Project Happily Ever After - The Book!This post is the fourth in a series called “Check This Out.” The purpose of these posts is to introduce you to other great blogs and online resources that can help you achieve the extraordinary in your marriage and family life. Enjoy!

In this edition of “Check This Out,” I’m excited to introduce you to one of my favorite marriage blogs: Project: Happily Ever After.  The site’s creator, Alisa Bowman, gives raw, helpful and oftentimes hilarious advice on the struggles we all face in marriage.

Alisa’s particular focus with Project: Happily Ever After is helping those that have experienced the “dark side” of marriage and are seeking some guidance in getting back to a relationship that they love and enjoy.

Why does she care so much about this topic, and what makes her an expert?  Well, she’s lived it.  Here’s a bit of Alisa’s story in her own words:

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I started this site because I once regularly fantasized about my husband dropping dead. I spent so much time thinking and hoping for that car accident or heart attack that I had his entire funeral planned out—down to the food and beer I would serve the mourners.

I knew my husband would frustrate me if we tried marital counseling, so I instead started a project, one that involved reading every marital improvement book I could find. During the next year, I changed, and so did he. He did more around the house. He paid more attention to our daughter. He asked me about me, and he actually seemed interested as I answered. I fell back in love, and so did he.

I started Project Happily Ever After to help others. It’s my hope that my advice and stories on this site can provide you with a sense of hope that happiness is not only your right, but that it’s also within your grasp.

Now, that is a story, huh?  Well, if you can’t exactly relate to Alisa’s experience and macabre thoughts, don’t be afraid. 🙂

The site is not just about the reconciliation process or planning funerals.  It’s actually one of the funnier sites I read on a regular basis.  Alisa does not mince words and she’s quite open, so you will find a wide variety of topics covered!

Here are a few examples to get you started:

Alisa is currently promoting her upcoming book, also called Project: Happily Ever After and pictured above, so she’s blogging like mad and posting everyday as part of a challenge.  Check it out!

You can also find Alisa (@AlisaBowman) on Twitter, and Facebook!

Let Us Know What You Think!

After you’ve had a chance to check it out, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Project: Happily Ever After and all of the great work that Alisa is doing for marriages!

Please give a shout out in the comments!


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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  2. Alisa is the best, she is actually the reason I started reading your blog, Dustin. I’m not as frequent a commenter on your blog, but it is on my list of “daily-reads!” I enjoy your blog too, and think both of you are doing a great service to the marriage community! Thanks for directing people to her blog, I’m sure they’ll find it helpful, entertaining and all around great just like we do! It’s always nice to see bloggers/writers gracefully promote one another!

    Many Blessings,
    -Sarah Liz 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing, Dustin. It looks like the type of blog I will enjoy reading on a regular basis. Your articles are also refreshing and encouraging.

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