Declaration of Intent
It’s scary: going head to head with the tidal wave of forces that tear apart families, beginning with marriage. I feel a little like David against an army of Goliath’s. Anxiety dreams plague me every night, and by day, I am consumed with thoughts of what more I can do. There is no resisting it.
I have just finished studying my fourtieth book on marriage and am to the point that I’m ready to write my own book. In fact, I’ve finished the first several thousand words. It is completely different than anything I have written on romance and marriage; it is spilling out of me like magic – clear as a bell – non-stop; a whole new paradigm I have not heard or seen anywhere, plunked down, the full score, in my brain. I have, in fact, sat at the computer for three days straight without getting dressed.
When it’s over, the battle will have just begun. Though I’ve been doing some speaking already, I expect to put a lot more energy and resources into reaching wives, especially young wives, in live presentations, webinars, and conference calls. My blog will go VERY live and I’ll pump out the podcasts and newsletters. I expect it will be my personal focus and passion for the next ten to twenty years of my life–next in importance to my own relationships. And though I will be just one voice, I visualize becoming mann voices: wives supporting wives.
In the meantime, I’m withdrawing from as many of my regular activities as possible so as to concentrate on writing the book: serious musing. It’s the great wrestle of the writer to find time and space and privacy, a match I refuse to lose this time. This is a hill that I will not retreat from, not until I can wave my book from the top! I will bring you with me, post updates on the way. (Do you know how scary it is just to say that out loud? But commitment is the name of THE game, isn’t it? Got to commit.)
Spring is the time for new beginnings, and my new book.
“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple: Know what you are doing,
love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing.” ~ Will Rogers
Hint of Romance
Grace means giving away in maturity, what you once generously received from others.