In exchange for an honest review, I received a free copy of this book from BookLookBloggers.
I had privilege of hearing Doug Fields speak a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. I was curious about this book, even though it is written to men, I wanted to see if I agreed with advice being given to women.
This book was exactly on target. I so appreciated SO many aspects of this book. To begin though I should warn you that Fields makes no apologies for writing this book in a very blunt, male slanted way. Each chapter is specific to an area of conversation that I believe every married man should consider and listen to. Each chapter also has a follow-up chapter on how to discuss the area presented with your wife. For example, there is a chapter on being a good listener. The “b” chapter address what to do if it is your wife who is the one who needs to grow in listening. One reason I love that these “b” chapters are enclosed is that these chapter help guide any husband on how to lovingly confront their wife, and be a leader.
There also a lengthy section in the back of the book on what to discuss with your wife. Probably the most important chapter I felt was the discussion on Shepherding your Wife’s Heart. This is not something I have found other marriage books have addressed in such a specific, Biblically based way.
I would not necessarily recommend this book for a man unless engaged, it is very specific to a marriage relationship.