talk about how our relationship is going, and how we can improve something for the other person. It is great to just check in and make sure we are on the right track.

    I hope I win! This book looks so cute!

  20. Kim J. says:

    I am already a subscriber. A good thing for our marriage has been to find ways to focus on the positive- instead of getting mad because he put something away in the wrong place thank him for cleaning. Also, pick your battles. There will always be times where you disagree. Choose which ones are worth getting upset over and which are not.

  21. I do subscribe to the newsletter. And my best marriage advice is probably to learn humility. It’s my biggest issue personally but when I have the smarts to say, “I’m sorry, I was in the wrong” in the beginning of the fight (when I realise I was wrong) instead of at the end of a fight (when I’ve actually finished being angry) it makes a HUGE difference.

  22. Rebecca says:

    I’m a subscriber!
    And I’ve got two pieces of advice. #1 Tell your husband you love him every day, sincerely. Not just at the end of a phone call or before leaving. Make an effort. I always say it before bed. #2 Continue to date. Take time to be together just the two of you (the reason why I love this blog!) Great giveaway; thanks!

  23. Dezi A says:

    I’m a subscriber. My secret would be COMMUNICATE! And it’s taken me a long time to slowly start getting better at it, but I can’t keep assuming he knows how I feel or what I’m thinking.

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