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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.  

The Years That the Locusts Had Eaten

Richard Forsyth

~ By an Anonymous Contributor

   Marriage, for me, at age twenty was an arrangement in which I could begin to change my new husband into the man I wanted him to be and get out of it all that I possibly could. I had been taught that marriage is a fifty-fifty proposition and that I was to do all that I could to be sure my part of the proposition was secured.

   Seven stormy years later I began to view the shambles I had created, a very unhappy belligerent husband who had retreated into himself and children that also reflected the home situation. I began to ask the Lord what was wrong, and slowly but clearly, as I searched the scriptures, I began to see the wonderful role that God had created for the woman in being a helpmeet for her husband and of his place of leadership in the home. Mental assent was given to these truths, yet how to put them into practice eluded me.  Some improvement was made in our home situation, but my husband remained behind his wall and after a long period of time, I became very discouraged and began to doubt the truths I had previously learned.

   At this point, I heard of the Fascinating Womanhood course, feeling that this would perhaps give some of the answers I longed and prayed to know. Within six weeks, I sought to put into practice what was being taught and saw my husband begin to shower attention upon me, so by the end of 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 the points I could actually admire, finding myself in the freshness of a new love for him. He began to tell me that he loved me for the first time in years.  Since then our life together is continuing to improve and grow in love and fellowship. For the first time, I feel satisfied and fulfilled as a woman with much thanksgiving for the wonderful gift of womanhood God has given to me and to all women.

   It is written in the book of Joel, “I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten…and you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord your God that has dealt wondrously with you.” (Joel: 2:25,26) I can say with all confidence that this promise is being fulfilled in my life as, by the strength of God, I continue to put into practice the principles in the scriptures and amplified in Fascinating Womanhood.