We attended Passion and Purpose for Marriage with Dr. Allen Hunt. He gave a series of three talks. From my favorite talk, here are the 5 Things Women Need to Know about Men:
Men need respect more than love.
Men need to provide.
Men need sexual intimacy (this, my friends, is the point that will make your husband feel like it was a day well spent!)
Men do love, even when the don't communicate it well.
Men do know the most beautiful word (love).
On the way home from the talk, I read Everybody Need to Forgive Somebody, about book by Dr. Allen Hunt. The link will take you to a free copy (+$5.95 shipping) from Dynamic Catholic. While you're there, browse the site, there's some great content.
In, Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody, you read the stories of 11 real people who have experienced the grace of forgiving or being forgiven in their lives. Each chapter ends with discussion questions, as well as concrete ways you can implement forgiveness in your life. For example, one way you can be an instrument of forgiveness is to carry a crucifix in your pocket to remind you of the forgiveness coming down on you.
One of the most moving stories (they're all pretty moving!) is the story of a woman who leaves her husband and has an affair. Her husband actively loves and forgives her even through this time, so that after about a year, she wakes up one day and realizes the grave error she's made. Her husband welcomes her back into the family and they pick up their lives again. He offers her immediate forgiveness and never brought the matter up again.
This story truly stunned me that someone could be so loving, so forgiving, especially in a society that so easily discards the hard or uncomfortable.
For more book reviews, check out Jessica's place.
For more Five Favorites, stop by Fountains of Home this week.
For a chance to listen to the talks I heard this weekend, consider purchasing the talks through Dynamic Catholic - here.
To win 5 Things Women Need to Know (the first talk) - enter here! Giveaway ends February 26th.
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