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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In the presence of such weakness, he feels stronger, more competent, bigger, heleen than ever. Throughout the book I had a nagging feeling that something truly evil lurked between the lines.

You will appear younger and more feminine, and will acquire a new vitality to your face and features. There are so many things that make me angry about this book, but I can condense them into three main points.

Fascinating Womanhood

See all 3 questions about Fascinating Womanhood…. Another wife ends a dispute with a pillow fight instead of real reconciliation.

I think it has made me a better person, andelib, and wife. I must have thrown the book away, as I could not find it to re-read for a Book group choice.

As historian Julie Debra Neuffer explains in her book, Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement, Andelin sought to teach women how to become good wives by reverting to traditional gender roles. Some of the biggest, most influential people and organizations in evangelical culture are simply presenting the same argument in language. Our culture values girlishness, childlikeness, and youthfulness in our personalities, our character, our behavior.


I want BOTH of us to strive to show love and appreciation for the other – it is a two way street. I know I picked up some new readers over the holiday break huge thanks to Fred Clark at the Slacktivist for featuring me — which, welcome!

Was there something about how these fabrics were used that made Helen think that they could not possibly be used in a feminine way? But then this appears:.

According to Andelin, men must be catered to all of their lives, and find a weak woman fascinating because they want to scoop her up in their arms and protect her, forever. The first time I read the book, I wanted to poke my eyeballs out and puke all over it.

She tells readers in the introduction that they may think they have a happy marriage but unless they are following the FW model, they are enjoying a cheap imitation. Apr 21, Karina rated it did not like it. Many units would have to shut down entirely.

I read it when I was a young teen and was thoroughly creeped out. Paul says a woman submits because she does not fear men, she fears God.

Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin | : Books

She claims women can only find happiness when loved and adored by her andflin. I am grateful to have a husband that I can discuss what I read with. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As her book gained prominence, she began teaching Fascinating Womanhood classes to sold-out audiences at YMCAs and universities across the country.

The first time I read that, I burst out laughing. Eat a live ring octopus.


Helen Andelin

I have 3 sisters and my oldest is pastors wife, she read it to help woman in trouble and after discussing with her husband she decided to recommend it to all woman so we are forwarned, so me and my sisters all have read it.

It makes me cry and vow to be a better wife every time I read even a chapter. Thanks for telling us about the hrlen. I only gave it four stars because there andslin a couple of minor things in it that need to be updated, but my grandmother who is still alive at 88 is so old that she refuses to change anything.

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

Well, if you feel that a woman should have no voice and tha This book had me excited and angry the whole time. People gripe about how bad feminism is, but at least it’s not saying men are like babies you have to faun over and worship. Helen Berry Andelin May 22, anedlin June 7, heelen was the founder of the Fascinating Womanhood Movement, beginning with the women’s marriage classes she taught in the early s.

A few years earlier, Andelin, a Central California housewife, had been experiencing a malaise common to year marriages.