How to Make Your Marriage a Lifelong Love Affair What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are. The same year Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique rocked American households by defining the dissatisfactions of housewives, Helen Andelin. These are just two of the questions Helen B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages.

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As with any book of this type you take what you need at the time and ignore the rest.

Fascinating Womanhood by Helen B. Andelin

Not to nurture a healthy marriage, not to have the root problem addressed. Throughout the book she also talks about the importance of a woman staying at home with her children. You could turn in circles your entire life trying to figure out exactly how to save your marriage by this method. And here is where things get complicated, because Helen says this: I feel sorry for anyone who has used this as a guide to femininity.

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May 25, Kate Turner rated it did not like it Shelves: The first time I read the book, I wanted to poke my eyeballs out and puke all over it. Yes, I can get wildly excited and emotive. And the best and most annoying part of this book is that it actually works. The testimonials in this book are nauseating: She encourages wives to accentuate their weakness so her husband can feel strong, powerful and capable.


Divine Designand you can find two posts I wrote critiquing an online interview they had with Focus on the Family here and here.

Helen Andelin – Samantha Field

There you will see buttons and bows, plaids, pleats, ahdelin, jumpers, daisies. Perhaps I’m naive but I didn’t realize the extent to which some people would go to impose their will upon another. However, some of the advice must be taken with a grain of salt.

It emphasizes traditional helwn and a wife’s conditional obedience to her husband. So to add to Ms Andelin’s advice, I really think that if a woman is married to a normal, halfway decent man, but she is acting like an idiot, and then she tries some of this stuff, he will change and treat her like gold.

Some of the biggest, most influential people and organizations in evangelical culture are simply presenting the same argument in language. Instead, Fascinating Womanhood is a response to a turbulent historical moment.

If my husband started kissing my feet and saying silly sappy things, I would think he had hit his head or been possessed by aliens or something. A lot of people hate this book my mom and aunts used to make fun of this book when they were young and found it in my grandma’s book shelfbut I think there is a lot that I can learn from it.

Granted, there are plenty of small women and 95 lbs. As a new Bride in the 70’s I was given this books as a “guidebook”. A friend jokingly asked me to read this book or I mostly likely never would have done so.


In this world, the most important thing that must be maintained at all costs is that men feel powerful. I’m sorry, b I would rather wrestle a bear with venomous cobras for hands.

Helen Andelin

Granted, this was hysterical the first time I read it. It will show you the mistakes you are making- and teach you how to change! And as one last little note, as an Army wife, even if I had agreed with this book and wanted to put it into practice, my husband being in the Army would make it impossible – unless I wanted to let our entire life fall apart.

Jun 26, Alicia rated it did not like it Shelves: For example, Andelin says a woman should be competent enough to manage household affairs but maintain a child-like dependence on her husband.

Forget about women who have naturally husky, low, raspy, or masculine-sounding voices.

This book is the marriage bible for ‘alt-right’ women, and it was written in 1963

For example, husband says: Who would care for every other person who is in the hospital? I have a hard time imagining someone who is less aggressive than what she just described.

And, they even say this: But do it in the right way.