Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love is in the Air Giveaway!!! Books!

I have to admit I think this is a pretty fun and awesome giveaway. One winner is going to get all of these books! And sadly, because of that, you need to have a United States or Canadian mailing address. I'll email the winner next weekend, February 21!

I Do Again by Cheryl and Jeff Scruggs
With their professional success and adorable twin daughters, Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs looked like the perfect couple. But their polished facade concealed a widening chasm between two people unable to connect on an intimate, soul-deep level.

After years of frustration, Cheryl's desire for emotional fulfillment led to an affair and, finally, divorce. Yet, incredibly, seven years later, Jeff and Cheryl once again stood at the altar, promising to "love, honor, and cherish" one another. A new and vibrant love had risen out of the ashes of this family's pain.

I Do Again details the fascinating real-life story of a couple whose relationship seemed shattered beyond all hope until a spiritual awakening led them to reconsider their definitions of "happily ever after." A riveting account of the power of prayer and redemption, this remarkable book offers renewed hope for even the most troubled marriages—and reveals why the rewards of restoration are well worth the wait.

Love as a Way of Life Devotional
In his book Love As a Way of Life, best-selling author Gary Chapman shows readers how to cultivate a new lifestyle built around the seven characteristics of authentic love. Now in a companion devotional, he provides ninety inspirational readings to help Christians consistently live out the characteristics of love in every relationship.

Each devotional entry showcases biblical truths that guide a life of love, offering fresh insight and practical guidance in how to make love a lasting habit. Over the course of three months, readers will learn to follow God's lead as they practice the characteristics of a loving person: kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty.

The Love As a Way of Life Devotional makes an ideal gift for the holidays or for any special occasion. Couples, parents, new graduates, and anyone celebrating a milestone in life will welcome this inspiring daily guide to richer, more satisfying relationships.

For Couples Only Box Set by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn
Since their debut, these revolutionary guides have sold well over a million copies, been translated into fifteen languages, and sparked much fascinating water-cooler conversation around the country. Now together in the For Couples Only boxed set, these books provide the perfect resource to help you understand what you never knew about the woman or man in your life.

Each volume is based on input from more than a thousand members of the opposite sex—including an unprecedented nationwide survey and hundreds of personal interviews. This innovative approach yields candid and surprising answers about everything you don't "get" about your significant other—even what that person deeply wishes you knew. It also produces simple but groundbreaking awareness of how you can best love and support the one who is most important to you.

So whether you are newly dating or have been married fifty years, get ready to know each other in a whole new way. The adventure is just beginning!

Just leave me a comment and tell me what you like best about Valentine's Day..or if you don't like it all! Please leave a valid email address!



Anonymous said...

I like the fact that it is a day to celebrate love but I am beginning to hate that it has become such a commercial day.. overbooked restaurants, overpriced gifts, overpressured men.. just too much hassle if you ask me!:)

do enter me for the giveaway!


Kailana said...

I am not a big fan of the fact that Valentine's Day is so commercialized. If you can stay away from that and just enjoy it for what it is supposed to be, it is fine, but it has never been my favourite holiday!

Alicia said...

I don't love Valentine's Day (probably because I am single!) But I do love treating myself to a romantic book, a romantic movie and chocolate! It's become a little tradition of mine (if 2 years counts as tradition)

Please enter me :)

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Hoarders Extraordinaire said...

I'm not a big fan of Valentines....spread it around the whole year and I'm happier!

tbbycatt @

Hoarders Extraordinaire said...

I have no idea why it posted my name as Hi There!...jeesh lol

Nely said...

Great giveaway! Sign me up please.

Valentine's should be everyday that's my motto. But I do appreciate flowers, cards, candy and stuffed animals ;D

Unknown said...

I don't get into Valentine's Day in a huge way, but I do appreciate a romantic gesture, whatever that is, when dating someone! Like flowers, or even one rose. Dinner is typical but also appreciated (and an opportunity to dress up a little more than usual). gcwiselibrarian[at]gmail P.S. I follow you on Twitter!

Carrie said...

