In Second Wife Martha Stahl speaks from personal experience about the preparation needed for those women who are marrying a widower. As a first time wife in her 40s, she encountered situations she had not imagined. "What are the tricks to dating privately in a small community?" "Is premarital counseling a must?" "What do I do with his first wife's things?" and "How do I handle personality quirks?" are just a few of the questions that need answering. In addition to stories from her own life, Martha Stahl also draws from 40 responses to a questionnaire she sent to second wives who share her Christian faith. Paperback.