Are you cherishing a marriage that’s off the charts? Or co-existing in a fragile one?
What we all really want is intimacy and tingling excitement. Is true love just a fairy tale? Or can life-long companionship be a reality? You bet it can! Author Cathy Krafve shares the personal stories and conversations she first created to help inspire success for her own kids’ marriages.
Marriage entails serious communication. So, we turn to the Master Communicator for strategies to soften hearts and strengthen resolve. Cathy will help you…
– Initiate practical, foundational truths.
– Replace magical thinking with rock solid miraculous biblical truths.
– Understand why we get married in the first place.
– Invigorate your closest relationship.
For instance, learn the no-fail trick for changing an argument back into a conversation.
Inspire the delightful results your heart is craving.
Go from blah to breathtaking!
My thoughts: I have been thinking how my husband and I could use learning some more skills in communicating better in our marriage, since with our busy schedules, there have been multiple times over the last year where we thought we had communicated something (usually something minor) and found that we had messed up. So, I enjoyed this book and the practical application that it provides! The book is full of wonderful, real life stories, as well as questions at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Queen of Fun and Coffee Cup Philosopher, Cathy Primer Krafve delivers creativity and encouragement on every page.
She understands companionship begins with authentic conversation. With journalistic fervor and a knack for laughter and story-telling, Cathy puts a snappy spin on deeply spiritual truths.
Host of Fireside Talk Radio, her weekly blogs and podcasts reach over 2 million listeners and readers annually. Her audiences learn to leverage compassion and courage in order to engage in two-way conversational adventures.
Join the Fireside Tribe as we create life so beautiful in its imperfection generations after us will be retelling our stories with joy and laughter.
Truth with a Texas twang spoken here!
More from Cathy
From Blah to Breathtaking!
Why does conversation at home have to be so hard? What makes it hard? How do you keep hanging in there when it’s tough?
“So, Dave and I slogged ahead. Yuck. Like trudging through a chilly winter night in clumsy snow boots, we were determined to survive,” reports Author Cathy Krafve.
Then, they began to talk a little more openly to their closest friends. Yep, they were desperate. Interestingly, they discovered marriage conversations were a problem for a bunch of their friends, too.
Lo and behold, communicating turned out to pretty much be a universal challenge!
“We picked up tons of new communication skills,” she adds, laughing, “Good thing, too, since we really NEEDED new skills!”
What can we change at home to train ourselves and our kiddos to have terrific conversations? Each chapter of Marriage Conversations offers great ideas you can try out at your house. Here are a few chapters:
- Negotiating like an Oil Tycoon
- Creating a Personal Etiquette
- Only Keeping What We Give Away
- Asking Power Questions
- Understanding Fellowship as the Best Foreplay
Queen of Fun and Coffee Cup Philosopher, Cathy delivers creativity and encouragement on every page of Marriage Conversations: from co-existing to cherished.
While it’s the perfect book for your book club, Bible Study, or Sunday school class, Cathy has a more, ahem, intimate suggestion. Read it out loud with your spouse.
“What’s really great is the number of men who tell me they read it with their wife! Passing it back and forth. Wow! That’s genius,” she reports. “Truthfully, though, when guys tell me it’s the funniest book they’ve ever read, I assume it’s the only marriage book they’ve ever read!”
Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions, personal applications, and prayer.
So, how things are with Dave and Cathy now? Fair question.
“We still have arguments occasionally, maybe once a year. In some ways maybe it’s worse because it doesn’t happen very often. I get real panicky, like, Oh no! We’re falling back into our bad habits,” she confesses.
But she adds they now know how to get into a better conversation place quickly. Also, they intentionally cherish each other. So that’s really made a difference.
“But one thing I want people to know; this book is not about how to do it yourself. This book is about how I messed up. And here’s what I learned from my mistakes. If you want some good ideas, here are the things that worked for us,” says Cathy
Tons and tons of good ideas. Anything she could get her hands on.
“Because I was originally writing for my children,” she explains. “So, I didn’t hold anything back. I don’t think anyone will feel preached at. I’m pretty sure reading friends will think, Okay this woman has been in the trenches. She gets it.”
Cathy is known for putting a snappy spin on deeply spiritual truths. She writes with journalistic fervor and a knack for laughter and story-telling.
Host of Fireside Talk Radio, her weekly blogs and podcasts reach over 3 million people annually. She is also author of The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversations.
Companionship begins with authentic conversations. How do we go from co-existing to cherished? Cathy understands good communication tools can change everything! Order two copies today; one for yourself and one to share with a friend!
Truth with a Texas twang spoken here!
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The Author Reads, January 17
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A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 19 (Spotlight)
Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, January 20
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 21
A Baker’s Perspective, January 22 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, January 22
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 23
Simple Harvest Reads, January 24 (Author Interview)
To celebrate her tour, Cathy is giving away the grand prize package of a $100 Amazon gift card and a copy of both The Well and Marriage Conversations!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.