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Monday, January 26, 2009

Giveaway - The Love Dare book, Facing the Giants DVD, Point of Grace CD

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I have never participated in a Bloggy Giveaway, and I am totally stoked about doing this one! If you want to join in on the fun, get on over to Bloggy Giveaways! There are going to be great lists all over the blogosphere! Here is my giveaway!


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February is around the corner and in honor of the "LOVE" month I am giving away a copy of "The Love Dare." If you have seen the movie "Fireproof" you have an idea of what it is about. Here is a little clip of info from the co-author of "The Love Dare."















The Love Dare from Mike Stecker on Vimeo.



Here is some more detail if you just are not interested in watching all of this detail. :)









In the movie FIREPROOF, a couple dares to rescue their choking marriage from the flames of divorce and temptation using The Love Dare book as a guide. Now you can take the experience of the film one step further with your own copy of The Love Dare book. This daily devotional steers you through the fiery challenge of developing a strong, committed marriage in a world that threatens to burn it to the ground.

The Love Dare personally leads you through daily devotionals, records your thoughts and experiences, and ends each day daring you to perform a simple act of love for your spouse. This 40-Day journey equips you to melt hardened, separated hearts into an enduring love that can withstand the flames of fear, pride and temptation. The Love Dare book will help you reinforce and enrich your marriage, earn back a love you thought was lost, and hear more about the One who not only designed unconditional, sacrificial love—He illustrated it.

In a world that attacks, devalues, and redefines relationships every day, learn how to rescue and protect your marriage from the firestorm. Take The Love Dare and FIREPROOF your relationship.

And in honor of football, since the Superbowl is almost here! YEAH! I am also giving away the DVD "Facing the Giants" Here is a little detail.
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From the award-winning producers of FLYWHEEL comes a new, action-packed, family-friendly drama about a high school football coach who draws up a new game plan for his team … and himself.
In his six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never had a winning season. Even the hope of a new season is squelched when the best player on his Shiloh Eagles decides to transfer schools. After losing their first three games of the season, the coach discovers a group of fathers are plotting to have him fired. Combined with pressures at home, Coach Taylor has lost hope in his battle against fear and failure.

However, an unexpected challenge helps him find a purpose bigger than just victories. Daring to trust God to do the impossible, Coach Taylor and the Eagles discover how faith plays out on the field … and off.

With God, all things are possible

This movie is so simple yet so dear and touching.



Lastly I am giving away Point of Grace CD "How You Live" Point of Grace is an amazing Christian singing group who have also become quite popular in the Country music genre. How You Live is absolutely incredible. Great vocals and a superfine mix. You will love it!
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To Win: I know you are going to be enterring a lot of giveaways so I am keeping it simple. Two possible entries. This is for US addresses only. I'm sorry, the giveaway ends after the carnival which runs from January 26 to January 30. I will contact the winner on February 1. The winner will have four days to get back to me or I will move on to the next winner. :) Thanks so much

1. Leave a comment that MUST have your email or if you have a blog with the email attached that is good to. Tell me what you do to make your relationships work. We are talking marriage, family or work. You do not have to be married to answer this. :)

2. Blog about the giveaway or Tweet it, but please give me the link.

That is it. pretty simple. Enjoy this fun giveaway week! I know I will. :)

So there it is! My first Bloggy Giveaway! I hope you like it.

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166 comments:

Homesteader in Training said...

I love ALL of this. One thing I do is greet my husband at the door with a smile and a kiss each day when he gets home from work. No matter what's gone wrong with my day it needn't spill over onto him. And we try to do out on a date at least once a month for some alone time.
Great giveaway.
Hugs.
Kim

Shalee said...

Fabulous giveaway! Like you, I love my man so I'm always looking for ways to tell him that he's the keeper of my heart. We do date nights where the kids know that they are going to bed early so that we can have alone time. Considering that we have a 12 yr old and a 9 year old, I think they're used to our making "us" time. They go to bed without a fuss because we've done this date night for years. Hopefully they'll see the importance of this activity, if not now, then in years to come when they have their own relationship to cultivate and grow.

Julie said...

This is just a great prize pack. I love Facing the Giants and can't wait to see Fireproof!

