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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.  

I Got Busy and Forgot Fascinating Womanhood

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

Someone gave me Fascinating Womanhood 20 years ago when my husband and I were newlyweds. I am ever so grateful. Fascinating Womanhood worked for me as a new wife!

   Time went on, children came into the picture (five lovely blessings!! Three girls, two boys!) and I got busy and forgot Fascinating Womanhood. Our marriage and family suffered through difficult times. I was reminded by my sister in law about Fascinating Womanhood. (I had given her the book years earlier.) Picked it up and read chapters 3, 4, & 5, as well as childlike anger. 

   Within a week, we were back to happiness! This book contains timeless truths for us women that really work! Scripture backs the principles up as well, and I thank God for inspiring Mrs. Andelin to offer instruction into Fascinating Womanhood. 

   I want to be an example to my girls to learn these principles as they relate to men; brothers, acquaintances, etc., but more importantly, their husbands in the future. 

   I'm looking forward to being part of this group.

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!

He was in a Terrible Mood

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

“I had a perfect opportunity to use sympathetic understanding on the very first day of my Fascinating Womanhood class. When my husband came home from an unusually bad day at work, he was in a terrible mood, ready to pick a fight over the least little thing.  Instead of being on the defensive and arguing with him as I usually do, I simply told him how glad I was to have him home, and then, since he didn’t seem to want to talk about anything with me, I just left him alone. Instead of asking him to watch our little boy while I fixed dinner, as is the usual routine, I made some comment about his working so hard and needing to rest while I took care of the baby. I did my best to be cheerful, though it was very difficult. However, I won out in the end, for that evening after dinner, for the very first time since we’d been married, my husband didn’t leave the table immediately. He sat and talked to me for a good hour. It was a wonderful feeling—and I felt as if we had really communicated with each other.”

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!

Fascinating Womanhood Changed My Life, Marriage and Home Forever - By a Fascinating Womanhood Teacher

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Certified Fascinating Womanhood Teacher,

John and I got married while he was in his final year of Vet school. We were madly in love and being married was heaven on earth.  But as time went by, we ran into trouble: 

1) I was an IT consultant and was well established in my career. Because I was the breadwinner, I paid all the bills and all financial responsibilities were mine.  I therefore naturally stepped into the male roles of being provider and leader (as John felt I should make the decisions because I earned the money).  My career as IT consultant cultivated a male nature and I had no clue how to express my femininity. 

2) After having our first baby we really ran into trouble as I became a mother – that started mothering my husband.  The distance between us grew so big that I did not know how to close the gap.

3) I wanted John to fulfill his role as Provider and Leader, but again was lost on HOW to allow his to fill those shoes.

4) After taking a sabbatical of my high-profile career when our son was 2 years old, I found myself without identity and worth.    This was when my friend introduced me to Helen’s book and it changed everything. I learned to accept (and value) John, I learned to appreciate him, I learned what admiration does for a man and that John wanted to be my hero (not only his patient’s owner’s hero), I learned how to make John king in our home not only in words, but in deeds.  We decided that I must quit my career to focus on making the home a happy place, a safe harbor for everyone that returns there after stormy seas during the day became his help-meet in his practice (which did not require too much time of me but added a lot of value to his business and veterinary practice).  By choosing to do this, John stepped into his role of provider and leader.  I learned that the most beautiful thing in a woman for a man is her inner happiness and started focusing on being happy and radiant.  I learned to be a domestic Goddess – not a slave that has to do things but WANT to do things around the house and spoil my family with great food at beautiful set tables.  As I was more Angelic inclined, my human side needed a lot of growth.  I learned femininity means and how to express and embrace it.  And last but not least: I leaned to have fun again through childlikeness.

   I believe that Fascinating Womanhood did not only impact my husband and I, but also our children as they grew up under the example we set.  I believe that Rachel and Daniel will live these principles in their homes one day and so their children.

