- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Jan. 14 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400205042
- ISBN-13: 978-1400205042
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.9 x 21.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 249 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #324,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage Paperback – Jan 14 2014
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About the Author
Fawn Weaver, founder of HappyWivesClub.com, is a marriage advocate who nurtures and mentors women who strive for successful, God-honoring marriages. HappyWivesClub.com, a destination for any woman looking for marriage wisdom and community, has members on six continents and more than seventy countries around the world. Fawn and her husband, Keith Weaver, have been happily married for eight years. They reside in Agoura Hills, California.
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The book chronicles Fawn’s travels through over 18 cities on 6 continents to meet and interview happy wives to learn their marriage secrets. These women come from different backgrounds, have different histories and lifestyles, but so much of their advice boils down to the same principles. It is clear that happy marriages do not happen by accident. Fawn is a great storyteller, and I have a bit of an itch to travel after reading about the exotic cities she experienced, but even more interesting than reading about the food, architecture, history and smells of her travels is the refreshing perspective that all around the world there are marriages that really work: husbands and wives who laugh together, encourage each other, support one another and go to bed happy at the end of each day together.
I must confess that over the last few months I have had several conversations with a number of girlfriends about how hard marriage is. Everyone knows even healthy relationships take work to maintain, and with many of us in a season with young children it can be hard to stay connected with our spouses. It was great to read this book and get the perspective of many couples who have passed through difficult seasons but come through stronger than ever, and that was a great reminder to keep my marriage a priority, no matter what temporary circumstances compete for my attention.
One of the key points that kept coming up over and over again was that marriage can only thrive when both partners are fully committed. There is no room for Plan B. Repairs are often needed along the way of building a life together, and it can be easy to focus on what’s not working and mourn for it, or rant about it, but it is better to seek a solution.
Happy Wives Club does not give much advice for how to repair a marriage, and I probably wouldn’t recommend this book to someone who is very unhappy in their marriage. Many of the couples she interviews have thrived by showing each other trust and respect, but if you don’t trust/respect/like your spouse, the happy stories collected in this book might set your teeth on edge. With that said, I would certainly recommend this book as a gift for a newlywed/engaged person, and I would suggest it to anyone who wants to improve/refresh their perspective of marriage. It was an enjoyable read for me, and I will check in on the blog from time to time when I want more of that positive perspective.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through BookSneeze.com® in exchange for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not compensated in any other way.
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Fawn wrote so well that it was easy to picture and imagine these places. Sometimes, it was like reading a personal diary.
Are marriages failing? Yes, but there are also marriages that are thriving and happy and Fawn shares a few of their stories. I found this book easy to read and looked forward to the next story/interview in each chapter.