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About the Author

Ken Davis provides a unique mixture of side-splitting humor and inspiration that never fails to delight and enrich audiences of all ages. Davis s daily radio program, Lighten Up! is broadcast on over 500 stations nationwide.
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Product Details

  • Series: Focus on the Family Books
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Focus on the Family (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589975804
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589975804
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,269,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Happily Ever Laughter captures real-life stories from couples--stories chosen for their humor, variety of settings, and diversity of years married. As readers laugh along with each couple described, they will begin to understand that being able to see the humor in life helps greatly in keeping one's marriage happy and healthy through the years. Includes stories from Chonda Pierce, Bob Stromberg, Daren Streblow, Kendra Smiley, Jeff Allen, John Branyan, Rhonda Rhea, David Dean, Dave Veerman, and Neil Wilson.
This book is a very quick read, with short chapters. Ken Davis, from Focus on the Family, put this book together, with submissions of stories from some famous Christian comedians. I had hoped it would have a little more substance to it, but it was bit lacking for me. I felt some of the stories were forced to fit into the book, and most of the stories were the kind that would have been funny if you were there at the time. Overall not a book I be dying to run out and buy, but an okay book to read.

***Disclaimer*** I was not paid for this post, I was sent a free copy from Tyndale Publishers. All opinions stated are my own and your opinion of the book may differ.
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I've heard Ken Davis before and appreciated his humor. However, this book wasn't very funny (and I bought two!. . .one to give as a gift.)
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My wife bought this book for me as a Christmas gift, something light to read and treat almost like a devotional for a month. I am all about having fun and laughing as I read a book, so I had high hopes for this book.

Unfortunately many of these stories, while having a valid point or two that can be applied in a marriage, came across as annoying rather than funny. In one case, after speaking to a group of people about being married to his wife of 35 years and the humorous squabbles they had, someone came to him, said he was married as long, that he and his wife never had an argument or raised their voices with each other. The speaker, retelling the story, claims to have been unable to contain himself and blurted, "Your wife's a carrot!" This is the kind of humor you will find throughout the book, despite having contributions from around 20 different authors. It is almost as if Ken Davis, the book's editor, changed each story around and applied his own humor, exaggerating in comparisons or circumstances in a constantly failed attempt at learning life through humor.

I was really disappointed with this book and often found myself unwilling to keep going because of the dull and often annoying nature of each "seriously funny" story. Truth be told, I may have laughed three or four times reading the 30 different stories. As another reviewer put it, the cover is the funniest part of this book, and that's no exaggeration.
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June is the month for weddings, and this would make a delightful gift for newlyweds. While marriage should not be entered into lightly, a sense of humor is an important ingredient in a strong, lasting marriage. Written by a variety of contributors such as Chonda Pierce, Kendra Smiley, Jeff Allen, and David Dean and others, each chapter provides a peek into some of the foibles and frustrations they have experienced. When you don't know whether to laugh or cry, choose laughter! From toothpaste to sleep habits to asking directions to critters and children, this book shines the spotlight on what happens when two become one. Sprinkled throughout the books are various quotes on marriage; my favorite is the one from Billy Graham's wife, Ruth Graham: "I'm certainly glad my husband and I are not exactly alike; if that were the case, one of us wouldn't be necessary."

Each chapter ends with a Laugh Lesson which hones in on the spiritual or practical "homework" you can apply to your own marriage. Whether you are newly married or have decades of marital miles under your belt, you'll recognize yourself and your spouse in many of the stories, and be reminded that living Happily Ever Laughter is possible with God's grace and forgiveness, not to mention separate toothpaste tubes!
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This book may have been the result of good intentions, but it just didn't hit the mark for me. I was hoping to relate to the stories, get a good laugh, and maybe even be encouraged to see the lighter side of things. None of that ever happened. I was so bored, I stopped reading before the end. (As this book is a collection of stories, I don't think I missed anything important by ending it early.) It just seemed like a waste of time.
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this book was a great read and a great gift at one of our relationship seminars. Go get it now
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This is a great book that my husband and I used to read together to enjoy and laugh together. It will have you rolling and sharing a laugh together in no time!
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Hilarious.......nothing more to say, except a laugh guaranteed!
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