5 Minutes for Books — Generation NeXt Marriage

by Jennifer Donovan

Generation NeXt Marriage is different from other marriage books I’ve read. It has convinced me of the benefits of approaching my marriage within the context of my generation.

Gen Xers crave authenticity and relevance. Tricia Goyer delivers both by sharing her own experiences and those of other Gen Xers while backing them up with thorough research and statistics.

I love Tricia Goyer’s style. She writes in an uncompromising way about what our responsibilities are to our husbands, but in a way that encourages us to do what we know we should. This book (like her first Gen X book, Generation NeXt Parenting ) is fun and easy to read, with statistics, personal stories, practical advice, and song lyrics from the 80′s and 90′s.gen-next-marriage.jpg

You probably knew that we were the first generation to see more divorces than successful marriages. You are probably living a life where you have to seek balance because you’ve been conditioned to do it all. You might be striving to prove yourself because people never thought our generation would amount to much. You might be dealing with baggage from the freedom that you took in your teen years.  Any of this sound familiar? If so, you will find inspiration and answers in Generation NeXt Marriage.

Would you like to win a $50 dinner to your favorite restaurant? Click over to Tricia’s Gen X blog and read all about her contest.  Just tell her how you met your hubby.  The stories will be printed on her site, and the one with the most comments will win. It’s open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike.

Today I have three sets of both books–Generation NeXt Parenting AND Generation NeXt Marriage. Just leave a comment to win. I’ll announce the winners next week.

The winners of The Middle Place are

#15 Nicol
#13 Heatheraynne
#36 Kirsten
#9 Valerie



Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Michelle March 31, 2008 at 8:21 am

This definitely sounds like a book I could learn from. I would love to be entered.

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2 Cassidy March 31, 2008 at 8:27 am

Sounds like both of these books would be good for me to read. If I don’t win I’ll just have to hunt them down at the library or try to convince my darling hubby that I really need more books to fill my already overstuffed bookshelf and just go to the bookstore LOL

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3 Heather_N March 31, 2008 at 8:37 am

I’d love to win … Would enjoy these books immensly!

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4 Briana March 31, 2008 at 8:38 am

Sounds like an excellent read. :) Count me in the drawing.

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5 Meg March 31, 2008 at 9:06 am

Sounds like an amazing book. I am all for winning it! Thank you! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

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6 Sharon March 31, 2008 at 9:16 am

Sounds like a fun read! I’d love to win.

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7 Angie March 31, 2008 at 9:42 am

These sound interesting! I’d love to win!

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8 Kevin Brokes March 31, 2008 at 10:00 am

great idea !!!

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9 Laura H. March 31, 2008 at 10:07 am

Would love to read either of these books!

laura_licious101-at-hotmail-DOT-com

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10 Stephanie Cowart March 31, 2008 at 10:45 am

These sound great! Count me in!

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11 Org Junkie March 31, 2008 at 10:48 am

Please enter me Jennifer, thanks!

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12 Julie Marie March 31, 2008 at 11:42 am

Both of these books from Tricia are on my wishlist!

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13 Jaybird March 31, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Sounds like a great book.

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14 Tami March 31, 2008 at 12:57 pm

These are on my list of books to read, they sound great.

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15 Bye Baby Bunting March 31, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Sweet!! I would love to win these books!

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16 Amy R. March 31, 2008 at 1:32 pm

These books sound great!

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17 Jen March 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm

These sound like a fresh approach to these topics! I’d love to read them!

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18 stampedwithgrace March 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm

sounds like a fun read! please enter me, thanks :)

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19 Tricia March 31, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Thanks so much for sharing my book with your readers! Fun

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20 Gloria March 31, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Sounds like I need this book! Please add me to your drawing :)

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21 ktjrdn March 31, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Dounds interesting. thanks

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22 Heidi March 31, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Sounds like a fabulous book!

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23 Megan March 31, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I would love to read both of these books, thanks for the great contest!

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24 Elizabeth March 31, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Pick me, Pick me! I need a new book to read and my podunk library doesn’t have either of these!! :)

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25 Morning Rose March 31, 2008 at 6:18 pm

They sound like interesting books.

