Book review

A Good Book to Help Strengthen Relationships: Enter the Giveaway

This is one of my favorite things to do. . . my happy place.


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There’s nothing like the treating myself to the beach, sitting in the sun, and reading a good book. It’s multi-tasking at its finest. Learning while relaxing and soaking in vitamin D!

My latest escape to the beach involved this book, listen, learn, and love: How to Drastically improve Your Relationships in 30 Days or Less!, by Susie Albert Miller. 

Susie Miller has worked as a therapist and life coach for over twenty years. In her book she writes,

“Every relationship has tough spots, tension, silence, or loud moments. If someone tells you otherwise, they are probably not being honest. People who enjoy healthy, thriving, and satisfying relationships have learned to navigate through difficult times with authenticity, perspective, and skills.”

This book offers the perspective and skills needed to help deepen relationships and navigate through awkward, tense relational challenges. Her advice spans the spectrum from co-workers to teen-age children to friendships and marriage.

Susie not only gives advice, but she also gives practical ways to implement these skills. Honestly, some are so simple they are profound (if that makes sense). But I must warn you that her skills often require thinking the best of the other person and putting him or her first.

Susie writes,

Loving Well changes lives. Relationships grow and thrive when we make the choice to Love Well because trust grows, defenses come down, and we become more authentic and transparent, causing our relationships to reach deeper levels.”

If you’ve got a relationship or two you’d like to improve, listen, learn, and love can be purchased on Amazon or you can download it on you Kindle or you can enter to win a free copy! Simply leave a comment answering this question:

What relationship do you hope to improve? 


With purpose beyond today,



You can also join the listen love learn community and receive a free gift.

I’ll announce the winner Friday, May 29.

Watch closely for more giveaways this summer! Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications if you haven’t already. You don’t want to miss anything free!

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  1. Andy, Thanks for your kind words and for sharing about my book! I am glad you enjoyed it! Folks who didn’t win can get their copy PLUS a bunch of bonuses at!
    Bonuses include: Audio book, ereader, workbook and more!
    Thanks again!

    1. You’re welcome, Susie!

  2. My hubby — he’s so stressed lately and I need to learn how to handle that relationship and love him through it.

    1. I’ll be praying, Sandy! You’re entered.

  3. There is always room to improve in most relationships. Looks like a great read!

    1. Hey Karen! Thanks for stopping by! You’re entered. :)

  4. Janet Mitchell

    Dear Andy,

    I need to improve my communication with a son and his family. We just don’t have that open communication that is so important.
    Love you Andy.

    1. I’ll be praying for you, Jan! You’re entered.

  5. Denise Merritt

    My husband. Thank you, Andy!

    1. You’re welcome Denise! You are entered.

  6. I’ll continue my prayers for you, Venus. Love you lots. You’re entered!

  7. You’ve completely caught my interest with this book! :)

    1. Great Lily! Thanks for stopping by. You’re entered!

  8. As always this hit close to home.

    I need to work on all my relationships.

    I was thrown for a loop and have had a real challenge interacting with everyone.

    Thank you for a good word.

  9. Janice

    Working on strengthening relationships with my children/grandchildren not located in Wilmingtin. My last several years have been in Wilmington due to my mom’s health.. Now my own. Looking forward to traveling more in the future! Keep me in your prayers! Love & appreciate you and our wonderful group!

  10. Annette

    I am newly married in November and am always looking on ways to improve communication with my husband. This book sounds wonderful – a great summer read.
    Thank you Andy Lee.

    1. Congratulations Annette! Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be praying for your marriage. This book would be helpful! You’re entered!

  11. Oh Andy! Things are really rough right now with my 16 year old son. He won’t speak to me and shuts me down if I try to talk. I love him to pieces, but need to find a way to communicate. Your post came at just the right time – the summer and reading time approaches….

    1. Oh Cathy, I’m so sorry! I will be praying for you and your son. Parenting is soooooo hard. You are entered. Much love and grace.

  12. Carol

    I’m having lunch with someone Friday, and I’m praying we can get past the past…and begin again. A broken confidence can be difficult, but not impossible with God. Thanks, Andy, for this post. Here’s to authentic living!

    1. Hi Carol! I’ve been in that situation with a good friend. Unfortunately, I was the one that broke the confidence. Through the years God has healed the wound. My favorite prayer is “Redeem it Lord, please!” I will be praying for you. You’re entered!

  13. Kathy Quigley

    Strengthening my relationship with God will overflow into a Christ centered one with my mom!

    1. Hi Kathy! Great to hear from you! I’ll be praying. I love you and your mom! You’re entered. :)

  14. I’m blessed to have a good relationship with my daughters-in-law, though it didn’t start out that way! BUT…there is always room for improvement…in ANY relationship! Sounds like a great read!

    1. Hey Debbie! Those in-law relationships can be so difficult! Glad to hear yours is better. You’re entered! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Great post, Andy! So grateful to have had the pleasure of connecting with you today! I’m definitely going to buy this book. Thank you for sharing, Love! Be blessed, my friend! :-)

    1. Thanks Tai! I’m so grateful for our connection too. Many blessings. You’re entered into the giveaway! You may not have to buy it. :)

  16. Sonja

    God and Jim.

    1. I’ll be praying with you, Sonja. He is faithful, and He loves Jim. You’re entered!

  17. Joyce

    Sounds like a book I need to read. I hope to improve my relationship with my daughter in law, Hilary. Thanks Andy.

    1. Awesome Joyce! You’re entered!

  18. Diane Searle

    Healing between my siblings and myself…
    Thank you for praying with me.
    I love you, Andy! God bless you today, my friend.
    ❤️Diane Searle

    1. I will be praying with you, Diane. You’re entered!

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