Title: For Women Only- Revised and Updated Edition
Subtitle: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men
Author: Shaunti Feldhahn
Genre: Christian Living/Women/Marriage
Since the Garden of Eden, women have wondered what men are thinking. No matter how long you have been married, you could use some help understanding your spouse. Communication between the sexes has been a challenge since the beginning of time.
I started this book thinking that I would not read anything new or enlightening. Yes, some of the chapters contained familiar suggestions and ideas. They were still worth reading and will be a good refresher to help communication in your marriage.
Surprisingly, there were some concepts that I had never though about before. For example, I had always assumed that my husband wanted to be intimate with me to satisfy a physical need. I never looked at it as something that boosted his self-confidence and his self esteem. This was one of the author's "Eight Revelations." Other topics include men as providers, why they "tune out" and men being visual.
When reading this book, you need to remember that every man is different. You can't fit them all into the same box. Knowing that, you need to read with an open mind and know that every statement may not apply to your husband specifically, that you may need to apply the concepts more generally.
The author conducted surveys on men from ages 21 to 75 to gather her data. She surveyed 1600 men and conducted personal interviews. I tell you this so that you will know that she isn't just writing about her own marriage. Extensive research went into her discoveries and should be representative of "most" men. Her advice is based on statistically proven evidence.
I would recommend this book to married women, engaged women and any woman that plans to be married one day.
You can read more information about the author on her website http://www.shaunti.com/.
Disclaimer: I was given this book for free by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Company as part of their Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.