Friday, April 20, 2012
Why Can't He Be More Like Me? by Poppy Smith Book Review
Why Can't He Be More Like Me?: 9 Secrets to Understanding Your Husband by Poppy Smith is an engaging and practical book for wives as they consider this question. Poppy gives 9 secrets to understanding your husband (chapter titles): He's not my clone!, We weren't raised in the same home, His brain isn't wired like mine, We don't have the same emotional needs, When I say this-he hears that, He handles conflict one way-I handle it another, I think "bargain"- he thinks "bankruptcy", We are not on the same page spiritually, We get "headaches" for different reasons. Throughout each chapter Poppy provides some great questions and worksheets to get the perspective of both you and your husband. At the end of every chapter she writes a heartfelt prayer just for you. Poppy's insights are very helpful and give wives a better understanding of why they are made different from their husbands.
I was very interested to read this book because I feel that I am completely opposite from my husband. I was very intrigued at the way Poppy brought out personality differences (sanguine, choleric, melancholy, phlegmatic) and male/female differences. I was better able to understand myself and my husband and celebrate the unique differences. Just the other day I was grateful that my husband was not like me. I was getting stressed about something and he gave me an alternative idea which immediately diffused the situation. So be thankful that your husband is different, but use Poppy's book to help you understand how to make them work in your marriage.
You can visit Poppy Smith at www.poppysmith.com.
**I received a free copy of this book from the author, for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.**