Enter to win these kitty cat goodies in the Scaredy Cat Giveaway Hop! (Ends 10/15/22)

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Hi there everyone!

It’s October and you know that means it’s time for another giveaway hop! I’m joining with host MamatheFox and lots of other neat bloggers to celebrate October–and there are some amazing giveaways you’ll want to enter!

Here’s how to visit the Scaredy Cat Giveaway Hop page

You’ll want to check out–and enter–the giveaways these amazing bloggers are offering in the Scaredy Cat Giveaway Hop! To hop over to the main giveaway linkup page, just click on the blue InLinkz button below (the one with the frog on it). That will take you to the giveaway hop page, where you’ll see all the participating blogs. You’ll be able to visit each blog and its giveaway by click on their highlighted links.

Now, for the FINCHNWREN giveaway!

The FINCHNWREN blog is giving away:

  • Cooking With Cats: A Coloring Book by Jess Erskine. This is a hilarious coloring book with 25 illustrations by the author of, as it says on the back cover, “Cats in sushi? Cats on Cupcakes? Cats taking a bath in your soup?”
  • Crayola Glitter Crayon pack with 8 crayons
  • Crayola Pearl Crayon pack with 8 crayons
  • a bag of Reward Erasers, filled with 60 tiny dog and cat erasers (not for children under 3 years old)
  • a pettable fleecy zippered cat coin purse

How to enter the FINCHNWREN giveaway

To enter, just click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter to win in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes on 10/15/22. One winner will be selected to win the 5 items described above. US only, open to entrants 18 and older. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure:

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Enter to win a Bath & Body Works candle and more goodies in the Happy Labor Day Giveaway! (ends 9/23/22)

Happy Labor Day, my friends!

I do love a holiday weekend. And I thought I would celebrate Labor Day, and all of you, by having a giveaway today! (Because y’all know I DO love giveaways.) Keep reading for more about the prize package and how you can enter to win.

The Happy Labor Day Giveaway

Here’s what I’ll be giving away to one winner in this giveaway!

  • a fragrant Bath & Body Works Scented Candle in Pistachio Ice Cream flavor, made with natural essential oils. Candle is 7 oz, in a glass jar with a lid and a single wick.
  • a Colorful Prayers prayer card package. In the box there are 20 cards to color, each with a Bible verse and line drawing to color. (Some are quite intricate!)
  • a Think Pink! pack with two ribboned mulberry photo bookmarks, one in pale pink and the other in fuchsia.

Here’s how you can enter to win

Simply click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you can enter to win in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes on September 23, 2022. One winner will be selected to win the prize package listed above. US entrants only. Must be 18 or older to win.

Enter here!

Best wishes! And enjoy! –Wren

Enter to win this “Be Happy” journal plus more in the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop! (ends 7/22/22)

Hello everyone, and happy July!

I hope your summer is going beautifully–and let’s celebrate another holiday now with a fun giveaway hop! Dena from The Review Wire and Chatty Patty’s Place, along with tons of other neat bloggers, are joining together for the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop. Keep reading for more info on how to enter all the participating blogs’ giveaways, as well as my own.

The FINCHNWREN blog’s giveaway

I am totally in a pink mood today! And I am a HUGE lover of journals, paper goods, and beautiful office supplies. So I’m giving away some of my favorite things in the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop.

One winner will receive:

  • A “Life is Beautiful” clipboard folio from Sheffield Home. The folio has a clipboard on the front, a pink elastic band, and a lined pink paper pad with a pale rose in the corner. (Also, the cover has polka dots!)
  • A pink “Be Happy” journal in hardback. The journal contains guided and fun prompts on colorful pages, all designed to enable the writer to think with joy, gratitude, patience, laughter, and more (as the back cover says).
  • A Craft Decor Chalk Writer pen in gold.

How to enter the FINCHNWREN giveaway

To enter, just click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes on 7/22/22. One winner will be selected and will receive all three items pictured above. Best wishes!

Enter here!

And now, for the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop!

You’ll have the opportunity to enter some amazing giveaways in the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop! To visit the linkup page, which lists every participating blog and even has a photo of what that blog is giving away, simply click on the blue InLinkz button below. That will take you to the giveaway hop page, where I am sure you’ll find some amazing prizes you’d love to enter to win! Giveaways all close on 7/22/22. Each participating blog is responsible for fulfilling their prize giveaways.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
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Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure: The FINCHNWREN blog is only responsible for providing its own prize. All other blogs will provide their own prizes.

