At 13, my dad gave me your book "10 Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives." I was very mature for my age, but still didn't know how this applied to me! By my twenties, I was going down a path that I knew was wrong. My husband and I had two kids, I was the primary bread winner, and my husband stayed home because I was a "STRONG WOMAN!" I was more capable than my husband!
But then the recession hit, and I lost the business I owned. My husband immediately stepped up as I tag-teamed with him back into the workforce. We worked long hours on opposite shifts so the kids stayed out of daycare. I told my husband about my desires to be a stay-at-home mom, and he told me to do it and we'd figure the money out. But I doubted him and thought he could never do what I, a woman, could do. I always thought I would have to work because I was smarter and better. I was an awful wife.
That's when I read "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands," and you put me in my place. I cannot thank you enough! I allowed my man to be a MAN, and he did not disappoint. I finally stopped working, and he ended up getting promoted speedily to a position that not only enabled me to stay home, but to homeschool our kids, AND he bought us a new house. All those years, I was the one holding our future back. All those years, I missed precious time with our babies. Now, I cherish every moment, and our marriage is stronger than over.
Thanks to you, I subconsciously chose a man who treated me like a princess, even when I treated him like a frog. Thankfully, we both grew into our intended roles and our children see a loving and affectionate marriage. I thank my dad for always listening to you, and I thank YOU for showing me how to be a better mother and wife.