Extraordinary Life NetworkAs a reader of Engaged Marriage, you have demonstrated an interest in striving for something greater for your relationships and your marriage.  You understand the importance of being proactive, and you are actively seeking to get more from your life.  You are not normal.  You are not ordinary.  You are Extraordinary!

Extraordinary Readers Deserve Extraordinary Blogs

I am very excited to announce today the creation of a unique blog network that is aimed at helping you reach your goals and get out of the rut of a “normal” life.  I could not be more proud of the partners that have agreed to team with me to provide the information, resources and motivation needed to reach new levels of excellence in our lives.

Our team was hand selected with the specific goal of assembling a group of writers that address all of the critical areas of life.  Under the banner of our network, you will find high-quality and practical advice to help you achieve excellence in your relationships, your family, your finances, your career and everything that matters the most to you in life.

This team is known as The Extraordinary Life Network.

I have a provided a brief overview of each member and their awesome sites below as an introduction.  Please note that we have a created a hub page for our network as a central resource, so it is always easy to stay up-to-date as new posts are published by our members.  I will have a logo in the sidebar so you can always click over and check out what’s new.

To make things even easier, I encourage you to subscribe to each site individually or as a group so you never miss any of the great advice that is offered.

Let’s meet the team!

1. Enemy of Debt

Brad Chaffee provides motivational money management to inspire financial discipline at Enemy of Debt. Brad is committed to providing fantastic personal finance advice from a practical, down-to-earth perspective. He is a fellow Dave Ramsey fan, and he is a strong proponent of breaking the chains and achieving freedom from debt. You will love Brad’s enthusiasm and energy!

Here are a couple of Brad’s articles that you might enjoy:

“Financial Independence” Ceremonial Speech

The Day I Killed My Credit Card

2. Mama Notes

Samantha Mellen is a wife and loving stay-at-home-mom. Mama Notes is a parenting resource and a journal of Samantha’s experiences during motherhood. Samantha’s site is also the home to the Body After Baby challenge that supports women in their effort to get fit and healthy again after having children. Samantha is living the life of fulfilling motherhood and enthusiastically shares her insights with her many readers…now from the beautiful state of Alaska!

Here are a couple of Samantha’s articles that you might enjoy:

8 Tips for Moms to Function at Your Best

Are You Talking to Your Kids Enough?

3. My Super-Charged Life

Jeff Nickles specializes in living life to the fullest by addressing life with education at My Super Charged Life. Not traditional education, but inspirational self-education that will provide you with new insights and the motivation you need to live an extraordinary life everyday.  Jeff has graciously allowed me to post on his site several times, and I can tell you that his readers (like Jeff) are an amazing bunch of motivated folks!

Here are a couple of Jeff’s articles that you might enjoy:

Smart Living: A Deep Look Into Living Life to the Fullest

17 Good Habits For A Successful Life

4. The Wisdom Journal

Ron Haynes is a successful blogger who helps his readers at The Wisdom Journal to make wise choices, improve their finances and achieve a better life. Ron is a humble guy who will try to tell you that he is not wise, and that he simply wants you to learn from his life experiences. I think you’ll agree with me that Ron is a great guy who does in fact share incredible wisdom with his readers.

Here are a couple of Ron’s articles that you might enjoy:

Insurance Potholes – Where Are the Gaps In Your Coverage?

10 Critical Money Management Skills Your Children Need You To Teach Them

5. Engaged Marriage

Rounding out the group is the new kid on the block, yours truly, Dustin Riechmann. I created Engaged Marriage because I saw an incredible need for practical information aimed at achieving excellence in marriage . From marriage preparation to an awesome family life, this site exists to provide candid advice to today’s active couples.

You can read more about the motivation behind Engaged Marriage on my About page, and please check out these articles for a sample of the content you’ll find here:

Take 15 Minutes Each Day to Just be a Couple

Fight Fair! 6 Simple Conflict Resolution Skills for Your Marriage

How Does Natural Family Planning Benefit Marriage?

Join Us and Achieve the Extraordinary in Your Life!

I am humbled and super excited to be part of such an exceptional group of writers and all-around good people.  I trust that you will find The Extraordinary Life Network to be a valuable resource and a community where you will feel at home.

Please take a few minutes to visit our member sites, leave a comment to say hello and sign up to receive free updates as new posts are published.  And please leave a comment on this post to let us know what you think of our new network and share your thoughts for what you would like to see from us as a group.

Welcome to our family!


About the author 


Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to help other married couples live a life they love (especially) when they feel too busy to make it happen. He has many passions, including sharing ways to enjoy an awesome marriage in 15 minutes a day, but his heart belongs with his wife Bethany and their three young kids.

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  1. Interesting. Good luck with this new network.
    .-= Brian Killian´s last blog ..Chastity Lost: Evangelicals and the Marriage Bed =-.

    1. Thanks, Brian. The network is a new thing for me, but I think it will be great for Engaged Marriage and, more importantly, good for my readers.

  2. Hi Brian! This is GREAT! I would love to be part of your team if you think I might be a fit! I am the creator of Marriage 2.0: Redefining Marriage for the Modern Couple. Through this work, I empower couples to cusomize there marriage so they can get everything they want from it and actually end up liking each other after 50-60 years of marriage. I think we’d make a great team!!! Hope to hear from you! Keep up the good work!

    1. Cory,

      Thanks for your comment and compliments! We are not looking to expand membership in the Extraordinary Life Network at this time, and we’ll probably stick with one blog on each “life topic” at least for the foreseeable future. However, I’d love to collaborate with you in other ways such as guest posting. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

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