August 24, 2014

Book Giveaway

Last weeks giveaway on Facebook was a great experience for me, so I have decided to do another book giveaway on the blog this time, to include those of you who do not have Facebook.  Please leave a comment below (you don't have to leave names or details) if you or someone you know could benefit from our story. I will pick a comment tomorrow night and send out the book on Tuesday morning. Thanks again for all the support. Can't wait to see where I get to send to next.

(If you have trouble leaving a comment here, feel free to go to the blogs Facebook page or Instagram at TheMomentsWeStand and leave your message there to be entered in the drawing)

123 comments:

Laura said...

I would love a copy of this book!! I am going through a rough divorce right now and your words help me to know and understand that my kids and I will be okay at the end of the day!!

lchiggs said...

I love how you have taken bad experiences and have been able to turn it into teaching moments. You are a strong person.

lchiggs said...

I love how you have taken bad experiences and turned them into teaching moments. You are a strong person and I admire that in you.

Erin said...

I would love to read your book!

Maines said...

I would love a copy of your book. Although our stories are different I beleive we have both felt incredible sadness and the only solution to this sadness is our Heavenly Father and for that I am thankful!

Anonymous said...

Would love to get this :) You are so inspirational!

Teresa Warner said...

Ashley, I truly admire your strength and faith and have found so much solace in your journey when I am faced with difficulties in my life. I don't know how you do it, but I know that my faith has been strengthened and my eyes opened to a new way of thinking after reading your blog. So much of what you write speaks to my heart and inspires me to do more and be more for my children through Christ who is my rock and my salvation. Thank you for sharing your story. You and your beautiful family are always in my prayers.

*Sydney* said...

The thing that I have loved most about your blog is how in each post you were able to tie everything back to the church, and our dacoits love for us. It gives readers a new "gusto," moving forward with a new determination. Although I have never faced a challenge similar to yours, I have had my share of challenges in life. I have a lot of health issues I deal with. Some days I really struggle with it all. I love reading your blog and realizing that I'm not alone in challenges, but yet, through those challenges how much our savior loves us. In a world full of negativity it is refreshing to have someone post things of such positive thoughts. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

My dear friend is in the process of getting a divorce after years of infidelity. She has felt as if God has abandoned her. I would love to pass this book along to her so she can see that He never truly leaves us.

{DallasLeopard} said...

I would LOVE a copy of your book Ashlee. I have followed your blog and learned SO MUCH about how beautiful forgiveness can truly be. I have suffered through my own trials and have grown so much by learning what you have gone through and well you have carried yourself.

Amanda said...

My other comment didn't save so if you get this twice sorry. I have a facebook friend whose husband was murdered last week at work. He walked in on what they believe to be a robbery, and was shot a few times. He was 39 and had 2 small kids at home and a wife. http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20140820/NEWS/140829990/12982/NEWS
Our family has been praying for them all week and I have been wanting to email her since to tell her about your blog and book, but didn't know if it is too soon :(

Suz said...

I have a very good friend who I believe would benefit from reading your story.

Krysta said...

I've already finished the book and loved it and I know a friend who could really benefit from this right now.

Kristy said...

Not to be selfish, but I would love a copy of your book for my own use. I am not on Facebook, but I visit your blog almost daily. I have a lot of "hard" days, hard for me any way, and your story helps remind me how fortunate I am and that I am never alone. Both of which I need to be reminded of. Thank you for being brave enough to share things so tender and heartbreaking with the world. I am sorry your little family has had to suffer so, but I am so grateful for your faith and loving example.

The Mitchell Family said...

I would love to win a copy.

The Goodsell Shrub said...

I would love this!

mary.katherine said...

I would love to win a copy of your book!!

Cali said...

I am really looking forward to reading your book (whether I win or buy my copy!)

Alicia said...

I would be so honored to receive your book. Your story is so inspirational for anyone, regardless of personal challenges and journey. I am touched by your courage and willingness to share your story.

