For Men Only, by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn, is another in the line of books directed at helping men understand women better. It is actually a companion to For Women Only (which Shaunti wrote and presents at conferences), and arose out a response to that book. That being said, it is a fairly informed read. It is short and concise, choosing to focus on six main ideas: Reassurance, Emotions, Security, Listening, Sex, and Beauty.
While much of this was not new to me, I did appreciate the fact that there was research, both anecdotal and statistical to support what the authors were saying. The topics also stayed focused on the main ideas, several times suggesting other resources for anyone interested in a deeper examination of the ideas. Additionally, it is helpful to have reminders of the differences in make up between men and women, and to have suggestions on how to bridge the gap without putting the entire burden on my wife.
I enjoyed this book and recommend it to men in any stage of a relationship, from serious dating to married for a long time.
I received a copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.