Shameless self-promotion (this time for my dear friend!)

I’ve found these ‘canned’ posts often don’t get a lot of traffic, but I encourage anyone who is in a relationship with an idiot (by this I mean anyone in any relationship) to check out Elaine and her awesome book. I know her personally, and she’s a great lady, with an awesome message.

I will step out of the way here . . .  



Author on a Mission to Strengthen Marriages Everywhere!

August 3, 2012 — There is an old saying that goes “dating is hard, but marriage is harder!” And if you ask any married couple on the planet, they will no doubt agree with you. Whether it is trying to work together on how to raise the children or balance the household budget, couples will sometimes not see eye to eye.

But now there is a new book with lots of great advice for every husband and wife. Author Elaine W. Miller has just released “We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage and Ten Things You Can,” and readers all across the country are benefiting from her research and expertise. “This book is for every husband and wife,” said Miller, a popular author and speaker known for sharing Biblical insights with warmth, enthusiasm, and humor.

We all Married Idiots cover

“The world influences couples to divorce,” Miller said. “My passion is to show husbands and wives God’s plan for their marriage and encourage married couples to run a marriage marathon like an idiot, but not like a fool. An idiot stumbles and falls, but a fool runs the wrong way.”

Based on Miller’s 20+ year ministry to married couples, as well as her own love story, We All Married Idiots tells amusing and poignant stories, teaches Biblical principles, and challenges the reader with marriage-changing application questions. Targeted for married couples, it can be used by small groups, couples, or for personal study. Since publication, Miller learned of a minister using We All Married Idiots for marriage counseling. Another quoted We All Married Idiots in a wedding ceremony.

The book teaches couples to esteem their beloved as a gift to treasure, not as an idiot to tolerate. What marriage couldn’t benefit from that? “Newlyweds will start on the right path as they discover wisdom I wish I had known in the early years of my marriage. Those in hurting marriages will learn possible reasons why they are struggling and how God can help them change. Is your marriage ho hum? We All Married Idiots will help you see your spouse and your marriage as an adventure to embrace,” said Miller.

With a staggering divorce rate for Christians and non-Christians, Miller knew there were a lot of people thinking they married an idiot. “Too many marriages end, only to discover in a second marriage that Oh no! This person is an idiot too!” said Miller. “I wrote We All Married Idiots because too many marriages give up too soon for too little reason. Over 40 years ago during an argument with my husband, I thought I must have been an idiot to marry this idiot. Bursting out laughing, I realized we were both idiots. It’s funny, but it’s tragic. My marriage almost ended. Today I thank God we didn’t give up too soon for too little reason.

“I almost threw away the most wonderful man. I thank God for him and his commitment to hold on to our marriage when I wanted to let go. I adore my husband and I shudder thinking what my life would be like if I had successfully discarded our marriage.”

Published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, the book is available as a print book at on-line book stores and your local book store and as an e-book on Kindle. You can learn more about the author and her book by visiting her Website at

Elaine at the cross smaller

April 30, May 1 and May 2, We All Married Idiots is available as a Goodreads give away at:

Elaine will be at the Bradford County Library in Troy, PA, on May 8, 7:00 p.m. She will be speaking about Idiots and signing books.

27 thoughts on “Shameless self-promotion (this time for my dear friend!)

  1. Reblogged this on THE WRITING LIFE and commented:
    This is a great post by my friend, Olivia Stocum, about our mutual author friend Elaine Miller! Check out this book. It’s great! (Just LOVE the title!)


    1. Thank you, Janelle! Marketing certainly is THE WRITING LIFE! I don’t like marketing my books, but I love marketing God and his plan for marriages.


    1. Hi Comfortably Numb, how about entering for a free copy on the Goodreads giveaway tomorrow? Now, that’s a great way to get a book. I hope you win!


      1. I can send you a kindle ‘loan’ if all else fails. Let me know. Or if you just want to start reading it now, I can send it to you via E-mail.


      2. Thanks, Ive just realised Im not following you (Well I am now but I wasnt) – sorry I thought I was, i know Ive pressed the follow button at least once so I blame the phone lol – explains why i never found you in my news feed ha ha


  2. Sorry readers. For some reason my goodreads give away did not show up this morning. Checking into it. Sorry for the inconvenience.


  3. This looks FANTASTIC! I loved the part about marrying the second time around… only to find out that OH NO, he;s an idiot too! Yep… that was me! lmbo


    1. We’re all idiots! It’s all about choosing which idiot to spend the rest of your life with. BTW love chatting with you. Do you do FaceBook?


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