Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Book Report

These past six weeks I've been reading The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, by Dr. Laura. I need to mention how I started reading this book. Well, I don't like admitting this, I know I'm human and I'm definitely not perfect. McKay and I were going through rough times in our marriage over the past couple of months. I know, it's shocking! You don't hear stuff like this normally, but I'm not the ordinary. Anyway, feeling like my marriage and life sucked and that everyone around me had a perfect marriage, I then had a divine intervention from an unexpected person, my husband.

My husband came home one day and said, "I want you to read this book." I looked at him and said, "What kind of a book is it?" He tells me that he listens to Dr. Laura on the radio when he's at work. He says, "Dr. Laura understands men and how they work. I want you to read this book, I think it would help you to better understand me and I think it could help our marriage." At first I was mad. I was like what the heck? I'm not the main problem here, he's at fault too. A couple days later the book arrived in the mail. McKay handed it to me and said, "Please, will you read this?" I took the book and said in a not so exciting tone, "sure." Yesterday, I finally finished it!

Well, my analysis of the book is: I've never had a book make such a big impact on my life and in my relationship (well except the Book Of Mormon). Over the past weeks I've been implementing what Dr. Laura says will help and improve a marriage, and I can honestly say that it's worked. I thought that it would only work for about a month, but no, it's different this time. I'd recommend this book for any married, single, or dating woman. I challenge you to read it, you might laugh, cry, and realize how lucky we are as woman to have such great men in our lives that love, cherish, and would do anything for us.

“give him direct communication, respect, appreciation, food, and good lovin’, and he’ll do just about anything you wish–foolish or not.”-Dr. Laura

Thanks Dr. Laura, even though you are a biotch sometimes, you kick butt!


The Slacks said...

I'll have to check it out!

Megan said...

Ok I have read this book multiple times and absolutely loved it. It is so good and I learned so much from it. I've also read some of her other books and they're good too. This book has helped my marriage too! Dr. Laura can be kinda scary on the radio haha but I think she knows what she is talking about!

Scott and Andrea said...

You are definitely not the only one my dear, NO ONE has perfect marriages they just aren't brave enough to talk about it like you.

The Razon's said...

I am so proud that you actually wrote a book report. It encourages me to finish reading this book! Thanks for telling me about it... My husband thanks you too! haha

The Wells said...

Thanks for your post on this! I got this book a few years ago from my husband as a Christmas gift. I guess he was trying to give me a hint-lol. I definately have not been so good at following her advice and need to read it again! But seriously, I have felt the same way before and think that its really easy to fall into the trap of thinking that everyone else seems to have such a perfect marriage. However, based on observations and my own experience, I've tried to stop myself from such destructive thinking because its just not so. Everyone has their trials and challenges, some that are really tough I'm sure, but they are just really good at hiding it. If there is anything that I've learned as I've gotten older its that growing up and marriage are HARD WORK, and sometimes it just suckS! BUT, thank heavens for our Savior and his ATONEMENT because without I am screwed!

Boy that was alot of rambling... I guess what i'm trying to say is, don't feel alone my dear. I'm convinced that in order to have a good marriage you have to really endure the sour times too enjoy the sweet. I hope that made sense. Anyhoo-keep bloggin' I love reading your posts! I hope all is well :)