   Fascinating Womanhood has proven itself timeless, endless in value and impact and precious beyond measure – in my life and many others around 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!

He Didn’t Know What He Would Have Done If His Wife Hadn’t Supported Him

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

“The Fascinating Womanhood course has helped me, especially in learning to support my husband in many ways. We’ve been married twenty-two years. My husband decided to change his job two months ago to go into selling. He took a salesman course. He needed help in making the decision because it would be hard financially. I recalled the lesson about supporting the husband and having faith in him, so I didn’t worry. I left it up to him and tried to encourage him. I heard him tell a friend the other day that he didn’t know what he would have done if his wife hadn’t supported him when he decided to change jobs. Thanks. Fascinating Womanhood!”

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!

I Didn’t Need a Psychiatrist Anymore!

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

“My husband and I have always been happily married, but I was beginning to feel something was missing. After five years of marriage, the honeymoon was really over. I picked at my husband, was the boss, yelled at the children, had a violent temper, managed the finances, and was downright miserable! I went to girls’ camp for a week and one of the counselors loaned me Fascinating Womanhood to read. When I got home, I ordered it. If it didn’t help, I was going to go to a psychiatrist. That was last year, and I can see no need for a psychiatrist now. My problems with myself are not all solved, but I am on my way!”

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!

I Had Not Been Taught What Love Was Like

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

   “My biggest problem was love. I had not been taught what love was like. Acceptance was the key word for me. Wow, I love that man now! No more picking—he’s too perfect. He has his faults, but not many. How wonderful it is to have a man to lean on. He makes the major decisions. Since it’s been this way, he always makes them in my favor and consults me frequently.  I turned the budget over to him (it was a mess) and told him how it had affected me to worry about it. I had a rough time keeping my fingers out.  At the end of the year, all of our emergency savings were gone and there was just thirteen dollars left to pay life insurance, car insurance, etc.  He cried “help!” and I said, “Forget it. I’m not even going into the den anymore. I get sick thinking about finances.”

   Now it’s a month later. I asked him how we were making out and he said, “Don’t worry about it. I’ve got it all figured out.” He has too—right down to the penny. It took over a year but it was worth it. I feel great. I could go on forever. The happiness we share is the most beautiful and precious possession I have. I no longer look longingly at those few successful and happily married couples—you know, the ones that GLOW—because not we’re one of them!”

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!

But I Just Have to Have Them!

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

   A delicious meal will be made to appear more appetizing with the feminine touch of a tablecloth.

   Shortly after I was married my husband and I were putting away our wedding gifts. I gleefully pulled my tablecloths one by one. “This one is perfect for a spaghetti dinner,” I said. “And this one is perfect for the Sunday roast and this one is ideal for breakfast waffles.”

   My husband took a dim view of my enthusiasm. He came from a very practical home where tablecloths were rarely used and considered a waste of time. He even suggested I see if a store would exchange them for something more practical. Remembering childlikeness, I cocked my head and girlishly said, “But I just have to have them!”, and finished putting them away.

   So, I used them—a different one every day to suit my whims. I waited for my husband’s objections but he didn’t offer any. A few months later while visiting my husband’s family I overheard him say to his sisters, “You should always use a tablecloth so the meals will look more appetizing.” I was so happy he was convinced. And our marriage didn’t suffer in the process of his discovering how wonderful tablecloths are—thanks to childlikeness. 

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!

Childlikeness Diffused this Situation Beautifully

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

A few Sundays ago, I think my husband got up on the wrong side of the bed. He was just plain contrary. On the way to church, he began answering everything I said with “So!” It was disgusting to say the least.

   I got in a huff and said, “Well, if that’s the way you’re going to answer, I’m never, ever, ever going to speak to you again, and this is the last word I am ever going to say.” Then I looked right in his face and said with emphasis, “word”.

   We both laughed and I guess it was effective because my four-year-old, looking on from the back seat said, “Mama’s little girl, isn’t she?” Childlikeness diffused this situation beautifully. Thank you Fascinating Womanhood!

