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We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage And Ten Things You Can Paperback – May 1, 2012
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We All Married Idiots is like having a heart-to-heart with a dear friend who wants you to succeed at what you care most about: your marriage. Laugh, pray, and "amen" your way through this delightful and soul nournishing gift from the Father's heart.~Jeanette Levellie, Author/Speaker
Elaine wrote a book that reaches into the deep places of the soul that challenges and convicts. I laughed, I cried, I raved, and I finally submitted to the truth that God knows what's best for my marriage.~Jody Zilske, English Professor, Writer, Speaker.
With gentle wit, humor and wisdom, Elaine points out where so many of us go wrong in a marriage, the ways we tear down with our hands what God means to be built up for His glory and our good.~Mary Schneider, freelance writer
Elaine W. Miller is a gifted communicator. We All Married Idiots will have you rolling on the floor laughing while being challenged toward a Christ-centered marriage. Each chapter provides fodder for discussion, self-examination, and personal growth. Buy one for yourself and additional copies to give away!~Carol Kent, Speaker and Author
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A member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Elaine is the author of three books: We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage and Ten Things You Can, Splashes of Serenity: Bathtime Reflections for Drained Moms, and Splashes of Serenity: Bathtime Reflections for Drained Wives. Her work is published in Sanctuary--A Devotional Bible for Women and Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today, as well as several magazines.
Elaine and her husband share a wonderful life and ministry together. They developed and taught ten marriage retreats. Annually, they travel to Europe as Pastoral Care Couple to missionaries in Bosnia. Three adult children and an ever-growing number of grandchildren complete their joy.
Top Customer Reviews
While this book has a Christian worldview, I found it extremely accessible and practical. As the wife of a non-believer, I am hyper vigilant against letting "Christianese" slip in to my conversations. I can always tell when I'm using it- Ken rolls his eyes and tunes out anything I have to say. The struggle to communicate on a level he can understand, not just intellectually, but on a heart level, has made me far more aware of the roots of my own beliefs and the dangers of just parroting "Christian beliefs" without first searching my own heart.
Elaine's vocabulary is inclusive and loving, reaching out to all hearts, men and women alike. She models a loving marriage through the mishaps of her own journey, and shares what it takes to run the race well.
My life, and my marriage, have been blessed by this book. I know it will bless many others as well.
I loved this book so much that I included a quote from it in my book Dear God, He's Home! A Woman's Guide to her Stay-at-Home Man, and included it in my recommended reading list. That is the highest recommendation I could give since I only wanted to include books that I knew would help strengthen marriages during a time of transition.
Readers will find themselves changing and discovering that those things that drove them crazy about their spouses are not so bad after all. And who knows...maybe neither spouse will feel like such an idiot after they read and study this book together!
But Elaine Miller's book is different. I bought it, read it and LOVED it. Her self-deprecating humor saved the day in some would-be tense situations, making us appreciate her even more. As a pastor's wife for many years, she's likely lived in some glass houses. But it was her love for her family and friends and the beloved members of churches Elaine and Dan have served that prompted Elaine to write about the pitfalls as well as the proven pathways of a successful marriage.
And what she says makes sense! This book could be a wonderful study guide in a church setting for those eagerly anticipating marriage or for those couples who've been stuck for years in a rut of blinding boredom and tedious tradition.
I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's a great book.
I love the way the author, Elaine Miller, uses humorous (and very real) anecdotes to show couples how to get past the hurt and anger in their marriage. It's full of wisdom from the Bible and life lessons. Each day is divided up into five sections: the story, verses for meditation, Miller's interpretation of those verses, how to apply that wisdom through change, and most importantly, a prayer to ask for God's help to make those changes.
This is a book geared towards hurting relationships, but it's also helped our healthy relationship. I can see a real change in my husband's attitude (not that there was a problem with it, but it's actually gotten better) and that's led to a change for the better in my attitude. And it all started with this little book.
I can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you, Elaine Miller, for writing it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Elaine is prolific, brilliant, competent, and understanding as she hits the nail on the head page after page. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sharyn R. Philmeck
It is such a blessing to my life to have grown up in the church with Elaine and her husband, Pastor Dan! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cameron
Funny and wise...a great read. This is a wonderful gift for any couple, especially those couples who have one member who isn't normally a reader. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Patricia Wolfe
Excellent book for all married folks, and those contemplating marriage.Published 4 months ago by Gramma Jean
I thought this was a great book! I laughed and learned the whole way through it. Thanks for the reminder, Elaine, that marriage isn't just about me! ;)Published 5 months ago by Kolleen Lucariello
"Use your dissatisfaction- or even your boredom with life and with your relationships-- as a compass to direct you to your True North of your heart's passion- God himself. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michelle S. Lazurek
The first time I read the title for “We All Married Idiots,” I cracked up laughing. As a wife of thirty-plus years I thought, “How true is that? We really ARE all idiots. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Elaine Marie Cooper
We All Married Idiots is as insightful as it is hilarious! Elaine Miller invites you into her own marriage and shares what she has learned throughout the years. Read morePublished 11 months ago by stephanie