I had no idea...this book made me aware of several guy things I had not even bothered to think about before--just complain about. It's straight forward and funny, but also looks at matters that I, as a woman relating to men, should have a better understanding about.
Perhaps it is because I am only reading the women's version of the set and getting only the one side of the story, but it seems as if men are one big bottomless pit of neediness and we are there to fill it. The way men are described (or describe themselves) are that they are weak. I don't believe this to be true and I think a more balanced approach is necessary for a marriage to thrive. A man and a woman need to work as a couple and that means they need to practice patience, sympathy, empathy and take time to communicate. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 comes to mind. If we all read that verse daily, committed it to memory and called upon it regularly, we would have a good foundation for our marriages and other relationships.
Totally helped me to understand my husband from a whole different perspective. Showed me how to work with our differences instead of battling over them. This book helped to change me and to respect my husband in a whole new way.
I first read For Men Only before reading this. The book was great. A lot of insights to learn from. For Women Only is a great
Book because I learned how to understand the way men think and what a difference it is from what previously have thought it should be. I wish I had the book before everything has happened in my life. My husband had passed away 1yr ago at a young age. This will help me with any future relationships I will get into. I recommend it to every woman who's gettin into a relationship & married ones.
I found the first five chapters of this book to be very interesting and insightful. When it came to chapter 6 "Sex Changes Everything" I did not feel the chapter gave a balanced perspective on the topic. I'm very aware and very much respect that men have a strong drive/need/desire for sex. But I also believe the man is not entitled to selfishness in this area, and that God, in giving him this drive, also expects him to use some self-control in giving consideration to his wife and her needs. I have read "His Needs Her Needs" by Willard F. Harley, Jr., and highly recommend his book over this book in regard to this topic as well as many other important topics pertaining to marriage.
I did enjoy the first chapter of this book as I found the topic of respect to be very insightful. I do know, however, that this topic is covered in much greater depth by Emerson Eggerich in his book "Love and Respect". I own that book but have not yet taken the time to read it, as I have so many good books to read. Thus I found it was nice to get a shorter overview of the topic in this book.
In my opinion, while there is some value in the information contained in chapters 6-10 of this book, I didn't find it to be useful enough to warrant a strong recommendation of this book; however, if you simply want a quick read that touches on the issues, I believe you would find something beneficial from this book. I received my copy for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my review.