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!

I Didn't Realize the Power I was Gaining Over Another Man

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

   My best friend and her husband moved from another state to our area. We were overjoyed to see each other again and did so frequently as the months passed. Soon, she began to confide to me her intimate problems.

   After a broken love affair, she married on the rebound to a man I’ll call John.  He was a sailor, funny and handsome. But she despised him. She hated hairy men. His body was repulsive to her. And yet, he was handsome enough, he could have been a movie star and was certainly superior in body build to the average man. She kept thinking of the former man she had loved.Her husband gradually turned from a happy-go-lucky dreamer full of jokes, to a broken man, losing his hair at 27. She pushed him through college, accepted money from her parents and all the while despised him—at best tolerated him.

   Then, last fall we took the Fascinating Womanhood class together. This helped her some and she quit degrading him. She realized how terrible she had been but also said she could never accept or admire him.

   Our two families did a lot of things together. I first unknowingly began admiring him and then with a partial realization admired him and told him so. It is part of my personality to do this, but with our being together so much it had a real drawing power. He dearly loved his wife and had craved her admiration for years—now he was getting the “bread of his soul,” only from the wrong woman.

   I didn’t realize what was happening until our second Fascinating Womanhood course when we had the lesson on admiration and learned that one of the effects is to promote a man falling in love with you. That night, I really became panicky as I fully realized what I had done. John also began to realize that our relationship was causing him too much emotional conflict and that he must do something to cut it off, but he didn’t want to hurt my feelings.

   When I took his wife home one day, he carried some things out to the car and then asked if I would like him to back the car out for me. He seemed to have something on his mind so I let him. But he didn’t get out of the car and began to talk.

   It was a personal conversation and I was uneasy, but every time I suggested he got in, he began to talk about something else. He put his hand on my shoulder and then on the back of my neck as we were talking. Finally, after 35 minutes and knew his wife must be too. He kissed me and gently said, “Good-bye.”

   I drove home confused. After going to bed I became progressively nauseated and remained so all night. I tried to re-hash the evening but every time I thought even of John’s name, I became so ill I felt I would die. But if I thought of my husband, I felt uneasiness. I kept feeling sicker.  Somewhere in the early hours of the morning I finally said, “God, I beg of you, please take away this emotional involvement with John. I can see it’s not in your plan for me.”

   In the morning, John called. We decided where each of us had failed and decided on a separation of our families.  John said he was sorry for his actions but added, “I couldn’t help it.”  I knew what he meant. He was a man with a hungry soul and I had fed his soul. Truly, Fascinating Womanhood is a power. But a woman can bring only sorrow by using it on someone else’s husband. I thought I could round out his life by giving him something he was missing, but it sure doesn’t work that way.

   Fortunately, God turned this incident to good. When his wife realized she almost lost him, she began to appreciate what she had. She forgot about the man in the past that she loved, and began to feed John’s soul. And the nausea I felt—I realized was caused by guilt. It is a nausea of the soul. When combined with the nausea of the body it gives a sensation of doom that makes one want to call on the rocks and mountains to fall on you and get it over with.Thank you Fascinating Womanhood, for teaching me these principles.

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!

Fascinating Womanhood is a Miracle

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

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 Fascinating Womanhood, 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!

It Seemed Too Easy and Like Magic

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor

I have always been happily married (14 years) and have a marvelous husband, so as I read Fascinating Womanhood I was thinking how this could help my friends, Jill and Marsha. Then it seemed to easy and like magic that I thought it best to put it to work. Well, let me tell you, I could hardly believe the response. I thought perhaps two areas were overstated a bit, so I tried them. And my husband reacted exactly as you said he would. I stand back amazed at the simplicity of F.W. yet the profound truths are nothing short of earth-shaking.

