Each chapter deals with a different aspect covering the following topics: communication, ways of relaxing, love in the bedroom, upkeep of the home, parenting, teamwork, conflict, and goal setting. Bill and Pam advise couples to cut the hot lead. Questions and exercises help readers apply the principles to their own lives. Bill and Pam Farrel explain why a man is like a waffle each element of his life is in a separate box , why a woman is life spaghetti everything in her life touches everything else , and what these differences mean. Women consistently sense the need to talk things through. We used it when we were married and continue to use it now that we are apart. Biblical insights, sound research, humorous anecdotes, and real life stories make this guide entertaining and practical.
Or better yet, go hear the Farrels speak! With hope-filled truth, the Farrels are the best friends a couple can have when marriage is at its most challenging. It is clear why this book has impacted so many couples over the years. This is what pissed me off the most. This book isn't just theory; it contains wisdom from two people who've done marriage right. A man would not be able to identify most of these items. I gave the rating I did because it was extremely repetitive and a little sexist at times. Maybe because I was listening to the audio edition? Waffles and Spaghetti in Your House As you prepare for your future marriage, I would strongly recommend adding to your library.
Laughter, energy, and dynamic principles are oozing out of this couple wherever they go and whatever they do! Pack a toothbrush, some lingerie, and a bathing suit and head out! You can't help but walk away with a new nugget here and there. Publication date 2001 Men Are Like Waffles — Women Are Like Spaghetti is a 2001 book written by Bill and Pam Farrell, co-directors and founders of organization Masterful Living. I would have to agree with some of the other reviews. To understand the analogy you have to read a little bit of the book. When he is playing ball, he is playing ball. This book outlines the common ground and how to communicate in ways that both parties feel they are be heard. Susie and Bethany are getting to be good friends, and I think we should get to know her parents as well.
This book I'm not in a relationship right now, but with a title of Men are Like Waffles -- Women are Like Spaghetti, I just couldn't pass this book up. I was dating when I first read this a few years back but I can honestly say that I still pull from it being single today. The only reason I kept going was because I wanted to be able to write this review with the whole picture. It is no stretch to say that marriages have literally been saved through their powerful ministry. Whether you are married or single, you will gain great insight from their book, Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti. This book sounds really fun and interesting. I am so excited that they didn't rule me out because I am a woman.
The tips I focused on today are only a few pearls of wisdom contained in this book! If you want to know why sometimes in one day your marriage can go from ecstasy to exasperation, you need to read this book. Despite the frustration, the vast majority of us have an undeniable desire to have great relationships with the opposite sex. The communication styles of men and women are dramatically different and the ways we process information are dramatically different. My wife and I just celebrated 40 years together and so often find ourselves referring back to this great treasury of advice, humor, wisdom, and biblical precedent! One of my favorite chapters in the book is Chapter 6: Waffles and Spaghetti in Conflict, Hot Waffles and Simmering Marinara. Once you discover how your spouse processes feelings and thoughts, you're on your way to a happy and healthy relationship Join more than 300,000 other readers as you learn to energize your communication with strategies that work, ignite romance with new ideas to spice up your marriage, and empower your parenting with your combined insights and influence. She is usually good at multi-tasking.
Women think sex is a sign of love, and men think love is a sign of sex. Love this book and recommend it all the time! Their books have been life changing, and Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti is a must read to understand the very real differences between men and women. Through fun and humor, they give practical ideas to help each of us use these differences to create more intimacy and understanding in our marriage. Offspring: A woman knows all about her children. I think it is important we are there because the Johnsons are going to be there, and I really want you to meet them. Passwords can bring conflicts to a screeching halt when they spiraling out of control, but be careful not to use passwords to manipulate each other e. The Farrels share biblical wisdom and practical insights with a large dose of humor.
Kevin Leman, bestselling author of The Birth Order Book and Sheet Music Let Your Differences Make You Irresistible to Each Other While a man tends to deal with one problem or purpose at a time moving from waffle square to waffle square , a woman's thoughts generally flow together like spaghetti noodles. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house. They had just written this book, and we basically heard all of the book's content during that weekend. I always keep extra copies to give to husbands and wives to help them understand how men and women communicate and process information differently. There were mumbled and fumbled bits, which was distracting. Together, they've written several other books. It was very personal and awkward to listen to.
Debt-Proof Your Marriage: How to Achieve Financial Harmony. If she is able to connect all the issues together, the answer to the question at hand bubbles to the surface and is readily accepted. So, talk about the long-range effects of a life together, and maybe those sex talks will take on a whole new perspective! Congratulations, Pam and Bill, for your steadfastness on what God has called you to do. Find all the ingredients for creating a fabulous recipe of loving, working, and winning together. The basic premise was fine. It addresses relationship issues like communication and meeting each other's needs, along with things tha Parts of this book were really great, other parts of it really ticked me off.
Together, we come alongside families to save marriages, equip parents, rescue preborn babies, defend biblical principles and more Focus Reviewed Every resource in our store has been reviewed by Focus on the Family to ensure that it is biblically sound. Their thoughts and speech are all interconnected like wires, spaghetti strands, one thought leads to another and back to the one over there. . I highly recommend this book to everyone! It changed my approach to men and women. I know I will be using this book often for marriage seminars and retreats and recommending it to couples to read on their own. They process life connecting every thought and issue to every other thought and issue. They are very funny, and their stage banter is engaging and genuine.
These differences are the cause of conflict. Not every generalization fits every person, but enough will fit to make you smile. I feel like the jokes were included just to fill up space and make the book seem more substantial than it is. When he is watching television, he is watching television. The goal of this book is to get husbands and wives to recognize these differences in a fun way in order to make them work for building a better marriage. This is your chance to understand the world of the waffle or spaghetti brained other sex. And any information is worthwhile if it keeps a relationship growing in a healthy direction.