Okay! For those in the U.S.A., Happy President’s Day! You can scan the FHEasy lesson on “Independence Day” if you want to talk about George Washington and the birth of the nation. You can also scan the “Martin Luther King Day” lesson if you want to connect Abraham Lincoln, slavery, and equality of races. You can certainly enjoy a red, white, and blue berry dessert or if you’re feeling like cooking, you can make up a cake and decorate it like the U.S. flag.
To continue on with our love and marriage theme for the month, I want to let you know about a fun website “Happy Wives Club”, founded by Fawn Weaver. I really enjoy visiting her site and getting her occasional emails. She’s a woman with a mission to celebrate and strengthen marriage, and I LOVE what she’s doing, so I wanted to share her site with you!
On the site she has things like marriage quotes, great marriage memes, date ideas, gift ideas, links to articles … I just like it. You also purchase the book titled Happy Wives Club on the website or at Amazon.com among other places. It is a fun read with some insightful and thought-provoking things that make you ponder your own relationship. When you read it, imagine you are traveling the world with a really good friend (Fawn). She describes the traveling experience, what she sees and experiences in each country, the couples she interviews, and how she misses and loves her husband. At the very end she shares a few things that the happily married couples she interviewed all have in common. So it’s more of a snuggle up and go for a ride type of a book than a point-by-point marriage expert’s advice type book. All in all, it was a fun, inspiring read and I recommend reading it and connecting with the club online.
I believe in Jack Canfield’s success principle that if you want to be successful in something (like, say, marriage), you need to surround yourself with people who are successful in that area. When I visit the Happy Wives Club website, I feel connected to people who are all about creating loving marriages.
Fawn also wrote a book called The Argument-Free Marriage: 28 Days to Creating the Marriage You’ve Always Wanted with the Spouse You Already Have. This book is not a traveling book like Happy Wives Club. This is 28 things Fawn recommends for a wonderful marriage, based on her own research and experience. It’s a great book. One of my favorite chapters is on gratitude. One is on trusting your spouse when you have a disagreement; she calls the concept “presuming innocence” meaning you believe your spouse never means to hurt you. I also love that at the end of every chapter, she has some questions that help you think more about the concept in the chapter and how it applies to you. I really enjoyed the book and again, I love visiting The Happy Wives Club.
Happy Home Evening this President’s Day and Happy Reading!