Rhonda Perks said...

Ashley I love your blog. I am dealing with my husband having a affair on me with my best friend. We are working it out and it is so hard. Some days I think it is impossible and then I read something in your blog that helps me take one day at a time. The day I read your blog about triggers helped me so much. It made so much sense and now it helps me recognize them as triggers. I have never left a comment before but I would love to get ahold of your book. Thank you for all of your words

gbuthman said...

I would love a copy. I love how much your blog focuses on the light of the gospel.

Anonymous said...

You have such an amazing way with words! Many of your posts have helped me so much. I look forward to reading your book.

Melissa said...

I'd love a copy of your book!! I have so enjoyed your posts and learned so much from them!!! You are an inspiration and example to so many people!! Thanks for your posts and example!!!

Anonymous said...

I have several friends who would be so blessed by your story, as I have been on this blog. Thank you for having the courage and faith to share your story!

Crystal Bergman said...

I just know my husband and I can benefit from your story.

lynzi said...

I am a military spouse and my husband and i are from the Boise area. Your sorry has brought me through some very difficult times living this life. Ashley, your testimony is bringing people to Jesus and back to God, even if they aren't Mormons. I would love a copy of your to share with my family and friends and too share with other military spouses. You are all in prayers.
Love, Lindsay Scott

brandy said...

I would love a copy. Life is so hard!

Laurie said...

You're such an inspiration! I would love a copy!

Stkaae said...

I can't wait to read your story Ashley! I love your blog♡

Holly said...

My mom has had a rough couple of years dealing with two divorces, financial problems, children with addictions, etc. She always stays faithful & tries to keep a happy face, but I know she struggles a lot. I have really, really enjoyed and benefited from reading your blog, and I have felt many times that it would help her to read your story. I've tried to send her the link to your blog a couple of times...but she doesn't get on the computer very much, so she hasn't ever read it. The book would be perfect for her so she could have a hard copy in front of her! ;) I appreciate you sharing your story, and I have learned so much from you. It seems your posts focus on the things I need to hear right at the right time. Thank you for taking the time to share your story & testimony with us all! You are amazing!!

Joanne Gubler said...

I would love a copy. I too have been in abusive relationships, yes plural. I have learned so much from you and have gained strength through your story and your testimony. You have touched so many lives. Keep it up I admire you!

Anna Robison said...

I would love a copy to help me through the tough times I'm facing in my life right now.

bullockfamily said...

I would love a copy. Being married to a police officer I hear about stories like yours quite often. It's good to see the good people that come out if terrible situations.

Ashley McDonald said...

I would also love a copy of your book.

Shalese said...

I know someone going through a very personal and difficult time. She is having trouble getting out of the darkness. I know your book would help her so much!

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog since you started back in January. Although our stories are different I have still felt a very strong connection to you and your words of wisdom. I am a divorced mother of 3 married to a father of 2 for going on 13 years now. Blending families and differences in parenting have definitly not been easy but it does get easier. However the hardest part for me is that I am LDS and my husband is not. Those 2 different lifestyles in itself are very difficult to mesh together. It has always been important to me to take the kids to church each week as well as fulfill all my callings. My husbands support has gotten stronger through the years but he still questions a lot. Every time I read a new blog post from you I walk away with a stronger testimony of trials, love, endurance, patience, and forgiveness. Each of which I need to be better at. I realize that each is a new day, a new beginning to start over. I have learned alot from you and each time you post a cute picture on instagram it brings a smile to my face seeing how happy you and your family are. My kids are all grown up now and 4 of the 5 are in college and the caboose is in 10th grade. They still have questions about divorce and now that some are at the age that marriage is a possiblity I see fear in their eyes sometimes. The last thing I want for them is to have a fear of the past. You have made me realize that talking things through with each child and not shutting them out can be very benificial. If they have a question I take the time to sit and talk about it with them letting them lead the conversation which leads to them also expressing feelings that I was totally unaware of. Your story has had an impact on my life more than you will ever know. You have strengthened my faith in my husband and my children. You have strengthened my testimonty where I didn't even know I was lacking. You have helped me realize that with the help of my Heavenly Father, I can do hard things.

