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January 6, 2014 by Jen Cudmore

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This post is part of the Happy Wives Club Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with hundreds of inspiring bloggers. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE! 

Fawn Weaver, the founder of the Happy Wives Club, wrote a book about the best marriage secrets the world has to offer. They say the book is like “Eat, Pray, Love meets The 5 Love Languages.” You can grab a copy HERE.

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When I first married my husband, I wasn’t sure he was ‘the one’.

I don’t tell that to very many people because they all seem to think I’m crazy. But the truth is, I had loved him for years and he really seemed to want me, so I said ‘yes.’ I knew we’d have struggles and I was afraid. Yet I also believed marriage wasn’t about feelings, but about commitment. I knew with God’s help, I could commit to this man. So I married him, despite my doubts.

Since I hadn’t seen very many happy marriages modeled in my childhood, I knew to succeed I’d have to learn how to be a good wife. Early on I decided my marriage wouldn’t be about making my husband change to suit my expectations. I bought several books and started trying to implement the advice I learned and become the wife God wanted me to be.

perfectformeI’m happy to share that this summer we’ll reach our 15th anniversary and I am 100% convinced he’s the man God intended for me! Despite all the trials we’ve faced, I’m a happy wife. It’s not only the love I have for my husband but the struggles we’ve worked through that gives me a basis for writing romance novels. As I say on my bio page:

“Nothing is so powerful, or so magical, as love! God meant for man and woman to enjoy each other. I hope my stories encourage women to look for positive qualities in a life partner, and to foster an environment of real romance, rather than fantasy, as they grow old together.”

I’m excited about Fawn’s book! It’s encouragement like this that will change the world, one marriage at a time.

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Fawn Weaver was a happily married woman running a successful business—and then something happened. Maybe it was divorce rate reports on the evening news, The Real Housewives of Orange County, or any daytime talk show where husbands and wives dramatically reveal their betrayals. Everywhere she looked, Fawn saw negative portrayals of marriage dominating the airwaves and dooming everyone to failure. Looking at Keith, the love of her life, she knew that wasn’t true. She was determined to find and connect with women just like her—happy and optimistic about marriage, deeply in love with her spouse, and committed to building a strong marriage that stands the test of time.

On a whim, she started the blog HappyWivesClub.com and sent the link to 5 friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international online club with 150,000 members in more than 100 countries. Happy Wives Club is Fawn’s journey across the world to meet new friends and discover what makes their marriages great. Join her on this exciting, exotic trip across six continents and through more than eighteen cities. Walk the streets of Mauritius, the historic ruins in Italy, and the vistas of New Zealand and Australia. Go from Cape Town to London, Manila to Buenos Aires, Winnipeg to Zagreb. Along the way, you will meet everyday women whose marriage secrets span cultures. You will hear their stories, witness their love, and be inspired by the proof that happy, healthy marriages do exist—and yours can be one of them! It turns out great marriages are all around us—when we look for them. Go on a trip with Fawn and learn the best marriage secrets the world has to offer.

 

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2 comments

  1. Enjoyed these thoughts today, Jen! Very wise to go into it determined not to try to change your hubby!

    • Jen Cudmore says:

      Thanks Heather. We’ve had ups and downs but it’s so worth it to stay committed! I get panic attacks when I think about not having my hubby in my life. :)

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