Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Marriage Project

I’m a project type of person.

I’m all about planning, researching and list making. The only thing better than a list on the back of a used envelope is one with every item crossed off.

Home improvement project? Bring it on.

Fund raising project? Where do I sign up?

Marriage Project? Whoa… what???

Admittedly when I committed to reviewing Kathi Lipp’s latest book The Marriage Project: 21 Days to More Love and Laughter I thought I would blow through it in a day and bang out a quick review. Easy peasy.

Yeah. Not quite.

The introductory section of The Marriage Project was like a skewed version of my own life. I had a lot of “Oh my, has she been looking in my windows?” moments. Kathi is on her second marriage (ditto). Kathi brought two children into the marriage (ditto) as did her husband Roger (ditto). And about six months into her marriage, Kathi and Roger looked at each other and thought “What have we gotten ourselves into?” (Do I even have to say ditto again?)

Kathi is not a marriage expert, and honestly, who is??? She’s a devoted wife and mother who has discovered that a great marriage doesn’t just happen. You make it happen.

Keeping the format simple, Kathi breaks the 21 days down into three categories 1) daily “projects” - suggestions for one or both of you to do each day that will not only show your spouse you care but are so easy you will wonder why you didn’t do them before, 2) major “projects” – weekly date nights with some wonderful suggestions on how to spend quality time together and 3) bonus “projects” – a way for you and your spouse… well, you should probably just buy the book.

With insightful views on marriage, funny anecdotes that keep the pages moving and project suggestions that are less complicated but more rewarding than tying your shoes, Kathi Lipp proves that 21 days of projects devoted to bringing more love and laughter to your marriage.

The Marriage Project is your 21 day guide to the good stuff.

Kathi Lipp is a national speaker and author who inspires women to take beneficial action steps in their personal, marital and spiritual lives.

Her wit and wisdom will give you new ways to:

  • Avoid settling for less than God’s loving plan for your life.
  • Develop new levels of warmth and tenderness with your husband.
  • Return fun and flirting to your marriage.
  • Boost your confidence to follow God-given dreams and goals.
  • Create and environment of encouragement in your friendships.

You can learn more about Kathi on her site

Her books can be found on and anywhere great books are sold!

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