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"Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage"
Newsletter #49 -- Feb 4, 2013
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News #49 -- Couples' Valentine's Cruise--Feb 2014
Couples Valentines Cruise 2014
We have the perfect Valentine's Day gift for you to give to your sweetie this year and next!!! Join us for our:

Sun, Feb 9 - Sat, Feb 15, 2014

It's marriage enrichment at sea with headliner:
Laura M. Brotherson, MS, MFT --
Marriage and Intimacy Expert, Author of "And They Were Not Ashamed" and Host of "The Marital Intimacy Show"

Join us for a fabulously fun Couples Cruise to the beautiful Caribbean Islands! We'll set sail on the Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas for six romantic days.

Cabins start at $599 (plus taxes) per person (including seminar fee). This Couples' Cruise price includes the cruise, meals--24/7 food!, fabulous evening entertainment, port charges, as well as the Couples Cruise marriage seminars and events.

Only 50 couples will be able to join us, and previous Couples Cruises have sold out, so book early! Contact Columbus Travel to answer all your questions and to book this couples' group cruise!

             Phone:      1-800-373-3328

Click here -- fun cruise photos and all the cruise details...!

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Kissy Pics -- Annual Couples Photos Contest
Kissy Pics
Have you sent in your favorite "kissy" photo for our 8th Annual Couples Photos Contest?! 

Just send us a "kissy" photo of you and your spouse (uncropped, 300 dpi/high res, with first names, how many years you've been married, and a backup contact phone number) by Monday, Feb 18, 2013 for a chance to Kissy pic win a fabulous ~ FREE ~ one-night getaway to the romantic Anniversary Inn! (Valued up to $249!)

We can't wait to see all the fun kissy photos! Check out our Couples Photos page for some of those that we've received so far!

Click here -- all Kissy Photo Contest details!

BYU Radio Guest -- The Matt Townsend Show
The Matt Townsend Show

Join guest Laura Brotherson and host Matt Townsend on BYU Radio as they discuss all things intimacy on the "Matt Townsend Show." You can listen in live or check out the show online. It should be a fun and interesting discussion! He's the funny guy, and I'll be the one who gets to talk about sex! ; )

Date:  Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time:  3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Click here -- more of Laura's upcoming events...!

Couple Photo on Your Facebook Profile
Kevin and Laura Brotherson heart frame I Love Valentine's Day

Here's a fun idea for February... the month of love and romance and Valentines! Change your profile picture on Facebook to one of you and your spouse!

It's a great way to remind yourself (and others) to focus on loving your sweetheart even a little better at this extra special time of year!

You can find my Facebook Fan Pages here:
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25% Discount to The Anniversary Inn
Anniversary Inn 25% discount
Just in case you need another fabulous idea for a Valentine's Day, anniversary or birthday gift, I want to be sure you know about the special "" 25% off discount we've arranged with our friends at The Anniversary Inn!

Go have some romantic fun with your honey and be sure to mention to get your 25% off discount. I can't decide if I love the cheesecake and sparkling cider or the delicious breakfast'll have to decide for yourself! : )

Click here -- all the details and fun photos too!

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