Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: May 7th, 2014
Hardcover: 50 pages
FTC FYI: Received a hardcover copy in exchange for an honest review.
What is the best marriage advice you ever received?
For author Seth Adam Smith, it was the advice from his father, who said, "Marriage isn't for you. It's about the person you marry." These few words completely change the way Seth looked at his relationship with his wife. His thoughts on the subject became an online phenomenon. Paired with beautiful images, they are now available as a book—the perfect gift for newlyweds, those who are celebrating an anniversary, or anyone who wants to learn how to make a relationship stronger.
I saw this post when it was going around Facebook, and to be honest, I didn't read it. So, I was very excited to be part of this blog tour to leave for myself why this went viral. When I was reading this, I couldn't help but think how heartfelt and meaningful it was. Amazing advice that every married couple can take to heart, not just newlyweds. When I was done reading, I had my husband take a few minutes to read it too. It is a fabulous lesson that marriage takes work. Just because you love each other, doesn't mean you won't have problems and it will take effort from both parties.
"You don't marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy.
More than that, your marriage isn't for yourself -- you're marrying for a family.
Not just for the in-laws and all of that nonsense, but for your future children." (page 20)
The book itself was published beautifully. The layout of colors and pictures were lovely. Give this book as a gift to any married couple you know.