The Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage
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Author and founder of HappyWivesClub.com, Fawn Weaver, saw negative portrayals of marriage everywhere. From reality television to Hollywood blockbusters, it seemed no one believed a strong, healthy marriage was worth having. Fawn Weaver set out to change that. What started as a few invitations to family and friends exploded into a flourishing online club with tens of thousands of members all over the world.
The Happy Wives Club is Fawn Weaver’s journey meeting with members of her club to discover secrets in exotic and far-flung corners of the globe. Readers go with her to meet remarkable women who have built and enjoyed remarkable marriages in every hemisphere. Through it all, readers learn the practices that helped each couple achieve what culture says is impossible - a great relationship that lasts for decades and gets better with each passing year.
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 07/29/16.
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One woman undertakes a worldwide search to learn the secrets of a great marriageand finds one foundational truth that could change everything.
Fawn Weaver was a happily married woman running a successful businessand then something happened. Maybe it was divorce rate reports on the evening news, The Real Housewives of Orange County, or any daytime talk show where husbands and wives dramatically reveal their betrayals. Everywhere she looked, Fawn saw negative portrayals of marriage dominating the airwaves and dooming everyone to failure.
Looking at Keith, the love of her life, she knew that wasnt true. She was determined to find and connect with women just like herhappy and optimistic about marriage, deeply in love with her spouse, and committed to building a strong marriage that stands the test of time.
On a whim,she started the blog HappyWivesClub.com and sent the link to a few of new friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international online club with 150,000 members in more than 100 countries.
Happy Wives Club is Fawns journey across the world to meet her friends and discover what makes their marriages great. Join her on this exciting, exotic trip across six continents and through more than eighteen cities. Walk the streets of Mauritius, the historic ruins in Italy, and the vistas of New Zealand and Australia. Go from Cape Town to London, Manila to Buenos Aires, Winnipeg to Zagreb.
Along the way, you will meet everyday women whose marriage secrets span cultures. You will hear their stories, witness their love, and be inspired by the proof that happy, healthy marriages do existand yours can be one of them!
It turns out great marriages are all around uswhen we look for them. Go on a trip with Fawn and learn the best marriage secrets the world has to offer.
YvonneP5 Stars Out Of 5Well DoneJune 30, 2016YvonnePQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Thought provoking, Soul Searching Read!
The author transports you into the story and gives hopes to the doubters.
KC @ Average: More or Less5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!April 29, 2014KC @ Average: More or LessQuality: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I honestly expected a preachy, Proverbs 31-type homily, but Happy Wives Club is a well-written, refreshing journal of Weaver's travels, the people she met and her own personal discoveries throughout her journey. I especially enjoyed reports on how happy marriages are built and maintained in non-Western cultures. It was good to learn that that marriage is both hard and rewarding no matter where your location. As a bonus, Weaver's 12 conclusions or â€˜secrets' to what make up a great marriage are real, common sense ideas that are both tangible and attainable to all who are willing to commit to be a happy wife. I look forward to other books by Fawn Weaver.
aworkerathomeCaliforniaAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A MUST Read!March 26, 2014aworkerathomeCaliforniaAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Fawn writes in a way that absolutely captivates you and makes you feel like you are right there with her as she sits at the feet of couples around the world and listens to their wisdom filled stories and watches their love stories in action.
No matter your stage in life-- single, dating, engaged, or married-- this book is a MUST read. It will refresh you, inspire you, motivate you, and fill your heart with hope and joy. A happy marriage IS possible and it IS a reality for so many couples-- this book will show you example after example of it and will leave you wanting more! Go get it and read it! Right now!
The Phone Tree EdifierAtlanta, GAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5...a fabulously encouraging book...February 28, 2014The Phone Tree EdifierAtlanta, GAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Review: Who doesn't want a great marriage? Is there a secret, a formula, a recipe that makes a marriage wonderful? Are there certain must have ingredients that the two-who-become-one should have in order to partake of a happy marriage? Read this book and find out what women across the world have to say about it.
Happy Wives Club is a fabulously encouraging book filled with rich lessons about life, love, marriage, and partnership. It is a book that discusses the bare bones of the sacred union that is marriage. The overall message and the real life stories are not only inspiring, but they are also needed for such a time as this.
The Rating: 5/5 Stars
The Recommendation: Happy Wives Club is a must read for all! Whether you are married, soon to be married, interested in marriage, or desirous of learning more about positive, healthy relationships, this book has something for you.
ChooseWiselyFredericksburg, VAAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Delightful readFebruary 4, 2014ChooseWiselyFredericksburg, VAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4There is so much about this book that I was so excited about! The cover itself is lovely and begs to be read. I was excited. The idea of the book is fantastic. Marriage advice from around the world is an intriguing thought. Who doesn't want to live happily ever after?
The book begins in California with a brief introduction on how Fawn Weaver began to think about a journey to uniting happy wives and discovering what it was that made them happy. Her first interview with a widow left me anticipating what other wives might have to say.
As I continued reading I became a little disappointed. I feel like the focus of the book was the travel, food, and destination instead of the inside scoop of happy marriages. There are definitely golden nuggets of wisdom in every interview. My favorite was the last with Kristine Carlson. You really get a close up look at her relationship with her husband and what made it successful. My least favorite destination was Italy. I was believing from the beginning of the chapter that God was going to provide an amazing interview. Needless to say, that doesn't happen.
I couldn't help but think of this book as a Christian Eat, Pray, Love. It's a little heavy on the Eat and a light on the Love. Regardless of my disappointment, I will probably use this book for my ladies book club. It is great for stirring conversation. Beyond that, how fun would it be to make theme nights for discussion groups??
I was given this book free from the publisher with no compensation other than the joy of reading a book.
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