I’m excited about my newest research project and I’m at a stage where I really REALLY need the help of a few motivated friends to conduct my next few test surveys! For the next 3 weeks (through the end of November), I am looking for 5-10 helpers who are energetic, outgoing, have good-sized networks they can call on, and are good at talking people into things!
Think about the diverse in-person, social media and email groups you’re involved in. Do you have mid-sized or large groups of people from your neighborhood, work, kids’ sports, MOPS, your sorority sisters or fraternity brothers from college, and so on? If you want to work with us, you would reach out to one or more of those groups (we would work with you to discuss which would be the best fit), encourage them to take a digital survey as a favor to you, get a fairly even proportion of men and women, and get at least 60 or 70 people to complete it. (We would coach you through the process, and email you some initial language you can use.)
If you think that sounds like fun, then we need you! We definitely need to test these survey questions before we do the big national survey. We will send you thanks for your help, and “your” survey-takers will be entered to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards! (That’s one of every 20-25 of your people, so good odds.)
If you’re interested in partnering with us on this, email my content director Caroline Niziol at cniziol@Shaunti.com and we will let you know how to get the word out.
This project will be so important to marriages (see below for more), and this is such a crucial phase. Thanks for your help!
Love and Money
The Love and Money research project is investigating why nearly every couple has tension in our marriages about money sometimes. Although the common belief is that we “fight about money,” what we’re finding is that a lot of people don’t actually fight. But they might avoid conversations or get irritated with each other or have a sense of martyrdom (“Fine, I’ll do without because YOU won’t!”), or twenty other feelings that are getting in the way.
Yet if we can talk about money, it can bring us so much closer together. Because one of the big findings thus far is (drum roll please) . . . those tensions are not actually about the money. It’s about a whole bunch of other factors under the surface – and which impact our marriages every single day. And we believe that figuring out what’s going on underneath the surface will be a game-changer in marriages!
It’s an exciting project and I can’t wait for you to be a part of it!
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Shaunti Feldhahn loves sharing eye-opening information that helps people thrive in life and relationships. She herself started out with a Harvard graduate degree and Wall Street credentials but no clue about life. After an unexpected shift into relationship research for average people like her, she now is a popular speaker and author of best-selling books about men, women and relationships. (Including For Women Only, For Men Only, and the groundbreaking The Good News About Marriage).
Her latest book, Find Rest: A Women’s Devotional for Lasting Peace in Busy Life, focuses on a journey to rest even with life’s constant demands.
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