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Our new inspirational book, "Sporting the Right Attitude: Overcoming Obstacles for a Lasting Love."

WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR COUPLES TO HAPPILY STAY TOGETHER?


Having a lasting, loving relationship is not luck, nor are some people blessed to have one, and others are not. It is your Divine Right.

This is one of the messages in our upcoming inspirational memoir, "Sporting the Right Attitude: Overcoming Obstacles for a Lasting Love."

We are opening our hearts and pulling back the curtains on our 33-year-old marriage to share how we have managed to stay married through difficult times. We want individuals to know if they are struggling in a love relationship, they too can overcome obstacles and develop an even stronger bond.


For years, we have put off telling our story, despite people, constantly asking in our empowerment workshops, how do we run a business together and stay married so long in addition to dealing with serious issues, including raising a special-needs child. The divorce rate is 85-90% with these couples. Well here it is. 

We finally have realized our story needs to be told because it's also the story of so many other couples overcoming obstacles, who are in long, happy relationships and marriages, but for whatever reason, are not able to share their story. 

AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS AND SPEAKERS

We want to thank you for taking the time to look at our KickStarter Page. We are on a passionate mission to share how faith and communication can turn darkness into light to strengthen relationships.

What Is This Book About?

This is not a self-help book. Every relationship is different with intimate variables. We don't feel we can tell anyone how to stay together because no one knows your relationship better than you. And, for some, being apart is best.

 However, we are sharing our story and spiritual principles we learned, that have helped us and many other couples stay together even during the most trying times. This includes death defying illnesses, sudden multiple family deaths, financial challenges, and much, much more.


Why Is This Book Different?

This is not another clinical, textbook case of "how to," keep a marriage together. It's told as an entertaining story with insights into what it takes to keep a marriage strong. 

The book will have a bonus section at the end with our interviews from couples married over 20 years sharing their wisdom, of how they overcame challenges to enjoy an even better marriage.

We pray that readers will find at least one thing in this book to help them to think twice about walking away from a perfectly good relationship, and be more willing to work through obstacles together. Hopefully, readers will think, "If this couple got over their challenges, we can too." In this world of instant gratification, many people are too quick to turn their backs on love. It's important to know that strong, long lasting relationships takes faith, patience and time to build. It takes commitment and forgiveness to overcome obstacles to stay together.

Strong Relationships Benefit Children

Our calling to write this book is also inspired by the many parents we met attending our workshops for effective communication, from low-income communities who are struggling to stay together. Two of our three children are adopted, and we know how many children end up as wards of the court because of being abused and neglected by stressed-out parents. Across the country, 500,000 children live in foster care.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We're confident the message is strong and appealing, but perhaps the word won't get out to others about the book like we hoped. This is a major challenge for any author.

With your help, by sharing this Kickstarter page with your friends, family and social media, we can overcome this obstacle.

ABOUT OUR GOAL DATE

If we don't reach our goal by February 14, 2013, Valentine's Day, we won't receive a DIME, and if you opted in for one of our bonuses, you won't be charged, or receive the bonus.

We are self-publishing our memoir, and Kickstarter is the perfect platform to get funding for creative projects. The funds we raise will pay for the layout, design, printing, editing and promotion. We will hire a PR firm which averages $3,000.00 per month or more.

Why self-publishing? There is at least a year's wait for a book to show up in stores if a publisher decides to print a book. The time is now, to get our memoir out there when so many people are losing hope and giving up on love, because of the economy. Financial challenges are one of the top reasons couple part.

Secondly, traditionally, authors relied on publishers. Today, there are fewer publishers and the ones still in business, are being super cautious about taking a risk publishing any book, even by best-selling authors. With this in mind, many publishers will not publish a book unless it has already sold at least 10,000 copies through self- publishing.

With your help, we can reach that number and beyond. We can also hire a public relations firm to publicize our memoir. Even if the book is picked up by a publisher, they will only promote it the first few months. That's not enough. To give the book national exposure, we will need a PR firm ($3,000.00 a month) to promote us for at least six months

IF WE GO BEYOND REACHING OUR GOAL

We will not only publish and promote the book, but also give our Sporting the Right Attitude Lasting Love workshops around the country to inspire others to stay together, plus we can give books away. In addition, the book will be translated into Spanish.

We constantly turn down requests for our workshops from organizations and schools that don't have a budget. Over the years, we have given many workshops for free. They cost us personally, and we simply can't afford to give away our services for free. However, going over our Kickstarter goal, we can give free workshops for a few organizations at no cost.

WHY GIVE BOOKS AWAY?

The more funds we raise beyond our goal, the more books we can give away. For years, we have facilitated paid workshops in schools for parents in low-income neighborhoods, and attendees wanted to buy our books, but couldn't afford them. With your help, we can give books away to those attending our workshops who don't have a computer to download a digital copy. In addition, there are many non-profit organizations with deep budget cuts helping couples and families who can benefit receiving free books.

We'll also send our books to libraries, which are dealing with budget cuts, and are unable to buy new books.

With your help, we can put our inspirational book and message into the hands and hearts of many struggling in relationships. There are so many families today who are divided and barely hanging on. Keeping couples together not only strengthens our families, but our country.

WHEN WILL THE BOOK BE COMPLETED?


We are planning "Sporting the Right Attitude: Overcoming Obstacles for a Lasting Love," to be released by March 31, 2013 . We'll keep you updated as the book is being completed.

With your help, by sharing this Kickstarter page with your friends, family and social media, we can overcome this obstacle.

However, if we don't reach our goal, we don't get a dime.

IF YOU BECOME ONE OF OUR BACKERS...

You can help us reach our goal by buying copies of our book now to give to your family and friends.

Please see the bonuses on this page.

Thank you in advance,

Love, Light and Blessings,

Janet and Walter Jackson

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    TWO coaching sessions over the phone (50 minutes each) to help you understand how your behavioral style is perceived by others for effective communications. This is invaluable not only in a love relationship, but any relationship. You also get the book, one Ebook, a personalized thanks, your name listed as a backer on our website. (Only for US )

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    You will receive one of our upcoming Teleseminars on "Overcoming Obstacles for a Lasting Love," a DiSC personality assessment to help you communicate with others more effectively, a signed book, one Ebook, and your name listed as a backer on our website, and a personalized thanks. (International add $10.00)

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    Keynote speaker. Walter or Janet will speak to your organization on "Overcoming Obstacles" or any of our topics. Autographed copies of books available. Perfect for companies, colleges, civic groups. Restrictions apply. Times flexible in 2013. Excludes travel expenses.

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