Power Couple: Keith and Fawn Weaver Share Tips on Being Happily Married

BY: - 14 Jan '14 | Marriage

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We are back with another fabulous Power Couple interview with Fawn & Keith Weaver. She’s the creator of Happy Wives Club (HWC), and he is the Happy Husband who has stood beside her for over ten years. In addition to running her successful blog, Fawn is also President of a vacation rental company and Keith is a Senior Executive for a motion picture studio.

This couple leads by example. The true love they have for each other is felt even through a phone conversation. This is a couple who dated for eight months before deciding on a whim to forego the traditional wedding they were planning, and instead elope in Las Vegas in 2003. They realized there was no reason to wait any longer.

Fawn started the HWC because, despite divorce statistics and the images in the media, she knew she couldn’t be the only happy wife. So with Keith’s support, she set out on a mission. What started as just a small group of 5 family members and friends has now grown to over 500,000 members who are “Not Stepford. Not Desperate. We just love our hubbies!”

Just last week, Fawn’s new book, Happy Wives Club launched. The HWC book is Fawn’s journey on a worldwide search for the secrets of a great marriage, by interviewing couples that had been married for 25 years or longer. I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of the book, and can honestly say: it is not like any marriage book you’ve read before. It’s funny. It’s real. It’s extraordinary. If you’re looking to keep, renew or create a happy marriage, this book is for you.

Check out the interview for a peek inside the lives of this happy power couple.

BMWK: Let’s start with how you guys met. What is your love story?

Keith: The only thing about me telling this story is that she’s going to interrupt and correct. [laughs]. My mother used to be a hairdresser, and more specifically she was Fawn’s hairdresser.

Fawn: This is the part where he gets the story wrong [laughs].

Keith: … but you need to go with my version [laughs]. So ironically, in all of her years and with all the clients that she’s had, my mom has never tried to set me up with anyone. But she described Fawn as being someone who came in and was very poised, and she was quiet and she’d read. I just thought, “This was an odd description of someone”, so it basically just means that she’s literate and quiet [laughs].

So my mom says, “I’ve met your wife. You’ve got to call this girl named Fawn” and I said “Yea, no.” My mom kept building me up to Fawn as well… but she was not interested either. My mom gave me Fawn’s number, and after a lot of pushing, I finally called her. And really, I don’t even know why I did it. Maybe it was just to get my mom off my back. And what developed from there was just an amazing phone conversation, which was interesting because I don’t like to talk on the phone.

I almost didn’t want to spoil our good phone relationship by meeting her in person because my mom didn’t describe what she looked like physically. So in my head, Fawn was just really big on personality, but not so much on looks [laughs]. But after about a month, we agreed to meet and it was at that moment, I knew I wanted to marry her and spend the rest of my life with her.

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Christine St. Vil wrote 153 articles on this blog.

Christine St.Vil is co-author of the Whose Shoes Are Your Wearing: 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be. A happy wife to an amazing hubby of 8 years, and homeschooling mother of three, she teaches moms how to FLY (First Love Yourself). She uses her corporate background to work with women who are ready to start a new business, accelerate their career growth & design a life they love. She's on a mission to help moms to battle the mom guilt epidemic, so they can begin to put themselves first on their never-ending list of priorities.

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4 WordPress comments on “Power Couple: Keith and Fawn Weaver Share Tips on Being Happily Married

  1. nylse

    Big fan of Fawn – we’re practically neighbors. Glad she had the nerve to create the website. Favorite quote – Marriage is fantastic! We recommend it. Just communicate with your spouse; while keeping God first. This is the gist of it.

    Married 25 years in March….

  2. Maggie Reyes

    What a beautiful love story! And I am a proud member of the Happy Wives Club!

    I love where Fawn said people are hungry for things TO DO. Sites like BMWK and HWC really help with simple things we can all do to make our marriages and our lives better.

    Christine – you really captured Team Weaver’s energy. Great Interview!

