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Today’s Friday, so it’s time for my weekly round-up, when I let you know what was most popular at the blog (and on social media) this week, so that you can be sure not to miss any posts (often the popular ones are older ones you may not have seen that found new life this week). And then I let you in on a few things that are going on in my life, too!

What’s #1 This Week?

How to Initiate Sex with Your Husband--witout feeling awkwardGetting to Deeper Levels of Commnication with Your Husband--#marriage#1 on the Blog: Top 10 Tips for Initiating Sex with Your Husband
#1 on Twitter: 7 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage
#1 on Pinterest: Levels of Communication in Marriage: Getting Deeper
#1 on Facebook: 10 Ways to Initiate Prayer with Your Spouse

 

It’s Coming…

Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage: Because a Great Relationship Doesnt Happen by AccidentI’m so excited that starting next week I’m going to start letting you see bits of my new book, 9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage!

One of the themes of that book is that so often Christian marriage advice revolves around 4 or 5 Bible passages–Ephesians 5, 1 Peter 3, 1 Corinthians 7, 1 Corinthians 13, Proverbs 31. It’s as if when we talk about issues we have a myriad of places to look in the Bible. But when we talk about marriage, all of the rest of the Bible seems to go out the window and we look only at those five. And I find that problematic, because it leads to a lot of “pat answers” that aren’t always helpful in real life situations.

The Bible needs to be looked at in its entirety, and marriage doesn’t have one-size fits-all advice. So let’s get real and talk about how God really wants us to change our marriage, down in the nitty gritty!

9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage releases August 18, and all of this starts Monday!

Are You in Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, or Georgia?

Sheila Gregoire gives her Girl TalkIf so, I want to come and give my Girl Talk to you!

I’ve got plans to be in those states in September and October, and I need to fill up my schedule a little more. So here’s your chance for your church to host me and get a reduced rate! Seriously, it’s a wonderful evening and it works GREAT as an outreach–because everyone loves talking and hearing about sex.

It’s a fun evening, it’s been getting rave reviews, and it’s totally worth it.

Email my assistant Tammy to see how you can get in on the tour.

The Birthday Is Over…

All year I’ve been leading up to three things: Katie’s internationals Bible quizzing tournament in Minneapolis; then Rebecca’s wedding; then Katie’s trip to New York for her 18th birthday.

And now the three things are over. I feel like my summer is also over somehow. And so now we’re focused on becoming empty nesters.

Here in Ontario we have a three-tiered driver’s license program: you get your learner’s permit; then you get your general license; then within five years (but after at least one year) you have to retake  your road test to get your permanent license.

So Rebecca took hers yesterday, and Katie’s scheduled for later in August. And both girls are getting their wisdom teeth removed in August, too. It’s like all of the fun stuff is over, so now we have to take care of all this big to-do stuff. Ah, life as we know it.

Katie and I did have a great time in New York, though. And Rebecca came home for a day to take her driver’s test, and it was fun to see her and catch up since the wedding.

Thanks for making my 18th birthday such a memorable one, Mom! I had the best day with you! ☺️??

A photo posted by Katie Gregoire? (@katielizg) on

Has summer ended for you, or is it still going? And how do you stop that melancholy feeling that time is moving too fast?

Time for Some Giveaways!

I love hosting guest posts on the blog and promoting some wonderful books by other authors. So today I’ll give  you a few chances to win!

31 Days to Becoming a Happy MomFirst, don’t forget that you can win $100 in our Lean Cuisine contest. Lean Cuisine is rebranding themselves, focusing on more ethnic foods and interesting menus. And to do that they’ve launched their “Weigh This” campaign. Read all about it here–and then comment for your chance to win a $100 Visa card! Seriously, there aren’t a ton of entries yet, so your chances are pretty good. Head on over!

Next, Arlene Pellicane wrote this week about letting dads be dads. She’s giving away a copy of her book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom to someone who comments on that post (I’ll do the draw on Monday), but she’s also offering a copy of her book in the draw today!

lLovemaking: 10 Secrets to Extravagant Intimacy in MarriageAnd then Dan and Linda Wilson wrote a great book for married couples called Lovemaking, detailing all the aspects of making love, including how to make it feel great, what to do when it doesn’t, and how to feel intimate. They’re giving away three copies of their book today!

And I’m going to throw in something, too. I’ve got a 10-book ebook bundle on getting healthy (which includes my book 31 Days to Great Sex!). So you’ll get 10 ebooks that can help get you on the right road to growing a healthier family.

So that’s five possible prizes! Enter in the Rafflecopter below.

And have a wonderful weekend!

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