This is a great book for women to read. It gives great information that puts to rest the idea that men and women require the same things from their mates. Women need love and men need respect. IF the man doesn't show love, and the woman responds by then not showing respect you are in for a miserable marriage. I have read this book, and it gave me great insight into the mind and heart of my my husband of nearly 19 years. Please read this! You will have many "AH-HA!! moments" as you begin to understand just why your husband doesn't behave the way you always hoped he would. Respect him and you will see a huge difference. READ IT!!!
I didn't really enjoy this book. I was hoping for a book that would encourage me in my marriage from a Christian perspective, but instead I found a book that was very focused on culture. One of the recommendations, for instance, was to make sure you're always up before your husband in the morning and always go to bed after him so that you can be sure your hair and makeup is always done. In my opinion, your husband should be accepting of the real you! It seemed like a "be the perfect homemaker" type of book instead of "here's way to grow your marriage" book.
I really enjoyed this book. I'm sure many women would at first have a negative reaction to the advice this book gives, being that we live in a female-dominated "feminist" influenced society right now. But... if you look into the Bible & verify what the author quotes it is right on target.. If you really want your marriage life to "work" and be happy, give this book a read and try what it says.. It works!
From the back cover:
Your Honeymoon Neednt Be Over
Darien Cooper firmly believes that God intends for the joy of marriage to last till death do us part. She has found biblical principles for a lasting, happy marriage, and she shares these principles in this book.
This book was recommended on a blog as a non-Mormon alternative to Fascinating Womanhood. This would be an accurate description. It outlines many of the same ideas using direct Biblical references throughout. Solid Christian marital advice.
Rhonda L. reviewed You Can Be the Wife of a Happy Husband (An Input book) on
This is an excellent book! I participated in the class around 1982 and applied the principles to my life. It totally changed me, and my husband's eyes were opened. I have purchased many copies over the years to share with women who crossed my path. It is definitely an action book!