Monday, May 7, 2012

Did You Marry an Idiot?

 According to my friend, Elaine W. Miller, we all did!  Elaine is the author of the new book, We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage And Ten Things You CanBefore you get too excited about that word, here is the book description:

I married an idiot--and so did my spouse. The word, "idiot" is derived from the Greek word meaning "common man." Aren't we all common man? In fact, there is only One who was uncommon man--Jesus Christ.  Elaine W. Miller encourages couples to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus and run a marriage marathon like an idiot, but not like a fool. An idiot may stumble or fall, but a fool runs the wrong way.

We All Married Idiots  teaches husbands and wives to stop concentrating on the three things you will never change in your marriage and begin focusing on the ten things you can. Then, you will esteem your mate as a gift to treasure, not as an idiot to tolerate.

Elaine has a passion for marriage and she also has a passion for following Jesus.  She writes with humor, transparency and a down-to-earth style that makes you want to sit and have a cup of tea with her.  I personally know Elaine and her husband, Dan, and they are a warm and welcoming couple.  One can tell after spending any amount of time with them that they have a wonderful marriage and are truly in love with each other.

Elaine lets her readers know that it wasn't always that way.  God had to do a work in their lives to get them where they are.  They have celebrated 41 years of marriage which is a feat in today's world!

We All Married Idiots is available on for $6.03 and is also available on Kindle and Nook. 

Because I think this book meets such a need in people's marriages, I am offering a give away of Elaine's book.

There are a number of ways you can win and you can get your name entered into the drawing more than once by doing the following:

1.  Leave a comment on this blog post to be entered once.
2.  Go to Elaine's blog at and leave a comment there (come back and let me know) and I'll enter your name a second time.
3.  Like her facebook page a t (again let me know) and I'll enter your name a third time.

Don't forget to come back here and let me know if you commented on her blog or facebook page.  Otherwise I won't know!

I will have the drawing on Sunday, May 12th and let you know who the winner is.  If you don't win, please consider purchasing her book through Amazon.  You will be glad you did and it might just make a difference in your marriage!