Mitchell's said...

Love your blog. You are a fantastic writer

Allissa said...

Wow! Reading through these comments there are so many needing this free copy! I'm in Utah, can I buy your book locally? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading your blog!

Shauna said...

I would love to read your story and pass it along to others.

Anonymous said...

I grew up with a father who struggled with fidelity and pornography addiction. My mom tried and tried, though they never divorced my dad never changed and to this day more details and repercussions of his bad choices affect us all. I was determined to marry "better" but now at 27 years old and with a beautiful baby girl I have just learned that my husband, who was meant to be eternal, has been lying since day one. Big, bizarre lies about his medical history and supposed degree... Now he is being treated for bipolar disorder and I'm gaffer with the most horrible decision of my life. How can one have a Haiti and healthy marriage based on lies? But how do I walk away from all MRI dreams and belief if eternal families? For both my Mon and myself your words have been a source of comfort and strength in a time that those things are hard to comer by. Your testimony is a reminder when i want to ask "why me, haven't I tried so hard?"... When i felt like I'd been left alone I found your sorry and out has helped me through! Thank you!

Amber C said...

I admire you for your courage to share your story with others to strengthen others faith in Jesus Christ, Thank you!

Brandy said...

I would love to win your book:)

Anonymous said...

I have been married and divorced once due to addictions and Infirtelity. I have recently had a bi lateral mastectomy and reconstruction to prevent me from getting cancer like my mother passed away from last year.. Long story short it has been a rough few years in my life and have just recently started talking to god again .. You are a true inspiration.. Thank you for all that you do to help others

Our little corner said...

you are an amazing and inspiring writer! I would love to read your book!

RN. said...

My Uncle passed on Aug. 5th from suicide. It was very shocking for many since we never knew or suspected he suffered from depression. My Aunt and cousins are now trying to sort through all the emotions something like this brings. While I know your situation was totally different, I have been in awe as you have shared personal details of your grief and healing. I think your book would help them as they struggle through every emotion and question they are faced. You came to my hometown of Morgan a month ago and that is when I started reading your blog. Sadly I was out of state the night you talked, but my friend told me how wonderful it was and really made her think. I would love to give a copy of your book to my Aunt or cousins. If I don't win I am still going to email them a link to your blog :) . Thanks for being willing to share your story!

Mel said...

I absolutely love reading your blog! It has helped me through so hard times.

Kami McFarlane said...

I commented last week about my sister in law really needing to read this book! She is in so much darkness because she cannot let her husband go, but he has cheated on her multiple times. She finally divorced him, but it hasn't changed anything, they still act married and he still cheats. She for some reason cannot let him go and I think your book would help her see the light.

jana said...

I am a social worker in SE Idaho! I follow your blog! Would love to read your book and pass on to someone else to read that could benefit!

Anonymous said...

I would live to read your book. You are so inspirational. You always remind me how even in the bad parts of life there is always a lesson to learn and a brighter side to it.

Kids, Life and the balancing act... said...

I would love one. Your amazing and your faith has helped not only myself but many.

Kami McFarlane said...

I commented last week that I have a sister in law who really needs to read this. She is in so much darkness because she can't let go of her husband that continues to cheat on her, I think your book would bring her light and maybe help her to move on and let go.

Megan Helms said...

I have a few friends that would greatly benefit from your book! Way to go Ashlee!!!

Stacy said...

I would love this! Anybody would greatly benefit from reading your story!

Rebecca said...

Me!

Anonymous said...

I need your book to give to a dear woman whose husband committed suicide. Your insight would help her I'm sure.

The Barney Family said...

