Thursday, November 8, 2012
What Your Husband Isn't Telling You by David Murrow- Revealing
This book digs deep into the core of how a man might think about his life, wife, career, family and others, and how he may rate them in order of importance. Chapters that are included ie: His soul's greatest need, what is your husband afraid of, how providing and protecting has changed, what "men are visual" means, why your husband has a hard time doing "spiritual stuff" and many other chapters.
This is a very honest, raw and extremely revealing volume that also brings the reader in touch with other marriages and concerns of husbands, as well as the authors own marriage and challenges that he faces as a man in relating to his wife.
This book does introduce very sensitive and seemingly off limits subjects that is not usually touched upon in most marriage christian books. The author seems to air some of his frustrations at how his wife and other husbands wives treat them as some of the material presented can be easily misinterpreted by a reader that is having a particularly stressful day, as I myself had learned. I had to stop reading and then I came back to the book on another day to finish it.
On a positive note I gained an insight into the minds, thoughts and desires of men and this book did help me to understand what a "typical" man goes through in his married and spiritual life each day. I commend the author in the challenge of getting his point across as I feel that some points need to be made and this book addresses these, and he does mention at times about not wanting to hurt his female readers by his comments.
On a lesser note I did not 100% agree with the material presented and not sure that anyone would but I feel that there is a gray area within every personality not just a right and not right. I feel that marriage depends on both people to make it work and that marital challenges lie within both partners, not just with the wife. 3.0 stars.
I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers for my review.