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This blog page has been launched to promote femininity and female empowerment, and to raise visibility of Fascinating Womanhood: an international femininity movement and guide to help women make their marriage into a lifelong love affair in the bestselling book written by Helen B. Andelin.  

How I Was Restored

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contrubutor, 

   Marriage for me at age 20 was an arrangement in which I could begin to change my new husband the way I wanted him to be and get out of it all that I could. I had been taught that marriage is a 50-50 proposition. Seven stormy years later I began to view the shambles that I had created in an unhappy, belligerent husband who had retreated into himself, and children that reflected the home situation.

   I began to ask what was wrong, and slowly, I began to see the wonderful role that God had created for the woman in being a help to her husband and of his place of leadership in the home. Mental assent was given to the truths I had seen, yet as to how to specifically put them into practice eluded me.  Some improvement was made in the home situation, but my husband remained behind his wall, and after a period of time, I became discouraged and began to doubt the truths I had previously seen.

   At this point I heard of the Fascinating Womanhood course, feeling that this would perhaps give me some of the answers I longed and prayed to know. Within the six weeks of the course, I put into practice what was being taught and saw my husband really begin to respond. Not only did he come out of his shell, but he began to shower attention upon me, so that by the end of the six weeks, our life together was sweeter and richer than it was on our honeymoon.

   Whereas before I was occupied with his faults, now these same faults somehow were points I could actually admire, finding myself in the freshness of a new love for him. He began to tell me he loved me for the first time in years. For the first time, I feel fulfilled as a woman with thanksgiving for the gift of womanhood God has given me.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous.  The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit.  We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire.  Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute.  You are changing the world! have to try it to find out.

 

From the Edge of Separation

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor, 

   There is no way, not enough words to tell you what reading Fascinating Womanhood, researching it and using it, has meant to the members of my family. It has been a blessing to all of us because it showed the true association between husbands and the way to achieve it with every member of our household.

   About two years ago my husband and I were on the edge of separation. But thank God I took stock of what I had, girded up myself and went forward with my husband. Since that time, we have had another baby (four now) and I have found Fascinating Womanhood.

   All during my problems I knew somewhere there was an answer, and I never stopped searching. But during this time, I felt like a martyr had a terrific persecution complex. I thought my husband was doing me an injustice by remaining married to me. I thought I was terribly mistreated and unappreciated for being just a housewife and mother. Of course, there are always lots of articles around to support all these feelings.

   But we went ahead with our marriage in spite of me and started worshipping God on a daily basis. That’s when I found Fascinating Womanhood. It brought home to me the things which I had always felt in my heart to be true and right but I didn’t know exactly how to achieve them. But I do now and they work beautifully. I have never enjoyed being a woman so much.

   By helping me it has helped my 12-year-old daughter. My husband is happier than he has ever been before and treats me as if I were a queen and my boys (I have three) have a whole new outlook on mothers. I have a whole new appreciation for my men and all men. 

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous.  The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit.  We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire.  Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute.  You are changing the world! have to try it to find out.

Copy of I Didn't Love Him Anymore

Richard Forsyth

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~ By an Anonymous Contributor, 

   George and I have been married for 16 years. The joy I expected in being married ended with “I do.” I was sure that if we just tried we could have a beautiful marriage, even though n one we knew had this kind of marriage. The trouble was George would not try. I read everything I could get my hands on. George would not read it or allow me to read it to him. I would leave magazine articles about marriage around. All to no avail.

   I went to a psychologist 6 times. He told me “we never give advice, but if I were you, I would leave him. You will not live more then 10 years if you remain with him.” But I could not believe that divorce was the answer. Besides, we have 3 children and what effect would I have if I were divorced?  Besides that, I had made a vow, for better or for worse.

   George did not hit me or anything like that, and he was faithful to me. But he totally ignored me and the children. He would not give me 5 minutes of his time. He was busy with his work and his own interests. He would not help with the children. If he tied a shoe lace when they were small, he acted like a martyr. He would not take me any place or buy me anything. Money was not for spending except for outright necessities.

   He would get angry with me over little things which would crush me. This hurt so badly. By threat of divorce, I forced him to a church related marriage counselor with me. This really helped change a poor marriage to a better one. But, there was no joy, happiness or sparkle.

   After six months, I realized I no longer loved him. It was dead, killed by so many years of neglect and hurt. Can you imagine what it is to clean house, cook, and take care of the children of a man you do not love? But George always said he loved me. This was difficult to understand.

   I would remember the lovely friendship we had before we were married. What fun we had together. How we adored each other. And I would wonder what happened. I’ve wondered why I married him. Thousands of times I’ve thought, “Why did I do it? Why did I marry him?”

   Last summer a friend loaned me Fascinating Womanhood. That very day our marriage began to change from good to excellent. I had thought if he would only change. But it was I who needed to change. I had been trying to change him. I belittled him, criticized him, I bossed him in little ways and I was playing mother. I did not admire him (poor guy) and I did not concentrate on his good side. I concentrated on his bad side with a magnifying glass. But I was not all bad. I did keep myself clean and pretty and was a good mother, cook and homemaker.

