~ From An Anonymous Contributor,
The first two courses that I’ve taken in Fascinating Womanhood have saved our marriage and been a blessing to our whole family. As I was cleaning out my desk this week, I found some notes that I had written down concerning my life just a year ago. I had reached a real low in expecting any sort of future for our marriage. I had lost all love for my husband and wasn’t sure that I had much love for our children. I had even considered suicide during that time.
I am so grateful to God for leading me out of a pit of despair and into a life that is such a joy and is so solidly stable. The courses in Fascinating Womanhood, which I fought against at first, helped to change me from a self-centered, independent, self-righteous mother and wife, into a new person—with a new perspective in all I do.
As I have really and truly come to accept my husband, I find that my love for him is unbelievable. Before taking the course, I was constantly criticizing him. When I asked his forgiveness and let him know how much I love and accept him, he has assumed the responsibility and position of the head of our family for the first time in our marriage of twenty-five years. It is a miracle!
What a relief it is to me to let him make the final decisions and trust the Lord to lead him. My disposition is one of relaxed confidence. Our children are so much happier and accept their father’s authority easily. I don’t hear any of the arguing that they used to put me through. Our five children, ranging I age from elementary school through college, are responding with gratitude toward their mother, as they too, are accepted and loved for themselves.
We are finally having family devotions after dinner each evening! This is something I have been pleading with for years without success. My husband decided. The children accepted it.
We are all growing closer and more understanding of each other. I am so busily enjoying my attempt to fill my role as Angela Human that I no longer have time for nagging, self-pity, or criticizing. Our home finally has an atmosphere of peace, order, comfort, love, joy and acceptance.
My husband is so relieved and relaxed as he begins to realize that he can depend on my love. He thinks of more fun things to do spontaneously. He handles all the family finances now. He’s had an electric saw for years that he hasn’t used. Suddenly, he has begun to build shelves for me—spice shelves, shelves for my sewing accessories, etc. As I admire and appreciate his work, he thinks up more and more to do. It is the first sign that I have ever seen of his really enjoying doing something creative.
I am a schoolteacher and I have applied many of the teachings of Fascinating Womanhood in my work as a teacher. It works miraculously well in the classroom. I have never enjoyed teaching much. And I have never had a total classroom of children enjoy it so much, regardless of their academic achievement. Actually, no child in my class is failing or will be encouraged to repeat the grade—a first in my twenty-five years of teaching in primary grades.
The most wonderful part of my life is that I really love my husband so much and I know that he loves me deeply in return. This is the greatest joy that anyone can experience! As we women change within ourselves—following the steps outlines in this course—we do not lose our individuality or identity. We finally find it, with a sigh of relief and unexpected joy. It is never too late! It really works!
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