Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book Review: I Choose You Today by Deb DeArmond

"Love is an act of our will, based on the commitment we made when we married...Love is a choice. Give it or give up on it. Love is always a choice." (p. 13) Do you want your marriage to happily last a lifetime? You must be intentional in strengthening and enriching your relationship with your spouse. In this book, the author encourages readers to make daily choices that will help nourish their marriage, such as choosing to keep my commitment to you, choosing to forgive you, choosing to submit to you, choosing to keep romance alive, choosing to help you achieve your dreams and goals, and more. The key is to make a conscious decision to grow closer as a couple... and to do all these things for your spouse even when you don't feel like it. Our daily choices matter...they either help or harm/hinder the strength of our marriage.

Each chapter ends with a conventional wisdom quote, choice questions, and a prayer. These questions will help readers evaluate their marital relationship and take action. For example, from Chapter 5 ("I Choose to Honor You"), the questions include "How well and how often do you honor your spouse? What prompts you to do it? Why do you sometimes fail to offer honor? What's your plan? What will you choose to do, starting today, to honor your mate?" I choose to honor and bless my husband everyday. During the weekdays, I send my husband texts of encouraging Bible verses, inspiring quotes, and love notes. I often compliment him and I never speak of him negatively. I express my appreciation and admiration for him all the time. I enjoyed reading this book. It serves as a reminder for me to be a blessing to my husband every day and to glorify God with each choice I make. I highly recommend this insightful book which can be used as a devotional for couples. It would make a wonderful wedding gift or Valentine's gift!

~I received a free copy of this book via Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. To read more reviews of this book, visit here.



What’s the secret for hanging on to the happily-ever-after feelings from the day you said, “I do”? It could be as simple as four little words: I Choose You Today. Be sure to grab a copy of Deb DeArmond's latest release and find out how you can make the declaration “I Choose You Today” a regular part of your marriage communication.

Deb is celebrating the release of her book with a Facebook author chat party on February 3rd.

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Along with the February 3rd author chat party, you're invited to participate in two marriage-strengthening challenges: one beginning February 1 and the other beginning in March. Don't miss out on this opportunity to build your relationship with your spouse and enter to win some prizes along the way!

The Valentine's Challenge: February 1 – 28

Tell your spouse "I Choose You" every day of the month. Sign up online at www.ichooseyouchallenge.com and receive a free downloadable February calendar to mark off the days of the challenge.

Deb will also be emailing participants 1–2 times throughout the month with giveaway opportunities and "keep going" encouragement.
The "I Choose You" Challenge: March 1 – December 31, 2015

Sign up online at www.ichooseyouchallenge.com to receive 10 weekly emails, each teaching one of the choices from Deb's book along with practical applications. This challenge is broken up into three different sessions, covering all 31 choices from the book.

There will be giveaways and opportunities to win throughout the year. Participants can decide when to join—it's not required to do all three sessions. do all three sessions.

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