Kids Faith Krate ~ fun, faith, and family togetherness in a box! (a review)

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Recently, FrontGate Media and the Kids Faith Krate ladies sent me a wonderful subscription box that’s perfect for families with little ones! While I love subscription boxes already, I found this one to be unique, well-designed, and something that families will love. Let me tell you more!

What is Kids Faith Krate?

Kids Faith Krate is a monthly subscription box program that’s designed for families to enjoy with their children aged 4-10. Imagined and created by founder Lynsey, who is a former teacher herself, each box contains 4 weeks’ worth of activities (one per week) for parents and children to enjoy together; and learn about God as they do so.

Lynsey understood that parents may not always know how to teach children about God, faith, and the particulars of Christian discipleship. She developed Kids Faith Krate as a means for families to experience God and the Bible together, with Bible readings, Q&As, and a wonderful variety of activities designed to help children learn the life of faith.

Each month, the Kids Faith Krate boxes include (the photo above is an example of what a Kids Faith Krate can include):

  • Four weekly fun and interesting Bible lessons for parents and kids to do together
  • Four crafts which go along with each week’s lessons
  • A new stamp for kids to add to their Kids Faith Krate Stamp Collection as they complete Bible verse memorization

The subscription boxes are designed to contain activities for 1-3 children (if you have additional kids, you can add them to your subscription for just a slightly higher price).

Each month, the contents of the subscription box will have a different theme connected to faith and discipleship. They are Bible-based but not connected to any particular denomination.

My thoughts

Did you ever love attending Vacation Bible School as a child yourself? Kids Faith Krate reminded me of the best and most beautiful aspects of that–except that here, you get the joy of doing the discipleship activities with your own child, instead of someone else getting to do them!

The Bible teachings are fantastic. Although there is a main verse that connects each week’s activities, the Bible lessons cover specific stories in the Bible, or here, as in the last week, some of its instructive verses. The accompanying booklet is like a lesson plan for the whole month as well as for each week. The first page of the booklet provides an instruction manual (even though it’s only two pages long) that tells the parent how to use the Bible lessons and the activities. Most important, it encourages families to read the Bible together, talk about God’s Word, and to pray together. What wonderful habits for us to develop!

I loved the variety of the activities too. The box I received contained: a cooking activity (with a cool craft that all ages will love doing); a coloring and sort of “mystery” activity that will bring to life one of Jesus’s miracles; a blanket craft for little hands to tie together; and a stickers-and-cardboard ornament. Each of these is something that parents can do with the children or that kids can do on their own. (A parent will need to provide ingredients for the cooking activity, but they’re all items that can be found already in most pantries.) Other than that, everything is included in the box. (You’ll need your own Bibles, however!)

I absolutely loved the Kids Faith Krate that we received. The activities, the Bible lessons, and the conversation and prayer ideas were wonderful and so encouraging. Even if parents wouldn’t consider themselves to be Bible teachers, the box’s contents and plan will enable anyone to follow these faith-building activities. And, to thoroughly enjoy them with their children!

How to subscribe to Kids Faith Krate

You can purchase a subscription and learn more about this wonderful company by clicking on this link:

Kids Faith Krate

Kids Faith Krate offers a variety of plans (monthly, 3-month, 6-month, and yearly) that are great for families. And, Kids Faith Krate has a special offer for you…below!

Here’s a coupon for $10 off your first box!

You can receive $10 off your first Kids Faith Krate box! Just use the code campinabox when you purchase your subscription.

Thanks for letting me share with you about this lovely, faith- and fun-building subscription service. What fun for families!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure: I received a Kids Faith Krate subscription box from FrontGate Media. All opinions expressed here are my own honest ones.

New fam film (in theaters TODAY!) from The Skit Guys: “Family Camp” plus Amazon GC giveaway! (ends 5/21/22)

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Recently, Momentum Influencer Network provided another awesome family film for me to view and to tell you about (plus an Amazon GC giveaway!). It’s a brand-new film you can see in theaters opening weekend–which starts today, 5/13–from The Skit Guys. Called “Family Camp,” it’s something your entire family can (and WILL!) enjoy. (Opening weekend continues 5/13-15.)

About the film

Here’s a brief synopsis about what you can expect from Family Camp!

