Thursday, February 5, 2015

Team Us, by Ashleigh Slater (Review & Giveaway)

According to, the winner is: Kellysews! Congrats, Kelly!

With candor, wit, common sense, and humility, Ashleigh Slater presents a picture of what marriage is...or should be: a team. Not two teams pitted against each other, but one team, with each spouse committed to the other. A team of two. Not two, actually, but three, because God is the necessary member Who holds it all together.

I love Ashleigh's writing style! I never got bored with this book. She relates, through both her own experiences as well as those of her married friends, the ways in which she (and they) have learned to use their differences to strengthen their teams rather than divide them--in parenting, jobs, difficulties, conflict, and handling differences.

While an easy read, this isn't a feel-good one all the way through. It's not one of those mushy-gushy-everything-is-lovely books. Ashleigh keeps it real, and that makes it seem more doable.

Team Us is a book that every engaged and married couple should read.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

About the book:
176 pages / Forward by Dr. Gary Chapman (author of 5 Love Languages)
What are you agreeing to when you say “I do”? 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.
 “Finishing your marriage story well is definitely within your reach, no matter what your history tells you.”

Check out the book trailer HERE & hear from Ashleigh Slater HERE.

Check out Ashleigh’s blog HERE

Check out the official website HERE (you can read an excerpt here to see if you’d like it!)

One of you will win a copy of Team Us, Marriage Together! To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post or on my Facebook Page letting me know that you wish to be entered. If you share this giveaway on social media, please leave an extra comment letting me know and I will give you another entry. Giveaway ends Friday, Feb. 13 at 9 pm.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


  1. This sounds like a wonderful book, and I would love to be entered! There are always folks getting married around me, and Godly leadership is a needed factor in a successful marriage. Thank you for telling us about this book!

    1. This book would make an excellent gift! Thank you for entering, Miss Glenda.

    2. I would love it! A lot of people believe that once you get married the "dating" life is over and that's true as far as dating other's. But the work that we put in before we got married is the work we need to keep putting in! I always love finding good books that encourages our relationships!

  2. I just got married and have a bad case of PTSD brought on by being abandoned in the past. I would love to win this book to strengthen my new marriage.

    1. I'm so sorry.... This book really is excellent, and I highly recommend it. Thank you for entering!

    2. Kellysews, you have won the book! However, I don't know how to reach you. Please message me on my Facebook page with your mailing address. If I don't hear from you by the afternoon of the 16th, I will have to choose another winner

    3. I sent you a pm on fb. Thank you so very much for this book and I can't wait to read it. Thank you

  3. Sounds like a great book! Is it mainly written for women, or is it aimed for both?

    1. Wesley, it's written to be read together, although it doesn't have to be.