We’ve all heard the statistics. More than 50% of marriages end in divorce, and a high percentage of those occur within the first decade of marriage.
Sure, there are divorces that happen because of abuse, infidelity or addiction. But many divorcees have simply grown apart or fallen out of love.
I would venture a guess that there are even a fairly significant number of couples who are staying married, either because of their faith or their children, who are struggling as well.
In Project: Happily Ever After: Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters, author and blogger Alisa Bowman talks about her quest to save her marriage. By her account, she and her husband were quickly marching toward an inevitable divorce, when something a friend made her realize that she need to try everything before accepting that as an option.
I absolutely love Alisa’s writing style, and I identified with a lot of her experiences, especially as she talked about letting small frustrations become big issues that were tearing down her marriage from the inside out.
Although I don’t agree with all of the decisions Alisa made — and parts of this book are definitely for mature audiences — I found her story and commitment to be inspiring. Although Sean and I have come a long way in our marriage from where we were three years ago, I saw myself in many of the stories Alisa told.
This week, two lucky Life Your Way readers will each win a copy of Project: Happily Ever After!
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This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, 5/5. The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email, and this post will be updated with their name as well!