When their pastor encourages the congregation to sign-up for a week away at family camp, Grace (Leigh-Allyn Baker) believes she’s found the perfect cure for her imperfect clan—even if they’d all rather be anywhere but at rustic Camp Katokwah. The first feature film from The Skit Guys—Tommy Woodard and Eddie James—FAMILY CAMP is a laugh-out-loud comedy that is sure to touch the hearts and tickle the funny bones of every family member from eight to eighty.

My impressions of Family Camp

Well. First, I have to give a shout-out to the cast, all of whom are incredible!

  • First, The Skit Guys themselves, Tommy Woodard and Eddie James
  • Leigh-Allyn Baker, from “Good Luck Charlie”
  • Gigi Orsillo”
  • Robert Amaya (one of my faves from “Moms’ Night Out” and “Courageous”)
  • Cece Kelly
  • Mark Christopher Lawrence
  • Heather Land, who’s a social media star and comedian

You know that a film like this is going to be about transformation. But, there’s a story to tell first! “Family Camp” does a great job of introducing viewers to the two families, and the script gives each very identifiable characteristics (in a non-overdone way). Of course, in real life costars Tommy and Eddie are best friends. But in the film, they definitely do NOT get along. Their competitive natures, and Eddie’s desire to show himself and his family as the best and strongest (and most Christian) at camp, get in the way of the possibility of their becoming friends. Side stories about the kids’ inclinations and personalities make the kids’ characters very appealing (in fact, Jacob M. Wade’s portrayal of Tommy’s son Henry charmed me).

A dad hike causes the biggest conflict in the film, for unusual reasons. (And don’t miss the Bigfoot Hunters. Awesome!) It causes some rather stinging interactions between Tommy and Eddie and illuminates their differences even more dramatically. But there is still much more to come before the film’s conclusion!

I can definitely recommend “Family Camp” for your family! It is a clean family film, and something you can take your whole family to. (For smaller children, there might be some scary moments. But they’re definitely mild.) There is great humor, the characters are well-drawn and exceptionally-acted; and “Family Camp” reminds us of the meaning and immense value of marriage, family, relationships, fun–and family camp!

Meet the Skit Guys!

The marvelous Jean Thomason from Momentum Influencer Network got to interview The Skit Guys–and we’ve got it on film for you to see! The Skit Guys are longtime friends Tommy Woodard and Eddie James. Here, you’ll get to hear about how they met and what their ministry and creative process looks like. I love their stories and their long history of friendship. Very fun!

I *knew* that The Skit Guys’ name sounded a bit familiar when I first heard it. But it took my telling my husband and (now college-age) son about “Family Camp” to remember why. My son’s drama classes in high school and middle school often used scripts that were written by The Skit Guys! The pair is so gifted in telling a fun and funny story while naturally including spiritual truths and encouragement.

Get your tickets now for opening weekend!

“Family Camp” opens in theaters this weekend, May 13-15, 2022! Here’s more on how you can get tickets and go to the movies this weekend!

Purchase “Family Camp” movie tickets here

If you’d like to see “Family Camp” with your church group, purchase “Family Camp” group tickets here

Visit the “Family Camp” movie website here

Learn more about the Heart of “Family Camp” here

And, see the “Family Camp” movie trailer here!

Now, enter to win a $10 Amazon GC!

“Family Camp” and Momentum Influencer Network are giving away a $10 Amazon gift card here at the FINCHNWREN blog! To enter to win, just click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes on 5/21/22. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure: Many thanks to K-Love Films for providing a sample of this product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Perfect family-fun book review: “100 Days of Adventure”

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I received the awesome 100 Days of Adventure: Nature Activities, Creative Projects, and Field Trips for Every Season from FrontGate Media. It is definitely a book that is worth your while if you’re interested in creating fun and memorable adventures for your family and little ones (or bigger kids for that matter!).

About 100 Days of Adventure

From the publisher: Second-generation homeschooling mom Greta Eskridge shares 100 hands-on, learning activities for kids that will connect and enrich your family through adventures, small and big. Turn off the screen and turn on the creativity, curiosity, and love of nature as you have a meteor slumber party, attend a symphony concert, take a hike in the rain, preserve colorful fall leaves, make nettle pesto, and venture into the great, wide, real world.

Greta’s beautifully-illustrated, chock-full-of-ideas book will thrill your family as it offers you 100 adventure-filled activities for your family to do together! Each season’s section contains 25 activities that will engage young minds, hearts, and bodies–and bring your family connectedness as you immerse yourself in memory-making fun and adventure. Designed for families with kids aged 6-10 (but certainly will be fun for ages just under or over those), this book can provide the perfect idea guide for families who want to do something FUN, whether it’s fall, winter, spring, or fall.

