I highly recommend this book! This is one of the most valuable resources I have found to help me more deeply understand my husband of almost 25 years. It also has given me insight that has helped me to better understand the male mind. It is easy to read, and, when applied, can make a good marriage even better. I have shared it with many friends in struggling marriages and, the truths this contains can be transformational--from surviving to thriving. I even have a friend who has been married 50 years who read this, and at the same time her husband read, For Men Only, and even they learned a lot, and had fun growing closer in the process! Oh, and by the way, you won't be instructed to check your intelligence at the door or be a doormat. The wisdom and insight Shaunti shares is invaluable! Our church also uses this for premarital counseling-so it is great for those about to get married as well.
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.