   Needless to say, it is hard to be quiet about something that can change marriages into happy, loving units with two partners working together, rather than opposing each other. The very same week, I read Fascinating Womanhood, three women came to me, saying they were ready to walk out on their husbands, like they’d “had it.” Now I had something concrete to give them. I know you’ll believe me when I say that one of the gals three weeks later farmed out her children and she and her husband went on a weeks’ “honeymoon.” The second realized she was guilty of self-righteousness and two weeks later there was giggling back in their home. The third gal wouldn’t try one thing, and her marriage is still on the rocks.

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!

I Wrestled With Fascinating Womanhood

Richard Forsyth

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~ By An Anonymous Contributor

   I first heard of Fascinating Womanhood about a year ago but have wrestled with it continually, seriously debating its effectiveness. This questioning attitude was due to an overall feeling the book left with me that there are few things spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically, that men and women share in common as just plain human beings; that men are men and women are women, cats are cats and dogs are dogs. We are so entirely different from each other that there could be no common ground to express opinions and ideas. I wanted to be accepted as a unique human being and understood as a woman.

   The website has offered to me forms of discussions, questions and answers that the book alone did not provide. It has enabled me to accept and apply many of the teachings in the book that were vague to be or unresolvable but that I am certain could have been resolved by attending a class.

   Although I had lived much of F.W. during my marriage due to a mother who had these qualities in almost every area, we did have some problems which caused me to wrestle further with F.W. for the value it had to offer. I had a rebellious and self-righteous attitude, and we had fights and my husband was unexpressive. He never complimented me on any of the departments that comprise the eight areas of Fascinating Womanhood, although other people had sustained me with kind compliments in most of these areas. He was always quick and coldly truthful to criticize any imperfections without hesitation or consideration of my feelings. These problems caused me to continue to wrestle with F.W. for its possible values.

   Our happiness has greatly increased and it has undoubtedly been due to Fascinating Womanhood. There is one incident which really helped. While sitting with my husband, he picked up my F.W. book and glanced through it, settling on the chart at the end of the book that enumerates the qualities found in the eight departments.

   It was almost as though he suddenly realized that I had some qualities which were worthwhile. He noticed the quality of tenderness and said that it was the main reason he loved me.

   Can you imagine my inner glow and delight and satisfaction to hear those kind words, especially since he had never put them into words before and told me why he loved me? And then he said he had observed this same tenderness in our 2 ½ year old daughter.

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!

I Knew I Needed Help

Richard Forsyth

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~ By An Anonymous Contributor

During the past few weeks I have been taking a Fascinating Womanhood class. The results in my own home are remarkable. My husband and I are both Christians and very active in our church, but even so, our marriage seemed rapidly heading for divorce. I knew I needed help so I secretly started seeing a psychiatrist, had many counseling sessions with our pastor and finally a marriage counselor—and still continued having deep, prolonged depression which lasted for days.

   I happened to see a lady in the beauty shop with a Fascinating Womanhood book. She told me about the classes so I enrolled. I have learned more from these classes than from all other professional counseling sessions put together! The change in our home is almost overwhelming!

   My husband can’t seem to do enough for me. For the first time in 12 years of marriage, he has taken over the bill paying, has started doing the yard and gardening and wants to do some home improvements.

   I seemed to always get stuck driving our pick-up truck (which I hated to drive). He has now put it up for sale and is buying a small car for me to drive! He has become more devoted to our church, and instead of complaining of my activity, he tells me he is proud of me!

   He is a real estate broker and his business has increased to the point our accountant says it is going to be a profitable year! His formula: A successful church life and a successful home have to equal success in business.

   I am so thankful for Fascinating Womanhood!

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!

I Simply Did Not Understand Men!