And what kinds of activities will you find in 100 Days of Adventure? There are ideas and plans for cooking, outdoors experiences, art, writing, camping, volunteering, observing animals and insects, and lots more. There are even more “formal”-type activities like visiting an art museum, attending a symphony concert or ballet, and heading to a national park. It is so full of exciting and creative activities. In fact, here are some of the ones you’ll see in the book!

  • Start Seeds (in eggshells!)
  • Snow-White Canvas (painting on snow)
  • Knead and Bake Bread
  • Take a (Forest) Bath
  • Stand Tall on Homemade Stilts
  • Meteor Slumber Party
  • and so much more!

Each activity contains an introduction, illustrations, and a “What To Do” instructions list. Some (like the Create a Collection activity) even includes more ideas for kids to explore on their own.

This is a wonderful, joyfully-created idea book that will provide years of amazing activities for you and your kiddos to do.

My thoughts

One of my favorite homeschool memories includes the year that we had a homeschool group that met several times per month for enrichment activities. One week, we’d do an art project; the second week, we’d take a field trip; and the third week we’d do a local hike to a nature area. It was so enjoyable, and provided ways for kids and parents to experience art, nature, and more formal museum-type visits with a group of peers. It was a truly wonderful experience for us and parents still talk about it (or find older art projects from those days).

Greta Erskine’s book embraces the idea that adventures and amazing family activities can happen on the regular. She provides these beautiful and creative projects that touch on many wonderful things kids can learn in our wonderful world, whether they are in the categories of art, cooking, creating, insects and animals or the larger world of nature. Even if you consider yourself a creative person, there are ideas and plans in this book that you’ll love seeing and using yourself. (And maybe they’ll provide jumping-off points for new ideas for you as well!)

One idea that I love that was included here was creating your own adventure group. Whether you’re a homeschooler or not, I know that you and your children know other families you love getting together with. What a fantastic guidebook this can be for your own family, or for a group! I believe you’ll love this book and you’ll so appreciate Greta’s beautiful approach to family connections, growth, and activities.

Where you can purchase

You can purchase Greta Eskridge’s wonderful book by clicking on the link below!

Purchase 100 Days of Adventure here

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from FrontGate Media. All opinions and thoughts written here are my own honest ones.

Enter to win a painted block sign & Clinique Lipstick in the Raindrops on Roses Giveaway Hop! (ends 4/30/22)

Hello there!

I’m writing this to you on Easter weekend–but you know what they say about April showers! I’m joining with MamatheFox and tons of other neat bloggers for the perfect April hop: the Raindrops on Roses Giveaway Hop! Keep reading for more and instructions on how to enter.

To visit the Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway Hop page, just click on the blue InLinkz button below (the one with the frog on it). That will take you to the main giveaway hop page, where you’ll be able to see all the participating blogs. You’ll be able to visit all those blogs and enter their own giveaways by just clicking on their highlighted links. But remember, to get to that page, click on this blue button!

And now, for the FINCHNWREN giveaway!

The FINCHNWREN blog is giving away these items in the Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway Hop! One winner will receive:

  • A painted wooden block sign (3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″) from Francesca’s. The sign has a lovely floral bouquet and the words “Just Breathe” on it.
  • A Clinique lipstick in Plum Pop (one of their top colors)

To enter, just click on the pink link below that says “Enter here!” That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes on 4/30/22. One winner will be selected to win both items. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure:

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Darling rom-com! “Farm to Fork to Love,” now on lots of streaming services!

*this is a sponsored post*

I received the most darling film to view from FrontGate Media. This is the perfect movie for you if: you love food, you like chef competitions, and you like a sweet romance! The film is called Farm to Fork to Love. Here’s everything you’ll love about this charming film and where you can find it!

About Farm to Fork to Love

After graduating from a prestigious Swiss culinary school, Alice has worked her way up to a sous chef position in a renowned New York City restaurant. The executive chef is her boyfriend, Brett, and the restaurant is well-known for its exceptional steaks and potatoes. Alice would love to try some of the delicious European cuisine she learned at culinary school, but Brett doesn’t think it fits with the restaurant’s brand.

