For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women

For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women

Shaunti Feldhahn and Jeff Feldhahn

Though many books proffer insight into the romantic workings of the female brain, few hit the point quite as pithily as “For Men Only”.  Often relationship guides suffer from the lack of originality they bring to this super-saturated field and are only set apart in the subtle, original insights they provide. 

In “For Men Only”, Feldhahn and Feldhan exhume the classic model of male/female thought processes and afford readers a fresh perspective.  Characteristically, men are known to focus their attention on one specific thing at a time, where women characteristically have minds more suited to multi-task and section their attention among more than one thing at once.

What “For Men Only” explains is that this division of attention is involuntary and these barrages of thoughts are difficult to quell.  This, while left understood, has caused frustration and trouble in countless relationships. 

“For Men Only” not only delves into the cerebral side of women but includes a chapter on sex.  Though in this chapter there are many things that are again plagiaristic and ultimately peripheral, new insights are found that add to the worth of the book.             

What is most refreshing about this book, however, is that while it is an evangelical publication, it refers to ones partner as their “significant other”.  While this seems like a minute, unimportant detail, it means that there is no perceived “illegitimacy” in a serious relationship for lack of marriage.