Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sacred Influence Giveaway

Ladies, you are in for quite a treat.  I have an awesome book to give away this week.  This is the second book I've read in recent months by Gary Thomas.  It is also the second book I've read from him regarding marital relationships.  So walking into this book, I wondered what he could have to say that I didn't read in Sacred Marriage.  Boy was I wrong.

Thomas comes in with a very powerful book.  Very powerful.  From the beginning he makes it clear that change begins with us.  What are our husbands motivated by: our respect or our nagging?  And if it's our respect that motivates them, what in our lives needs to change to get us there?

For so long, we've been influenced by what the world says about husbands and wives.  This book offers a refreshing alternative that doesn't come across as a guilt trip or another to-do.  Rather it's pastoral, encouraging, and challenging, all wrapped together.  And don't be put off by the fact that it's written by a man.  Who better to bring your husband's perspective to light?

Need further convincing?  Here's a quick excerpt from the cover:

"Gary Thomas draws concepts from his bestseller Sacred Marriage and outlines practical applications you can start using today.  He also shows how real-life women have employed these methods to transform their marriages."

Really this book is practical, inspiring, and life changing.  It's well-worth the time that you are willing to put into it.  You will not be disappointed.

Wanna Win A Copy?

Mandatory Entry:
Follow Creative2xmom through Google Friend Connect or Facebook and comment on your best tip for a healthy marriage.

Additional Entry Opportunities:
*Follow Creative2xmom through GFC or Facebook, whichever one you didn't do above.
*Follow Creative2xmom on Twitter
*Blog this giveaway and link back to this post.

Please leave a separate comment for each form of entry.

Entries will close next Tuesday April 19th @ midnight.  Winner will be posed on April 20th.  

Good luck!  I can't wait to put a copy of this book in someone's hands.  You're going to love it!

*Disclaimer: Gary Thomas supplied me with a copy of Sacred Influence for review and a copy to giveaway.  All opinions expressed are mine.

*Linked to these parties.


AubreyLaine said...

I follow via GFC.
I love this book! I already own it but if I won I have someone in mind I'd like to give it to!
My best marriage advice would be to understand that your husband is not there to make you "happy", but you are to glorify and honor God together by your marriage.

AubreyLaine said...

I follow you on twitter.

AubreyLaine said...

I like you on Facebook!

Emily T. Thomas said...

I follow you via twitter!

Bitterroot Mama said...

I follow via GFC. I read Sacred Marriage, but not this one yet. I'd love to win it!! My best marriage tip is to be fully engaged with your mate and wait for the right time to talk about certain things (i.e. not right when he walks in the door at night).

Rachel said...

I'm a new GFC follower! My best tip for a healthy marriage is to stay focused on your relationship! It's so easy to get distracted with children/jobs/etc in the mix, so making sure you take time to spend time with each other is so important! My husband and I take non-traditional 'dates' - lunch dates, etc - because it's easier to get a sitter.

hawkeyejlp said...

I follow via Google.
My best marriage tip is to adhere to the simple JOY method: Jesus, Others, You, and your spouse is the top "other". Neither of you is guaranteed to always be "happy" but you can respect your spouse despite your mood.
Also, don't sweat the small stuff!

Country Mouse said...

#1--I love following your blog.
My marriage tip: After almost 24 years of marriage, I can say to always include God in your marriage. With Him in your lives he will guide you both in the right direction and help you to a lasting marriage. thanks for the chance to win!

Country Mouse said...

#2: I blogged about your giveaway, with a link back.

Country Mouse said...

#3: I "liked" you on facebook and left a comment on your wall. :)

Rachel @RunningRachel said...

I follow you via GFC and like you on facbeook :)

My best marriage advice would be to remember WHY you married each other in the first place - when things get 'hard'. Sometimes it is best to reconnect and reflect on the good rather than the bad. :)


Rachel @RunningRachel said...

I follow you on twitter and RT'd your giveaway/post:




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