This special bonus post for today is part of the Happy Wives Club Blog Tour which we are delighted to be a part of along with hundreds of inspiring bloggers. To learn more, click here!
You all know our passion for AMAZING marriages and learning from Real Couples about life… now, imagine how excited we are when we find other people who share our passion and are dedicating their lives to spreading the love and inspiring couples! Friends, it is like a super happy love fest! ;) (I am not even sure what a love fest is, but it sounds delightful! ;)) Think of it more like the first time you meet Mickey Mouse! Our hearts beat really fast, I may even squeal a bit with excitement (ok, that is a given!), and we definitely do a dance party!
With the start of AMAZING Life Together, we have been super excited to meet a lot of new people who share in our passion and excitement for living an AMAZING Life Together! When we first came across the Happy Wives Club site, we were literally jumping up and down with excitement! Yes! Yes! Yes! The Happy Wives Club is a community of over 500,000 women who believe in marriage and have joined the club to say they “are living their happily ever after.” How incredible, right? It is so much fun to be surrounded by a positive environment focused on Love!
Fawn Weaver, the founder of the Happy Wives Club, wrote a book that was released this week titled Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage. It is a book that follows her journey around the world interviewing women and couples in search for the secrets to a happy marriage! Definitely check out the site for more details on the Happy Wives Club book! I am about 100 pages in and cannot wait to read the rest!
The book is such an incredible reminder that in fact, love is all around! ;) We do have so much to learn from the couples that surround us every day of our lives. From our experience of hanging out with Rachel and Chris and Clara May and Paul… not to mention all of the couples who joined us at the AMAZING Life Escape, and we have photographed through our Liz and Ryan photography business… we know that there is not just 1 perfect secret to an AMAZING marriage. There are many! And if we open our ears and eyes to witness the secrets being lived out on a daily basis by the couples who surround us, we might be onto something!
As part of the Blog Tour, Fawn shared a few Prompts for things to write about. One of our favorites, was “Why we still believe in marriage.” We absolutely LOVE this question. Marriage is AMAZING!!! And we believe that all couples can have a happy and AMAZING marriage. Being married allows us to share everything this one wild and crazy life has to offer with another person. We are each other’s cheerleader, support team, life coach, encourager, lover, best friends, confidants, and so much more. Being married gives us someone to share are deepest secrets and craziest dreams. But must important being married makes us happy (and the sex is a pretty good perk too ;) )! For these reasons and so many more, we absolutely, 100% believe in marriage and in an AMAZING Life Together! Can you tell Ryan edited this?! ☺
As Ryan mentioned earlier today in our post about our 2014 Dream Planning experience, we are making 2014 a year of celebrating the love that surrounds us! We are determined to keep our eyes and ears open and document the AMAZING marriages we come in contact with along the way! We want to meet as many AMAZING couples as possible to learn about their love story and share it with the world (that is you! ;) )! We are firm believers that when life throws us challenges (and lets be honest, everyone faces challenges- especially within marriage), we have the AMAZING guidance of those who have made it through such challenges before. We are not alone in anything that we do and it is exciting to think that we have so many AMAZING marriages to look to as a resource when we are in need!
We are so excited to share in Fawn Weaver’s passion of spreading the good news of happy marriages! Hopefully we can continue to add to the AMAZING lessons learned from couples around the world! In the meantime, definitely go grab her book!