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Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2014
What are you agreeing to when you say "I do"?
When a couple promises "I do," they agree to more than just a shared last name, a joint bank account, and no more dateless nights. This husband and wife duo forms a new team. "Life together" becomes their mantra. Nothing can come between them. At least, thats the plan.
But then real life sets in, bringing with it disappointments and frustrations. If the couple isnt intentional in their day-to-day interactions, that once enthusiastic "we" can slowly revert to "you" and "me." Before long, the couples left wondering what happened to their team spirit.
Team Us offers couples practical ways to cultivate and strengthen unity in their marriages. Author Ashleigh Slater shares from her own marriage as she presents couples with realistic ideas on how to foster cooperation, deepen commitment, and exercise grace on a daily basis.
Brianna4 Stars Out Of 5Team UsApril 7, 2018BriannaQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5In Team Us, Ashleigh Slater captures foundational elements of a marriage relationship and presents the subject in a personable writing style. Team Us is easy to read and easy to understand, but does not lack in thought-provoking content.
Throughout Team Us, Slater weaves in personal stories of success, challenge, and failure. She also captures her husbands perspectives in numerous Ted Says snip-its. Together, these stories add significance to the points Slater emphasizes; through the examples, the reader can recognize that Slaters wisdom is tried and true, not trivial.
In humility, Slater recognizes the need for Christ in a marriage relationship, as well as the support provided by a church body and encouraging friends and family. In chapter nine, Slater focuses on the importance of friendships outside of marriage that provide accountability and constructive criticism. She also cautions against close, confidant friendships with the opposite sex. This exemplifies the gentle wisdom Slater shares with readers throughout Team Us.
One minor criticism relates to the design of the cover, and holds no effect on the content within the pages of Team Us. Familiarity with the book lends the reader to recognizes the title, portrayed in a brush-like font. However, readers unfamiliar with Team Us may misunderstand the title as they quickly browse a bookshelf. Assuredly, this does not speak to the content of the book, and hopefully will not detract from readers exploring what lies between the covers!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in order to write an honest, unbiased review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Book Review: Team UsOctober 16, 2017Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Team Us: Marriage Together, written by Ashleigh Slater, published by Moody Publishers, is a publication that is designed to help couples strengthen their marriage.
The Bible teaches that two people, a man and a woman, when they enter into a marriage, are to become one flesh, one entity. In most marriages, this is not the case. Both parties involved hold onto their own ideologies, their own opinions, and their own desires, thus making for a difficult future together.
Reaching into to her own martial experience, Ashleigh strives to help couples transform from separate entities to one powerfully united, God-centered, intentional unit, thus bringing them into a marriage that is more satisfying for both parties.
This publication has the ability to powerfully impact any marriage if utilized in its entirety, thus it is a recommended purchase.
Dr. Jeff Krupinski
gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great StartJanuary 22, 2017gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Though not anything "new" or "mind blowing" in the terms of marriage books, I did enjoy it. The author wrote a fun how-to for newly weds and not so newly weds. With the occasional insight from her husband on a situation, you see both sides of it and you get to see how it affected him too.
Weaving in humor and insights Ashliegh shows how two people, raised completely different, can come together, and become one.
It's a great start if you've never read any relationship books because it's light and she uses several "pop culture" examples for better understanding. Overall I'd give it 4 out of 5.
I received this book from the publisher is exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5#MarriageTogetherFebruary 4, 2015Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is a personal, hands-on book of experiences gained that help a marriage survive and thrive. We live during a time when many people are not even willing to work through the small differences, let alone major ones, so I really like the team emphasis. There is a conversational tone that gives one the impression of chatting with a friend. Comments included as blurbs from Ashleigh's husband, Ted, carry on that impression. You've had those times with friends when a spouse adds another POV or clarity. Most added a humorous touch and I enjoyed reading Ted's thoughts.
While this isn't a book suitable for me, I have no hesitation about passing it along to my recently married granddaughter. It is important to realize from the beginning of a marriage that you and your spouse are a new team who must work together. From the silly things like television preferences to major issues of moving and loss, it is important to understand that compromise and even caring more about bring joy to your spouse can turn around frustrations and build a solid foundation.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Propeller, through FlyBy Promotions for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5TEAM US...January 26, 2015DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I so agree with this from the back cover: When a couple promises "I do," they agree to more than just a shared last name, a joint bank account, and no more dateless nights. This husband and wife duo forms a new team. "Life together" becomes their mantra. Nothing can come between them. At least, that's the plan.
This is what so many newlyweds haven't taken time to consider. Ashleigh shares in TEAM US how marriage couples should communicate, have a regular date night, say I LOVE YOU often and have a deep commitment to having a strong marriage. I liked how they stressed to exercise grace on a daily basis.. This is a nice reminder that to make a marriage work - YOU have to work at it, it won't just happen... A book that will open your eyes and help you learn from others mistakes. I thought it was an inspiring and oh so honest book. So join in and join up with TEAM US...
I was gifted this book by FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network for my honest opinion which I have given.