The Marriage Alter is a short book but packs wisdom into every page. From Choosing a Wife and Choosing a Husband to Secrets of Wedding Happiness J. R. Miller addresses important factors everyone considering marriage should consider. "Perhaps these simple chapters may prove helpful to some young people who are settling the question of marriage; or possibly they may have their suggestions for some who are already married, and are trying to learn the secret of living happily together." James Russell Miller was a popular Christian author, Editorial Superintendent of the Presbyterian Board of Publication, and pastor of several churches in Pennsylvania and Illinois. He was the General field Agent for the United States Christian Commission, an organization established by the Young Men's Christian Association after the First Battle of Bull Run. Miller authored nearly 100 books and articles.