Friday, October 01, 2010

The Husband Project by Kathi Lipp

Author Bio
Kathi Lipp helps women renovate their life with projects for the soul. She is a national speaker and author who inspires thousands each year to take beneficial action steps in their personal, marital, and spiritual lives. Her wit and wisdom will give you new ways to:
  • Avoid settling for less than God’s loving plan for your life.
  • Develop new levels of warmth and tenderness with your spouse.
  • Return fun and flirting to your marriage.
  • Boost your confidence to follow God-given dreams and goals.
  • Create an environment of encouragement in your friendships
Kathi is the author of The Husband Project: 21 Days to Loving Your Man on Purpose and with a Plan and The Marriage Project: 21 Days to Reigniting Your Relationship (coming Fall, 2009). In addition, her articles have appeared in Today’s Christian Woman, Bay Area Parent, Focus on the Family, Discipleship Journal, and Christian Parenting Today.  
Church leaders and women’s ministry directors rely on Kathi to help women move from living out of obligation to enjoying godly passion. She shares her cheerful humor and biblical insights over 45 times a year at conferences and retreats.
Kathi and her husband, Roger, are parents of four teenagers and live in San Jose, California. They are members of Church on the Hill where Roger is the programming director of the worship arts ministry.
Renovate your life with a project for your soul!

The Husband Project: Mini- Description
Do you feel like your marriage has gone from "I do" to "What did I do?" Recapture the romance that made you and your husband fall in love in the first place. The Husband Project provides 21 days of fun activities to show love and honor to your husband.  Kathi Lipp will help you discover:
  • Proven ways to return fun and flirting to your marriage.
  • Inner assurance to meet your husband’s unspoken emotional needs.
  • Increased confidence when it comes to meeting your husbands sexual needs.
  • New levels of warmth and tenderness in your relationship.
  • A deeper sense of security with your husband.
  • A greater ability to boost your husband’s belief in himself.

Q&A with Kathi
Kathi, why did you want to write The Husband Project?
When my husband and I got married, I was determined not to be like so many other couples who turned from romantics to roommates in a matter or months. But, like everyone else, we got back form the honeymoon and had kids and bills and home repairs waiting. It wasn’t long until I packed away the lingerie and was wearing sweats to bed. I knew that if I wasn’t intentional about keeping my husband a priority, it would be easy to let him fall to the middle of my to-do list. I had to get desperate and creative – that is how The Husband Project was born.

Tell me, how does The Husband Project work?
The Husband Project is like a workout program for your marriage – only with less sweat and more chocolate. You commit to do fun and flirty things for 21 days to raise the temperature of your marriage – everything from flirty notes on the bathroom mirror to more lingerie in the bedroom. It is a little bit of work – and a whole lot of fun.

How did you come up with the Projects?
All of these projects are husband tested and wife approved. First I tried things out on my husband, and then I had a group of over 200 women try some of those projects out on their own men. We took the projects that had the highest flirt factor and put them into the book.

Don’t most women want to do nice things for their husbands? Why do you need a book to do them?
Oh, I totally agree. We all have great intentions, but blessing your man is like making dinner: The hardest part isn’t the cooking, it is deciding what to fix. It is the same with the husband project – all the ideas are pretty simple, but the Projects just lay it out so that it is easy to do.

An example of what a project looks like:
Most of the projects take less than 5 minutes or 5 dollars. One woman made her husband’s favorite brownies and put one on his nightstand every evening for five days. Another wife just casually mentioned to her mother-in-law what an amazing man she had raised in front of her husband. That man lived off that compliment for two weeks. We also collected some of the best low-cost dating ideas from the women who have done The Husband Project and have those up on the website at under Free Resources to give you even more ideas than what are found in the book.

Link To Kathi’s Reader’s Freebies
Reader's Freebies

Please shoot me an email or leave a comment with your email address if you want to see some of the first chapter, unfortunately I am having trouble with the blog formatting to get it to appear here.

I am also going to be taking a 5 day challenge from Kathi Lipp!! 

9/28 Day #1 Today I am going to be working on the transition time when he gets home from work, for us that means there will be soda in the refridgerator, his jammies will be clean and laid out so he can change after his double shift, and the tv will be free.
>>If you(reader) were to *edit* your spouse's transitional routine, what would you change to make it better for them??
--This really didn't make much difference in our routine as I typically do leave him be for an hour or so after he gets home. He did however like that I made sure to set up the tv on his favorite show before he even walked in.  

9/29 Day #2 Today I am supposed to initiate an activity that my husband used to love. I am going to let him watch wrestling.
>>If you were to let/encourage your spouse be a little nostalgic with something that they used to do as a kid, what would you do?
--He was tired and slept a lot of his day off and didn't feel like watching wrestling but I told him if he wants to on Monday I will record it so he can watch when he gets out, because usually I am not a big supporter; marriage is about sacrifice I guess.

9/30 Day #3  Today I am supposed to say something nice about my hubby to someone while I know he can hear me, or so that I can repeat it to him later.
>>If you were to say something nice about your spouse to someone what would you say?
--I told his mom that I was really glad that he found his current job because it is really nice to know bills are being paid on time and we still have spending money. This is huge for us cause he doesnt think I support him in this job (he works 60+ hours weekly). When she told him he came in and gave me a big hug and said thanks for believing in him.

10/1 Day #4 Today I am supposed to get or make my hubby a food treat that is just for him (not me or his brothers or his mom or our daughter). 
>>If you were to do this task, what would you make?
--I was going to make him a home made (not from the box) chocolate cake, but yesterday he mentioned that he wanted some cinnamon swirl bread, so I am going to make that and I will see what he thinks when he gets home. He called and asked what I was doing tonight and I mentioned making the bread.. he told me not to make it and that we would go out for ice cream together instead. Had a nice time. :)

10/2 Day #5 Today is the last day of this challenge! I am supposed to send a flirty text or email to my husband while he is out. He is going to be at work for much of the day, but I will have to keep it PG since he has a lot of people around most of the times.
>>Would you send a naughty text or just something sweet if you knew no one else could see it?

1 comment:

  1. You're doing a great job over here - I love to see husbands happy!