What makes my marriage work is tea time together every.single.day.

AmyG said...

Facing the Giants is a great movie & would love to own a copy! I've yet to see Fireproof, but it's coming out on DVD soon... so I can't wait rent a copy. And the book sounds great. Great giveaways! ;o)

crazy 4 my girls @ gmail . com

animika said...

What a great giveaway! We commit one night a week to be "date night" whether we go out or stay in - it's very important to spend special time with each other. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway - Fireproof and Facing the Giants are both excellent movies!

Marta said...

Hi,

One thing I do with my grown kids is give them enough space to have their own lives. I don't call them constantly or expect them to call. The effect is that I hear from them often and I get all the details!

tbbycatt@gmail.com
martasmeanderings.blogspot.com

TCC said...

Wow! Great giveaway. I think a major component to my marriage (of 15 years now!) is that we are best friends and approach everything as a team believing that it will be easier to get through whatevery it is together. We also eat dinner together as a family and talk about our day. Communication is key and this is teaching our boys how to communicate with the ones you love. At least that's what I think.

Stacy said...

I think that communication is the key to any relationship. Fireproof is on DVD tomorrow--YEA!
mcginnis135 at bellsouth dot net

Denise said...

This is an awesome giveaway. Please enter me for a chance to win. The biggest thing I do for our relationship is Pray. Of course I also do everything I can to show him love and caring.

sara l. said...

What an awesome, awesome giveaway!
I love it all!

My husband and I are reading the Bible together this year. I bought a one year Bible and so far we haven't missed a day! It is amazing the kind of closeness we feel in that short 15 minutes and how much better our relationship has been sinvce we started!

sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

April said...

This is a great giveaway. The thing that I do for my husband is really listen to him. When he gets home, I ask him about his day and he tells me and I love it!

Shannon said...

we go to church and turn matters over to God and talk with our pastor.

palmersf(at)bellsouth.net

Tyna said...

What a great giveaway! Right now, I'm trying to focus on just being sweet, regardless of how I feel.

togetherforgood said...

What a fabulous giveaway! :)

One of the things we have done since we had kids especially to keep our marriage strong is to keep bedtime sacred. The kids go to bed at least an hour and a half before we do, so we have some time together. Even when they were very little babies, even if I knew I was going to be up in an hour feeding them anyway, we had a set bedtime and stuck to it. This gives us a little time for just the two of us almost every night.

princessofsomething @ gmail

EllyBean said...

I seek God... that's the best thing to do. I try to discuss whatever issues may have caused strife and we come up with a solution together.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I, along with our Sunday School class, all went to see Fireproof together. We both loved it.
All three of your give-aways are awesome. I would love to win any of them.
Actually, I've never even seen Facing the Giants, but have been meaning to watch it because of all the good comments I've heard about it.
As many of you do I'm sure, I too pray for my husband and our relationship, as well as my friends and our relationships.
Thanks for a chance at your give-away!

Deanna
deanna DOT franks AT bxs DOT com

AmandaSue said...

Lots of open communication is how I make my relationships work. Thanks for entering me.
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Erika Lynn said...

I am not sure I am qualified to answer this since I just broke up with my boyfriend but I just have faith that everything happens for a reason and I will find the right person eventually. Thanks for the contest.
sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

Erika Lynn said...

I also blogged about it here

http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/01/another-week-of-contests.html

sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

janetfaye said...

I try to be honest and to be a good listener.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

angelacisco said...

I make my marriage work by ignoring him half the time.If I didn't he would drive me crazy.Thanks for the giveaway!
angelacisco at rocketmail.com

elizabeth p said...

With three children it can be hard to carve out time to ourselves. So when we have a day off together we treat each other to lunch and catch up. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Courtney said...

One thing I have been working on is to always stop whatever I am doing when my husband comes home to greet and kiss him.

Courtney said...

I also tweeted about this.
www.twitter.com/courtneyb613

Tara said...

Hmm.. what makes a marriage work? Well communication for one.. My husband always agreeing me! lol jk.. Marriage is a journey everyday.. To make things work.. there has to be an element of selfLESSness on both parts..

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
www.weightingforperfection.blogspot.com

leslie said...

