Tuesday, February 10, 2009

For Couples Only! Review and Giveaway

Do you ever wish you could get inside the mind of your spouse? Why do they say or do the things they do? Why do they act like that? Just what is their problem, anyway? These two books, "For Women Only" and "For Men Only" by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn attempt to answer these age old questions and promise you'll find eye-opening insights about how the opposite sex thinks. I just finished reading "FWO", and (of course) I took a peak at the book "FMO" too. While I wouldn't exactly say that I found anything shocking or eye-opening in these books, for the most part they do have men and women figured out. I guess in my 50 years or so of life, I've gleaned a little bit about how the opposite sex thinks, on my own...which is why I didn't really learn anything new myself.

I also don't think my husband or myself are exactly typical when it comes to the way we think. As much as we are different (PTL), in many ways we think very much alike. Supposedly, women are supposed to want love more than respect...and men need respect more than love. For example, they did a survey where they asked men, this question: If you had to choose, would you rather feel alone and unloved in the world, OR would you rather feel inadequate and disrespected by everyone?

When I read that, my first thought was, "What's the difference? if I don't feel respected, how can I feel loved"? As I read a little further, the author says she was perplexed that many of the men had a hard time answering this question, because they equated the two. So apparently, I tend to think much more like a male, in this respect (no pun intended). But then, I also have a husband that honestly LIKES to go shopping with me, and always asks why I bother to put on make-up, because I don't need it, in his opinion. The author does caution that she generalizes, out of necessity in this book and that there are bound to be exceptions to the rules. I guess we are some of those. On the other hand, a lot of the material in these books was "spot-on". This boxed set is available at Amazon.com for the amazing price of $15.56! Check it out here!

Either that, or you can try to win the set that I am GIVING AWAY right here. This contest is open to anyone in the US, and all you need to do is leave me a comment. Just make sure you leave me an email address, so that I can contact you in the event that you are my winner. I'll leave this contest open through Feb 15. I will choose a winner on the 16th and they will be contacted. If, for some reason I don't hear back from them within 3 days, I'll pick someone else. Thanks for entering, and good luck!

For Couples Only Boxed Set:
Since their debut, these revolutionary guides have sold
well over a million copies, been translated into fifteen languages, and
sparked much fascinating water-cooler conversation around the country. Now
together in the For Couples Only boxed set, these books provide the perfect
resource to help you understand what you never knew about the woman or man
in your life. Each volume is based on input from more than a thousand
members of the opposite sex—including an unprecedented nationwide survey and hundreds of personal interviews. This innovative approach yields candid and
surprising answers about everything you don’t “get” about your significant
other—even what that person deeply wishes you knew. It also produces simple
but groundbreaking awareness of how you can best love and support the one
who is most important to you. [Part of me wanted to make this paragraph past
tense—yielded and produced—because of the first paragraph, but that took
away some of the immediacy of what the books offer. I’ll leave that up to
you.] So whether you are newly dating or have been married fifty years, get
ready to know each other in a whole new way. The adventure is just beginning!

Author Bio:
Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn hold graduate degrees from Harvard
University and are popular national speakers, authors, and entrepreneurs. They
are also active church members and the parents of two young children, and they
enjoy every minute of living life at warp speed.


Qtpies7 said...

I thought the books were fantastic and spot-on! I, too, knew all of this stuff, but I read a LOT. However, I think it is great to be able to get a refresher course in such a quick way with these little books every once in awhile.
I highly recommend them.
I'm going to add your giveaway to my review on them.

DandRDahl said...

I think these books would be good books for me and my new hubby to read. Find out what the other is thinking. my email is r_grot14@hotmail.com

Jenn said...

These look like fabulous books- I think the hubby and I would really enjoy reading them!!

Thanks so much for the great giveaway!!


Blake and Laura said...

These books look really interesting! I always listen to the radio talk show host Dennis Prager when he does his male/female hour every week. It's amazing how different the sexes are in some aspects!


Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

i would love to read these books with my hubby and then pass them on to my sister in law and her new hubby because that first year of marriage is difficult!

kimberly said...

I love my husband and I love to read!


blondiagw15 said...

this is such a great giveaway and the book looks great!

Lauren S said...

I'd love to win these


AmandaSue said...

I would love to be entered please, thank you.
unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

cari_and_kevin_king said...

I have heard a lot of good things about these two books. I'd love to win them.

charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

Katrina said...

These look good! =)

crystal said...

I have heard of this couple & would love to read their books!

Peggy said...

This looks fascinating and I know I could alawys learn more. I would love to read. Thanksmatternu@aol.com

K. Cleaver said...

After reading your review, I'd be interested in reading this. :)

liane66 said...

Looks like a good read.
Thanks for the giveaway!

victoria said...

I'd really like to try out these books, hope i win! Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

scottsgal said...

Bet this would be interesting to read. Please count me in

judyv12306 said...

Great books. Would love the incite from them.

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