I've been following your story from the beginning and have loved and learned so much from each of your posts. My best friend just recently found out her husband has been cheating on her and really doesn't even want to be together with her and she's the one fighting for him when i think it should be the other way around. There are so many things that have happened that that combined with the fact that he doesn't want to change, she could find someone that would make her so happy and treat her wonderful. She has 2 kids and she feels like no one will ever want to date her cause she's "divorced" and has 2 kids. I always send her your blog links and tell her your story to let her know that that is not true! I think her reading your book would help her tremendously:)

Heidi said...

Ashley I would love a copy of your book. I have seen all of your posts and love every one of them. I have had to deal with a lot in my childhood and I put up walls like you were talking about and I don't remember a lot of my childhood but I have been trying to break them down. I want to be a good wife and mother and you help me try harder when I feel low somedays. I want to thank you for everything you are doing with you blog and your book. You are such an inspiration to me and I tell everyone I can to go to your website so you can inspirer more people. Thank you so much

Julie said...

You are so amazing at the honestly and raw emotions that you write about. You don't sugar coat your experience but you also find the good in the bad. I'm amazed at how you've stayed so positive and are where you are today.
Thank you for sharing your experiences.

sjs0380 said...

I would love to share your story with others!

Jennifer Hansen said...

I would love a copy of your book. It encourages me to forgive even when it's challenging. Thank you.

Laura said...

I know someone who would greatly benefit!!

Heidi said...

Ashley I would love a copy of your book. I have seen all of your posts and love every one of them. I have had to deal with a lot in my childhood and I put up walls like you were talking about and I don't remember a lot of my childhood but I have been trying to break them down. I want to be a good wife and mother and you help me try harder when I feel low somedays. I want to thank you for everything you are doing with you blog and your book. You are such an inspiration to me and I tell everyone I can to go to your website so you can inspirer more people. Thank you so much

Brynn said...

I have someone in my life who could really use this right now.

Julie said...

I would love a copy of the book! Your story is amazing, you are so inspirational.

Goldie Goodwin said...

I am sure there are many readers out there who deserve a free book more than I do, so I am not entering my comment for that. I just wanted you to know that you truly are an inspiration to me. I learn so much from your blog. The take away from each entry is just what I needed to know and learn right then. Thank you for what you do.

Mrs. Schultz said...

I would love a copy of your book. Your story is inspirational and I love reading your blog.

John and Laura said...

My friend feels insecure about her worth. She is on the brink of divorce and destitute. She would love this book.

Michelle Barnes said...

I have a friend who is going through a lot with the ending of her 20 year marriage. She is trying and struggling to have faith and find hope that she can find a healthy relationship and be open to share her heart with someone after being hurt for so long. She isn't a blog reader but I think she would enjoy a book after everyone is in bed. Your story gives hope to anyone who has even been down that things can and will get better if you have faith. I am grateful you have shared your struggles with me and helped me realize that I am not alone. Thank you!

Brooke said...

I keep feeling like I should send this to my brother who is serving in Korea. He has gone through some really difficult things and I feel like he has given up hope. Your journey is an amazing one of faith, love and hope.

Kara said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog and would love to read it in book form. You are an amazing women and writer.

Lay-c said...

I would love to win a copy for a friend. But if not can you please tell me where to buy this book? Thank you Lacie

Angela said...

My best friend, Elizabeth lost both of her parents this year and is having a hard time grieving and understanding her feelings. I think this book would be really helpful with that.

Rebecca said...

I would love to read your book! Going through a divorce right now, my husband just left me and I really appreciate your story of hope! You are inspiring.

Paige Hadfield said...

You continue to confirm one of my favorite quotes by President Kimball "God does notice us and he watches over us, but It's usually through another person that he meets our needs"

Brooke said...

Please please pick me!!

Jamey said...

I look forward to your posts of inspiration through trials. My sister in law just lost her son, and although the situation is far different, the healing process is similar.

Jaime said...

Everyone needs to read your book! You are amazing!!

rick.and.kels said...

Love this!

Spacebar1966 said...

Thank you for the inspiration, strength and most of all the unconditional love of Christ. You truly touch my heart with your words.

shawna said...

