Friday, May 16, 2014

Marriage Isn’t For You {+ Giveaway}

Marriage Isn't for You coverI’m delighted to be participating author Seth Adam Smith’s virtual blog book tour for his recent release, MARRIAGE ISN’T FOR YOU: It’s For the One You Love.

As part of the tour I want to tell you a bit about the author and share my thoughts on this charming book.

Thanks to the lovely Michelle and the great folks at Shadow Mountain, they’re giving away five copies of MARRIAGE ISN’T FOR YOU. Please see the end of the post for details.

You may have already heard about this book or at least the blog post written by Seth Adam Smith that reached 30 million people. Here’s a bit more information about him.

SETH ADAM SMITH was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Since 2004, he has produced videos and articles for businesses, nonprofit organizations, youth groups, artists, and political causes. 

He is the editor-in-chief of He and his wife, Kim, live in Florida.

For more on Seth and his writing, visit his website and connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.


When you read the title of this book, you might think it’s all about why a person shouldn’t get married. In fact, it’s quite the opposite explaining reasons why a person should marry.

This charming book came to be through a conservation the author, Seth Adam Smith, had with his father when he was having doubts about whether or not to marry. He was concerned whether or not he was making the right decision and if his future bride was the right person for him.

The author’s father informed him that he was being selfish and explained that "Marriage isn't for you." He went on to clarify that marriage is for the one you love, it’s about making them happy and your future family.

From that conversation, the author began to re-examine his relationship and what he wanted out of it. He realized he was making the right decision and now for the right reasons. With that advice, Seth posted his thoughts online and they went viral.

Seth’s thoughts on the poignant advice, combined with beautiful color images, have transformed into a lovely hardcover book. The book is filled with delightful quotes and words of insight. The 48-page book is the perfect gift for anyone who hopes to be in love one day, someone just wanting to make their relationship stronger, a couple newly engaged, or someone celebrating an anniversary.

This inspirational book will have you pondering your own feelings and exploring your thoughts on want it really means to share your love. What isn’t for you can make you happy.

Marriage Isn’t For You: It’s For The One You Love by Seth Adam Smith, Shadow Mountain, @2014, ISBN: 978-1609079024, Hardback, 48 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

This giveaway is for five copies of MARRIAGE ISN’T FOR YOU. The giveaway will be open until May 30th. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load, please be patient.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. What is the best advice you’ve ever received about love and/or marriage? 

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  1. The best advice I ever heard is. "The last thing you say to your partner at night is the most important thing you've said all day."

  2. That's a great way of looking at marriage. Sounds like a great book!

  3. His father gave some smart advice. It is what you can do for the other person, not you.
    The wedding ceremony is definitely not for the dudes!
    And marriage just rocks.

  4. Mason - Thanks for sharing this. I like the idea of having the other person as a a priority. I think that's what really makes a marriage work.

  5. Now, isn't he a dashing fella....


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