The Feldhahn's have written a very readable book with many practical suggestions. Certainly there are differences between men and women, this book helps us bridge those gaps when we don't have a clue. Much of the material in the book is taken from surveys of thousands of people. The book deals with reassurance, emotions, decoding, security, listening, sex, and beauty. The quick start guide on the front flyleaf gives a handy digest of the book itself. The book promises to give a straightforward guide to the inner lives of women. It delivers on that promise.
There have been many books that have been written on the differences between males and females, but this one is definitely one of the best. This newly revised and updated edition by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn, along with its counterpart For Women Only and the rest of the series, have sold more than two million copies. There is good reason for this. The seasoned authors write with such ease that any couple who reads this book will benefit immensely from it. There are seven areas in which the Feldhahns coverâ€”the importance of reassuring our spouse of our love for them, understanding female emotions, decoding our spouse's unreasonable behavior, the need for emotional security, how to truly listen, the differences between male and female sex drives, and our spouse's need to know that she is beautiful in her husband's eyes. Much of the information covered in this book is not necessarily new. It has been around for awhile, but men of each generation continually forget and need to be reminded of a woman's sensitivity and emotional needs. That being said, every husband needs to read this book. It will truly help you to appreciate and love the most important woman in your life , even more than you already do. I received this book as a part of a blogging program and was not obligated to write a positive review.
I bought this book and the companion ("For Women Only") for my boyfriend for Christmas. I heard they were good, but I was nervous to give them as part of his gifts. He actually LOVED it!
I read "For Men Only" first and wrote out notes/thoughts throughout the book where things were important to me. He did the same in "For Women Only." The books explain so much in ways that I had not thought about explaining! We will now swap them and read the books with the personalized notes in them.
I would definitely purchase these books regardless of your relationship status or age. If anything, they are great conversation starters -- and easy to read!
Outstanding insight into the women's way of thinking, rationalizing, feelings, and emotions. It was very succint, clear and direct. Easy reading book which I could not put down. Every man seeking to salvage, sustain, and/or improve his relationship with a woman should read this book.