From the Author
C Through Marriage was written in the latter stages of my pastoral ministry and after nearly 40 years of married life. I wrote this book basically with no intention of seeing it published. I just jotted down a lot of observations I had gleaned from my married and pastoral life.
Looking back on it, I am still amazed how it all came together. It just seemed to flow so naturally. The thoughts came easily and the common connections with the letter C was amazingly simple. It is the way that I generally outlined my messages over the years and was a natural process for me. I am certain that I was guided in the making of this book. I have no other explanation for how it came together.
My prayer for this book is that it will help people to find their way to first a personal and deeper relationship to Christ, and secondly to a deeper personal relationship with their spouse. C Through Marriage is but one of many excellent resources available for couples, My book is a practical guide in many areas that every couple faces in marriage and a useful guide in helping couples-to-be to better prepare for the life they will soon share with their soon-to-be-spouse.
C Through Marriage is the first of several books I hope to see published on marriage. I have a study guide waiting in the wings along with another book targeted specifically to the already married.
About the Author
I gave my heart completely to the Lord at the age of 18 in revival meetings at a church in Ft. Wayne, IN. It was a lifelong journey of faith that led me into serving the Lord as a pastor, teacher, Awana leader, board member, Sunday School superintendent, church leader, and now an author in my later stages of life.
I graduated from Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN in 1970. It was there that I met my wife who has been the apple of my eye ever since I first laid my eyes on her. We have been blessed with three wonderful children, a grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and the opportunity to minister to numerous foster children over the years.
I have worked mainly in various factories over the years as I pursued my calling of serving in the church. We have been planted in southeast Iowa where most of our ministry has been lived out.
My interests in life have always been my serving the Lord, my family, reading, and sports.
My passions have evolved over the years and are now mainly focused on my writing career and trying to help others through my writings discover a deeper walk with Lord and help in the practical living out of faith in life.