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26 Heatheraynne March 31, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Sounds like a wonderful book! I’ve often thought most books were written for an older generation. It’s nice to see someone examining the issues of our generation.

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27 Robin H March 31, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Well, this sounds like it’s right up my ally.. and I could use the quality “me-time” with these books.

thanks for the great contest!

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28 Amanda March 31, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Count me in please.

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29 C Duran March 31, 2008 at 10:22 pm

I would LOVE to win these books!

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30 Jodi March 31, 2008 at 10:44 pm

Those sound like great books. Count me in.

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31 Heather Beckley March 31, 2008 at 11:17 pm

I would love the opportunity to win these books. Thanks!

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32 tnchick April 1, 2008 at 12:27 am

Sounds like a good book! I’d love a chance to win.

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33 Natalie April 1, 2008 at 1:22 am

Neat! I’d love to win one.

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34 Ziba April 1, 2008 at 8:37 am

I want those books! I really need them right now too! :)

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35 Natalie Ness April 1, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Sounds like a great book!

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36 MommyBrain April 1, 2008 at 5:21 pm

These books sound right up my alley. Will have to check them out whether I win or not!

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37 Jill April 1, 2008 at 11:54 pm

My husband and I teach marriage prep at our church so I would really love this book to add to my teaching.

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38 Michelle Rosborough April 2, 2008 at 12:40 am

I’d love to read this book.

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39 Janne April 2, 2008 at 6:44 am

These sound great!

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40 Jyl April 2, 2008 at 9:30 am

enter me please

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41 Vickie Couturier April 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm

sounds like a really good book to read

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42 Andrea R April 2, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Sounds like a great book!

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43 Valerie Mitchell April 2, 2008 at 7:51 pm

fabulous!

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44 DARIJA April 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm

Would love to win this

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45 israel y April 3, 2008 at 8:34 am

sounds like a good read, I’m in, thanks

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46 Judy Aschenbrenner April 3, 2008 at 9:17 am

I’m looking for a fresh perspective…thanks for the giveaway!

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47 Nikki Evans April 3, 2008 at 8:08 pm

I am looking for something new to read and an author that I haven’t read a lot of

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48 Shakeia Rieux April 3, 2008 at 8:46 pm

please enter me

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49 Guilherme Paraiso April 4, 2008 at 3:42 am

enter me

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50 Kathy Conley April 4, 2008 at 9:52 am

Sounds like a great prize!

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51 Christy H. April 4, 2008 at 7:00 pm

My husband and I are making plans to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

I’d like to win this book for our daughter who is getting married in June.

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52 Pamela White April 4, 2008 at 7:51 pm

I can totally relate with this book

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53 Anita Yancey April 5, 2008 at 12:28 am

Sounds like a very interesting book.

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54 Samantha Pruitt April 5, 2008 at 1:33 am

this sounds great!

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55 Sylvia Porter April 5, 2008 at 4:08 am

i would love this!

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56 lovedandamazed April 5, 2008 at 5:50 pm

I am interested in these books! I am 24 and single, but very much looking forward to being married in God’s timing and am trying to build a library of Godly resources for that time. Thank you!

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57 Nina April 5, 2008 at 9:29 pm

I’d love to win this…thanks!

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58 Faye Henry April 6, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Thanks so very much!

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59 kathy pease April 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm

count me in :)

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60 Elizabeth M. April 6, 2008 at 8:01 pm

I see marriages strewn beside me all the time and I’m committed to not letting that happen to me. I’d love to get some insight from this book as to what the heck is going on these days.

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61 Brooke April 6, 2008 at 8:38 pm

I’m looking for something new to read! Pick me, please.

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62 Kristi April 6, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Great read! I’d love to win a copy.

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63 Ann April 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the great give away!

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64 Angela and Connor April 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Ugg we could use them both.. after one marriage gone wrong I so don’t want that to happen again and I know I am pigheaded at times and that doesnt help any help i can get on both fronts ill take

I added the giveaway to Prize-a-Tron as well!
http://www.prizeatron.com

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65 Kristi April 7, 2008 at 8:29 pm

The Parenting one would be the one I could definitely use.

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66 Caryn Bailey April 10, 2008 at 2:11 am

I would love to read this!

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