Item description for The Secrets Men Keep: How Men Make Life and Love Tougher Than It Has to Be by Stephen Arterburn...
Overview All the things that men think and feel--but don't dare to talk about--are explored in this book by the bestselling author of "Every Mans Battle." Nothing that drives men, according to a national survey, is left untouched within these pages.
Every man has secrets.
Whether they are sinful or simply not in your best interest. . . whether you wall them off or stuff them down deep, you are not alone. But as author Stephen Arterburn warns, secrets are also the most dangerous force within a man, so finding a way to deal with the unspoken fears and questions that threaten to undo you is among your most important tasks.
In this book, the author of the million-selling "Every Man's Battle" series courageously exposes what nearly 4,000 men like you said they think, feel and question - about themselves, their work, their marriage and family, their finances, and their faith - but don't dare to talk about. He also affirms again and again that the strength it takes to keep your secrets safe can be redirected to make a better life and a stronger you.
Throughout these pages, Arterburn not only fleshes out each of twenty-five secrets but gives perspective on where those secrets come from, why they feel so important, and how to respond to them . . . to make life, love, work, and leadership easier for you and for everyone who loves you.
The Secrets Men Keep - How Men Make Life & Love Tougher Than It Has to Be
By Stephen Arterburn
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 6, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785289259 ISBN13 9780785289258 UPC 020049076606
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More About Stephen Arterburn
Steve Arterburn is host of "New Life Live!", a radio and television program distributed across the country. He is a best-selling author with more than eight million books in print. He is also founder of Women of Faith(R), a conference attended by more than four million women since its inception. Steve also serves as the teaching pastor of Heartland Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Stephen Arterburn currently resides in Laguna Beach Los Angeles Lagun, in the state of California. Stephen Arterburn was born in 1953.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Secrets Men Keep?
Book based on a poorly written survey. Sep 6, 2009
This book is based completely on a survey that is written in such a way to further the authors agenda. While I agree with a lot that the author says, if you really look at the survey of 3600 men you can see that the questions don't measure what a man believes about himself but rather his beliefs about other men. The questions ask if you agree with statements and then uses these findings as a measurement for the premise of the book. The questions say, "Men are uncomfortable with the notion of total committment." This measures what the individual's belief in men's views and not his views of himself. Therefor all men could disagree but because of a stereotype of men mark often. Than this stereotype becomes the premise of the chapter.
Well written but based on a poor survey...
A lot of psycho mumbo jumbo Aug 16, 2009
I gave this 2 stars because there were some good ideas in there of things I could discuss with my husband. But the book is full of psychohersey based on humanistic theories and ideas. I read the whole book and then got rid of it. I've been married to my husband for 35 years and most of these "secrets" are things we have discussed many times through the years. Maybe my husband is just more open that other men, but I really didn't get much out it.
Accountability Partner material Jul 6, 2009
I purchased this book and after a couple of chapter went back and started over, this time taking notes. I then had my wife read it and it helped her to understand better who I am and how she could help me with my walk with Christ and being the man that God wants me to be. I also bought one for my accountability partner and we generated questions we ask each other every week to help each other. Nothing compares to the Holy Word of God, with that said, this is an excellenty written book and although not all of it will apply to you there are many areas it will help you to refocus on the areas you are strong in and avoid the areas in life you are weak. Each chapter has a section titled "New Directions" followed by "New Connections" and these give you ideas to move you closer to the man you are supposed to be. I hate to read and usually listen to audio books while driving, I will read this one again.
Marriage destroyer.... May 29, 2009
Its funny how people use the bible as a weapon against other people. This book and the others written by this author are nothing more than toilet paper packaged in a hardcover. If you hate your marriage now you sure will hate your marriage after reading the junk written by this author. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK OR ANY OTHER BY THIS AUTHOR!!!! It has been proven already that marriage councilling groups had to be put together across the nation to counter the dribble written by this author who obviously does his best to destroy a marriage. Women that read this book will ALWAYS look upon thier husbands with suspicion and ask the same aggravating and stupid questions over and over again.
READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!
If there is a place in HELL for this author I hope its as hot as the devils rear end!!!
Real eye opener for me! Jan 24, 2008
I can only say that this book really opened my eyes to the things that men worry about, think about, and struggle with. The chapter on Respect (what men equate to love) was worth the price of the book! I highly recommend the book to anyone caught in the cycle of "if he would love me, I'd respect him" and "if she respected me, I would love her". It challenges the reader (be it man or woman) to go ahead and make the first move toward restoring the relationship. Plus a ton of other goodies by way of information from a man's mind.