Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blog Tour/Review: Marriage Isn't for You by Seth Adam Smith

Marriage Isn't For You: It's For the One You Love, by Seth Adam Smith
2014, 48p, Inspirational
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received copy from publisher for an honest review

What is the best marriage advice you ever received?

For author Seth Adam Smith, it was the advice from his father, who said, "Marriage isn't for you. It's about the person you marry." These few words completely change the way Seth looked at his relationship with his wife. His thoughts on the subject became an online phenomenon. Paired with beautiful images, they are now available as a book—the perfect gift for newlyweds, those who are celebrating an anniversary, or anyone who wants to learn how to make a relationship stronger.

This is a very short read but the message is powerful! Seth Smith explains the anxiety he felt when he was considering marriage and the thoughts that went through his head: "Was I making the right choice? Would she make me happy?" He took his concerns to his father and was told he was being selfish. His father continued with this advice: "Marriage isn't for you. It's not about you. Marriage is about the person you marry." 

He says that advice was shocking and revelatory. He took it to heart and goes on to share how his life has changed from following that advice, not just at the time he got married, but also remembering it and applying it later.

This is a message that has resonated with many, myself included. The world would be a better place if more people subscribed to this way of thinking. I think it's great advice not just for marriage but for relationships in general. Hardcover and featuring beautiful color photographs, this book will make a great wedding or anniversary gift. I will definitely keep it handy so I can review this message over and over again!

The giveaway on here is different than the one being offered on the Book Blast.

About the Author

SETH ADAM SMITH was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Since 2004, he has produced videos and articles for businesses, nonprofit organizations, youth groups, artists, and political causes. He is the editor-in-chief of He and his wife, Kim, live in Florida.

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Paij Slater said...

I read this story when it was on FB a while ago. I am so glad they made it into a book. It will be a great book to give at wedding receptions. It is such great advice. Great review :)

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