Originally blogged on my book review blog but
because of the nature of this blog…
being a mom, and wife
and the daily struggles and joys of those two things
this book has been so helpful to me
and perhaps it will be helpful to you too
How Divinely Designed Differences Can Strengthen Your Marriage
by Walt Larimore, MD & Barb Larimore
I’ve been hearing for years how boys and girls think differently….Then I had 2 boys and a girl…and….they do…think differently.
and not everyone is the same
we are created unique within God’s image of course
This book, although geared for husband/wife can help you think about and understand your children as well.
I don’t agree with 100% of what they say but I agree with enough for this book to make it to this review.
Now there is a myriad of explanation in to the structural differences and chemical processes of themale and female brains…if this doesn’t interest you skip over to the reflections on why this is important.
Even if you don’t ascribe to a religion you are probably in a relationship of some sort…or have been….or will be….and …this book may provide some insight into the why’s of
how (men and women) respond differently to a variety of what life hands out
look at the chapter titles:
- chapter 3: Differences in how we perceive our world
- chapter 4: differences in how we process input from our world
- chapter 5: differences in how we communicate without world
- chapter 9: his brain-conquest Her Brain-Nurture
- chapter 10: his brain- provision her brain- security
- chapter 11: his brain-respect her brain-love
The fact is that whether we biologically male or female does have an influence on
what we do ,
how we act,
how we interpret,
how we respond
to the world around us.
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, administrator, manager, this book can give you insight on the hows and whys of your interpersonal relationships with the other “gender” in your life.
The book is complete with tables and charts that cohesively bring together the information in the book for easily comparison of the female and male brains.
This book would make an interesting book club read
imagine if a group of spouses participated in the reading of this book, then divided into a group of males and a group of females tro discuss and then came back together as a full group for insight.
could be interesting….
Perhaps the most interesting analogy is the one highlighted in Chapter 13
“The Marriage Box”
Essentially you can only get out what you put in
(but their descriptions are much more eloquent.)
Dr. Walt has a site…of course
and on it is a link to chapter 1 of this book
and you might learn something