Then, Alice unexpectedly receives an invitation to serve as a judge for a yearly hotel conglomerate’s chef competition. She is thrilled to participate. But when she arrives in Kansas City, she discovers that her one-time boyfriend Christian from culinary school will be judging alongside her. Their reconnection is both surprising and sweet. But they’re based in very different parts of the country, and their lives don’t look at all as they’d imagined while learning the chef business.

What if…life could be something unlike the ones Alice and Christian are currently living?

My thoughts

My husband and I watched Farm to Fork to Love together. It was the perfect “date night” movie! The locations are lovely. And the food is gorgeous (I totally wanted to taste some of the creations!). Christian and Alice have fantastic chemistry, and they are such an appealing couple. There are several interesting secondary storylines. The farm food movement is beautifully represented here as well.

The cast (Meggan Kaiser, Scot Cooper, Patty Lambert, Maurice Johnson, and more) was solid and the romantic leads are adorable! I thought that the movie was well-paced. And it built toward a satisfying conclusion. This is a clean, fun, and sweet film. It is the perfect date movie. We enjoyed it so much! (One of us even had teary eyes at the end of it!) And, if you’ve got little ones running around while you’re watching the movie, you don’t have to worry about them seeing anything you wish they hadn’t. All in all, a sweet (and delicious!) film to enjoy!

Here’s the trailer!

You can view the official trailer at IMDB or on the YouTube channel of actress Patty Lambert (who plays Christian’s aunt) below!

Where to watch Farm to Fork to Love

If you have a Netflix or Amazon Prime account, you can watch Farm to Fork to Love on those services.

Or, you can watch it to Tubi for free! Just click on the link below to access it:

Farm to Fork to Love on Tubi

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure: This was a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.

Enter to win this “Sunshine” tray in the Chasing Rainbows Giveaway Hop

Hello, my friends!

I’m joining with MamatheFox and lots of other bloggers for the Chasing Rainbows Giveaway Hop! All the blogs you’ll find listed on the giveaway hop’s linkup page are hosting fun giveaways that you can enter, and maybe even win!

To visit the Chasing Rainbows Giveaway Hop page, just click on the blue InLinkz button below (the one with the frog on it). That will take you to the linkup page. You’ll see all the participating blogs on that page, along with their links, so you can visit their blogs and enter their giveaways.

And now, for the FINCHNWREN giveaway!

The FINCHNWREN blog is giving away this darling decorative tray! It measures about 9 1/2″ x 6 1/3.” It’s back-painted (then fired) in golds, pinks, reds, and oranges, with white lettering in the middle that reads, “Stay Close to People Who Feel Like Sunshine.” It’s not food-safe, but rather just something beautiful that you can place on a desk or table and enjoy. The tray contains a lovely sentiment that’s sure to brighten up any area!

How to enter the FINCHNWREN giveaway

To enter the FINCHNWREN blog’s giveaway, simply click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter to win in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes on 3/31/22. One entrant will be selected to win the tray. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure:

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

“The Flirtation Experiment” ~ a review & book giveaway (ends 2/19/22)

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Recently, Momentum Influencer Network sent me the most lovely book for women in their marriages! It’s called The Flirtation Experiment. It is the MOST encouraging and equipping book I’ve read on the topic of women in marriages in ages. And Momentum also will be gifting a copy to one of my readers!

About the book

Subtitled “Putting Magic, Mystery, and Spark into Your Everyday Marriages,” Lisa Jacobson’s and Phylicia Masonheimer’s beautiful book contains thirty chapters on ways that wives can seek to relationally engage with their husbands (a.k.a. “flirt”) so that marriages can become closer, more connected, more romantic and wonderful. Although we often regard husbands as the “pursuers” and wives as the “responders,” the authors cite many Scriptures (Song of Solomon 3:1-3, 1 Corinthians 13, and more) which encourage women to reach out, relationally, to their husbands. With two different perspectives on marriage (7 years in, for one, and approaching empty nesting, for the other), the two authors share about how wives can pursue deeper intimacy and connection with husbands. The book is written in an engaging, fun manner, with lots of wisdom sprinkled in here and there as well.

The authors take turns writing chapters, and share why they began their own flirtation experiments (to draw closer to their husbands romantically and emotionally). It wasn’t at all that they didn’t love their husbands, but rather that in the fullness of lives with children, professional work, and shepherding their families that they were missing the fun and closeness of their early years or even what they experienced during dating. They thought that trying out different ideas, approaches, or activities might encourage this. Perhaps not every idea worked—but so many did! And they really did grow closer to their husbands as a result.