   When I admire him, I feel sort of silly and clumsy and I’m not very good at all but that does not matter how I mess it up or goop it on. He loves it. I have always met his physical needs; sex, clean clothes, clean house, etc. His spiritual needs are met because he is a Christian and reads the Bible every day and prays. But I have not been feeding his soul. I didn’t know. Isn’t that pitiful? Now I try to feed his soul a minimum of 3 times a day. I think, “Did I give his soul breakfast today?”

   George is delighted with the change in me. Recently he said, “I can hardly believe I finally have the kind of wife I’ve always wanted to have.” He has taken more interest in the children. He is opening up. He is not so stingy. My love for him is coming back. Thank you for Fascinating Womanhood. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous.  The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit.  We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire.  Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute.  You are changing the world! have to try it to find out.

We Had All the Problems

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor, 

   Please forgive the story of a woman who let a happy, wonderful marriage reach the very depths of misery, despair, and near destruction—until Fascinating Womanhood.

   We went through all the problems of not enough money, in-laws, and raising three darling children. I felt neglected, unloved, self-righteous, and withdrawn. I was full of self-pity (after all I had done for him), a real martyr and downright ugly.

   Because of the pitiful creature I had become, Jim started drinking socially more, playing cards more often and coming home later. I also found a way of diverting my energy by becoming a wedding and party consultant for friends. I acquired even more friends, broader shoulders and tremendous recognition, not only from the brides and their families, but from rabbis, florists, caterers, musicians, and all the people I came in contact with, all except the one man in my life. He admired my talents and accepted the praises and compliments he received about his wonderful wife but oh, he must have resented it all. When I became mentally and physically exhausted after eleven years, I took my husband’s advice and quit.

   I then proceeded to concentrate on changing this wonderful man and doing all the horrible things that made us miserable and naturally further and further apart. My psychiatrist made it worse.

   The first week of Fascinating Womanhood was magic—like a miracle. I didn’t have to knock myself out worrying where I went wrong and what to do about it. The answers were all in Fascinating Womanhood. What a beautiful world we would have if every girl could take the Fascinating Womanhood course. After 30 years of marriage, I feel that I am an authority on the subject. And I can say that everything Fascinating Womanhood teaches is 100% correct and true.

   Thanks to Helen Andelin and my Fascinating Womanhood teacher, my great, big handsome man loves me and knows he has a Fascinating Woman. I humbly thank God and my little sister who found you both.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous.  The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit.  We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire.  Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute.  You are changing the world! have to try it to find out.

I Didn't Love Him Anymore

Richard Forsyth

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~ By an Anonymous Contributor, 

   George and I have been married for 16 years. The joy I expected in being married ended with “I do.” I was sure that if we just tried we could have a beautiful marriage, even though n one we knew had this kind of marriage. The trouble was George would not try. I read everything I could get my hands on. George would not read it or allow me to read it to him. I would leave magazine articles about marriage around. All to no avail.

   I went to a psychologist 6 times. He told me “we never give advice, but if I were you, I would leave him. You will not live more then 10 years if you remain with him.” But I could not believe that divorce was the answer. Besides, we have 3 children and what effect would I have if I were divorced?  Besides that, I had made a vow, for better or for worse.

   George did not hit me or anything like that, and he was faithful to me. But he totally ignored me and the children. He would not give me 5 minutes of his time. He was busy with his work and his own interests. He would not help with the children. If he tied a shoe lace when they were small, he acted like a martyr. He would not take me any place or buy me anything. Money was not for spending except for outright necessities.

   He would get angry with me over little things which would crush me. This hurt so badly. By threat of divorce, I forced him to a church related marriage counselor with me. This really helped change a poor marriage to a better one. But, there was no joy, happiness or sparkle.

   After six months, I realized I no longer loved him. It was dead, killed by so many years of neglect and hurt. Can you imagine what it is to clean house, cook, and take care of the children of a man you do not love? But George always said he loved me. This was difficult to understand.

   I would remember the lovely friendship we had before we were married. What fun we had together. How we adored each other. And I would wonder what happened. I’ve wondered why I married him. Thousands of times I’ve thought, “Why did I do it? Why did I marry him?”

   Last summer a friend loaned me Fascinating Womanhood. That very day our marriage began to change from good to excellent. I had thought if he would only change. But it was I who needed to change. I had been trying to change him. I belittled him, criticized him, I bossed him in little ways and I was playing mother. I did not admire him (poor guy) and I did not concentrate on his good side. I concentrated on his bad side with a magnifying glass. But I was not all bad. I did keep myself clean and pretty and was a good mother, cook and homemaker.

