If You Don't Die to Self, I May Have to Kill You: An Extreme Marriage Makeover (Paperback)

An Extreme Marriage Makeover

By Long

Multnomah Books, 9781590526583, 223pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2006



Marital Misery? You re Not Alone
Contemplating divorce? (Gasp) "Never " Murder? (Hmmmmm) "Well, maybe "If your marriage resembles a combat zone more than a covenant commitment, you re in good company. "If You Don t Die to Self, I May Have to Kill You" is packed with juicy foibles and misdeeds candidly expressed by Emmy-nominated TV news reporter Karen Long . Follow her behind the scenes to discover solid spiritual ammunition targeting attitude, gratitude, contentment, forgiveness, self-denial, and even suffering. Romance, suspense, and intrigue mark Karen's antics, and what not to dos reinforce biblical principles that light the way from marital misery to a harmonious hitch.
Contemplating Divorce?
"Never "
"Well...maybe "
The slogan for The Divorce Store reads: When till death do you part isn t soon enough. Can you relate?
Instead of just waiting for Paul to keel over, I spent years looking for a younger woman for him, someone who enjoys doing laundry.
I calculated I d forgiven Paul the biblically "required" seven times seventy 490 times over the course of one weekend alone
When two become one flesh, you either get some unity or you get Frankenstein. We got a monster of a marriage
When your marriage resembles a combat zone more than a covenant commitment, you need a few weapons, er "tools" at your disposal.
Former award-winning TV news reporter Karen Long candidly expresses juicy foibles and misdeeds marking her treacherous memorable twenty-year marriage with Paul. The happy ending? They re still married. Only now they re laughing.
Karen will arm you with solid spiritual ammunition targeting attitude, gratitude, contentment, forgiveness, and of course suffering. Humorously revealing her hard-won wisdom, this book is your ticket out of marital misery and into a harmonious hitch.
A book just like the author witty, funny, charming, and full of depth. It will make you laugh and cry, but mostly you will learn about yourself and what it takes to finish the marriage journey with a smile on your face.
Congressman James E. Rogan
Story Behind the Book
Karen Long gave up a lucrative career as a TV news reporter broadcasting live from the mean streets of Los Angeles to go home to a husband, kids, and real action and drama. She tells of being on the frontlines of the home front in this evangelical expose on the epidemic of marital misery. Over the years, Karen says, my husband, Paul, pushed all my buttons, including the little red one that can blast a nuclear family of five into oblivion. Paul often brought out the very worst in me allowing me to see my great need for a Savior instead of a good divorce attorney. Yes, this would be a terribly tragic story if it wasn t such a terrific, true testimony for the Lord.

About the Author

Karen Long and her husband, Paul, own and operate Kappa Studios, Inc., a television production/postproduction facility in Los Angeles . Having graduated as class valedictorian from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in broadcast communications, Karen went on to become an award-winning reporter and producer in the number two media market in the nation. She also anchored for "Good Morning America" at the ABC affiliate in Palm Springs and has written articles published in the "Los Angeles Times" and "Reader s Digest" . She and Paul have three children."