Richard Forsyth

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~ By An Anonymous Contributor

My husband was away on a four-month oceanographic research expedition off the coast of Peru for the US government when I took the F.W. class. These expeditions have been his life. For the past 5 years, the trips have been longer than the usual 6 weeks, but always they are professionally exciting and all our men friends envied the color and glamour of his life.    As for me, I was beginning to think I had all the disadvantages and none of the advantages of a divorce. Growing resentment colored all the facets of my life. The task of keeping the house and four children fed and clothed grew harder, and I was beginning to find my children increasingly irritating. As the resentments grew, I found his times at home less and less a pleasure. I could feel frightening hatred beginning to build up within me toward my husband. I have never hated anyone before in my life.

Though we weathered many serious storms, our marriage seemed to be drifting towards the shoals, and we both seemed helpless and powerless to do anything to rescue it. We even talked about it. Did other people have this problem?    Of one thing I was certain. I simply did not understand men! I sat spellbound for two hours in the first F.W. class, listening as question after question that had bugged me for years was being answered.  When students challenged the teacher, she said with assurance, “Try it”! What a well of joy arose in my heart. I felt the exhilaration of finding religion!    

The first shock of the F.W. class jolted me out of my former pattern of thinking. I had the courage, for the first time in my life, to look inward, not out there for someone to blame. In the honest probing I found something (unknown to me before) that stood out like the neon light! Many of the things which are in F.W. are actually things my husband tried to tell me, but I didn’t listen. Also, the times in our marriage we had enjoyed long stretches of happiness and satisfaction, were the times I was unconsciously going along with its teachings.    

Over and over again I can see a long series of mistakes. Now I marvel that this proud, brilliant man did not leave me long ago. I wept at the humiliations I had inflicted on him. How many other women, through lack of understanding, continue to wound the men they have professed to love?    

I started to write him letters, applying the principles of F.W. as best I could, and undoing my mistakes. I also talked with him by phone, and due to my changed attitude, I immediately noticed a warm response in my husband. He even called me “Darling” a few phone calls later.  

One of his letters included a brochure on his present expedition. It is so exciting and represents the peak of his career. Even though I have wanted for 23 years to have him resign his ship and spend his life with me and the children, it came to me “crystal clear” that I really didn’t have the right to ask him to give up work in which he finds so much genuine joy. I told him this in my next letter.    

To my surprise, his next letter ran down his job. He said he was disappointed in much that I had taken for granted as exciting. The unbelievable part is that he is resigning his position and coming home to us! He is buying a farm in Washington where we can all be together permanently. His letter now say, “Hurry June!”  That’s the month he gets back home.

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!

A Stagnant Marriage Blooms

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

We looked like the model couple on the outside, but there was so much emptiness and hurt. We were not really unhappy, but neither were we truly happy. I had come to abandon my original idea of romantic love in marriage. However, I still prayed occasionally for ways to improve our stagnant marriage.

   Shortly thereafter, a friend introduced me to F.W. and loaned me her book. I bought and read the book and since, have spread my enthusiasm to others. My marriage is now so perfect that it is hard to find a chance to practice childlikeness—there are so few moments of friction! Now I enjoy a tender love from my husband which he had never shown before.

   A friend who was on the verge of a divorce borrowed my book. Her husband had given her 30 days’ grace before he would leave.  He told her to sell their house and said he did not love her anymore, after thirteen years of marriage. She was guilty of many serious mistakes. But she recognized them and was willing to work hard to save her marriage.

   Several months have passed now. Although their problems are not over, they have come a long way from their bed of troubles.  I know of many other instances here in town, where the advice in F.W. has been put to good use. How thankful we all are!

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!

In the Clouds

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

I never thought I would have a success story to write because my whole life and marriage have been more or less a fairy tale.

   We met when I was fourteen and he was fifteen—went together from then on and fell in love. In 15 years of marriage we had only one vacation and that was only a couple of hundred miles away. But I didn’t mind because I was raised to work hard.

   We had a very secure marriage and were very much in love, but not as romantic as I would have had it. But I kept at it, sometimes feeling like I was working at it more than he, admitting to a self-righteous attitude now and then. But then I discovered and read Fascinating Womanhood.

