Edward Mrkvicka Jr. is a multi-award-winning Christian author. No Innocent Affair is his most recent book.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a lay minister/counselor, life-long Bible student, and Christian writer.
Prior to my Christian writings I was a bank president who wrote books about banking, personal finance, and the stock market. And while I feel those subjects are practically important, they pale next to the Word of God. My first love is, and always has been, the truth of God’s Word.
What made you first decide to become a writer?
I have no formal writing training whatsoever. In fact, I’m sure I do everything wrong. That said, I’ve always enjoyed writing in a general sense. When I’m writing about the Word of God the enjoyment turns to pure joy.
Can you tell us about your latest book?
No Innocent Affair explores the matter of adultery in a way far removed from the norm.
I have tried to blend the secular with the spiritual, giving special emphasis to the innocent victims of adultery; e.g., children. The problem with adultery is that people seldom think it through until it’s too late. Believe me, the damage to everyone is far deeper than you can possibly imagine.
Perhaps the best proof of my contention is the general response from those I have helped over the years – almost to a person, adulterers eventually say that “it just wasn’t worth it.”
What inspired you to write it?
My counseling experience has made all too clear that adultery is an epidemic that is helping destroy families. Equally clear is the fact that participants, blinded by lust, lose rational and spiritual thought.
So I have, through the Word of God, put on paper the truth about adultery, which is this – it does great harm to everyone it touches. Whether you betray your spouse or are the one betrayed, your life will never be the same.