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Overview What's going on in a man's mind? Feldhahn's research reveals the inner lives of men and will open women's eyes to what the men in their life are really thinking and feeling.
Publishers Description What's going on in a man's mind? From their early days, every woman has struggled to understand why males behave the way they do. Even long-married women who think they understand men have only scratched the surface. Beneath a man's rugged exterior is an even more rugged, unmapped terrain. What bestselling author Shaunti Feldhahn's research reveals about the inner lives of men will open women's eyes to what the men in their life--boyfriends, brothers, husbands, and sons--are "really "thinking and feeling. Men want to be understood, but they're afraid to "freak out" the women they love by confessing what is happening inside their heads. This book will guide women in how to provide the loving support that modern men want and need. The Truth About His Inner Life He Desperately Wants You to Know What's going on in there? Ever been totally confused by something your man has said or done? Want to understand his secret desires and fears, his daily battles that you know nothing about? In a woman-to-woman conversation you'll never forget, Shaunti Feldhahn takes you beneath the surface into the inner lives of men. This book is about the things we just don't 'get' about guys. With findings from a groundbreaking national survey and personal interviews of over one thousand men, "For Women Only" is full of eye-opening revelations you need to not only understand the man in your life, but to support and love him in the way he needs to be loved. Grounded in biblical hope, you will discover how to love your man for who he "really" is--not who you "think" he is. Story Behind the Book I had no idea how clueless I was about men until I interviewed a bunch of them for my last novel. Initially, I just wanted a little insight so I could write my main (male) character. But pretty soon I found myself astonished, over and over again blurting out, "That's what you're "thinking?" "So I did more interviews. After the novel hit shelves, dozens of women told me they also had been astonished by what I included. Clearly I wasn't the only one who needed more insight on this To lay the groundwork for this nonfiction book, I wrote out the half-dozen things from these interviews that had most surprised me--things that appeared to be universal to most men--that women desperately "needed "to know. I conducted a professional national survey of men to test my findings. Yep--the survey substantiated every single one. These findings are fascinating--and they have already changed my life and marriage. I can't wait to share them
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Shaunti Feldhahn is the best-selling author of For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men, which has sold 1 million copies in 15 different languages since 2004. Best known for her innovative approach to investigating and quantifying what people "don't know that they don't know" about the opposite sex, Feldhahn hails from a background in economics and analysis rather than the more traditional route of psychology.
Feldhahn received her Bachelor’s degree in government and economics from The College of William and Mary in Virginia (Class of 1989); she then went on to serve on the staff of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She later attended Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for a Master in Public Policy, and then worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as one of the principal financial analysts on Japan during the time of the Japanese financial crisis.
Feldhahn began her career as an author after moving to Atlanta to start a family. Her background as an analyst served as a launching point for opportunities to write about eye-opening topics, from a non-fictional work on the Y2K issue (Y2K: The Millennium Bug) to two spiritual fiction thrillers (The Veritas Conflict and The Lights of Tenth Street). While interviewing men to help her write The Lights on Tenth Street, which has a male protagonist, Feldhahn made a series of observations about men that compelled her to return to the non-fiction world, leading her to further research what men are thinking that women tend not to know. That became the basis for her book For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men. For Women Only attempts to provide readers with insight into the inner lives of men and the challenges they face. Feldhahn (co-authoring at various times with her husband, Jeff, and on other books with youth speakers Lisa and Eric Rice) continued the series by authoring For Men Only, For Young Women Only, For Young Men Only, and For Parents Only.
In January 2010, Feldhahn transitioned from books principally about personal relationships, and published her first book for the business market: "The Male Factor: The Unwritten Rules, Misperceptions and Secret Beliefs of Men in the Workplace."
A syndicated weekly newspaper columnist for six years (2003 to 2009), Feldhahn debated hot topics with another opinionated female, Andy Sarvady, from opposite philosophical perspectives in the popular "Woman to Woman" column. Once appearing in 50 papers such as the Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Seattle Times, the column was a casualty of the economic downturn and newspaper crash in 2009, when many client newspapers cut back, dropped all syndicated content, or went out of business altogether.
She and her husband, Jeff, are well known authors of such books as For Women Only and For Men Only. They are active leaders in their Atlanta-area church and the parents of two children.
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Reviews - What do customers think about For Women Only?
Not just for husbands, but fathers, brothers, etc. Nov 22, 2008
This is a must-have book for any woman who wants to better understand the men in her life (and what woman doesn't??). Although its focus is on marriage, the ideas apply to not just husbands, but fathers, brothers, etc. (And I'm quite sure what I learned from this book came into play when I wrote Last Chance Rescue, which has a male lead character.) I didn't feel it was advocating a "subservient" role to the wife. And I'm pretty touchy about that kind of thing! - Tracey Cramer-Kelly, author, Last Chance Rescue
If you haven't read this, you're missing out in a big way! Nov 11, 2008
The 4:8 Principle: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life
After coaching hundreds of couples, I can tell you that For Women Only stands out as a book that can be a real "game-changer" in marriage. For decades it has been virutally impossible to find relationship literature that truly equipped women to be stronger wives. This book accomplishes that. The vast majority of relationship-oriented self-help books seemed to share the goal of molding men into women as a prerequisite for experiencing a successful marriage. This approach sold a lot of books, primarily to women, but didn't work so well for marriages overall.
In For Women Only, author Shaunti Feldhahn shares the truth about how most men process their world. I can verify this personally and by confirmation of my male clients who aggressively bought this book for their wives when it was released, understanding that the author had articulated precisely what they hoped their wife would know, but didn't quite grasp how to deliver the information to her.
What a perfect solution!
A woman completes the research and then writes a book for women to help them understand and consequently respond in wiser, more thoughtful ways to their husbands (and sons).
I also recommend the companion book, For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Womenand Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
If you want to maximize the potential of your marriage, these three books are a must!
Great Book Nov 7, 2008
I loved this book It has great insight into men and was very helpful in the beginning of my marriage!
We saw this at a marriage conference... Nov 4, 2008
Every year my husband and I attend a marriage conference from Family Life to help us to focus on any new issues that have arisen in the last year that we need to tend to away from distractions. As an avid reader, I am extremely guilty of breaking the bank at the resource center each year. Three years ago, my HUSBAND was the one who snagged this book and it's partner "For Men Only. I was truly shocked that he had chosen some books (first time ever I think). That spurred me on to read it as soon as the conference was over.
Needless to say, I had heard many of the subjects on a surface level in the conferences, and in many other books I have read over time, however this book digs so much deeper. I couldn't put this book down, but when the kids went to bed, would review certain areas that I just couldn't believe with my husband. What an eye-opener! I don't think it matters if you are a Christian or not, but I think that this book will definitely give you a better understanding of your husband or fiance.
I bought the cd version as well, so I could listen to it at work. The guys in my group laughed the first time I put 5 copies on my desk. So many co-workers have borrowed them and passed on the word (we're talking 30-40 women, and that's not counting the women who just bought the book because they couldn't get it away from another co-worker). The guys didn't laugh when the cd's hardly ever came back for more than a few hours. Women are desperate to understand their loved one and you don't find this information in the media. I didn't always agree with her suggestions, as they do not fit into our family life all of the time, but t's an insightful study.
Good luck and I hope it helps you to understand your husband or fiance better. My husband and I are pretty open and communicate well...most of the time. This just opened up our communication even more so. :D
A How-to Book for Stepford Wives Nov 2, 2008
This is a terrible book. Can anyone say doormat? That's what she's relegating the role of the wife to be. I am appalled!