Friday, May 17, 2013

Marriage 101 For Men

Marriage 101 blog tour

Stay tuned for info on how you can win a copy of this book.

I was a little hesitant to review this book because I'm not a man; however, I learned so much that I'm super glad I read it.

As Author Sherri Mills explains, there is an epidemic of resentment in marriage. Come on ladies, admit it, you resent the fact that you carry the housework/childcare/cooking/trip planning and packing/trip unpacking/family party planning/ and vehicle maintenance load on your capable but overwhelmed shoulders. Yes, you can do it all; but should you have to? This resentment builds for years inside the woman's heart and then explodes. I think they call it the 7-year itch or the 14-year disaster.

Because of this resentment, husbands think their wives are ornery all the time. Here's the kicker - they honestly don't know why their wives are upset. You're turn to admit it fellas - you have no idea what she does all day. Complete blindness. 

Sherri talks to men about the unbalance in the home and how to reset the scales so that both husband and wife have what they want: a happy marriage. Because, let's face it, it's not about who does the dishes or mows the lawn, it's about finding happiness together. It's about building a partnership that allows both partners the ability to feel contentment and respect for one another. 

What's in it for guys?

 I'll let Sherri answer that one:

The value of a happy wife is hard to describe adequately. Every man 
knows that awesome feeling when your wife is happy, you two are in sync 
with each other, all cylinders firing. Men can’t describe it very well, but 
every man who has experienced it will tell you there is nothing better in 
the world. It’s like the feeling during courtship—but better, because your 
relationship has matured.

If men could really see the rewards of sharing the householder workload and understand how their lives would be enriched, men would walk 
over hot coals to get there.

Don't Help Her - Rescue Her

It's not about "helping" your wife. Help implies that it isn't your job - your still leaving it on her shoulders. It's about assuming more responsibility and taking charge of an area of the house. Captain that area and your wife will look at you like a pirate king - a handsome pirate king. (She wiggles her eyebrows.)

Book Giveaway

Since I enjoyed this book so much, and I really do think it can help both husbands and wives to better communicate and understand one another, I am going to give a copy away to one of my readers. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. I'll announce the winner next Friday. Good luck!


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