With the current divorce rate nearing 50 percent in the U.S., the thought of a lasting marriage might seem impossible.
But with the right values, it can be accomplished.
John and Kristene Hansen both grew up in dysfunctional, abusive, non-Christian homes. After a history of respective failed relationships, they both became Christians and, as fate would have it, fell in love at first sight
“The statistical odds were against our marriage lasting very long,” says John Hansen. “But we refused to let them stand in our way. We applied principles of love, acceptance and forgiveness from the Bible and were obedient to God by waiting to have intimate relations. Because of that, God powerfully blessed our marriage.”
John Hansen’s new book, Song of the Waterwheel, documents his inspirational 28-year marriage to his now-late wife. Though they faced trials of their own, including near-divorce, financial collapse and Kristene’s untimely death, the Hansens stayed strong in their love and faith.
Song of the Waterwheel chronicles the life-changing power of prevailing love in an entertaining tale of God at work behind the scenes of a seemingly doomed marriage. It offers realistic hope for those who seek to strengthen their relationships and obtain another chance at love and life.
The book also touches on themes such as:
• The importance of abstaining from premarital sex
• God as the author of human romance in marriage
• Marriage should be seen as an adventure
• Reinforcing traditional marriage
“Your marriage is your most precious asset on Earth,” says Hansen. “Guard it, cherish it, nurture and feed it – and it will take care of you.”
Song of the Waterwheel
By John Hansen
Retail price: $27.99
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About the author
John Hansen is a self-employed private investigator and author of short stories about the outdoors. He is a Vietnam veteran who served two tours of duty and a retired career police officer of 21 years, 11 in detective work. He continues his police work through volunteerism for community protection groups.