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Book Review – For Women Only and For Men Only

26 Jan

It has taken me so long to get this review up but they are definitely worth the wait. My brain has just not been able to function well enough to properly write synopsis’ and reviews.  I think I’m going to reward myself for finally writing this with a big mug of tea and some crocheting this afternoon.

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For Women Only – Discover the truths that he wants you to know, only doesn’t know how to tell you and some he might not be aware of himself – what he’s really thinking when he ‘checks out’, why respect is so very important and much more.

For Men Only – this book will open your eyes to the truth that women really can be understood. And that you, as her protector, lover and friend, can radically improve your relationship with the woman you love with some  simple acts.

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These books really should be mandatory reading for any to- be marrieds, or newly-weds. This was my second time reading them and I got so much out of them again. I took notes while I read them and learned so much about myself in the process.

Your wife is the person who knows you better than anyone, and if she doesn’t respect you, how can you expect another man to?” 

If a man’s wife believes in him, he can conquer the world – or at least his little corner of it.”

Most of us want our men to be able to relax and truly open up to us. But in many ways, it is up to us to create the intimate, safe environment that makes that possible.”

“In reality, for most men the drive to provide is so deeply rooted that almost nothing can relieve them of their sense of duty.. . the knowledge of their responsibility is always there, pressing down on them.”

One of their greatest emotional needs is to feel competent and successful at what they do, especially in front of others. . . .but feel that they are one mess up away from being found out as an imposter.”

How we take care of ourselves shows our guys how much we care for them.”

 

Her ‘I do’ will always mean ‘do you’?  – the subconscious question women have ‘Would he choose me all over again?”

“Men’s memory circuitry -> visual. Women’s memory circuitry -> language and emotions”

“The things men say to us are in mental tape archives and are as real today as they were the moment they were spoken.”

“She can’t just ‘not think about it’ ” 

“Good reasons exist for her actions that men can discover and act on those reasons.”

Just being able to share what’s going on actually fixes something for a woman.”

Women still silently ask the little girl question, ‘Do you think I’m beautiful?'” 

 

I wrote so many ‘WHOA’s ‘ in my notes! Light bulb moments. Moments where I realized that, as is common I’m sure, my OH and I have traded places in many of these revelations. (He tends to be the more emotional thinker while I’m the more logical/cut and dry thinker , for one example).

Suffice it to say, READ THESE BOOKS! And if you can, read them together. You won’t regret it and you’ll come away with more understanding of the confusing opposite sex.

~Laura

Have you read these? Do you have any marriage books that you re-read and recommend? Do share!

 

 

 

Strengthening Marriage One Goal at a Time – March goal

6 Mar

I must admit something to you all. The timing of this post is completely God. We have been stressed, wait let me put that so that it accurately indicates our life lately —- STRESSED. There you go. That’s closer to the mark. We have been super stressed lately and that means that sometimes emotions spill over into hard and painful discussions. So for me to sit and think on how I want to strengthen our marriage is a God thing. It gets my focus back where it should be.

Last months’ goal was to be an encouragement to my OH (reminder, this means Other Half). And I feel like I did a pretty good job at remembering to – sometimes this meant just sitting and listening to him vent. Sometimes it meant leaving him be to go ‘brain dead’ for the evening and offering a back rub to help him fall asleep.

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For this months’ goal I am struggling a bit. I , in my own selfishness, want to focus on what I want from him.What I think he isn’t doing.

But all that does is start a rift in my heart against him and where will it end? Nowhere I want to be. So, I will sit and ponder this question. How can I strengthen US? I will keep the focus on encouraging him, as the stress is still here and I know it is good to keep that in the front of my mind no matter what!

Other than that though? I will intentionally pray for him each day. I tend to most days, when he is on his way to work in the mornings and I’m (pathetically) crawling back in bed. But I want to be more intentional and focused on lifting him up to the Lord. For what better act of love can I give than to continually give him back and lift him up to the One who created him?

Please join me -and several other women! – in this linkup of being intentional about our relationships/marriages. Just click on the button below and to the right that says Marriage and Relationship Goal. Even if you don’t join, check out the other goals! Very inspiring.

Happy March and go kiss your loved one!

~Laura

Strengthening Marriage – one Goal at a Time

9 Feb

I just had to hop on here and share with you this ‘link up’ that I just found , and am joining! It is all about  growing your relationship with your significant other and not getting stuck in the bumps and bruises of life. It’s about being intentional in your relationship. It is on the blog called A Little Too Jolley, one that I have enjoyed reading these past few months. 

The idea here is that I make a goal in my relationship with my OH – which just so happens to be the month of love. Ironic, eh? I have been mulling this over and as there is a lot of stress and frustrations going on for him right now, I do think my goal will be to be supportive. Encouraging. Uplifting. Giving. In prayer. In words. In actions.

I feel like I do okay on this point right now but I know I can grow more. I can tend to think on myself and my troubles more at times, rather than him. I want to be a wife that puts her husband before herself. 

I encourage any and all of you to join me in this Marriage and Relationship Goal, just click on the button to the right  ( scroll down a bit…)- it’ll take you straight to Brooklyn’s page. God bless and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

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photo taken by my sis-in-law as part of our engagement shoot

 

 

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