2018 - Year in Review
WHAT A YEAR 2018 HAS BEEN!
As we’re entering the first week of 2019, we wanted to take a moment to look back at the past 12 months and share a few of our highlights. None of this would have been possible without your support, and for that we are eternally grateful. Here we go:
We’re still not sure how we pulled this off, but we released three different books in 2018: 365 Connecting Questions for Couples, 365 Preguntas de Conexión para Parejas (Spanish), and 365 Connecting Questions for Engaged Couples. We’re currently putting the finishing touches on our fourth book, 365 Connecting Questions for Families, which will be released in February 2019, so stay tuned!
Speaking of books: we sold over 10,000 copies of 365 Connecting Questions for Couples in 2018 and shipped them to every US state (as well as Puerto Rico, Guam & the US Virgin Islands) and over 55 countries around the globe. 😲It’s been amazing to see where in the world our book is being read by and gifted to couples. Our goal is to translate the books into more languages to make this valuable resource even more accessible!
50,000+ New Followers
Are you following us on Instagram? We’re pretty proud to share that we started 2018 with 130K followers and finished the year with a count of over 180K. That’s 50,000 new people who decided that educating themselves about marriage and investing time to learn about relationships was a good idea… and we couldn’t be more proud of you for doing that. Thank you for liking, commenting, tagging and sharing. We’re grateful for every single one of you and will continue to provide helpful content on Instagram in the new year!
1,000,000+ Website Visitors
One. Million. People. We had to double and triple check this number a few times to believe it, but over 1,000,000 people around the world visited marriage365.org in 2018, looking for ways to become a better spouse, learn more about relationship tools, and invest in their marriage. Thank you for being one of them! (Good thing we gave our website a little facelift in 2018.)
15 Marriage Intensives
Our marriage intensives are geared to give couples the breakthroughs they need to heal from the wounds of the past and move forward in a healthy way. This past year, 15 couples in crisis trusted us during one of the hardest times of their lives. We have limited availability for intensives in 2019, so if you are considering taking this step in the new year, please get in touch. You can learn more about our Marriage Intensives here.
20 Naked Conversations Webcasts
We released 20 new webcasts on Naked Conversations in 2018 - and we plan on stepping up our game in 2019. You’ve probably heard by now that we’re getting closer to releasing our new web app My Marriage365, which will make it even easier to access our webcasts, old and new. We can’t wait to show you!
UPDATE: Our new app is ready! You can check it out at here!
Did you know that Casey, cofounder of Marriage365, is a wedding officiant? In 2018, he was honored to be part of 50 couples’ big day as he officiated their wedding. Working with couples from engagement to marriage has been one of the things that inspired our book 365 Connecting Questions for Engaged Couples as well as our premarital course Happily Ever After.
270 Engaged Couples
In 2018, over 270 couples completed our online premarital course to prepare for the most important relationship they’ll ever have. Happily Ever After covers six core topics to build a strong foundation and a healthy start in marriage. We also include a bonus section with topics such as affair proofing, parenting, and spirituality. You can learn more about this popular resource here.
If you’ve ever reached out to us, you know that we do our best to respond to every message, answer all of your questions and help you find the best resources and tools for your marriage. Last year alone, we’ve responded to over 10,000 messages from members of our community, on social media, via email and chat. We hope you know that we care about you and we’ll continue to do what we can to address your needs and be there for you when you need help!
9 Team Members
To keep up with the demand and to make your Marriage365 experience even better, we added 9 new members to our team… bringing us to a total of 12! Sometimes we wonder how Casey and Meygan did it all on their own for so many years?!
Last but certainly not least, we celebrated another big milestone in 2018 - the 15th wedding anniversary of Marriage365 founders Casey and Meygan Caston. If you’re not familiar with their story, Casey and Meygan faced every obstacle imaginable on their way to happily ever after (you can read more about it here), but managed to overcome these challenges and learn how to have a thriving marriage. Lucky for us, they decided to share their insight and tools with all of us and we couldn’t be more humbled to work alongside our fearless leaders to bring hope, healing, and happiness to couples around the world.
In 2019, we will continue to do everything we can to pursue our dream that one day healthy, connected couples are the norm. We have big things in the works to make this happen and can’t wait to share more details with you soon. Until then, Happy New Year, and let’s make 2019 the best one yet, shall we?! 🎉