  3. Katherine S

    I love it! I’m a proud member of the Happy Wives Club movement and it’s amazing to know that happy marriages do exist and that they are within reach for those who want it! I enjoyed the book from cover to cover and would recommend it to anyone looking for the secret to a happy marriage 🙂 I don’t have kids yet, but I thoroughly enjoy your site and mission…keep up the great work BMWK!

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5 Ways to Experience More Joy and Happiness in Your Marriage

BY: - 15 Jan '14 | Marriage

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Joy and happiness are two elements of a healthy marriage. They sound like the same thing but really they are very different. Yet, both are needed.

A marriage can have highs and lows, challenges and smooth sailing. Still, joy and happiness can be experienced every day. They are not something that you and your mate experience on holidays or a few times a year. It is possible to experience joy and happiness every day of your married life. [If you are not married modify this information to your relationship with family or a significant other].

Joy is an internal knowing. It begins on the inside and is expressed outwardly. Whereas, happiness is felt because of the events and situations that are “happening” around you. Joy is an internal quality and happiness is generally birthed from outside stimuli. Joy is not only an internal quality it is an eternal quality. It is something that belongs to you and can only be taken away when you choose to give it up. Happiness on the other hand, if not checked, is solely reliant on outside sources and can change with the blowing of the wind. A good balance is let your joy influence your happiness also and not solely external happenings.

You are responsible for your own joy and happiness. Don’t put this off on your mate. It is too much for them to handle.  Together you will experience joy and happiness, but you are not responsible to produce these qualities for the other person.

Joy and happiness are both needed in a healthy marriage. They put a smile on your face, make the day run just a little smoother, and cause your heart to sing. Have you ever seen someone who has given away their joy? That person is generally depressive, lowly, sad, or woe is me.

You are responsible for your own joy and happiness. Don’t put this off on your mate. It is too much for them to handle.  Together you will experience joy and happiness, but you are not responsible to produce these qualities for the other person.

Now, by all means, this is not an open invitation to treat your mate poorly or without concern. Do your best to please your mate.  If you know it excites your mate when you bring him or her home something special from work why not do it? If all it takes is a special note in the lunch box or a single red rose picked up on the way home – why not do it? While it may not be your sole responsibility to make your mate happy or bring out feelings of joy, do your part.

Phrases like freedom, light hearted, he doesn’t let anything get him down, and she is always happy are associated with people who experience joy in their lives. Now add some happy occasions on top of this and you have a person who is much easier to get along with in a marriage relationship. Internal joy and the experience of happy happenings can help to eliminate the all too often mood swings that many of us experience.

Imagine experiencing joy and happiness every day in your marriage. It probably gives you a good feeling just thinking about it right now. Start to experience greater joy and more happiness by changing the way you see your daily situations. Here are 5 ideas to get you started:

  1. Find the “lovely” in each activity of the day.  Search for something good or noteworthy in each situation you find yourself.
  2. Look for solutions rather than hanging on to the problems.
  3. Try to outdo one another in providing a home filled with joy and joyous activities.
  4. If you know something bothers your spouse, steer away from that thing or sit down and talk about it, looking for a solution instead of rehashing what is wrong.
  5. If you know certain things make your mate happy, make an effort to do those things.

It will take some effort from each spouse, but joy and happiness are yours. Take hold of them and don’t let go.

BMWK – What do you do, in your marriage, to help one another experience greater joy and happiness within your relationship? It might be something elaborate like vacations once a quarter or small like keeping the kitchen clean so the other spouse can easily get in there and cook a meal. Do tell!

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Coach, AUTHOR, Speaker, WIFE, Mom, and GRANDMOTHER. That's the gist of who I am. I love people and love to see their life and relationships thrive. As a coach I am ready to support your dream when you don't feel like it. As an author and speaker I am ready to pour into your life so that you can live your best life now. I am a personal and executive coach. Together with my husband I also marriage coach. GO TO MY WEBSITE. THERE IS A FREE GIFT THERE WAITING FOR YOU. http://bit.ly/2deborahlmills

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