What Your Husband Isn't Telling You: A Guided Tour of a Man's Body, Soul, and Spirit
Great information on ways to communicate
This book has great information on ways to communicate and support your husband. The author is open but not to the point where it is an overly personal book. The book is written in an easy to understand format. The bulk of the book is explaining, from a Christian viewpoint, how men think.
I gave this book 4/5 stars. I liked the writing style of the author. It was what I would call a relaxed style. The author did an excellent job of making the subject of men and how they think easy to understand. I liked that the book was a manÃ¢ÂÂs perspective and I especially liked the Christian aspects of the book. I would recommend this book to any Christian wife who wants to better understand how her husband thinks and even why he acts the way he does!
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
March 16, 2013
Helped me understand a man's mind
In his book, David Murrow invites you to explore what men feel but are unwilling or unable to express into words to the people they love the most. Most men have no idea where these feelings come from. Many try not to feel anything at all. Some are so skilled at denying their emotions, they arenÃ¢ÂÂt aware they have any. David states that rare is the man who knows how to deal with his feelings in a healthy way. Thus, instead of living fully and freely, the majority of men resort to survival strategies and instead of being honest about what they feel and asking people to meet their needs, they learn destructive, manipulative ways of getting what they want. Many simply check out, becoming passive and unavailable to their loved ones.
David takes you back to the dawn of mankind, opening the history books to show you how men became the way they are, explaining the biblical and scientific origins of manhood in the role of provider and protector. As you understand these origins, you will better understand the powerful forces that shape a man, whatÃ¢ÂÂs bothering him, whatÃ¢ÂÂs motivating him, and whatÃ¢ÂÂs frightening him.
As a reader, this book has made it easier for me to understand things about men, especially my own husband, that have helped me to be more open-minded and sensitive to the way they think and what I can do as a friend and a spouse to help them feel free to express themselves and be accepted in a healthy wayÃ¢ÂÂGodÃ¢ÂÂs way.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for review purposes.
December 5, 2012
Great for understanding men better- sons included
Poor David Murrow. I believe he managed to write a book that is going to anger TWO completely different sets of women, leaving just a small group in the middle who will like and listen to his advice. On the one hand, you will have ladies who are far too conservative, who happen to have married maybe one of the few men who don't fall into the generalities of this book and will write it off for the brutal honesty he shows of how men view women. On the flip side, you will also have liberal women who have no problem accepting some of the darker sides of our husbands, but who may scoff at the roles of women (cooking, being skinny, submitting to husband, etc.) This leads us to the middle few who will take this book as a breath of fresh honest air.
I actually really liked it. The author does describe my husband, who falls into all the generalities found in the book, and on some occasions, I asked my spouse if what the author said about men was true, and he ALWAYS said yes. This book didn't make me like my husband any more (or less for that matter) but it did explain him better. It also confirmed that the grass is not greener, and some of the annoying things about him, I would likely find in any/every man! I found I had to be in the right mind-set to read this book and it is definitely hard not to get defensive, or say to the author or your spouse - "well that is a stupid way to think!" but I took this book at face value, I read it as an honest look into a man's brain and left it at that. The stuff on the importance of looking nice was nothing new, but the deep desire to provide, and the serious stubbornness of potentially failing at things, especially in front of others was eye-opening. (I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher. I would likely never have read it otherwise, but I am really glad I did)
November 26, 2012
I reviewed What you Husband isn't telling you. I couldn't put it down so insightful and answered so questions we as women wonder. I will read it over and over again
November 14, 2012