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Take Your Marriage to A Whole New Level

Imagine a 30-something year old woman. She and her husband have three kids. Maybe she works during the day while her kids are at school and then runs around in the evenings, taking her kids to basketball practice and swimming and gymnastics.

When she finally gets home at the end of the night, she’s tired. She scrambles to get dinner on the table and her  kids bathed and in bed. Then she and her husband crash on the couch and watch tv until they’re both ready for bed themselves.

For the last few weeks, she’s felt somewhat disconnected from her husband. There haven’t been any arguments but something just feels….off. They love each other. There’s no question about that. But they don’t seem to be connecting lately. She knows one thing that would probably help, but she just doesn’t feel up to it.

Wouldn’t it be great if this Valentine’s Day could bring them together? Wouldn’t it be great if she could do something this year that would change their marriage for good? Wouldn’t it be great if they could take their marriage to a whole new level? 

Take your marriage to a whole new level. here's how...Take Your Marriage to a Whole New Level:

I’ve told you in the past about Sheila Wray Gregoire’s online courses that are designed to help marriages. One of her courses, the Boost Your Libido course, is going up in price after Valentine’s Day.

That means that now is the time to buy it…before the price goes up. 

Right now, the course is only $39.00! (It’s going up to $49.00 after Valentine’s Day, so grab it now before the price increase).

What would life be like if you could flip a switch and be “in the mood”? Maybe there’s no switch. But you can totally change the way you think about sex. And this course will help you do it!

I’m not saying that sex is a fix-all for stale marriages. It’s not. I’m also not saying all women have low libidos. They don’t.

But many women do, and this course is designed the help.

So if you want to do something to take your marriage to a whole new level, why not check out this course?

Here’s where to find more info or buy the course. 

I’m going through it myself, and I love the way Sheila teaches. She’s funny and I’m learning a lot.

Boost Your Libido Course by Sheila Wray Gregoire

Remember, the price goes up to $49.00 next week, so grab it before Valentine’s Day!

Plus, wouldn’t it be fun to tell your husband this is what you got for him? 🙂 

 

If You Really Want to Help Our Messed Up World

If you really want to help our messed up world, the best way to do it is not to shout your opinion on Facebook. After all, when was the last time you changed your opinion about something because of reading someone else’s Facebook post?

Do you want to know what you can do to help our messed up, angry world? 

If you really want to help our messed up world, here's how to do it. - LindseyMBell.com

If You Really Want to Help our Messed Up World

Stop talking and start asking questions. Stop shouting your opinion about things. Instead, start really listening to those who might have a different opinion than you.

The truth is, you don’t know what it’s like to be a person of another race living in our world today.

You don’t know what it’s like to walk in another person’s shoes. 

And this isn’t  just about the racial divide in our country. It’s about a whole plethora of issues.

It’s about sexual harassment…You might claim that someone who has been sexually harassed should respond a certain way. But if you’ve never had this happen to you, you don’t really know how you’d react. So instead of shouting your opinion, ask someone who does get it. And then listen–really listen.

It’s about grief…You might think you know how someone should handle their grief after the loss of a loved one. You might think they should be “over it” by now. But if you’ve never walked in their shoes (and believe me, you haven’t…because even if you have lost a loved one, your situation can never be exactly like another’s), you don’t really know how they’re feeling. So instead of talking, just listen.

You might think you understand the “other” political party, but maybe you don’t. Maybe that friend of yours who voted for the person you can’t stand didn’t vote for them for the reasons you think they did.

If you really want to help this messed up world, the best way to do so is to start asking questions.

Start seeking to really get to know those who are different from you.

I just recently finished a book by Katie Ganshert that’s coming out in April 2018. It’s called No One Ever Asked. It’s a book that hits on some really big issues, one in particular being racism.

In the book, one of the characters said something along the lines of, “Do they understand what it feels like to be a black man growing up in this world today? No, because they never asked.” The white PTA mom in the book who is from an affluent neighborhood didn’t understand the black teacher who grew up in poverty. Likewise, the teacher didn’t understand that this PTA mom who seemed to have the perfect little life had some pretty huge struggles of her own. They didn’t understand each other because they never got to know one another.

There was so much truth in this novel. It was beautifully written and definitely a must-read for 2018.

The truth is, we don’t understand each other because we never try to.  (Click to tweet this.) 

We’re too busy shouting our own opinions to hear the opinions of others.

Let’s change that in 2018.

About the Book:

No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert- Book ReviewCamille Gray is a PTA supermom whose life is turned completely upside down when her husband walks out on her. Jen Covington is an adoptive mom who is quickly learning just how hard adopting an older child from a country half way across the world can be. Anaya Jones is a first-year teacher battling racism in a school facing huge changes. As these three women are forced to get to know one other, they learn a lot about themselves in the process.

Katie Ganshert handled the tough issues in this book with a huge amount of grace. The book was eye-opening and beautifully written. I LOVED the title, No One Ever Asked. It summed up the theme of the book perfectly.

This book is a must-read of 2018.

*I received this book for free from the publisher, but all opinions are my own.

Merry Christmas from the Bells

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Bell Family

Countdown to Christmas Giveaway 10

Have you entered to win my first nine Countdown to Christmas giveaways?! (If not, stop what you’re doing and go enter! Then come back to today’s giveaway).

Every weekday, from now until Christmas, I will give away a new book or  gift card or whatever other fun item I decide to pick up.

Do you want to join in the fun?

Here’s the tenth Christmas giveaway.

Countdown to Christmas Giveaway 10:

Today, I’m giving away Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach’s new book, Why I Didn’t Rebel

Why I Didn't Rebel

If you’re looking for a fresh new book on parenting, check out Why I Didn’t Rebel by Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach. Rebecca is 22 years old and not a parent herself but she explains why she and others like her didn’t rebel during their teen years. She shares things she thinks her parents did right in hopes that other parents will follow in their footsteps.

Teen rebellion isn’t a guarantee, and Rebecca tells parents what they can do now to make it less likely their kids will rebel in their teen years. She talks about communication, discipline, religion, and a variety of other topics, providing practical takeaways throughout the book.

I loved Rebecca’s authenticity. It was refreshing. I also really liked one of the first chapters that explained what rebellion is and what it isn’t. I highly recommend this book for any parent (especially a Christian parent) who is hoping to raise a child who doesn’t rebel.

*I received this book for free for review, but I was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine alone.

For more information about this book, click here.

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below (or click here).

At the end of the Countdown to Christmas Giveaway event, I’ll select and then contact the winners, who will then get to choose which prize they want. (The first name chosen will get first dibs on prizes).

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Countdown to Christmas Giveaway 9

Have you entered to win my first eight Countdown to Christmas giveaways?! (If not, stop what you’re doing and go enter! Then come back to today’s giveaway).

Every weekday, from now until Christmas, I will give away a new book or  gift card or whatever other fun item I decide to pick up.

Do you want to join in the fun?

Here’s the ninth Christmas giveaway.

Countdown to Christmas Giveaway 9:

Today, I’m giving away a $5.00 Amazon Giftcard! 

Amazon giftcard giveaway

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below (or click here).

At the end of the Countdown to Christmas Giveaway event, I’ll select and then contact the winners, who will then get to choose which prize they want. (The first name chosen will get first dibs on prizes).

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