Friday, August 1, 2008

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Usually, I keep my book reviews (aside from children's books) separate from my blog posts as part of my Goodreads account. That way you only have to be subjected to my thoughts and opinions on books if you are really interested, but this book was too enlightening for me not to blog about it.

My sister-in-law recommended this book to me, and I recommend it to all wives in turn. Dr. Laura gives it to you straight and undiluted. Although sometimes painful to swallow (like a strong medicine rather than a poison), I have learned so much about how I can make my marriage stronger and be a better support to my husband thereby strengthening my family.

I am so thankful that there are people like Dr. Laura who stand up for moral truth even when the world may disagree. For instance, Dr. Laura asserts that there are innate differences between men and women that should be respected and celebrated. This echos what I believe as stated in The Family: A Proclamation to the World that, "Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose."

Dr. Laura also really attacks the widespread societal beliefs that denigrate the nurturing roles of wife and mother, as well as demean the protector and provider roles that men play. Again, The Family: A Proclamation to the World explains my corresponding beliefs best when it states, "By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners."

1 comment:

Rae said...

Yay!!!! I'm so glad you read it!! I totally agree--it's such good stuff!!
Love ya!
rae

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