   We have had religious differences, but I took your advice and quietly tried to live and let him live. This may seem like a small step, but he is now becoming more interested in my religion. He even asks a few questions.

   Last week our anniversary was coming up, our 15th, and I had thought some about it, but two days before it, he asked me to please come here and sit down and close my eyes. He then handed me something paper and gave me a huge hug and a kiss. The paper turned out to be two tickets to Hawaii.  On top of that, he had seen to every detail including seeing to it I was greeted with a lei, the care of our two boys was all prearranged, and all I had to do was pack.I was so overwhelmed that I laughed and cried and was really in a state of shock for two days.This was especially marvelous due to various circumstances over the last several years.

   Financially it must have been a big decision to make, since I know he needed the money in his business to make things smoother for him.

   I really thank Fascinating Womanhood for these wonderful happenings. These are the outstanding events, but the little things are too numerous to mention—all the endearments. It seems like all I am doing is sitting back and letting him spoil me, and when I tell him so he beams and just says I deserve it. Our relationship is more beautiful than I could possibly describe on paper. In fact, I have so many things that could each be a little success story—it really makes you feel like you are in the clouds.

   This has not happened because everything in our lives has run smoothly. We have been through so much that we have had to work to keep mentally above it all and to keep the outside factors from getting us down. We have had to acquire a whole new mental attitude, through knowledge and keeping each other in mind through it all. It is surprising how it can lift you up when you are trying to lift someone else up.  We have always felt that what doesn’t improve will deteriorate, so work at improving everything.

   I could go on and on, as I believe in this whole philosophy so fully and believe if you don’t think it’s working, it’s because you are failing at part of it. If this whole philosophy is used sincerely—it will work and you will know success in your marriage.

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I Was So Thankful I Burst Into Tears

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

Two years ago, my husband and I were barely speaking to each other. I just couldn’t seem to get him to communicate. When he did say something, it was bound to end up in a big fight!

He was enjoying the attentions of a certain young lady who worked with him. This was not the first time we had had serious trouble. A few years before we had almost gotten a divorce, but decided to give our marriage another try. The first time of trouble, he lost so much weight he was sick most all the time, and I almost had a nervous breakdown. I felt that the same thing was going to happen again and felt my whole world crumbling around me.

Then I attended a Fascinating Womanhood class. I’ll never forget the first night I walked into the building and met the class instructor. There had been some misunderstanding about the use of the building and since only about five of us showed up, they called the class off. There I stood, on the verge of tears, sure that nothing could help me now, when that sweet little gal, who was to instruct our class, came to me and said, “Why don’t you girls just follow me over to my house and we’ll hold the first class there and straighten out the rest later.” It was a gift from heaven. I was so thankful I burst into tears when we got outside.

The teacher gave us an introduction to F.W. that night that brought all the hope back to me that I had when I was first married. I took in every word she said and went home with a determination to make our marriage everything a marriage should be.

I never got to finish the lessons because, after five lessons, my husband was transferred to another location. But after just three classes, my husband and I were like two different people. We were almost like newlyweds. He brought me presents and took me dancing and most precious of all, he laughed and was happy again.

I stopped nagging him about his smoking and I took an interest in him personally and began to wear lacy nighties he liked to buy me, that I had always put way back in my drawer to save. I told him, “I don’t know what I am saving these for when I can be wearing them for you. Who else do I want to look beautiful for?” Remembering the promises in the book, I had to laugh happily to myself when, after only four classes my husband came running in the door one night, swept me off my feet and said, “I adore you.”

I cannot express thanks enough for the opportunity Fascinating Womanhood gives so many women to become women again. F. W. extends a challenge, and to each woman who accepts that challenge comes one of the greatest rewards we can have as women, “The devoted love of our man.”

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Martha Washington - An Unsung Heroine of the American Revolutionary War

Richard Forsyth

 Martha Washington, wife of General George Washington.