I would love to read your book and share with friends and family.

Alex Candland said...

I could use this book. Talk about the timing being right

Heather said...

I love your perspective on healing and grieving and overcoming.

Janae said...

You are an inspiration and a missionary to the world. Thanks for spreading God's love to all. I would love to win your book.

Kitty M said...

I'd love to have a copy of my very own!

Heath & Kayla Quist said...

I know of a few friends of mine who would benefit from your book.

Anonymous said...

My daughter is a single un-wed teen mom. I think she would benefit from the book

Mary said...

I would so like to read your book....you are such an inspiration to so many people. Thank you.

Ashlee said...

I would love a copy of your book. You are truly an inspiration to all!! Love your blog posts!

Adam Doolhoff said...

I would love to win your book! My sister died a few years ago and reading your story has helped me and my family heal!

Megan Hoffmann said...

I would love to read this book! You are such an inspiration to so many people!!!!

katharine said...

my sister in law lost her husband 2 years ago (after just 1 year of marriage), i would love to share your story with her.

Teresa said...

I would love this.

Liz said...

I love your posts. You have such a way with words. My husband is really struggling with anxiety and depression. I think your insight and words of comfort would be good for him.

Jenn said...

I would love to read a copy of your book. The blog is so inspiring to me.

Sherri said...

I'm glad to see you helping others. Would love to read it in book form!

The Happy Howes said...

I would love love love a copy!

Britt Hanson said...

Such an amazing story... I can't wait to read your book.

Sapp Family said...

I would love to have your book and add it to my library. 😊 I truly believe that everybody could benefit from your book, no matter what stage of life they are in.

Wally said...

Stumbled upon your blog last summer and have been reading it ever since. I am blessed to have found it, as my family ( both on my side and my husband's side) are experiencing griefs of a different nature than yours. Reading your posts has helped me to gain strength for myself and my family members.

lovejoy_31 said...

I watched my grandmother stay after numerous affairs and I would love a copy of your book. Your story is amazing.

Terri said...

I found your blog shortly after you started it and have been hooked every since. My family has experienced the loss of loved ones to unexpected deaths. Each of us has dealt with the loss and grief in our own ways some choosing infidelity, divorce, alcohol and just pure hatefulness. It has literally torn what was left of the family to shreds with just a few of us hanging on to what is left. I find myself going back and reading posts over and over again because they hit so close to home and knowing you found a way for you and your family through the dark times keeps me looking forward to brighter days. You are simply amazing and anyone is blessed to have you in their lives.

Karen said...

I have been waiting for you to write this book. I really want to read it. You are such an inspiration.

Shawna Fugate said...

Would love to have you book. I have prayed for you and your children long before your blog was born. I know God (and I believe Emmett) are extremely proud of you. You inspire me on my "bad" days because if you can keep going, certainly so can I.

Abigail said...

I'd love to win your book! I think my mom would love it as much as I love your blog.

Hanson Family said...

I would love to get a copy of your book!! ;)

RCardon said...

I would love to read your book!

Carole Parkin said...

I have followed your blog since I found the link on KSL. Your have inspired, lifted me up, given me hope, Showed me how to keep trying and also allowed me to see mistakes I've made from a different perspective. I would love to have a copy of your book to share with someone I feel could use the lessons and inspiration you have to offer. You are a gifted writer and reallife and amazing person. Keep up all of the good things you are doing.

carolyn q said...

I too am one of your followers and have been mesmerized by your openness as you have shared the pain you have felt and the love that has overcome such darkness. Your testimony of Christ is so pure, almost childlike.
So many times I have come to your blog and read just what I needed to in dealing with my own heartaches and how that gift has lifted me up as I have sought for higher ground.
You are an amazing Daughter of God Thank you so much for sharing YOU and may you be blessed always. Would love to read your book, either way. . .I will get one.

Rhea said...

I feel like I could personally benefit from your book.

hawks21 said...

