Philip Lee Gardner was born and lived on a farm in Indiana. He is a part of a family of preachers as his father, his three brothers and his brother-in-law as well as he himself were part of the ministry in one phase or another. He graduated from Mays High School in Mays, Indiana and then from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo. Later he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree for the work he did in India, Russia and Haiti. His ministries have been for churches with membership from 15 to 1,100. A lot of his time was spent in counseling and helping people working through marital problems.He has personally seen and experienced many of the things he writes about as he has been in more than one marriage. Because of his background he desires to help other people profit from his mistakes. He wants to pass on lessons he has observed others learn, as well as what the scriptures say on the subject. He is not an advocate of a second marriage but he has been there and done that and wants to help others be more successful in following God's plan for the home.