My April Fool Wives

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Xlibris Corporation, Aug 6, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 170 pages
Olin Joseph Tunnell was married twice to women born on April 1. He was a Methodist minister married to the first wife for fifteen years and was damaged professionally and emotionally by the divorce she wanted. After eight years of recovery, he married another woman who was also born on April 1. The second marriage has been successful for over thirty-three years. Ironically, both wives were born outside his home state, have first names starting with the letter J, and were special education teachers who became licensed counselors. The first was a Methodist in Tennessee and the second was a Jewish agnostic from New York. He believes that all losses including divorce and death offer opportunities for recovery and joyful living. He shares his own experiences to encourage the reader to overcome grief and anger despite painful losses. Olin is an ordained United Methodist minister with bachelor's and master's degrees and maintains licensing as a clinical social worker and chemical dependency counselor. He published his first book entitled Searching Ashes for Burning Embers. In the current book, he has an amazing story to share that will encourage faith for confronting all losses in life. Even after the anguish of divorce, he and his first wife are now friends. Both wives enjoy each other at family gatherings. He often laughs about the irony that only an April Fool married him.
 

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Contents

Introducing April Fool Wives
7
Preparing for First April Fool
11
First Marriage
14
Process of Recovery
25
Struggle for Identity
30
Exploring and Reorganizing
37
Moving On
45
Big Spring
60
Hand of God
95
Journey of Love
106
Challenges
112
Age Differences
119
Pain Drain
126
Reflections on First April Fool
135
Reflections on Second April Fool
143
From the April Fool Wives
152

Struggle for Order
68
Second April Fool
75
Change Rearranges Change
84
The Greatest Loss
158
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