I think the biggest thing I do in relationships (especially marriage) is to communicate. Even if it is something simple that you think the other one should know, communicate it. That way there is a clear understanding between both parties, and less room for miscommunication.
leslierose at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Really great giveaway!

I try to be transparent with people. Even if there's something in my life I'm not proud of, sharing it could help someone else deal with something.

Linda W said...

28 years! I honestly dont know how we did it! Ive seen other marriages fail after a year or two but we just kept on going! We talk, share, and try hard! We do go out by ourselves, and enjoy doing that together but we have separate interests too!

frogz60@hotmail.com

punkinmama said...

Best thing to make a relationship work is to not have higher expectations for the other person than you have for yourself!

Angel said...

I'd love this!
I read the Bible and pray that God would help me bless my husband!

Stacy said...

Every night before we go to sleep, my husband say "I love you because..." this helps to think about my husband did for me that day! It reminds me why I appreciated him that day and helps me fall deeper in love at the end of every day!
stacyguthrie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

vwestermeyer said...

talking talking and more talking!

Lanie said...

Try to spend time with him as much as possible and keep the lines of communication open!

Steph said...

I'd love to win! My husband and I always try to talk out problems and resolve hurt feelings quickly.

Ericanaysha said...

what an awesome giveaway!

Ericanaysha1@aol.com

Dionna said...

What I do to make relationships work in my life is I work on "me." I try to be open minded and always be willing to grow, learn, and better myself.

ariyana9501 said...

As most of you possibly already know, communication is the key. If you don't have that, you don't have much. Thanks!

Tammy said...

To me honesty is the key to any relationship. My husband and I have been married for 15 years, and are completely honest about what is on our minds or bothering us. We are that way with our daughter also. That doesn't mean we never fight, quit contrary lol! But if we know what's bugging one another, it's easier to fix it than if someone stews over it, and it never gets said, and it constantly festers.

Tammy said...

twittered you at http://twitter.com/threedifferent/status/1150233662

Cmerie said...

I really hope I win this. My hubby and I have been married 3.5 years, and it's a struggle sometimes. We are trying to break down the wall that has come between us do to bickering, ect. but it's hard. We've started a date night on Friday, and we talk a lot. We are committed to making it work though, so this could really help us. I've heard a lot about this movie, and though we haven't seen it yet, I'm looking forward to it.

Stasi said...

This looks sooo good. We have an agreement that if we ever don't sleep in the same bed (because of a fight) that we will call a marriage counselor or pastor the next day.

Staci said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Hubby and I have been working on spending more quality time together. We want our time together to be more than just being in the same room. We have been talking more, playing games, anything we can think of.
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Superjaxster said...

I think the most important thing in every relationship is communicating. My grandparents (married 58 years) always tell me to talk to each other every day. It worked for them!

jackieksheaffer(at)yahoo(dot)com

Krista said...

I try, try, try to be patient and listen. My husband loves to talk, me not so much. I'm also working on my temper...
Otherwise, I just try to keep in touch with all my friends as best I can. I hope to be an encourager.
Thanks!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

Carolyn said...

I try to make sure I tell him I love him everyday and show it, also. I try to put aside one day a week (Sunday) to never plan anything except family time. No interruptions, just time together.\

thanks so much for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

okaat said...

I wake up with my husband each morning, even though he gets up very early. We sit and drink coffee and talk about our coming day. It's our special time together when its just US.

Jean said...

Awesome giveaway!
I try to give the hubs his space. Specially when he first gets home he feels bombarded and just really wants to be left alone and "defrag" for a bit before he's ready to discuss his day. I also try to have dinner waiting ready when he gets in and the house straightened up. I think the little things are what's most appreciated.

crystal said...

I think communication is key in any relationship - marriage/friendship/work. I know when my husband & I have communication issues, everything goes downhill.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Bells said...

My hubby and I talk... a lot. We make sure not to let anything build up and boil. That kind of thing led to many a problem in the past and now that we have a child (and another on the way) it's more important than ever to communicate.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa

lisakay720[at]yahoo[dot]com

Lilith Silvermane said...

I work hard to remember that my boyfriend is:

*Not like all the other guys I've dated.

*an amazing man that needs to be reminded of that everyday.