I would LOVE to have a copy of your book!!

Melissa Meade said...

I would love a copy! You are an inspiration!

lori said...

I'm so glad you decided to write a book! I had a feeling all along that you would! You are so talented and have changed many lives for the better including mine. My marriage has been very rough at times and we have gone through so many tough things that could've torn us apart and made us both question if it would last. Thankfully we haven't given up on each other! My husband lost his dad suddenly a year ago in January and since then has gone into a deep depression and I've had to take one day at a time cause of how overwhelming it can be. He became in active and I have had to stay strong for the both of us but thanks heavens for the knowledge of the gospel to help us get through, right!? I added you as a friend on Facebook a few months ago and got to talk a little bit with you and got to thank you personally for your faith, hope, and love that has helped me through such a difficult time! My mom went to your fireside that you had in bear lake where I'm from and said you did such an awesome job! I told her about you awhile back and she felt honored that you would go all the way there and sacrafice your time to share your story! Thanks again for everything and I would love a copy of your book:) Sincerely, Lori Baker

Tara Koyle said...

I know a few people, myself included, that have been affected by loss. I lost a baby and found your blog not long after the funeral. The way you have shared has helped my heal and understand things in a way I wasn't able to understand before. I am thankful for the words you have written and your willingness to share your store and perspective. I am excited to read your book.

lori said...

I'm so glad you decided to write a book! I had a feeling all along that you would! You are so talented and have changed many lives for the better including mine. My marriage has been very rough at times and we have gone through so many tough things that could've torn us apart and made us both question if it would last. Thankfully we haven't given up on each other! My husband lost his dad suddenly a year ago in January and since then has gone into a deep depression and I've had to take one day at a time cause of how overwhelming it can be. He became in active and I have had to stay strong for the both of us but thanks heavens for the knowledge of the gospel to help us get through, right!? I added you as a friend on Facebook a few months ago and got to talk a little bit with you and got to thank you personally for your faith, hope, and love that has helped me through such a difficult time! My mom went to your fireside that you had in bear lake where I'm from and said you did such an awesome job! I told her about you awhile back and she felt honored that you would go all the way there and sacrafice your time to share your story! Thanks again for everything and I would love a copy of your book:) Sincerely, Lori Baker

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you decided to write a book! I had a feeling all along that you would! You are so talented and have changed many lives for the better including mine. My marriage has been very rough at times and we have gone through so many tough things that could've torn us apart and made us both question if it would last. Thankfully we haven't given up on each other! My husband lost his dad suddenly a year ago in January and since then has gone into a deep depression and I've had to take one day at a time cause of how overwhelming it can be. He became in active and I have had to stay strong for the both of us but thanks heavens for the knowledge of the gospel to help us get through, right!? I added you as a friend on Facebook a few months ago and got to talk a little bit with you and got to thank you personally for your faith, hope, and love that has helped me through such a difficult time! My mom went to your fireside that you had in bear lake where I'm from and said you did such an awesome job! I told her about you awhile back and she felt honored that you would go all the way there and sacrafice your time to share your story! Thanks again for everything and I would love a copy of your book:) Sincerely, Lori Baker

Lesli said...

Your Faith and strength are amazing! Would love to read your story!

Anonymous said...

Pick me! Pick me! Wouldn't you just love to send your book to someone in canada? Haha :p
Joy

Anne said...

I bought your book, but this would go to my sister who has gone through some incredibly tough times in her life. I know it could bring a smile to her on her dark days.

Ashley Berg said...

I would love a copy to read :)

Roberta said...

I am so glad that you shared your experience with the world even though I am sure it was hard. You have not only helped yourself and family, but every single person who has read and will read your story!

Keith and Kimberly said...

You have totally inspired me in so many ways! I would love to read it!

Unknown said...

Every entry you write is for me. You are an example of courage and strength to all of us. Thank u.

Momma Wilt said...

I can't wait to read your book!!! Me me me please! I'll share it with everyone!

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