   When I admire him, I feel sort of silly and clumsy and I’m not very good at all but that does not matter how I mess it up or goop it on. He loves it. I have always met his physical needs; sex, clean clothes, clean house, etc. His spiritual needs are met because he is a Christian and reads the Bible every day and prays. But I have not been feeding his soul. I didn’t know. Isn’t that pitiful? Now I try to feed his soul a minimum of 3 times a day. I think, “Did I give his soul breakfast today?”

   George is delighted with the change in me. Recently he said, “I can hardly believe I finally have the kind of wife I’ve always wanted to have.” He has taken more interest in the children. He is opening up. He is not so stingy. My love for him is coming back. Thank you for Fascinating Womanhood. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous.  The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit.  We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire.  Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute.  You are changing the world! have to try it to find out.

A Feminine Identity

Richard Forsyth

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~ By an Anonymous Contributor, 

   I believe that Fascinating Womanhood can fill a need that has been absent from our lives for a long time. It teaches a feminine identity that many girls did not learn while growing up. Equality for all is a fine ideal, but men still desire a feminine woman who knows her role and will not assume his.

   For several years I spent a great deal of time and money with counselors, trying to find the answers to my own marital problems. The problems revolved around sex, but after reading FW I discovered that the true issue was my competitiveness. My husband admired my spirit but did not want me to compete for his role in our home.

   I had been raised in a masculine role and did not see that my husband was fighting for his very identity with me. In fact, I rebelled vigorously against Fascinating Womanhood principles for a time. Then I decided to try a little admiration and began to tell my husband how well I thought he managed our money. When I felt and saw the dramatic changes in his attitude, I could not ignore any longer what I knew to be true. I must learn to have a feminine identity.

   It is difficult to learn new ways after a lifetime of competing with men, but I feel that it can be done. I am proud of my new ways of handling both my husband and children and I am excited about my new appearance. People have noticed and commented on it and I am enjoying being a woman for the first time in my life. 

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous.  The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit.  We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire.  Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute.  You are changing the world! have to try it to find out.

A Miracle

Richard Forsyth

~ By an Anonymous Contrubutor, 

   I borrowed Fascinating Womanhood from a friend and it’s a miracle.  In three days, my life has changed so dramatically I can’t believe it. It’s fantastic.

   In the past few years my husband of 22 years and I and our five children have not been happy. Last year, we separated for three months but got back together for the sake of our children.

   And yet, it was because of the children that we fought. Now, after reading FW, I see how wrong I was. I was doing it my way and fighting him. Since the revelation I’m happy for the first time in years. Literally, I’d gotten so depressed I’d even considered suicide. Now I want 50 more years with my wonderful husband.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous.  The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit.  We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire.  Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute.  You are changing the world! have to try it to find out.

I Was Sadly Misguided

Richard Forsyth

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~ By an Anonymous Contributor, 

   I married young, with a very poor background in marital and family happiness, ignorant of the basic principles that lead to a happy marriage. And so, being ignorant, (and I knew I was), I read, searched and studied all I could find to make me the perfect wife and mother. I took courses at our local universities, became involved in women’s groups and community projects and eagerly adopted the new modern philosophy of the “modern woman”. All that came of this was a growing discontentment.

   I soon felt that I was meant for bigger and better things than cooking, cleaning and waiting on members of my family. Well, to make a long story short, my marriage soon began to deteriorate. I wasn’t happy, my husband wasn’t happy and therefore, our children weren’t happy. We had numerous sessions with marriage counselors. I had had years of private counseling and psychoanalysis and yet none of it seemed to be helping.

   I finally decided I had to make a complete break, that we could never be happy together. I had been told that we were incompatible. I decided to go on a semi-vacation-separation. As soon as I had made this decision, a feeling of being completely washed out came over me. I felt like a failure. I cried like a child for hours that first day of my decision. I didn’t want to do this, but felt it was something I had to do for the well-being of everyone concerned. I forced myself to go through the motions of leaving, feeling as a woman might feel when she gives up an illegitimate child, not for her own happiness, but for the future of the child.

   I went to a wonderful aunt who in the past had given me much moral support, never telling me what to do, but guiding me into making the right decision. When I told her of my plight, all she said was, “I have something you might be interested in.” I spent the next 48 hours reading and re-reading Fascinating Womanhood.

   At first, I was quite critical of parts of it, but the more I studied it and applied it, the more apparent it became that all it says is true.  The part that impressed and helped me the most was accepting a man at face value and the pride that a man has. I could see where I had been wrong.

   I came back home determined to make Fascinating Womanhood work for us. My husband is a restrained and introverted person so does not respond with dramatic reaction I read about in your book, but our marriage has grown and still growing, and I am so much more loving, giving and understanding. Fascinating Womanhood has done more for us than anything ever could.
I want to take the classes and learn FW so well that it will become second nature to me. I had read that borrowed book time and again, loaned it out and promoted it so much that I am convinced that it might be brought to the attention of everyone. I would also like to become a teacher—I feel this is one way I can help.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous.  The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit.  We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire.  Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute.  You are changing the world! have to try it to find out.