Engaged Marriage continues to grow through the enthusiasm of our community and the willingness of ultra-cool folks to support and share our message. Today, I am beyond excited to let you know that one of my online heroes, Darren Rowse, is featuring a guest post I wrote on Problogger. Please take a few minutes to head there and read “7 Tips to Keep Your Family On-Board for Your Blogging Journey.”
With growth comes new readers, so I put together this post (which will become a permanent “tab” at the top of site) to give a quick overview of what we do here at Engaged Marriage.
First of all, my name is Dustin Riechmann and I created Engaged Marriage. That’s me pretending to be strong in the picture. That’s actually not a photo of Illinois where I live. It’s Cancun, Mexico where we vacationed for a week in August 2009.
This is sort of relevant because it was during that vacation that the idea for this site started stirring in my mind. My wife thought it was just some sort of delirium brought on by too much cheap tequila, but it turns out that the idea stuck.
I would really encourage you to spend a few minutes reading the About page since it provides the best overview of what this site is, well, all about.
In a nutshell, a central theme of the posts here at Engaged Marriage is candid and practical advice that you can learn and put into action without a huge time commitment. Alongside the “action items,” you’ll find healthy doses of motivation in the form of humor, personal stories and spiritual reflections.
This site is not a “typical” marriage resource like many books and even some other blogs. I’m not a PhD or a counselor. And I’m not here to fix serious problems or provide therapy. This site is for those that have good (or at least pretty good) marriages and want to make the most of it.
I’m living the crazy life of a husband and father with all of the demands that come with it. I understand it’s a very real struggle to find time to devote to improving your married life. I know how it feels to struggle to even keep up with the everyday requirements that we face as couples in the earlier years of our marriage. I know it’s hard. But I also know that it’s totally worth it.
The best way to see if Engaged Marriage resonates with you is to read some of the posts here. You can browse all of the posts if you’d like, but I’d suggest you begin by checking out a few of these:
Love Everyday: Thoughts On Loving Amidst the Chaos of Life (an awesome and totally FREE collaborative e-book)
If you think you’d fit in here and enjoy reading more stuff from me and some talented guest-posters, I’d strongly encourage you to sign up to have new posts sent to you (for free) to read at your convenience. You can have these delivered right to your Email or RSS news feed reader. You can read more about these options at our Don’t Miss a Thing page.
And always feel free to contact me at any time. I love to receive feedback, suggestions, questions and proposals for high-quality and original guest posts.
Welcome to our community! We are happy you are here.
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.