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How to Get Your Husband to Listen to You: Uncovering How Men Communicate

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How to Get Your Husband to Listen to You: Uncovering How Men Communicate

She talks for thirty minutes, telling him every detail of her day. He has three great ideas for how to fix her problems. “Why can’t you just listen to me?” she asks. She pulls back, he gives up, and the marriage suffers. The problem? He’s a man. And she expects a girlfriend. She could play the blame game. Or dish out the cold treatment. Or find a better way…

In their new book, HOW TO GET YOUR HUSBAND TO LISTEN TO YOU: Uncovering How Men Communicate (Multnomah, January 2008), popular authors Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby offer practical solutions for wives seeking clear, meaningful communication with their men. Their best-selling book, HOW TO GET YOUR HUSBAND TO LISTEN TO YOU, has changed the lives of women across America. Now the pair has applied their characteristic blend of biblical principle, personal experiences, and to-the-point illustrations to the other half of the communication equation.

“As wives, we often want our men to listen to us the way our mothers, sisters, and girlfriends listen to us. The problem is that while men have no trouble relating to other men, they have a huge problem relating to women because they aren’t doing what women think they should do,” Cobb states.

“We may be tempted to ask, ‘Why can’t a man be more like a woman?’ There is a simple answer: men don’t want to be more like women,” Grigsby adds. “They’re born male, and they’re hard-wired to grow into men. Such behavior would be completely unnatural and foreign to them.”

HOW TO GET YOUR HUSBAND TO LISTEN TO YOU is not about changing a man’s God-given way of thinking. Rather, it teaches women how to initiate healthy communication and enjoy the blessing of a husband who wants to listen. Within its pages, readers will discover specific ways to:

Help their husbands value what they say and how they say it

  • Understand what their husbands really want (and it might not be what they think!)
  • Rebuild love and respect in their marriages
  • Become a wife whose husband wants her insights
  • Strengthen communication in marriage through their communication with God
  • Give their husbands the desire to listen to their needs, their words, and their hearts

The wealth of useful information is organized into user-friendly sections with titles like “Hinting Doesn’t Work,” “Women Way Overthink,” “Don’t Ask if You Don’t Want an Answer,” and “So He’s Not Exactly Prince Charming?” As they share moments from their personal marriage experiences, Cobb and Grigsby lovingly encourage women to let go of their notions of how they wish their husbands would act. The rewards that come when a wife pursues a true understanding of her husband are well worth the effort!

This entertaining and insightful book is a must-have for anyone who advises women or couples, both in church ministry or secular counseling practice. The authors’ astute observations of the hilarious, often problematic, differences between the sexes and their prescription for healing the most broken of relationships will empower any wife who is willing to change.

Cobb and Grigsby have co-authored three books, including the best-selling HOW TO GET YOUR HUSBAND TO LISTEN TO YOU. Both are popular speakers and the hosts of a local weekly radio program called "Lifewalk". They have appeared on "The 700 Club" and have been repeat guests on "Family Life Today" and "Revive Our Hearts".

HOW TO GET YOUR HUSBAND TO LISTEN TO YOU © Copyright 2011 by Connie Grigsby and Nancy Cobb. Reprinted with permission by Multnomah Books. All rights reserved.

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How to Get Your Husband to Listen to You: Uncovering How Men Communicate
by Connie Grigsby

  • Publication Date: January 15, 2008
  • Genres: Christian, Relationships
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books
  • ISBN-10: 1590527429
  • ISBN-13: 9781590527429