It is finished. Last night one last time I proofread my new book We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage and Ten Things You Can. When the endorsements are gathered, it will go to press. I close my book confident that I am not the greatest writer, but I wrote to the best of my ability for the glory of God and in obedience to God.
Idiots—I don't like that word either. But with the divorce rate at around 50 percent for Christians as well as non-Christians there are a lot of people walking around thinking they married idiots. They divorce and remarry and it isn't long before they smack their heads and realize, "Ugh, this person is an idiot too!"
Why did I write about idiots? We All Married Idiots was inspired years ago when I had an argument with my Dan. Frustrated and angry I thought, I must have been an idiot to marry that idiot. Forgive me Lord and readers for my sin and my humanness. If you've never thought such a thing, I salute you. Keep it up!
Why did I write about marriage? My heart breaks for broken homes and the effects divorce has on our children and our world. If this book can keep one marriage together, then my goal has been reached. If it keeps one person from running to a lawyer and turns them to God, then it is a best seller. If one couple determines to make nice instead of make mean in the middle of an argument or just day-to-day life, then their children's little eyes, little ears, and little minds will be spared pain. If this is the book that changes the tide of the divorce swell and married couples begin loving instead of loathing, then this book can change the world.
Two idiots living together equals a marriage. In my 41 years with Dan, God taught me lessons I wish I had known in the early years. So, now I share those insights with you. Enjoy, laugh, be convicted, change, stay together.
Praying marriages will know daily splashes of serenity,