Marriage 101 by Jewell R. Powell w/ Chance to win a Date Night!


Jewell provided me with tools for my marriage that I sometimes forget I own….  ~ Sheila

aaYour marriage can be strong, healthy, happy, and blessed. Marriage coach Jewell Powell shows you how in this 8-week plan for marital success. She reveals how God’s truths can transform two individuals into the union he desires. Laying a spiritual foundation is crucial to your marriage. In Marriage 101: Building a Life Together by Faith, you will discover God’s purpose for marriage, how to develop godly character, how to communicate effectively, and much more. With biblical examples, study questions, and Scripture meditations perfect for individuals or couples, you will be challenged to examine areas in your life that may need change so that your marriage can thrive.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed how author Jewell R Powell used the story of Sleeping Beauty to reflect Gods Love.  In today’s world, I don’t think it matters if you are about to be married, newly weds, or on 22 years (like me), this book has something we can all benefit from.   The study questions and places to leave my reflections were wonderful as I like to take notes when I am learning.

The book is interesting and laid out in an 8 week format.  In a quote by Mother Theresa :

Spread Love wherever you go: first of all in your own house.  Give love to your wife or husband, toy our children, to a next door neighbor… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.  Be the living expression of Gods kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

~ Mother Theresa

The part that got me there was the first sentence.  How often do I spread myself so thin throughout the day that by the time I land back at home with my husband there isn’t a whole lot of me left?  A wonderful read – a great study guide for individuals or couples.  I would recommend this book to anyone who is planning to get married or is currently married.


About Jewell Powell

In July of 1992, Jewell met her Prince Charming at a Roy Rogers restaurant. When the couple decided to marry four years later, both were aware of the latest marriage statistics and the legacy of divorce that lay between them. Her parents divorced when she was four, after moving the family to Maryland, leaving her to be raised by a single mother. To circumvent the odds, they went through pre-marital counseling, attended church regularly and felt a strong love for one another. They believed they were ready for marriage.

While desiring to have a happily ever after, Jewell found life after marriage anything but a fairy tale. In 2001, she and her husband, Lewis, had been married for five years but were growing apart, after experiencing problems with infertility, sleeping in separate bedrooms and Lewis’s increasing disinterest in going to church. As she searched for answers to her marital troubles, Jewell found herself on a journey, seeking answers to save her marriage.

Despite a shaky beginning, the Powells now have a relationship with a strong foundation. After successfully resolving their marital problems, they started the Happily Ever After Marriage Ministry to help others do the same. Her new book, Marriage 101: Building a Life Together by Faith (Revell Books February 2009, ISBN 978-0-8007-3332-2, $13.99), offers hope and guidance to help transform broken relationships through the use of biblical wisdom in a simple workbook format.

Jewell serves as co-owner of Antiok Holdings, an emerging full-service management consulting firm, which she owns with her husband. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Maryland and is pursuing a Master of Divinity. The Powells reside in southern Maryland with their two daughters. For more information, please visit

Date Night Drawing!!!

  • Tywebbin has graciously offered  one Winner (Randomly chosen from all blogs – see schedule at  will receive a  $30 DATE NIGHT certificate to the restaurant of their choice (Applebees, Chili’s, Ruby Tuesday or Red Lobster) and a gift pack of books (includes Marriage 101, I Don’t Want a Divorce, and Have a New Husband by Friday.)

How super cool is that?

To enter:  You  MUST leave an email address in the comments and answer the question you see posted below. You must answer the question and be part of the discussion to be entered in the drawing.

The question is:

In todays world of business, children,  and over commitments,  how can a husband and wife find time for each other?  How do you find time for your spouse or significant other?


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My review copy of this book was sent by Tywebbin Creations Blog Tours

16 thoughts on “Marriage 101 by Jewell R. Powell w/ Chance to win a Date Night!

  1. It’s a matter of making time. Whether it be just curling up in bed together watching TV, without the distraction of phones, computers, etc. Let the kids spend the night with the grandparents one night and have a date night. Schedule it in advance, and do all that you can to make sure nothing coincides with that date.

    renee@allthebuzzreviews dot com

  2. I make time for my spouse by having one or two things that we do very regularly together. We go have coffee together in the morning at least once a week and we also have a TV show that we always watch together. I know TV is not all that social, but we laugh together and talk in the add breaks. 🙂


  3. I would love that date night package. My husband and I have date night every Friday. It is usually dinner and a movie. I would love to have the books to come home to.

    glaure@galelaure dot com

  4. A true date night would be great! Sometimes the time we carve out for each other isn’t very exciting, like a “date” to Menards. But other times it’s about me sitting with him and watching some football, rather than reading through it! The book looks good and very thoughtful.

  5. Hi Jewell, I love books that help a couple remain passionate about their marriage, and dates are one way to do that, your book sounds interesting. One thing I have learned, is that if you wait to find time for dates with a spouse, you often won’t find it, you have to schedule them, planning for them can be half the fun!
    Date nights have changed through the years, and now that the kids are off to college, we are looking at taking a class together, haven’t decide on a dance or cooking class yet.
    When they were younger, it was a lot harder, we didn’t live near family ~ sometimes a date was a candlelit rendezvous in the living room.

    tree@integra dot net

  6. There are some days our only way to “get together” is a cell phone call over lunch breaks, but we do that every day just to check in to see how each other’s day is going. That daily lunch call is important to both of us. It’s a way to say “I’m thinking of you”. Another way to find time together is to find a common interest/hobby. My husband likes to hunt so I learned how to shoot bow as a way to spend more time with him.

  7. I need to start regular date nights with my husband! He is leaving for Iraq and will be gone during Christmas so we better start this soon!
    barbaraannschroeder@yahoo dot com

  8. Jewell, your story is like so many and we are grateful for your sharing. My now husband but at the time fiance gave me a copy of your book Marriage 101 while we were doing the study the Love Dare. both books are resources that i cherish and tools for having a God fearing loving relationship with my husband. I pray continued blessings on your ministry. I would love to hear from you.

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