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Team Us: Marriage Together

By Ashleigh Slater

I received the “Team Us: Marriage Together” book from FlyByPromotions and didn’t really know what it was going to be about.  Like my husband, when he saw the title, at first thought it was U.S. and it was something about the Olympics.  Getting into it, though, it was so much more.

There’s a great part on page 14 about when the author was reading Genesis 1-3 and noticed that Adam & Eve weren’t JUST the first married couple that we see in scripture, they were also the first example of a human “team“.  “Team” meaning when when more than one person comes together for a common purpose or goal.  There’s also the “team” of the Trinity – God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit.  As for the creation of Adam & Eve, it was a team effort on God’s part.  I love how she says: “It wasn’t the Father telling the Son and the Holy Spirit, “Hey, watch what I can do with a little bit of dirt and some breath.”  They all worked together, just as we, as couples, should as well.

This is a such a great book for married couples. No matter if you’re struggling with a certain thing, or everything is going okay.  This book has so many different ideas, and tips of making it match the “there’s no “I” in team!” motto. Written as if you’re talking to a friend who knows you, and not sitting in some dark cold office, it really helps you get into the book, and learn more about how you can make your marriage a great one. Nobody is perfect and hearing from Ashleigh, some of their struggles, it make you realize that your marriage might just be “normal”.  There are great questions at the end of the chapters, as well.  These are wonderful opportunities to get even closer as a team, and get to know your spouse even more. This is a for sure a great read, and I definitely recommend it!


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About The Book:team

When a couple promises “I do,” they agree to more than just a shared last name, a joint bank account, and no more dateless nights. This husband and wife duo forms a new team. “Life together” becomes their mantra. Nothing can come between them. At least, that’s the plan.

But then real life sets in. With it come disappointments and frustrations. If the couple isn’t intentional in their day-to-day interactions, that once enthusiastic “we” can slowly revert to “you” and “me.” Before long, the couple’s left wondering what happened to their team spirit.

Team Us: Marriage Together offers couples practical ways to cultivate and strengthen unity in their marriages. Author Ashleigh Slater shares from her own marriage as she presents couples with realistic ideas on how to foster cooperation, deepen commitment, and exercise grace on a daily basis.



teamAbout The Author:
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Ashleigh Slater is the author of the book, Team Us: Marriage Together (Moody Publishers, June 2014). As the founder and editor of the webzine Ungrind and a regular contributor at Start Marriage Right, For the Family, The Time-Warp Wife, and iBelieve.com, she unites the power of a good story with biblical truth and practical application to encourage couples. She has almost 20 years of writing experience and a master’s degree in communication. Ashleigh and her husband, Ted, have been married for more than a decade. They have four daughters and reside in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more, visit AshleighSlater.com.

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Lisa Sheldon
7 years ago

You have to work together or it will never work. We have been married for over 30 years.

Heidi Bee
7 years ago

This sounds like a terrific book! I will be sharing!! Marriage is work but is a blessing from God!

Susan
7 years ago

I have not had to work as a team with my spouse — except in the house! Such a neat book idea. Marriage should indeed be a team effort.

Yona Williams
7 years ago

Oooo – yes, I had to work as a team with my significant other many times. The first two examples that popped into my head was caring for his mother who had cancer; and staining the deck together. The latter was especially trying because I am a “read-the-directions-carefully” kind of gal, and he is a “rushy-rushy-gotta-get-it-done-fast” type of guy.

dana
7 years ago

This book looks like a must read:) for couples

Carlee C
7 years ago

I agree that the team concept is so important. You work so much better in a marriage when you work as a unit.