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

Front Cover
Multnomah Publishers, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 223 pages
5 Reviews
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?






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 exposť 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."

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

this book keeps your attention start to finish

User Review  - mechanicswife - Christianbook.com

this book keeps your attention from start to finish with captivating sentences and stories that enlighten and entertain, but at the same time make you ponder the work that you are putting into your ... Read full review

User Review  - R Skelton - Christianbook.com

A wonderfully pro-marriage anti-divorce book. For that alone it deserves 5 stars. As easy to read as a novel, a can't put down book. Her background in television reporting has given her the ability to ... Read full review


Who to Blame aka Acknowledgments
Warning aka Introduction
A Whimsical War Story

16 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

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.

Bibliographic information