*as human as any one I encounter at work, etc. I need to treat him with as much as respect as I treat them.

*will love me as much as I allow him to.. why deny him that???

LilithSilvermane(at)gmail(dot)com

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Marriage: Take the word "divorce" out of your vocabulary from day 1. If it's never an option, it will never happen.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Be sure to stop by my blog for another great giveaway!

michelle said...

I would say that to make a relationship work, you need show respect towards the other person and their feelings and ideas, not just always force your own.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Audra Marie said...

Great giveaway selection. :)

My hubby and I meet every day when he gets home on our bed and take a few minutes to connect with each other. It helps him transition to home, and I get to have an alone moment with my hubby before the kids descend. :)

Seriously, it is one of the things that has brought us even closer. :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

Sweetpeas said...

Reminding myself daily that I am my husband's helper and looking for ways to always put him first has greatly improved our marriage.

lareescandlesATgmailDOTcom

Michelle said...

Great giveaway! My hubby and I always tell each other "I love you" at least once a day. We also talk out things that are bothering us instead of holding it in and letting it fester.

Annabelle said...

We never leave the house without telling each other "I love you" and we take the time after our boys are in bed to spend it together. Once a month we go out, without the kids.

Lori@EnjoyThe Process said...

WHat a nice set of items!! I'd enjoy it! Thanks for offering!

PisecoMom (Mom's Marbles) said...

We talk, every night, EVERY night, after the kids are asleep. Sometimes it is 15 minutes, sometimes 3 hours.

Beach said...

We always talk about our days when he gets home, we have a movie date several times a month, and we love to play board games together.

Beach said...

We talk about our day together every afternoon when he gets home, we have a movie night together several times a month, and we love to play board games together.

kristi said...

Stay connected with your spouse - find time to talk each day - we also try to go on an "alone" date at least once a month and get away for a weekend once a year. It's working!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

blueviolet said...

I think the primary thing is that my relationship is based on a foundation of faith in God. :)
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

Julie D said...

What an awesome first giveaway! BTW...have you seen FlyWheel? The first movie by these guys! It's pretty good.

Uniquely Yours said...

I've learned to keep my mouth shut at appropriate times.

Joy said...

Great giveaway!! Congrats on your first ... I'm working on my 1st and hope to have it up by tomorrow.

BALANCE ~ with time, with words, with space, with requests, with everything!! I just strive for balance in my relationships.

lovedandamazed said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

I've never been married (but hope to be someday!), but I think communication is very important. Spending time together, being honest, working things out.

author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

Jen :) said...

The thing that keeps my relationships strong is simply praying for my family and friends and being intentional about it.
(jenanderran@charter.net)

darbyscloset said...

What I really work on doing in all my relationships is, listen. I try to hear what is under the words the person is saying...what they really mean. This helps alot with my husband, or men in general. I currently am doing the love dare and am enjoying it; I have not seen the movie.
You have done a great job with your giveaways!!!
Thanks
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

communicate and listen

WonderfullyMade729 said...

this is a great giveaway! we make our marriage work by always being honest with each other and never going to bed angry (or at least trying not too!)
wonderfullymade729 at gmail dot com

Stacy said...

Great giveaway!
We're making our marriage work by trying to keep communication as open as possible, even when we disagree.

Sarah M said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway! I love Point of Grace, they have some really good songs. And Facing the Giants is a movie that everyone should watch. I try to have a balance of listening when I need to, and speaking up at the right time.

tzaddi_sister(at)yahoo(dot)com

Joyful Noise said...

Awesome giveaway!
My husband travels A LOT...so communication is precious...the boys talk to him on the phone and I do as well - as often as we can. When he is home - we try to do as little as possible but as much as a family as possible.

Thanks for the chance!

Nicole said...

Speak in 'I' statements. It decreases confrontation.

An iMperfect wIfe said...

We don't have children yet but DH and I make time for a weekly date. Not just a movie or outing together though we do those too. We have a date where we sip coffee and talk. Doesn't have to be about us, problems, etc but does have to encourage communication about deeper stuff than news, weather, etc. It's become pretty vital as the newness of marriage fades and sometimes we have real issues to discuss!

