Local book points out responsiblities

Your October 20 edition features an article entitled “Anti-violence song inspires hope.”

Dear editor,

Your October 20 edition features an article entitled “Anti-violence song inspires hope.”

I would like your readers to know that an area resident has gone well beyond a song and written a book that has potential to both inspire and educate.

Entitled “50/50 the odds your Marriage Won’t Survive,” the book looks closely at relationships, the pandemic we call divorce and the all too commonly related problem of abuse.

One thesis of the book is that if we are to reduce the high rate of domestic violence, we must do something about the choices we make, decisions such as our choice of friends, our choice of partners, our choice of lifestyle, our choice of intoxicants, our choice of behaviors and so on.

The author Ron Lajeunesse was the CEO of Alberta’s mental health services, a college educator, an Edmonton police commission member, and the chair of one of the major school boards. He has consulted internationally and published four books.

With that background in education, health, and criminal justice, Ron believes that the choices that get us in trouble are largely driven by ignorance. Knowledge therefore should make a difference and his book addresses the power of heredity, insight, and energy sensitivity and understanding.

Your readers, whether in a difficult relationship or great relationship ,whether going into a new relationship or are in a long standing one, whether wanting to fix, or just add to a great relationship or deciding to stay or go, would stand to benefit from this read. It is available from booksellers in hard cover or digital form, or just Google 50/50 the book.com.

Ernie Lavoie, Crystal Springs