As a man, I'm offended by the gender bias in this book. As a married man I'm disgusted by the line this book takes. As a christian I'm disappointed that there are those among us still clinging to the Old Testament lines that perpetuate a patriarchal society. This. Is. Garbage.
Here's a quick summary:
Men: Don't feel or have emotion, you are a sex crazed provider and it's your job to take care of everything outside the house. Your health, fitness, and attractiveness are something women should learn to enjoy regardless of how much you let yourself go.
Women: Don't be yourself or true to yourself, you are a sex object that must change to meet the ideal your husband desires. You clean the home while working out to maintain that 18 yr old body type before enjoy all of your husbands favorite activities.
I bought this book for my husband and I to read together as we were going through marriage counseling... This book had such great reviews and I was so excited to put this book into my husbands hands... He hated it, he could not resinate with it since 90% of the book made constant references to adultery and affairs.... I understand that is a VERY real problem in marriage but that was NOT our problem in marriage.... this just was not the book that would help bring us closer to the lord as a couple... Iv read many GREAT marriage books since then and because of this book he won't read any of them with me...
This is a must have for any couple. I like using this during marriage counseling and pre-marital counseling as well. It truly elaborates on the needs of both husbands and wives have. Also a great wedding gift.