Jenny

valerie2350 said...

remain flexible :)

valerie2350 said...

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BrineS said...

The Love Dare sounds great...and I would flip for the Point of Grace cd. My husband and I make Christ the center of our relationship...the head of our home. Without Him...all would be lost.

Ready with Michigan addy!

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

BrineS said...

I tweeted about this giveaway, too!

twitter.com/acupofjoy

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Donna said...

You have to remember to work at your marriage. Focus on making it good.
donna444444@yahoo.com

LivingforGod said...

God is the One who makes relationships work. His Word is the best manual. My advice is: we need to have a close relationship with Jesus Christ first and foremost! Some other key ingredients in successful relationships include honesty, humility, forgiveness, and prayers. I believe what works for our marriage is: our love for the Lord & our commitment to the Lord and our love (God's kind of love) for each other & commitment to each other.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

What a great giveaway Kelly! My Mom actually told me that I should read the Love Dare book so I was so excited when I saw that you had it here! She says that it is an amazing book!

As for relationships - I can best speak to my marriage right now: we never go to bed angry, we TRY to always use open communication, and we bring things out in the open when something starts to bug us. That way the little things don't build into huge messes! We are currently trying to come up with a better work load around the house as I simply can't get it all done by myself while I'm caring for our 2 year old, and my husband is at work. One final thought is that we make decisions together - especially with money.

Please enter me! I'd love to read Love Dare and listen to Point of Grace!

:) Wendi
wbarker (at) hotmail.com

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Kelly ~ I added your giveaway to my blog on the giveaway sidebar.

:) My hubby would just love that Football DVD!

Wendi

Anonymous said...

Please count me in to win. One thing that I read about not too long ago and have been doing has been to smile and say hello to most everyone you come in contact with. I must admit that it does seem to make interactions much more pleasant.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

cvdmvega said...

I make sure that I keep God first...He (God) helps me keep on the right paths when I get distracted...kids, school..etc...second we talk...mainly when the kids are asleep...about everything and anything...God, the kids, what I am thinking...what this verse means...the future...when we disagree we wait until the anger is gone then discuss it...calmly...Thank you for offering these great movies...Carol Jo
cvdmvega@yahoo.com

She Became A Butterfly said...

ack! POG is my fave Christian group and I don't have that CD!!!!!!!! Must.Win. haha.

I'm not married and I've actually been in many unhealthy relationships. Right now, I'm meeting once a week with a counselor to work on my self esteem so that I can have healthier relationships. Does that count??

she
pookielocks [at] ymail [dot] com
http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net

She Became A Butterfly said...

i blogged about you here:

http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net/?p=824

she
pookielocks [at] ymail [dot] com
http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net

Dana said...

Great giveaway!

I try to be honest and kind. Serving my husband makes him and me feel good!

Nickolay said...

My tip is to know what battles to fight. Sometimes you just need to let your significant other win.

jason@allworldautomotive.com

Tia @ Tia Saving Cents said...

I make sure to drop quick emails to all my husband and friends to make sure they know I am thinking of them and they are in my prayers. I am so excited to see Fireproof tonight--Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lisa said...

Great giveaway! My email is oillady at charter dot net. Relationships are about time, selflessness, honesty, forgiveness, and love.

Brynna said...

Prayer, first and foremost. It's the only way I can escape my human nature and do what really needs to be done as opposed to what *I* would do. Without prayer there would be far more selfishness on my part.

lukeandbryn @ gmail.com

Kate said...

Oh what a wonderful giveaway!

Kate said...

Oh what a great giveaway! To keep my marriage happy, I try to show my gratitude for how hard my husband works. I try to bite my tongue and keep critical comments to myself. Also I try to make time just for the two of us. Thanks so much, hope to win!

Jill said...

2 things really- Communication and prayer. They work for all relationships.

jill.watkins@gmail.com

Jesica said...

Our best tip would be to always ALWAYS remember that God is first. I relate to my husband (and kids) much better when I remember that they are my Christian brothers and sisters, and deserve to be treated as such.

tristanjh said...

My husband and I reserve an hour for one another each night. Sometimes we just talk, sometimes we watch a tv show together, but I can count on that hour every night!

I would love to win this!

