My Fascinating Womanhood Success Story
By Nikki Hunter
I prefer to remain anonymous. But I’m an authorized Fascinating Womanhood teacher and have been for over ten years now, for the most part. I was originally authorized by, and had the absolute honor of knowing, FW’s author, Mrs. Helen B. Andelin. I would like to share my own FW success story about the blessings that living the FW lifestyle has brought to my life over the years.
My husband and I have been married for over twenty years. We have several children. After a few years of marriage, I knew that things weren’t like they should be, nor like I wanted them to be. I did what I knew to do, which was keep an immaculate house, prepare robustly healthy meals, and keep our children clean and well-dressed. As far as being a wife, I had no clue, to be honest. I wasn’t a warm person as a wife, mother, or homemaker. I was (and still am), however, one who relentlessly pursues what I want most in life, and with all of my heart, mind, body, and soul, I wanted to be an awesome wife who was utterly cherished, adored, and put upon a pedestal.
My husband certainly loved me in the most awesome way in which I had ever been loved back then (and even more so today). However, there was stress in our marriage. He was, and still is, as easy going and understanding a husband as can be found. I am not so much like that, and was nowhere near that in our early years of marriage.
I was unhappy then because I was ignorant of how to attain true happiness in marriage and in life. I was frustrated. I hated not knowing what to do. Most fortunately, I was absolutely determined to find the knowledge I needed to become the wife, mother, and warm homemaker that I wanted to be.
I was looking through a book catalog that had a marriage section. In it I read this short, but as I found out, most accurate description of FW (which I had never heard of before): “Any woman who wants to improve her marriage should read this book.” I ordered it.
When I received the book and started reading it, I got scared. So scared, in fact, that I stopped reading it and put it away for several months. What scared me about FW? The fact that I, for the first time in my married life, clearly started seeing what grievous mistakes I had made, and was making, as a wife.
I got worried that I’d find out that my husband had been unfaithful. That was my biggest fear – as more than anything, I didn’t want to lose the love of my life. I thought that with all of my mistakes and shortcomings, it would have been the easiest thing in the world for him to turn to another woman to feel the love that I should have shown him, but didn’t because of my ignorance. My husband assured me that he hadn’t been unfaithful to me and of his love over the next several months.
One evening I felt secure enough to get FW off of my bookshelf and start reading it again, and that was the biggest turning point in our marriage. I began applying the teachings and the love began to bloom marvelously! Indescribably! Heaven-on-earthly!
Becoming a FW Teacher
This book had so powerfully changed our marriage! I was living FW success and loving it (as was my husband)! I thought that I’d love to become an authorized FW teacher. I spoke to my husband about it and he was (and still is!) fully supportive!
I remember the first time that I called the FW phone number to speak with someone about teaching. A pleasant woman answered the phone by saying, “Corporate office!” I stated why I was calling, believing that I was speaking to a secretary or person who worked in the office. The more I spoke with this wonderfully pleasant woman, I started thinking that maybe, just maybe, it was the author of the book, but then think, “No, that can’t be her,” because I expected a best-selling author to just not be available to those who called J. Well, curiosity got the best of me, so I said, “This doesn’t happen to be Mrs. Andelin, does it?” and to my utter joy and amazement, she said that it was her! I don’t think that I’ll ever forget that honor! I found out, from her, what I needed to do to become an authorized teacher, and became one. Doing so was, and still is, a crowning moment in my life.
She and I hit it right off. She was amazing. She was, no pun intended, literally fascinating. I loved her. I loved her strength, her genius, and most of all, her love of fellow womankind. She withstood so incredibly much to bring the FW message to women all for one reason: she loved us. I miss her.
The Growth of Love
Back to my success story as far as my marriage goes… The more I lived and taught FW, the more the love between my husband and me grew! The more I continue to live and teach FW to this day, the more the love continues to grow in my marriage! I’ve come to realize that there is absolutely no limit on how much love can grow, and it’s unfathomable, until lived, just how powerful this love between a husband and wife is. FW unlocks the door to this wonder-filled world of love.
The Timeless Teachings of FW
There have been times throughout the years that I have been more fascinating than others, but FW is always there, waiting for me to find my way back to the fullness of the teachings. So many of them are timeless and go deeper as the years go by. The more a woman reads and applies them, the deeper the meaning and love goes. It’s amazing. It’s utterly fascinating. I invite any woman reading this into the world of FW, knowing that if she takes the teachings to heart, she will find love.
Thank you for taking the time to read this! I wish you the very best in love, happiness, and in living a fascinating life!