What I like about Valentine's Day isn't the gifts or dinners out (although I do enjoy that, too). This year, my husband and I aren't giving gifts, and we're going out to a nice brunch to avoid the dinner crowds. What I really like about the day is the huge reminder to take a day to truly appreciate the love that we have for each other and to show it in a way that's a little different than the ways we show our love every day.
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Unknown said...

Amy, it's all about love and I love to give gifts to those who are special to me. Wonderful contest by the way....thanks.

darbyscloset said...

I love to give people things and during this time of year, you can give anything to anyone and call it "Happy Valentine's Day" for it is not a "holiday" where the receiver of your gift "has" to have something for's just a token of your appreciation of their happy!
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Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Terrific giveaway! These books look great.

I don't like Valentine's Day for the same reason I don't like Mother's Day: the hype, the cost and the pressure. I think it's ridiculous to put so much emphasis on love and romance for one day: as if that one day is the basis for the whole year.

I don't need recognition on Valentine's Day to know that my husband loves me. He shows me in countless ways every day, and I hope I do the same for him.

It can be fun to use it as an excuse to make cookies and do cute things. My boys and I will make cookies and I like the extra chocolate treats and doing fun stuff for my family. My husband and I are going to a basketball game instead of something "traditional". I would be very happy to see all the commercialism go away. I realize it never will.

Toni said...

I think the fact that it was shoved down my throat in December was sort of gross....but all in all it is a nice sweet fun holiday in February. I like for my older kids and grandson to be my valentine.. as well as my longest running Valentine hubby... he proposed on Valentines yeah.. we like the holiday... but we go with the flow.... we don't make it pressured... cards and wine some years... dinners and jewelry the next.... Just a sweethearts day... :)

Francine Anchondo said...

I like valentines day because it is sharing the day with someone you love plus I love food so a nice dinner is great also. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennifer said...

I am not a huge Valentines fan. I always did something for the boys when they were little. DH and I do not do much of anything.

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Anonymous said...

I get our girls something and of course chocolate!!! I myself think it's a little over rated we never really celebrate it for my husband and I. I told him along time ago not to spend money on flowers that were gonna die in a few days instead he could get me a plant or take me to the Yankee Candle store and book store, maybe we will go out to dinner this year and i do make him his favorite cake that's alot of doing on my part.
I liked what Holly said about her husband shows her every day he loves her and kudos to her husband...mind doesn't, so I want that trip to the Yankee Candle and bookstore lol!! xoxo
Lori Barnes

windycindy said...

Hi! Like many other holidays or special days, the commercialism of Valentine's Day frustrates me. It is like we are only loved if we are given a piece of jewelry or flowers, etc. It is a great day to remember the people who have no one in their life to love them. Please enter me in your wonderful book giveaway drawing. It would be fun to share with family and friends. Thanks, Cindi

Simply Stacie said...

I like helping my kids to make Valentine's to give out to their classmates.

Anita Yancey said...

What I like best about Valentine's Day isn't the gifts and flowers. I like that my husband is so sweet and loving. That's the best part of all. Please enter me.


Anonymous said...

I like Valentine's Day because people take time out of their busy lives to focus on why they love each other. What could be better?

casey aubut said...

I love Valentines Day with my husband- I love after all these years how he still tries to do something out of the ordinary every year!

Jennifer Irving said...

I like that it gives you a chance to tell the special person in your life that you love them. Sometimes you just need to be reminded to tell them.

Unknown said...

My favorite thing is its a good excuse to eat chocolate :) And of course geting to spend it with loved ones is always nice too.

Cortney said...

I'm not really into the chocolates or the flowers. I just enjoy being with the ones I love. This year we get to enjoy my son too!

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Unknown said...

I'm a big believer that Valentines is to be celebrated with all the ones you love! Kids are encouraged to send out valentines to everyone in thier class and it has nothing to do with romance :-) It should be that way today. I love picking up small boxes of candy and giving it my coworkers, cards to family, cookies for friends....if you have anyone at all in your life to show love to, then consider yourself blessed!

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