Thanks! tristanjh@yahoo.com

Tracy @ our Journey said...

Well....I always want my hubby to know that I am proud of him and that I think he is doing a great job supproting his family and taking care of me...I make it a point to tell him that on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

I try to make sure that he doesn't need to do anything when he gets home from work. He puts in a full day and I'm blessed to stay home with the kids so we try to have everything done during the day so hubby can relax.
Stephanie
dsmoore1 at centurytel dot net

Becky said...

Remembering God's forgiveness and grace and how much He has given me helps me carry that over to all relationships whether with my husband, my kids, friends, work relationships, and even strangers.
ndair4ce@cox.net

Mommy's Home!! said...

Listen and listen and listen!

Katie said...

We talk about everything and anything. Also we pray a lot for eachother. thanks

katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Good communication is key!!! That and always include God in your relationships!

Thanks for the chance! I would love this book!

Katrina said...

respect is very important! I would love to win this, thanks!

Shannon said...

Patience. I try to understand where he is coming from whenever he speaks and I try not to jump to conclusions!

Kristie said...

I think the most important thing is trying to put yourself in the others shoes and really step away from being defensive.

I would love to win this!

Kristie

Angie said...

My fiance and I try to never go to bed angry. Fsbulous giveaway.

amullins38703@gmail.com

Angie said...

My fiance and I try to never go to bed angry. Fsbulous giveaway.

amullins38703@gmail.com

Angie said...

I tweeted about. screenname poohangie20

Miranda said...

COMMUNICATION IS KEY~!~ Please enter me thanks
freebiegoddess03@aol.com

Sarah said...

In our marriage, one of the best things that we do to make it work is to limit other distractions. We don't have television and very, very rarely go out with other friends without each other. We try to spend our free time (whenever he's not working) together...even if we're doing our own hobbies, we try to be in the same room and be "present" to each other.

elizardbreath8 at yahoo dot com

Jenn said...

We have date nights and make sure to get out and do unique things instead of becoming couch potatoes all the time :) Love this giveaway! I have been wanting the book and cd and I love Facing the Giants movie!! I'd give that to my little sister and brother.

Sandra said...

Making a relationship work requires a commitment to stick with that person no matter what...so when things get bad...you know that you aren't going anywhere until you work through the tough times. Respect goes hand and hand with this.

owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

Mandi said...

I try to spend time with the people I care about. Time can pass so fast and I'll suddenly realize I haven't had a good conversation with someone (friend, husband, child, etc) in way too long, so I make the time.

Shelley said...

I would love love love to have the Point of Grace music and the other stuff too.
Thanks for the entry.

shelley32177@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The biggest thing we do and the best so far is date night. Where we are alone and really listen to each other.
M. Waters
svnhm1@yahoo.com

Mom 2 To Boys said...

My husband and I read together, pray together and talk as much as we can. Thank you for this give a way! I can't wait to see Fireproof.

Randall and Rachel Beita said...

Try to love him with his love language, touch. This also means being there and recieving his hugs and kisses too, even if I am busy at the moment.

Beth said...

My husband and I go on dates when we can and watch movies together after our son's bedtime! I'd love to win this prize! Thanks for the chance!
bethfouche at hotmail dot com

Tiffany said...

I just got married in May, so I'm don't have much experience with marriage (or relationships in general lol), so I'm not sure what tips I could offer.

One thing that works for us is that we actually like each other lol. I grew up around a lot of couples who couldn't seem to stand their significant other, so I'm glad we're not like that.

raspberrykitty at aol dot com

Gallo Pinto2 said...

Honesty...lots of honestly...

great giveaway. this was the best movie ever!

Godesseablu said...

To make my relationship work with me and my boyfriend the number one thing I think is to treat eachother nice and with respect. It is important because to many relationships stop doing that beacause they consider that their already together so they don't have to treat eachother nicely but it is important. Also something I do that causes a ripple effect is to smile. When he gets up in the morning or just through out the day I smile at him to let him know I care and he smiles back at me. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

Molly C. said...

Communication is the key to all relationships.

Tiff said...

Great giveaway!
My husband and I try to always be quick to forgive and not hold grudges against each other for anything. Always a work in progress but worth it!

