We’re Going to be Authors!!! | A Video Message
Michael and I are going to be authors! Real, published, coffee-addicted, “have you read my book?” authors. Can you believe it?
Last February, Michael whisked me away to a chic hotel in downtown Nashville for what he called “a writing retreat”. We spent two days dreaming up what it would look like to write a relationship book—together. And here we are—10 months, several nervous query letters, one amazing agent, and lots of late nights later and Tyndale has offered us a publishing deal. Michael and I are proud to announce that Real Men Don’t Text will be available in bookstores September of 2013.
I want to thank each of you for reading my blog. Seriously, you made this possible. Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I publish a post and people are actually reading and responding to it—you’ve made my dream come true. Thank you for the million ways you bless me with your comments and emails—oh, I just love your emails. Thank you for believing in me and allowing my words and thoughts to bring joy and truth to your life. I am truly humbled.
In a sentence, Real Men Don’t Text gives men and women a timely handbook for navigating the often murky waters of dating starting with lazy communication and paves the way for more fulfilling relationships, marriage and sex. You are worth more than late night text messages and disappointing relationships.
In our book, we’ll break down his texts and tell you what he really means. We’ll help you know how to encourage your man to find direction in his life, without nagging him to get a job or turning into his mother. Michael will share how marriage doesn’t shackle your freedom or stifle your sex life—but actually brings freedom and more, better sex. We’ll both share our mistakes in our dating life and be honest about our struggles and past relationships. Real Men Don’t Text will address pornography, spending habits, unforgiveness, childhood wounds—and discuss how to deal with these in your single life before they wreck your marriage. In a chapter called, “Wasting Time Kissing Mr. Wrong”, I share the various excuses I’ve heard over the years from women about why they are dating who they are, including the ‘but I’m basically part of the family’ excuse, ‘He had a hard childhood’, and “We’ve already slept together” excuse. As women, we’ll discover how to find our worth and beauty outside of the number of men telling us we’re beautiful. The best part of the book is we get to share with you a second chance at relationships when you’ve done it all wrong—because we know a God who is writing a great story and wants you to be a part of it.
Enough rambling, here is the fun part. We need your help. In one of our last chapters, we’re writing a Q + A section where we answer actual questions from our readers.
So tell us about your relationship woes, situations, quandaries, and questions.
Please ask anything, even if you already know the answer, because it will help someone else.
We’re giving away 3 $10 Starbucks gift cards to the writers of our 3 favorite questions.
Even if you’ve never commented on my blog before, will you just this once write in and tell us about how we can help you navigate your relationships?
Ready . . . set . . . ask! Will you tell your friends they can enter, too?
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