book review: For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn

About a month ago a dear friend of mine recommended, For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn. This book is based on the results of several extensive surveys of heterosexual men. The information is geared to helping wives understand their husbands. It came as no surprise to me that the "secrets" revealed parallel principles of Fascinating Womanhood, as delineated below:

Chapter 1 "Lightbulb On!" Feldhahn's introduction and explanation of information gathering techniques

Chapter 2 "Your Love is Not Enough" parallels Chapters 3 & 4 "Appreciate Him" & "Admire Him"

Chapter 3 "The Performance of a Lifetime" parallels Chapter 12 "Masculine Pride"

Chapter 4 "The Loneliest Burden" parallels Chapters 7 & 10 "Masculine and Feminine Roles" & "The Provider"

Chapter 5 "Sex Changes Everything" parallels Chapters 1 & 27 "Accept Him" & "Fascinating Womanhood Applied to Sex"

Chapter 6 "Keeper of the Visual Rolodex" does not parallel any chapters in Fascinating Womanhood

Chapter 7 "Chocolate, Flowers, Bait Fishing" does not parallel any chapters in Fascinating Womanhood. This was the portion of Feldhahn's book most helpful for myself.

Chapter 8 "The Truth About the Way You Look" parallels Chapters 18 "The Feminine Appearance", also portions of 19, 20 & 23 "The Feminine Manner", "The Feminine Nature", & "Radiant Health"

Chapter 9 "Words for Your Heart" Feldhahn's conclusion and a iteration of how much husbands love their wives/rely on their wives' love

Fascinating Womanhood is more extensive, however you-or your friends-may find For Women Only more palatable and relevant. Certainly if every woman applied the knowledge gained from this book to her interactions with, or thoughts about, her husband marriages would be much happier. Additionally, for those of you who wish there was a book similar to Fascinating Womanhood but for men you're in luck Feldhahn, and her husband Jeff, wrote a book For Men Only which discusses what was learned about six keys aspects of women including a woman's need for love, what the deal is with her emotions, how she relates to sex, and how she needs to be listened to.

For more information on either of these books check out Feldhahn's website.


The family said...

I loved Fascinating Womanhood and The Power of Femininity - I muight just have to check these out!

Kim Watson said...

I think Helen Andelin's husband wrote a book for men, too, didn't he? Man of Steel and Velvet. I haven't read it, but I think it's supposed to be Fascinating Womanhood for men.
I'm definitely going to read For Women Only...sounds like a great book.

miss liss said...

Kim, yes Mr. Andelin did write a book "Man of Steel & Velvet". I only read the beginning of it, my husband then read portions of it. While he enjoyed the introductory chapter he felt that the majority of the book wasn't applicable.