Monday, July 12, 2010

Happily Ever Laughter by Ken Davis

Ken Davis has kept our family in stitches with his unique brand of humor. When I learned he'd written a book about finding laughter in marriage and that it can often be the glue between "I do" and "ever after", I jumped at the chance to read it.

"Happily Ever After" is a collection of real life stories from couples who've been married for all lengths of time and of all ages. In a nutshell, the book encourages us to laugh at those moments that sometimes put stress or strain on a marriage relationship, learning to look at the lighter side.

Ken opens the book with an introduction illustrating how we often don't listen fully to our spouse. As he asks if his wife got "The Bourne Ultimatum", she responds with "I have no idea what a porn tomato is!"

What follows are brief anecdotal essays from some well-known Christian comedians like Kendra Smiley and Bob Stromberg, as well as some I met through reading this book. Topics such as expectations that change over time, home cooking cajun style (think inferno), and getting directions are covered.

Each section ends with a Laugh Lesson, a practical way of looking for and finding the humor in the moments of your marriage. Some stories are laugh-out-loud hilarious---kept my husband awake during those chapters!

Others are heart-warming chuckles, but I think you'll be able to find you and your spouse in just about every situation. "Happily Ever Laughter" is the perfect anniversary gift for any year (I think 10th might be paper...not sure on that!), and for any couple.

I'm giving this one four out of five bookmarks, with a set of rings as a charm. My husband and I have been married 25 years this year, and I know laughter has helped us through some strange times, some tense times, and given us lots of joyous memories.

My thanks to my friends at Tyndale for blessing me with this book. "Happily Ever Laughter" is available now in bookstores everywhere!

Happy Reading!



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