So, they developed these thirty ways a woman could approach, or flirt (in the best sense of the word) with her husband. Each chapter describes why they thought it might bless them, what they did, and some ideas for the reader. Here are some of them, and the essences of what they hoped to accomplish with the activities:

  • Affection (to approach with a simple touch, with no strings attached)
  • Kindness (noticing how we might treat a stranger more kindly than our spouses)
  • Adventure (choosing an activity that your hubs might love and inviting him to do it)
  • Celebration (because life deserves to be celebrated!)
  • Affirmation (because affirmation can lift a spirit and bless the hearer)
  • and more

I think that The Flirtation Experiment is the perfect book for healthy marriages, in which the spouses would like to bring more joy, connection, and contentment to their relationships. So many couples would be blessed by this book.

And one important note, and I’ll quote directly from the book.

“Are you struggling with a spouse who […] seriously mistreats you? Are you in a situation that requires legal protection? Are you in a toxic, abusive relationship? Please don’t look to this book as holding a possible answer. In fact, don’t read this book at all. Seek professional, wise, biblical help and protection.”

The Flirtation Experiment, Lisa Jacobson and Phylicia Masonheimer

My impressions

I LOVED this book. Phylicia and Lisa are warm and personable communicators. They are vulnerable and honest themselves, confessing their own struggles or challenges (which will sound a lot like the readers’ own!). I felt that they gave me not only some lovely ideas and perspectives to use in my own marriage, but also encouraged me to look at myself and see my own vulnerabilities. I had to laugh some time ago when I took the Enneagram test, when I learned that my own type tends to not be very self-reflective. So being able to read this wonderful book, where I gained some fun perspectives and ideas on some areas, also showed me others where I’ve hesitated to step out in, because of some unhealed parts of my soul, from my own past. I was surprised, but also just appreciative to take note of things that I could bring to God in prayer for my own healing. What a gift! Because I’m certain that my own healing will, in turn, bless my marriage and my family.

I loved Phylicia and Lisa as authors, as fun gals I’d love to know personally, and wise women with good words for me. And for lots of women!

My favorite moments from The Flirtation Experiment

My copy of The Flirtation Experiment is filled with much highlighting and flags on pages where there was something important that I wanted to engage with. I don’t want to tell you so much that I spoil your own enjoyment of reading this book…but I do want to share some of my favorite passages!

  • From the Rest chapter: “We can so easily underestimate our need for rest and how healing it is for our bodies. But rest is good not only for our physical selves; it is essential for our souls and for the souls of our marriages.”
  • From the Refuge chapter: “We all long for a refuge. Somewhere to go where danger and distress are banished. Someone who will be steadfast and sure. A shelter in the storm.”
  • From the Affirmation chapter: “Thoughts guide actions. Thinking about honorable things leads to honorable choices. Thinking about justice leads to just behavior. Thinking on what is pure protects against depravity. Patterns of thought shape our character, and since our character should be the image of Christ, our thoughts should be “on things above, where Christ is” (Col. 3:1-2 NIV).”

There are so many other passages that I’ve bookmarked and highlighted. Things that I’d like to pray on, to act on, things that I’d like to see God work on in me. But one great thing I noticed, overall: although I do have a longer “to-do” list (so to speak) after reading The Flirtation Experiment, it is not at all a list that is burdensome. Rather, it’s things that I can do, myself, to help my own marriage to improve and grow closer. And that brings me joy!

You can download the first two chapters free!

The authors and publisher, Thomas Nelson, have provided a link for you to get the first two chapters free. (I am sure you’ll want to read the entire wonderful book after you’ve checked them out! Just click here, where you’ll be prompted to enter your name and email address. Then you’ll be sent the free chapters.

And…your opportunity to win!

You can enter to win The Flirtation Experiment! I’m thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for a copy of this book. To enter, click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes 2/19/22. One entrant will win a copy of The Flirtation Experiment. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Here’s where you can purchase The Flirtation Experiment

You can purchase this lovely book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook, and other booksellers (including Audible, if your preference runs to audiobooks). Just click on the buy link below, and scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll also find more goodies, including a video short with Lisa and Phylicia plus info on The Flirtation Experiment Workbook.

The Flirtation Experiment book & workbook buy link

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure: Many thanks to HarperCollins Christian Publishing for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own. I did receive the product in ex-change for this review and post.