Thank you all SO much for the incredible reaction to my first e-book!
Since releasing 15 Minute Marriage Makeover on Monday, Engaged Marriage has seen record levels of traffic and I’ve received so many emails, tweets and Facebook messages from folks telling me they’re enjoying the book.
Some particularly ambitious couples have already started putting the first several daily “challenges” into action and are seeing the benefits in their relationship.
That’s what it’s all about!
I’ve also been honored by the support and enthusiasm received from my fellow marriage and family bloggers. We’ve shared several projects and many struggles together over the past 18 months, and it’s really cool to find such solid support from these relationship experts.
I wanted to highlight a few of the reviews that have been published around the web the past few days about 15 Minute Marriage Makeover. As you’ll see, many of these authors have shared some fantastic additional insights and advice alongside their book reviews.
This post on Intimacy in Marriage holds no punches about our excuses for limiting intimacy with our spouse. Julie knows her stuff about Christian sexuality, and I’m proud to hear how she feels 15 Minute Marriage Makeover fits into a happy marriage.
If you are familiar with Lori Lowe and Life Gems for Marriage, you know that she puts a lot of research and thought into every post to provide real value to married couples. Regardless of whether you care about my book, you should read this post and take Lori’s advice to heart!
Also if you’re reading this on Wednesday morning, you still have time to enter a giveaway for a free copy!
Will You Invest 15 Minutes a Day in Your Marriage?
I am SO proud to have the endorsement of Mandi from Motherhood Your Way (and Life Your Way). In this post, Mandi shares some really interesting stats about marriage and the need to make the effort to stay connected to our spouse for the long haul. Don’t miss it!
A 15 Minute Marriage Makeover Review
Stu Gray and I started blogging about marriage around the same time, and I have a ton of respect for him and the wisdom he shares through experience. This post is a straight-up review of 15 Minute Marriage Makeover, but Stu does a great job of summing up concisely what it’s about and who it’s for (I sometimes have trouble being concise 🙂 )!
An Interview With @EngagedMarriage Plus A Give Away That Could Lead To More Hanky Panky
This was a really fun and in-depth interview I did with my friend Andy Fogarty of Destination Thrive to discuss Engaged Marriage and my other major project promoting couples fitness at Fit Marriage. This is a video interview so you can see me on camera opening up about why I do all of this stuff and also the business lessons I’ve learned along the way.
You can win a free copy of 15 Minute Marriage Makeover AND a free membership to our Thrive90 Fitness program for married couples…enter by Thursday!
This isn’t actually a blog post but a really cool project that’s getting ready to start. I saw this Facebook status yesterday from the leader of this Christian online community supporting Natural Family Planning:
I think this is SO awesome!
PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to create a group that will work through the 28 days of 15 Minute Marriage Makeover together, please contact me and we will work out a great group discount. I think this is such a powerful way to support others in our church, online community, friendship circle, family or other group setting!
I’ve had several people email me to say that they were surprised to receive a bunch of cool bonus materials when they downloaded 15 Minute Marriage Makeover. There’s a lot of information on the landing page for the book, so I can see how this could get overlooked.
To be clear, when you buy the e-book, you also get all five of these great bonuses…for free!
Bonus 1 – Interview with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages
In my audio interview with the one and only Dr. Chapman, we talk about a variety of important topics for married and engaged couples. These include how couples should deal with personality differences, what to do when you start to lose the “in love” feeling, his advice for a great sex life, and how to deal with your Love Languages over the course of a marriage.
Bonus 2 – “Just the Two of Us” audio program with Tony DiLorenzo, co-author of Stripped Down
In this session, Tony and I share our top tips and personal experiences on the topic of date nights with a real focus on finding creative ways to enjoy date nights at home when you can’t get away.
Bonus 3 – “Take the Lead” and “Change of Scenery” audios from Stripped Down by Tony & Alisa DiLorenzo
In these audio versions from two of my favorite portions of Stripped Down, Tony and Alisa share in-depth advice on two important topics related to improving your intimacy and sex life.
Bonus 4 – “Financial Personalities & Being a Man or Woman with Your Money” audio from Get Naked by Derek Sisterhen
Financial coach Derek Sisterhen shares an audio version from a vitally important part of his book Get Naked to help you understand your financial personalities and how to work together as husband and wife to enjoy financial success.
Bonus 5 – More Time Now by Dave Navarro
This is a freely available resource by time management expert Dave Navarro, and I think it’s too good not to include it for you. This book will show you how to invest one hour per week to free up over 1,000 hours per year. It’s the real deal.
I personally selected these bonus materials because I think they will really help you. With the exception of More Time Now, which is a short e-book, all of these materials will be provided to you in mp3 audio format so you can listen to them at your convenience.
Thanks once again for all of your support and enthusiasm about this project. It was a lot of work but your feedback makes it all worthwhile.
Thanks for being part of the Engaged Marriage community.
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.