FreeStuffMoms: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: By John Gray Ph.D. (Chapter Outline and Chapter Summary Site
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By each of us reading the book or watching the video and participating in sharing with others; not only will we gain better insights into our own relationships, but perhaps we can also learn from others experiences and thoughts as well. Feedback is important. Please make good use of the message board and chat room
My husband and I decided to add this page to our website the night of 1/24/00. We had just finished viewing the video, of the same title, as the book. We each are reading the book. We had also been given excerpts from the book by our pastor during marriage counceling (our first exposure to the book). We looked at each other and said "wow, how true", and "how amazing". It was one thing to read the book and discuss the concepts amongst ourselves, but quite another to see and hear several couples actually putting the concepts into action. The video also had the couples sharing with each other. This gave us an idea. Why not allow people to do the same thing over the internet. Giving chapter outlines and chapter summaries would give those who might not have read the book or seen the video a chance to know what everyone was talking about. Those who have read the book or seen the video would be able to use the chapter outlines and summaries to refresh their memories and to give discussions a focal point. We use the FreeStuffMom message board (male or female) and FreeStuffMom chat room (females only) to have these discussions. Note: We could always open another chat room specific to this page for both males and females. We would cross that bridge when necessary. We can all share with each other how each particular chapter's ideas have affected relationships. My husband agreed that it was a good idea. So, here we are
I quote from the book,"To improve relations between sexes it is necessary to create an understanding of our differences that raises self-esteem and personal dignity while inspiring mutual trust, personal responsibility, increased cooperation, and greater love. As a result of questioning more than 25,000 participants in my relationship seminars I have been able to define in positive terms how men and women are different. As you explore these differences you will feel walls of resentment and mistrust melting down"
The book reveals "new strategies for reducing tension in relationships and creating more love by first recognizing in great detail how men and women are different" The book "is a manual for loving relationships in the 1900s" I say it's not limited to the 1900s but that the principals in this book are timeless. "It reveals how men and women difer in all areas of their lives. Not only do men and women communicate differently but they think, feel, perceive, react, respond, love, need, and appreciate differently. They almost seem to be from different planets, speaking different languages and needing different nourishment."
The author: John Gray, Ph.D. was born in 1951, has a wife, Bonnie, to which he dedicates the book, saying: "This book is dedicated with deepest love and affection to my wife, Bonnie Gray. Her love, vulnerability, wisdom, and strength have inspired me to be the best I can be and to share what we have learned together." There are not only copies of the book; but, tapes, software, Newsletters, Videos, and other Books by John Gray. For information about any of these or about his relationship seminars the book gives the following contact info.: John Gray Seminars, 20 Sunnyside Ave., Suite A-130, Mill Valley, CA 94941, 1-800-821-3033
If you haven't already, my husband and I would encourage you to purchase/borrow from a library, the book or video, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: By John Gray, Ph.D. The ISBN #0-06-016848-X The book is published by HarperCollinsPublishers