Monday, April 25, 2011

Book Review: "Love and Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

This book has been recommended by several friends and has been on my list of "to read" for some time.

The author gives his extensive research on how love and respect is treated within marriage.  It is important for the wife to give the needed respect to her husband and in return, helps the husband to reciprocate love.  After Dr. Eggerichs explains the real way Ephesians 4:33 is supposed to work, it makes perfect sense to follow this concept in your marriage. The first section of the book gives the foundation of how  Just reading the first section of the book answered several of my questions!  Throughout the book,  Dr. Eggerichs provides biblical direction and real life examples to take this concept to a deeper and successful level as a couple.

This book is definitely a "go-to" reference book on marriage and one that all couples should have on their bookshelf.  I learned so much from this book, and will no doubt go back and reread portions in the future.

UPDATE:  Visit loveandrespect.com for videos, small group studies and more.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Product Review: We took the Silk 10 Day Challenge!

Our family recently took the "Silk's 10 Day Challenge."  I had personally Silk a long time ago, probably when it first came out on the market, and I wasn't too crazy about it. It has been some time, so trying this challenge was an opportunity to see if I had changed my mind.

For the challenge, we tried the Silk "light" flavors, which are definitely the best in my opinion. We tried the Light Original for cereal and regular consumption. My kids, however, loved the Light Chocolate the best -- I could hardly get any of it for myself! It was the fasted consumed Silk in our home.

It appears that for our entire family, this challenge was a success.  In the future I will continue to buy the Silk Light flavors, since my entire family enjoys them and they are quite affordable.

Disclosure:  I received this product free through BzzAgent (http://www.bzzagent.com) review program.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

Friday, April 01, 2011

Book Review: “Lady in Waiting” by Susan Meissner

"Lady in Waiting" is an intriguing book that follows the story of two Janes – Jane Lindsay, a woman in her early 40s in the present day, and another very young teenage girl, Lady Jane Grey from the 16th century.

Jane Lindsay finds a ring in a shipment from a “jumble” sale for her antique store that was hidden in an old book.  Feeling a connection with the ring with an inscription to “Jane,” she begins to do research to find the origin of the ring, but during her journey she also finds answers to her own present day struggles. 

Both Janes experienced life changing events in their lives, and this book chronicles each story, moving back and forth with ease and with an energy that keeps you reading to find out what happens next.

I appreciated this novel for two reasons – it was refreshing to read a story about a woman who was the same age category as myself, experiencing the same feelings and struggles that I myself had experienced.  The added bonus was to read some historical fiction based on a time period that has always intrigued me. 

This was the first reading experience I’ve had with author Susan Meissner, and it surely won’t be the last.  A great weekend read!

This title is available through Amazon.

Disclosure:  I received this product free through the Blogging for Books (http://www.bloggingforbooks.com) review program.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.