Happy Wives Club and My Secret to a Happy Marriage
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Three weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our fifth anniversary. During that time, I thought about what it meant to be married for five years. In this day and age it’s a real accomplishment. To stick with something such as marriage and not quit can at times be hard, but always worth it. In our five years of marriage we’ve had some hard times, but we have also had some great times and some great memories! It’s been five years of a not-so-perfect, but good marriage. I am a happy wife.
Several years ago, I came across a website called The Happy Wives Club. It was a small website at the time, but one dedicated to finding one million happy wives. I immediately joined the club, followed, and got to know the woman behind the site: Fawn Weaver.
Since then, the club has grown to over half a million happy wives. The site had grown tremendously and the the Facebook community is wonderful and encouraging. I also have the honor of being a contributor to the site and have loved sharing my thoughts on marriage with other happy wives.
I was shocked when in August I received a package in the mail from Fawn with an advance reader’s copy of a book written by her. I had had no idea! I knew a little of her travels all over the world to find the secret to a great marriage, but I didn’t know she had a book coming out!
Since opening that book, I have gone on an adventure, an adventure that has taken me all over the world to meet different people from different countries. It was an adventure to find the secrets to a great marriage, and the answers are ones I will not ever forget. I am so excited to share this adventure with YOU!
“Fawn Weaver was a happily married woman running a successful business–and then something happened. Maybe it was divorce rate reports on the evening news, The Real Housewives of Orange County, or any daytime talk show where husbands and wives dramatically reveal their betrayals. Everywhere she looked, Fawn saw negative portrayals of marriage dominating the airwaves and dooming everyone to failure.
Looking at Keith, the love of her life, she knew that wasn’t true. She was determined to find and connect with women just like her–happy and optimistic about marriage, deeply in love with her spouse, and committed to building a strong marriage that stands the test of time.”
And that’s where it all started… This book is the adventures and journey of Fawn Weaver out to discover the secrets to a truly happy marriage.
Opening the pages of the book, I was immediately drawn in to Fawn’s descriptions and easy way with words. She wastes no time getting to the heart of things and I was soon swept away with the different places she went, the wives she met and their stories. Along the way, not only do we get to know wives all over the world, but we get to know Fawn and about her relationship with her husband and their own happy marriage. I enjoyed reading about her, her life, and all her hopes and dreams.
Throughout each chapter, each country visited, and each wife interviewed, I was able to take something away about marriage. I learned that every marriage is different, every marriage takes work, and every marriage has it’s own unique secret to staying healthy and happy.
In this book, you will both laugh and cry as you are swept up in the stories of women all over their world and read about their secrets to a happy marriage. This book is truly life changing, and I hope it changes the world.
- “Creating a happy marriage begins with choosing the right spouse.”
- “If you can figure out how to choose happiness in your marriage daily, and stop sweating the small stuff, it’ll take ten years off your life.”
- “Like most complicated things where it’s easy to get derailed, their marriage was successful because they mastered the basics. From that mastery they could weather anything.”
- “Happy marriages are alive and well. The cries of their demise have been highly overrated, and couples happily married do indeed exist.”
Celebrating my five years of marriage and reading this book made me think: What’s my secret to a happy marriage? I realized that for us it is this: forgiveness. Forgive your spouse, don’t hold grudges, and learn to let the little things go. That’s what has helped keep our marriage so happy. I hope that in the next five, ten, and many more years we have together that we learn many more secrets as well.
In the words from the husband of a happy wife: “It’s time to start a marriage revolution. Solid marriages lead to a more stable home environment which in turn leads to a more stable society. If we want to change the world, we need to start at home and let it grow from there.” I say Amen. I can only pray that this comes true.
Fawn Weaver, the founder of the Happy Wives Club wrote a book about the best marriage secrets the world has to offer. They say the book is like “Eat, Pray, Love meets The 5 Love Languages.” I say the book is inspiring. You can grab a copy here: Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage.
I love the book review and also the background and history of following the happy wives club from when it started.
Love your favorite quotes too. There are so many!
I wish I could remember exactly when I joined, I just know it was several years ago. But yes, I wanted to add something a little different to the review. 🙂 I know, the quotes are great, I need to read through again and highlight this time! Thanks for commenting.
Wow, wow, wow! What an honor, Kathryn. Thank you!
And I loved that this caused you to think about what your own secret to your happy marriage is and it was forgiveness. So profound.
It definitely did! Thank you again and I’m glad you enjoyed the post.
Love this post, Kathryn! It’s always wonderful to hear your perspective and insights. My husband and I too are entering our fifth year of marriage this year. So much in common!
I particularly love what you said about forgiveness. It’s so true.
I also enjoyed learning more about the Happy Wives Club and your role as a contributor. Awesome!
Hopping over to their Facebook page now 🙂
Looks like a great read. I just pinned it 😉
I’ve heard so much about this blog and book in the last few weeks, and I’m excited to get my hands on the book! Thanks for the review! 🙂
p.s. I also just “liked” your facebook page, I’m looking forward to following you! 🙂
You will love it!! Thanks for liking my page, looking forward to getting to know you more. 🙂
I found your website through browsing Fawn’s website and find this article helpful enough for me to join too. I like your review even copied one of the quotes you posted.
So glad you enjoyed it and that it was helpful to you!
I love this review and the quotes that you shared! I heard of the club in passing but never really dug into it. I’m going to check it out! #SITSblogging
I was given the book a few weeks ago by a friend and I love it too. My friend was an original member as well. I’m reading it in sections so I have to pick it up again. Please check out my inspired post when you visit as well.
Hey Kathryn, just stopping by from SITS girls #lovetribes! Great blog xx