One of the most dramatic cases of my experience was of a young couple who were on the brink of divorce—due to the husband’s insistence. They had many problems, and he had some major faults. He had never bought his wife anything, although he had money in savings for himself for a trip to Japan; he resented his baby and said, “She stands in the way of my success.” He withheld marital love, grudgingly. He was losing his faith in God, and he didn’t want any more children.
But his wife didn’t want a divorce and came across a Fascinating Womanhood course. After hearing the lesson on manliness she decided to try admiring him. He is a handsome man, 6'4'', with an especially well built body. But all she said to him was: “I have always admired your manly strength—your beautiful muscles.”
She said that something took place within his soul. She couldn’t explain it exactly but it was a peculiar look on his face. He didn’t say anything in response but was very quiet. And if I remember correctly, I think she said he started singing quietly.
Within a few days, he took the money he had saved for Japan and bought her household furniture. Within a few weeks, although marital love had been withheld, he now offered it willingly. He has returned to his religion and is joyfully anticipating the birth of a new baby.
I know this story sounds too dramatic to be true, but it is nevertheless true and happened just as I told it. Of course this girl continued to look for traits to admire in him. But she believes that his awakening was when she first complimented his muscular strength.