Tuesday, June 30, 2009

For Women Only

Okay, so I'm still reading "The Power of a Praying Wife." It's taking me awhile, because I keep reading other books at the same time! For example, I bought the couple's pack of the books "For Women Only" and "For Men Only" at a Barnes and Noble in Columbus last Friday. I started the book on the way home from Columbus, and finished it on Sunday night. I've already had 3 or 4 people ask if they could borrow it, and my sister is currently reading my copy.

The book is about MEN. And why they are so weird. Just kidding. But why they sometimes seem weird to US. Shaunti Feldhahn, the author of "For Women Only" did a survey of thousands of men for a novel she was writing. And the results were so shocking to her, she decided to write a book on her findings. I was shocked as well by some of the things I learned from reading this book. And the way I look at Luke and other males has changed completely as well.

Just some examples of some things I learned from reading this book are:
1. Men would rather be respected than loved
2. Men are very insecure almost all the time, but try to hide it!
3. Men don't just need sex. They need us to WANT them. And not just do it out of duty.
4. Men are visual. Okay, we all know this, but the way the author describes it makes it so much clearer. It really made me feel simpathetic.
5. Men love it when we try to look good for them.

If you want to know more, read the book. It's very short, and could probably even be read in one sitting. I highly recommend it for any woman. I feel like I understand Luke so much more now, and I've learned to treat him differently.

Shaunti Feldhahn has a "For Women Only" section on her website if you want to check it out. I spent awhile there after I read the book. And honestly, I'm reading "For Men Only" now, just because I'm curious! I usually read it while Luke is watching TV and I tell him about interesting or funny things in the book, because I know he probably won't read it himself! (ESPN Magazine is probably the most reading he likes to do!)
On another note, who is excited about the 4th of July??! I seriously didn't realize it was this weekend. Where is the time going this summer?! I'm spending the 4th at our friend Michael's house (Also, Max's house...the little Maltese I puppy-sat a few weeks ago :-)). There's going to be swimming and illegal fireworks and lots and lots of good food!! I'm excited, and trying to figure out what to make. I might make my Clark bars again, which I have since learned are ALSO called Buckeye Bars. I like that name better!

So next weekend is the 4th, the weekend after that is my anniversary...yay!!! I plan on spending part of the afternoon looking up fun ideas for our date night. And the weekend after that, we have planned a camping trip with some of our "married couple" friends. Luke has so many bachelor friends that we hang out with, sometimes it's fun to go out with couples too :-) So I'm excited! Especially since it will be our first chance to use our new tent that my parents got us as a wedding gift last year!

Have a great Tuesday! What are your plans for the 4th??


  1. I loved the book For Women Only! I got it as a shower gift, and it was great and very enlightening!

  2. I've heard so much about that book but never had the chance to read it. I totally agree though, that men desire respect -- to question there.

    Yay for the 4th! My hubby & I don't have many plans, but we're just looking forward to a nice weekend with no work! We have Fri-Mon off, so maybe we'll be able to sneak away and enjoy the beach for a few hours.

    BTW - there is a blog award at my site waiting for you. :)

  3. So many fun things coming up for you! I loveee For Women Only; it was so helpful to read!

  4. Sounds like very interesting books! I will have to see if my library carries them

  5. I kind of want to read "For Women Only" too! I read "For Young Women Only" several years ago, but I'd like to see if "For Women Only" has anything different.
    If you want to hear more on men wanting respect, I highly recommend "Love and Respect" by Emerson Eggerichs - that book is an eye-opener too!

  6. I totally want to read these books now. If only I had money... On the other hand, I have been meaning to go down and get a library card here, mabye they have them. :)


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