wedding vows, free wedding vows  
personal samples of wedding vows, blog, relationship tipsevents, wedding vows planning, marriage enrichment Ashevillesecond marriage tips, best engagement gifts, Marriage Vow Workbookresources for engaged couples, civil marriage vow samples, non religious wedding vowswriting my own wedding vows, simple wedding vows, mediahow to write wedding vows, Bruce Mulkey, Shonnie Lavendercontact Bruce Mulkey, contact Shonnie Lavender, contact Marriage Vow Workbooktips for a successful wedding and marriage, wedding vows, wedding vows renewals  
 

Media Room: The Marriage Vow Workbook Fact Sheet

Title: I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook
 
Authors: Shonnie Lavender and Bruce Mulkey
 
ISBN-10: 1-84728-038-2
 
ISBN-13: 978-1-84728-038-1
 
Price: $24.95 US
 
Pages: 112
 
Trim: 8-1/2 x 11
 
Index: No; includes appendix
 
Category: Weddings: Wedding Planning
 
Publication date: July 2006
 
Format: Paperback
 
Positioning statement: A step-by-step resource for creating wedding vows that are uniquely yours.
 
Intended market: The nearly five-million couples planning to marry during the next year, including first-timers and previously-marrieds, as well as couples who are planning recommitment ceremonies.
 
Media angles:
As an average of 2.4 million couples marry each year in the U.S., there is a yearning among a growing segment of this group to write vows that are uniquely their own. Rather than the usual cut-and-paste formulas of other books in this niche, I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook takes couples through a simple but powerful process in which they create distinctive, meaningful, inspiring and eloquent marriage vows regardless of how they perceive their writing ability.
Couples who read I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook, complete the exercises, share their work with one another, and write their wedding vows not only create their own unique vows, they gain insights and resources essential for a fulfilling and enduring marriage, including learning to really listen to one another, articulating what they appreciate about one another, sharing what they want for their relationship, determining how their values and goals align, creating a joint vision for their marriage, and discerning how to really live their vows.
Some of the approximately 1 million divorces each year in the U.S. could likely be avoided if couples spent less time choosing invitations and ordering the cake and more time consciously considering the commitments they will make to themselves and one another on their wedding day. I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook provides the opportunity to do just that.
I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook encourages couples to consider how they will be with one another throughout their lifetime together. One entire chapter deals with the implementation of a regular reconnection ritual in which couples recite their marriage vows to one another, discern if they are honoring them fully, and if need be, pledge to return to integrity in their commitments.
I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook has been reviewed and endorsed by a number of psychologists and clergy. In fact, two psychologists reviewed the initial draft word-for-word and provided essential feedback for the authors. In addition, engaged couples field-tested the workbook and the feedback received was gracious in its praise.
The authors are articulate, well-informed, intelligent, and photogenic. They wrote I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook out their own experience of writing marriage vows for their May 30, 1999, wedding and creating a system to uphold their commitments. They can attest to the power of this process as they continue to grow and deepen their relationship, meeting the challenges of marriage as well as their three-decade age difference.
The average amount spent on a typical American wedding is $27,852 (a total of $72 billion annually). The $24.95 price of I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook is less than one-tenth of one percent of that total, a miniscule price to pay for such a valuable resource.
 
Endorsements: Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of New York Times bestseller Getting the Love You Want, Lance Secretan, Ph.D., award-winning author of ONE: The Art & Practice of Conscious Leadership, John Hoover, Ph.D. and numerous clergy.
 
A brief description: I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook is an inspirational resource for creating compelling wedding vows for a couple’s marriage, civil union, commitment or recommitment. As an average of 2.4 million couples marry each year in the U.S., there is a yearning among a growing segment of this group to write marriage vows that are uniquely their own. Rather than the usual cut-and-paste formulas of other books in this niche, I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook takes couples through a simple but powerful process in which they create distinctive, meaningful, inspiring and eloquent marriage vows—vows that deepen their own connection with one another, delight and captivate their wedding guests, and provide the foundation for an enduring relationship in the years to come.
 
Table of Contents:
1.
How to use this workbook
2.
The benefits of writing your own marriage vows
3.
Articulating your appreciation for one another
4.
Sharing what you want for yourself and the relationship
5.
Confirming your convictions
6.
Creating a joint vision
7.
Writing your vows
8.
Living your vows
9.
Some final thoughts
 
Authors’ biography: Shonnie Lavender and Bruce Mulkey are the authors of I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook, a step-by-step resource for writing unique, eloquent and inspiring wedding vows. They offer additional resources for creating ideal relationships at their blog, www.MarriageVowWorkbook.com/blog, including tips for a successful wedding and marriage and personal samples of wedding vows.

Mulkey is a writer whose essays and commentaries have appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times, where he served as an editorial columnist from 2000 through 2004, and numerous print and online publications. Lavender is a certified coach and speaker. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and Coach U, she is a member of the International Coach Federation and serves on the faculty of the Secretan Center, a global consulting practice specializing in cultural and leadership transformation.
 
Interesting fact: Bruce Mulkey and Shonnie Lavender met while training for a marathon in Austin, Texas, in 1995. After participating in a running group together for almost a year, the two decided that they could transcend their three-decade age difference, but not the triple-digit Texas temperatures. Thus they moved with their blended family of cats to the Southern Appalachian Mountains in 1997 to a home near downtown Asheville, North Carolina.
Learn how to write wedding vows with The Marriage Vow Workbook
 
   
line image
© Shonnie Lavender & Bruce Mulkey | www.marriagevowworkbook.com
16 Spears Avenue, #19, Asheville, NC  28801 | 828-505-1447