This is a brilliant, time-tested book on communication based on the self-evident, axiomatic truth that men and women are different. Our psychology is not the same and therefore pays to have the right expectations and knowledge–especially in an increasingly androgynous world. My own mother recommended this book to me as an invaluable resource at the top of the list of books on relationships.
The apostle Peter said,
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way.
1 Pet. 3:7
This book is one of the more powerful tools in enabling your mind to understand the needs of the opposite sex.
Like so many other books on achieving mature manhood or womanhood, John Gray also points to our family histories as important factors to how we interact:
This natural cycle in a man may already be obstructed from his childhood. He may be afraid to pull away because he witnessed his mother’s disapproval of his father’s emotional distancing. p.109
Fear is a huge deal because of how destructive it is. Reading books like these will help alleviate many of our unfounded fears and pave the way to strong relationships.