Last year, at a MOPS meeting, one of our mentor moms mentioned this book…
Having done the Love Dare last year, I thought this sounded like a great idea for this year. So a few friends and I received the book from the author, Kathi Lipp, and set October as our month to start the project.
To take it one step further, we opened it up to our whole MOPS group and had over fifteen moms participating!
I didn’t mention this before on the old blog because, well…the hubby didn’t know I was doing it! And he actually reads the blog – isn’t he awesome?!
So this is the first he is hearing about it…with you…sorry honey!
The Love Dare and the Husband Project have the same goal but differ in a few ways:
#1 – Obviously, the Husband Project is just for wives.
#2 – The Love Dare is 40 days, while the Husband Project is 21 days.
#3 – The Husband Project has a lot more specific ideas and has some extra fun added in!
While some might take a look at the title of this book and be misled or offended, let me tell you it is NOT a book about “fixing” your husband in any way.
If anything, it is a project that changed ME me more than anything.
But it WILL change things about your relationship as well – in the very best kind of way!
The Husband Project has helped me work on putting my focus where I’ve longed for it to be – on serving and respecting my husband AND having fun with him along the way!
I love what Kathi shares about why she wrote the Husband Project:
When my husband and I got married, I was determined not to be like so many other couples who turned from romantics to roommates in a matter or months. But, like everyone else, we got back form the honeymoon and had kids and bills and home repairs waiting. It wasn’t long until I packed away the lingerie and was wearing sweats to bed. I knew that if I wasn’t intentional about keeping my husband a priority, it would be easy to let him fall to the middle of my to-do list. I had to get desperate and creative – that is how The Husband Project was born.
So what are some of the projects?
A few of my faves:
Spreading Great Gossip About Your Guy: Say something nice about your husband to someone else. (How easy is this in the age of Facebook? Compliment and brag on him – don’t rag on him to others!)
Text or E-mail Some Sweet Nothings: Send a flirty text or e-mail to your husband.
Do Something He Enjoyed Before You Got Married: Initiate an activity that your husband used to love. Whether it’s his favorite hobby, sport, or pastime, it’s time for you to get involved – be his buddy today.
None of these sound that hard, but how often do you do any of them? The little things can make a BIG difference – for both of you!
The book is full of fun ideas and great motivation to get you started – inexpensive dates, recipes and much more! There are even some “bonus projects” – any guesses what those are about?! *wink wink*
And they say it only takes 21 days to form a habit – how about a habit of putting you husband before everyone else in your life?!
Because Kathi is so sweet and wonderful, I get to giveaway a copy of the Husband Project book and DVD plus this awesome bookmark:
And all you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling why you’d like to win the book!
That’s all! Easy peasy!
If you WANT extra entries, share this giveaway with your friends – Twitter, Facebook, whatever – leave another comment saying how you shared!
Special request: If you tweet about this, please tweet the following: I entered to win the #HusbandProject by @KathiLipp over at @homewiththeboys! http://homewiththeboys.net/the-husband-project/
This giveaway is open until Monday, November 22 at 9:00 p.m. CST. Winner will be chosen at random and announced Tuesday!
I received the Husband Project at no cost to review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are 100% my own! Thank you Kathi for this great book!
You are always welcome at Home with the Boys – please join us on the journey!
Wow!! I’d love to read that!! We were actually talking about doing something similar in our MOPS group! That would be a great help! =)
I tweeted and posted to my facebook.
I would love to get this book because my husband is military and we have 3 kids 20,13,7 which the 20 year old does not live at home, who play travel baseball. I am heavy into our church and sub when needed. Our time is taking up alot with other things. I believe this book will help me get back on track with ideas that seem to leave after kids. Being a military wife sometime army comes first and we get the back burner. This is something I can do for my husband because I love him so.
Sounds like a great book, and something I need to do for my dear, dear hubby.
Wow, this book sounds awesome! I admit, my poor, sweet husband oftentimes plays second (or third) fiddle. By the time he gets home all my energy has gone into the kids and he seems to get just the dribbles that I have left.
I would love to receive the book as my husband is a wounded warrior & I have been his caretaker for almost 2 1/2 yrs. Needless to say… Alot of things we enjoyed before ,we no longer get to enjoy. Due to the loss of some physical abilities, it has been challenging at times. I have not lost the zest for life or this man who is the love of my life. I’m always looking for ways to let him know that I’m still as in love with him as I was just over 12 years ago. Thank you, Wendy Bains
Sounds like a great book. I’d love to try it!
This looks like a great book! I’m married for almost 12 years, been together 19 – I could definitely use this book. Great giveaway!
I would love this book, after being married for awhile it looks like a great thing to do to show my love.
Just tweeted about this!
Hey – I can always use a marriage refresher. This sounds like a good one!
As I was reading your post I was thinking how wonderful this was and that I had to check out this book! So happy to see at the end of the post you are giving one away… yay!! 🙂
I would love to win this book because I’m always looking for ways to spoil my sweetie!
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Would love to be more proactive in building up my husband!
I tweeted about this!! 😀
I love my hubby, but I know I’ve allowed our relationship and our love to go uncelebrated!
Tweeted (as @sdakin105)!
I’ve been struggling in my marriage, in putting my husband first and in appreciating him. This sounds like something that would really help me to focus on him and show him how much I truely love him…because I don’t always show it well.
Would absolutely LOVE this book !!
And I twittered
No marriage is perfect. There is always room for improvement, which is why I would love to win a copy of this book. Anything to help make my marriage more fun, I am all for it! 🙂
I tweeted!! @AFthfulJrney
I would love to win this book to rekindle some of the young passion in my marriage. We have been married over 3 years but have been through so much: the loss of our house during a storm, a major sickness for my daughter and my son being born with Down syndrome. I think it would be a fun project and an opportunity to show my hubby how much I love him and care for him.
I would love this! Especially with 2 kids…I am sure my husband will need some extra lovin!!
It is God’s will for us to put our husband’s first, only behind Him of course. I’d love a book to guide me with practical ways to do that.
I would love to read this book. 😉 We have a special year this year with a different schedule and a new city. I need a new 21 days right now. 😉
Working on my marraige right now and this book would be right up my alley! Thanks!