Guest Author - Sadiyya Patel
You either love Dr. Laura or you hate her. Personally, I love Dr. Laura and her message. Her book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands has done more to improve my marriage than any marriage book I have read to date.
Woman Power: Transform Your Man, Your Marriage, Your Life is the companion to The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands.
Woman Power is a book and a workbook/journal all rolled into one. It takes to concepts from The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands and expands on them and helps you to think about how you can apply them to your life and marriage.
As Dr. Laura says in the introduction of Woman Power “.....as women they have the power to transform their men, their marriages, their homes and their lives into a more positive , rewarding experience.” And this book shows you how. Woman power was written to answer many of the questions that arose since the publication of The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage.
If you’re a feminist and don’t like men then you should probably give this book a miss. But if you have more traditional values and want to do everything in your power to improve your marriage (and get what you want from your man), then you have to read these books. You may not always agree with (or like) what she is saying but let me tell you this lady knows what she is talking about!
Dr. Laura blames the feminist movement for the attitude that so many woman have toward marriage and family - an attitude that taking care of a husband and children is servility and that staying home to raise kids is stupidity.
My copies of both books have become dog-eared and I have underlined key points and even made notes in the margins. These books are like my marriage manuals and I study them rather than just read through them.
Dr. Laura says that men are really simple creatures (simple as in not complex, not simple as in stupid). They need
* food (a hot meal on the table everyday)
* sex (this is how men feel loved)
And if you meet these needs in your man he will lay the world at your feet.
In Woman Power she goes so far as to promise that if you follow her advice your marriage can improve in as little as 48 hours. I put her advice to the test and it worked very well.