Martha Washington, wife of General George Washington.

~ By Dixie Andelin Forsyth

Practically everyone has heard of George Washington—the first American president and general of the Continental Army. Most have probably also heard of his wife Martha, though not nearly as many understand the important role she played in the American Revolutionary War.

Martha was totally dedicated to her husband. She left her comfortable home at Mount Vernon several times to be with her husband during harsh winter months. Her goal was to bring cheer to her husband who faced nearly insurmountable odds and even conflict with his superiors.

Her presence improved morale throughout the camp when she visited. She never complained when required to live in extremely cramped quarters and her general good cheer was infectious to all.

She worked feverishly to improve morale, creating an atmosphere as close to Mount Vernon as she possibly could. The relaxed environment she inspired brought ease to George’s troubles. Martha encouraged other generals to invite their wives to join her and the ladies put on dinner parties and dances, and worked tirelessly in sewing circles, repairing tattered uniforms and in manufacturing new shirts and stockings. All these things dramatically improved the spirits of the troops.

Many of the women regarded Martha as a celebrity and were astonished that instead of wearing fine clothing at the camp that befitted her social and financial situation, she wore plain and ordinary dresses that fit the austerity the colonies were forced to enduring during the war.

It was clear that George and Martha adored each other. Nathaniel Greene wrote, “Mrs. Washington is excessively fond of the general and he of her; they are happy in each other.”

Life was dismal at Valley Forge for the General Washington, so Martha came to be with him during that cold, difficult winter. They spent an hour every morning at breakfast together and alone. George felt safe to complain to Martha about all his woes. He used her as a sounding board for all the ideas he had to win the war. She could comfort him in that one room where no one could interrupt them.

We can all be our own version of Martha Washington. When we practice the timeless principles in Fascinating Womanhood and learn the art of understanding men and developing our femininity, we have the best chance of having a lifelong romantic marriage and we will truly become together as a couple; and even more, your children, grandchildren, and beyond will remember you with love and honor for generations.

We Are Like Two High School Kids

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

Fascinating Womanhood has helped me put my life together and make my marriage strong “as the Rock of Gibraltar” …a marriage made in heaven. All through our marriage we had been fighting and arguing about minor things. I was very bossy and domineering and treated by my husband like I was his mother rather than his wife. I never realized that I was gradually, year after year, robbing him of his manhood.    

My husband was infatuated with another woman for almost two years. She was only 20 and he was 41 and she worked at his office. He acted like a silly schoolboy. My first reaction when he finally admitted there was someone else, was to shout and scream and call her every name in the book, which only made him run further away. During that first year, I played right into her hands. I was a “raving bitch.” (No other word described me.) I almost ended up in a mental institution, went to a psychiatrist and made my life and the lives of my three grown children hell on earth.    My husband never left home. We shared the same bed but that was all. He drank heavily and was out every night. She was so brazen that she called him at home and when I heard how soften and sweetly he spoke to her on the phone I almost died from a desire to have him talk that way to me. Then I started to read books and magazine articles and started to see that I had a lot of changing to do myself.    

During the second year of my nightmare, I got a copy of Fascinating Womanhood and started to put it into practice. I would do anything that would change things.    It took a long time to gradually win back my man from a 20-year-old girl, but win him back I did. I had experience, family, and morality on my side, a factor most girls who run with older married men don’t realize is their biggest competition. She made him feel young again, but her immaturity in contrast with a “fascinating older woman” I had learned to become, finally broke down that relationship. She became the one who was frantically trying to hang on and I became the new and exciting “fascinating woman”.    

Two years have gone by this month since we started on our road back to a strong and exciting relationship. It’s like being born again. Now, in our middle forties with two of our children out of the house and our baby almost 18 and almost out of high school, we are like two high school kids, holding hands and more in love than ever. Down with Women’s Lib! It is the ruination of married life and today’s woman.

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