Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happily Ever Laughter

Happily Ever Laughter:
Discovering the Lighter Side of Marriage

Ken Davis, General Editor
(Focus on the Family/Tyndale House Publishers>)
ISBN: 978-1-58997-580-4
June 2010/148 pages/$13.99

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!

Happily Ever Laughter is available from Amazon and other bookstores.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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quilly said...

This sounds like fun.

I often think that the greatest blessing of my horrible marriage was the ability I now have to see what is and isn't important when it comes to differences. Amoeba and I share the same core beliefs, morals and values. Everything else can be worked out or overlooked. Laughter makes almost anything easier to discuss. Direct communication is much more emotionally satisfying than passive-aggressive manipulation.

2Thinks said...

Looks like a good read. We're currently reading "What Did You Expect" by Tripp- another marriage book, but not a light one. A toughie.