Amy said...

Great giveaway! We are best friends, my husband and I, and I think that goes a long way in a great relationship!

Amy
momymilr@yahoo.com

Katie said...

We rely on Jesus to get us through the good times and the tough times! And I try to remember to keep doing the little things for my DH!

Thanks for the chance to win! I LOVE the move. Really LOVE it, and would like to add it to our home collection.

Be sure to check out my giveaways at: http://tryingnewoldthings.blogspot.com/

Lindsey said...

Hey there! This is my first time with Bloggy Giveaways too - FUN!

My husband and I make an effort to communicate and most of all keep God first. Work toward that anyway. :-) It's so not easy sometimes. I think we'd be really blessed by this book - even if I don't win one I'm definitely going to get it from the library (but I hope I win! lol).

Great giveaway!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Lindsey said...

Tweeted! :-) http://twitter.com/kindred_spirit/status/1155489987

AmeliaB said...

I think simply spending a lot of time with my family builds up our relationships. You can't love someone without knowing them. :)

amelia2007b @ yahoo . com (emit spaces)

gahome2mom said...

I've been married 26 years -- I pray alot. :)


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http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/

Bethany said...

Amazing giveaway. I just watched Fireproof, and would love the Love Dare book.
One of the best relationship tips I have is prayer. Really, when you are upset with someone and you start praying for them (not that God will make them apologize, but that he will bless them, encourage them, etc.) it is amazing how quick your attitude will change!

holly K said...

I haven't been able to see the movie, but I would love to, and read the book, too! I also would love theother 2 prizes as well! I make it a point when I talk to others to ask them about themselves. I also do a little something for my hubby each day, even if it is little, like 5 minutes to himself. cookiecutter72 at hotmail dot com

Lymeade Lady said...

Hmm, I don't know if I know any secrets. But I picked my husband b/c of his character and I never give up on us. That's it. There is no out--we have to make it work. We watched Fireproof on our 10th anniversary. :)

Anonymous said...

My husband and I try to put the other's interests first. We try to remember that the other person has our best interests in mind as well. Loved the Fireproof movie and would LOVE to have the Love Date book as well. OH!! That just reminded me that my preorder is in today! Fireproof is out today.
vickie_gould@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

For us it's all about reading our Bible and trying to do it God's way. When we do it his way it works so much better LOL!

thesmithclan at stny.rr dot com

Liz said...

I love this giveaway. My hubby and I have been married for almost 10 years and we have struggled quite a bit. We are attempting to go through the love dare now, and finding that it helps immensely.

Thanks

mrstolli said...

I've learned that communicatio is an important key to a lasting marriage. This has helped my husband and I grow so much closer together. Thanks!

karebear101701@yahoo.com

Erica G said...

To make our marriage work we never go to bed angry. If something is bothering either one of us we talk it out right then so we don't carry it into the next day. Thanks for the giveaway!

babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

Sharon D. said...

I keep my husband and our marriage in prayer. Every morning I ask my husband how I can pray for him that day, what he would like me to do and I always place him first (after Jesus of course :))
Thanks so much for entering me in your giveaway!
zokiemichael(at)sisna(dot)com

Chelsea P. said...

I have learned to be quiet. My husband doesn't always say much, but I figured out that it takes him a lot longer to compose his thoughts, so sometimes there has to be a long (uncomfortable :o) silence for him to speak. I used to just fill in that space and he never had a chance to respond.
Chelsea
cac331 at yahoo dot com

Richard Maus said...

One of the things I try to do with my boys is to be very physical with them. Being boys, they like to roughhouse & I really don't "get" that as a girl. I try to join in the fun so that they get some of that mother/son bonding time that doesn't feel too "girly" for them.

Thanks for the opportunity,
Beth
reapingjoyATyahooDOTcom

Aimee said...

Great prizes!!! My husband and I have two kids...our youngest is almost 3 and then we have an almost five year old daughter with special needs. I'm sure other parents to special needs kids would agree that this just increases the "normal" stresses that every marriage has. We've found the only way to ensure our marriage lasts is to make sure that God is at the center of everything we do. When we focus on that, He takes care of everything else!! It's not always easy, but it's definitely worth all the hard work!!

libby_design at yahoo dot com

Megret said...

