Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Team Us: Marriage Together {A Review and GIVEAWAY!}

Giveaway at the bottom of this post!!

I have been hearing about the new book Team Us: Marriage Together by Ashleigh Slater for a while now. Many of my blogger friends were writing about it and posting on their Facebook pages about it. I was saving up to buy it when I got an email that said I could review the book. I almost jumped for joy. It is such a wonderful blessing to have the opportunity to review such treasures.

Ashleigh Slater is the founder and editor of the webzine Ungrind and a regular contributor to startmarriageright.com, iBelieve.com, The Time-Warp Wife, and For The Family. Ashleigh is married and has four daughters.

"Team Us addresses one of the most important aspects of an intimate marriage-becoming one. With a whimsical and engaging style, Ashleigh Slater challenges us to build our 'team' with careful thought, perseverance, and commitment." -Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage

Ashleigh tackles the promises we make when we say "I Do". In marriage, we tend to forget the vows we made on our wedding day. She reminds us why we took those vows and what exactly they mean. She gets deep into the commitments that are made on our wedding day.

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.

But, then real life sets in. With it come disappointments and frustrations. If a couple isn't intentional in their day-to-day interactions, that once enthusiastic "we" can slowly revert to "you" and "me". Before long, the couple's left wondering what happened to their team spirit.

This book offers couples practical ways to cultivate and strengthen unity in their marriages. Ashleigh 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.

This is a must read for couples just starting out in their marriages or a couple who has gotten stuck in a rut in their marriage. I know, for me personally, my children actually come first most of the time. My husband is put on the back burner so that I can tend to the needs of my little ones. But, in reality, my husband and I are "one". We took vows and made promises to love, honor, and be faithful to one another.

Team Us gives me the tools I need to start putting my marriage in the front seat. My husband deserves more of me and less of the excuses. This book is such a treasure. Ashleigh Slater did a wonderful job relating to the reader and being real about her own marriage as well.

Check out the book trailer HERE & hear from Ashleigh Slater HERE.

Check out Ashleigh’s blog HERE

Check out the official website HERE (you can read an excerpt here to see if you’d like it!)

Now For The Giveaway!

If you would like to win a copy of this book please leave a comment below telling me how long you have been married. If you are not married, then just leave a comment saying you stopped by. Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. 

For more chances to win please go to my sidebar and "like" my Facebook page and come back and comment that you did so. Follow my Pinterest account for another entry (and come back to let me know).

Winner will be chosen on February 10th so be on the look out to see if you win!

*I was given this book by Propeller Entertainment for review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.*


Melissa B. said...

We've been married 14 years. kbatai{at}yahoo{dot}com.

Edie Carter said...

13 years and counting

carterchaosblog AT gmail DOT com

April E. said...

We've been married 20 years. 21 years in May. With 9 kids pulling at us, we've had a few discussions lately about remembering we need to be a team. I like the idea of this book helping with that. I chose not to review it out of busyness, but would love to win it!

busyfolk ~at~ gmail ~dot~ com

April E.