Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Why I Work To Save Marriages
My name is Lee Baucom, and I am here to save marriages. That is it. I am not trying to become a millionaire off of other people's pain. In fact, I live in the same house we have lived in for 10 years. I get up every day and go to work.
So, for anyone thinking that I am some "internet millionaire," sitting on a beach and sipping cool drinks, please tell that to my bank account!
Some have accused me of being an opportunist. That certainly misses the fact that after 4 years of college, I attended almost 9 years of graduate school, along with 6 years of clinical training. My training was all about marriage and family therapy. This is a field I have worked in for almost 20 years.
Why, then, do I do this? Because I believe in marriage. I believe that marriages are the stability of society, the backbone of successful families. Whenever I hear people saying that divorce is not harmful to children, I know they are quoting research. But they fail to note that much of that research has been reexamined and found flawed and incorrect.
How can children not be affected when someone takes everything they have known about love and security, and torn it in half? And since I get to spend my days with people in pain, I hear about that pain on a daily basis.
Long ago, I decided we can either work to heal the deep wounds, or we can be preventative. And fixing marriages, saving a marriage, is preventative. Save a marriage, save a family.
However, I have never believed that you simply stay married to stay married. You stay married and build a marriage that is life-giving, loving, and supportive. It is not enough just to prevent a divorce, which is why I don't call my program Stop The Divorce. I am out to save a marriage, make it something worth treasuring.
So why don't I give away my information for free (actually, I do, with a free marriage ecourse)? Because generally speaking, you get what you pay for. And because there are many, many costs to provide this service (Google sends me a present every Christmas for all the money I pay them for advertising!).
The same people who accuse me of not giving away the information no doubt pay for a doctor's services, an attorney's services, maybe even an accountant's services. That is the way our society works.
I am also aware the the cost of my information is far less than even a decent meal out, probably less than 1/2 the cost of most people's cell phone bills, equal to maybe 10 drinks at Starbucks, a couple of six-packs of beer, far less than a month of cable -- all to save a marriage! Really, I have begun to see it about 99% of the time being about priorities.
So I can promise you this: I am not getting rich off this. I do this because I believe in marriages. I am here to help people save their marriages. Care to join me?
More marriage saving information can be found in my ebook, SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE HERE.