As you might have read, Zig Ziglar died this week. Zig Ziglar was a motivational speaker. He spoke mostly about getting business and making the sale. I enjoyed his books: they were easy reads, with a lot of homespun wisdom. He told a great story. My favorite book of his was Courtship After Marriage: Romance Can Last a Lifetime. Along with getting a glimpse into a long term marriage that worked (his, naturally!), he puts between two covers everything you need to know and do to make your marriage succeed. Now, I warn you, just because all that information is in there doesn't mean that reading it will make your marriage last. Marriage is hard work, and the book is just an instruction manual. How well your marriage does depends on how much effort you put into it. A lot of people say that what Zig wrote was just common sense. If that's so, then the Trenches is testament that lots of people lack it. Do what Zig did and maybe, just maybe, we won't see you - here in the Trenches.