My husband and I ensure a date night for just the two of us every 2 weeks.

Thanks for the chance!...
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Cheryl F said...

great giveaway, thanks.

what keeps my marriage working is we spend time together everyday after dinner, no tv, no phones no anything. Just me and him talking and connecting.

Sweet Mommy Dreams said...

To me the most important quality to a good marriage, relationship, and a good family is quality time. Turn the TV off talk, laugh and play together. Laughing and experiences make a world of difference in any relationship.
carrie.burt@gmail.com

Bargain Briana said...

Communication is key!

Ashley said...

Communication is the key!

I love your wedding day picture, what a wonderful day I bet. It looks beautiful where you got married.

ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Karla said...

My hubby & I will be celebrating our 5th Anniversary on Valentine's Day and what makes our relationship work is prayer! Praying together at the end of the day lying in bed is one of my favorite things and helps me feel closer to God and my husband!


karla at endikos dot com

Jennifer said...

I rub my husbands feet while we're watching TV. It may seem like a small thing, but it gives us that extra connection. With my kids I make sure I get a break so that I don't get too impatient with them. And my extended family (parents/siblings/etc) I make time to just chat every once in a while. I keep them updated a lot through email/blog etc but a phone call or snail mail goes a long way.

Your giveaway is great! I'm really interested in that Love Dare book and I love to listen to Point of Grace! Thanks!

photoquest said...

What i have found to be helpfull in any relationship whether married , friends, or children it to allow the other person to be who they are and except them that way, not how you think they should be i've had to remind my self of this several times especially with my kids i need to allow them to be a individual. please enter me in your contest.
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

photoquest said...

What i have found to be helpfull in any relationship whether married , friends, or children it to allow the other person to be who they are and except them that way, not how you think they should be i've had to remind my self of this several times especially with my kids i need to allow them to be a individual. please enter me in your contest.
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Donna M. Clark said...

My best way of keeping the relationships working is to learn to give and take. This is how we do it in our household.

Rosemond said...

Commit to that relationship. When you truly commit to someone, whether it be spouse or friend, you don't allow any thought of leaving. You stick it out. You love the best you can. You forgive. You embody the fruit of the Spirit. When you are truly committed to someone, you enable yourself to be free.

rosemond22@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Good nights of sleep are the secret of healthy relationship!
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LaVonne said...

communicate - there is no mind reading in marriage. never assume anything!

Buki Family said...

with my husband working and in school, we need to take time to talk, and have some understanding for eachother.
sabeckstrom at yahoo.com

Karen said...

It may sound very simple but keeping the lines of communication open is so important. After almost 15 years of marriage, this is something that we still have to work hard at.

fae said...

be kind, patient, understanding, loving and loyal. your love will last through anything if both people put the effort to do this. :)

Lisa said...

In all of my relationships, I'm working on listening, listening, listening and keeping my emotions at bay. Sometimes, my emotions get the best of me and I start responding before the person is even done talking. Not good. With my grown sons, I'm trying to do more chatting with them and less mothering. It doesn't show much respect when I tell them what to do even though they are 23 and 25!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

Oh my I really ,really wanna win this!
Well going on 14 years of marriage it works somehow,lol.This is really something I have thought about lately,my husband is my best friend,however we need more spark.It begins with me and he will follow.So I decided to treat him as I would like to be treated.I remember my MIL years ago saying the best marriage advice she could give was "to be good to one another".Sounds simple but it works :).

writesalot said...

Cool! Facing the Giants is such a good movie!

Mariah
penguinqueen@hotmail.com

Jinxy and Me said...

Communication is the number one key. Also, stopping and putting yourself in the other persons shoes to try to see their viewpoint is important.

Jinxy and Me said...

I tweeted your giveaway! (My username is @ThriftyJinxy)

targetmom said...

My husband and I work as a team! Whether we always agree or not we are a team.

What a great giveway!

Beth said...

Such an awesome giveaway. To make a relationship work with your husband communicate, trust him, never go to bed mad, believe in him, and above all make him your best friend!!

aspritzofsis said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://aspritzofsis.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/love-the-giveaways/

Thanks!
~Jennifer