After publishing two historical novels, Darlene Matule felt compelled to tackle a current problem--the state of marriage in America--the always legal and often sacred joining of one man and one woman. It is no secret--life has changed drastically since 1956. She asked herself, How can I promote the amazing blessings that marriage can bring--in today's climate? What promise can I bring to college students--today? To others?
Matule's answer is Sixty Shades of Love. Her memoir reveals how she and her husband are more in love after sixty years than they were on the day they were married--despite spiritual, marital, financial, in-law, and health problems that would cause most couples to shout, "Enough!" Sixty Shades of Love shows millennials it is possible to find joy in a sacramental marriage. It encourages baby-boomers to give their vows another chance. It reminds seniors of the fulfillment they already have enjoyed in their own long-term commitment. Through the years, Matule found that communication, faith, determination, and the ability to adapt despite life's surprises resulted in the most precious gift a couple can ever receive--a happy marriage.