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A Woman’s World (as told by a Man)


A Woman’s World
A Christian Psychologist Discusses Twelve Problem Areas
Narramore
1963

Ladies! Your problems are SOLVED with this handy guide. Thankfully, a wonderful man has stepped up to give the you all the info you need to clear up all those problems with your husband.

Did you know your problems stem from not putting yourself out there enough for your family? (You are so selfish!)

Have you let yourself  “go”? (Check your hair and clothes right now!)

Are you a nag? (He works so hard to keep you happy, you ungrateful shrew!)

Quit your complaining, shut up and get back to your “natural” womanly instincts. The Lord wants it this way.

Mary

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13 Responses to A Woman’s World (as told by a Man)

  • Quoth the author, Narramore….

  • The answer to everything: Stay home! Be a better wife! Have babies!(And read, but not compulsively.)

  • My library has it. For the next few minutes anyway. You HAVE to see the cover. How do I get a picture of it to you?

  • Well. I–for one–am so glad that this book has been waiting for me “pleasant as before.” Because otherwise I would have thought I was working to pay bills and stuff like that, not just waiting around for some man in the office to ask me to have coffee. Just confirms that I have failed at being a Christian woman making a Christian home. . . and it points out that the religious madness of the current times is nothing new.

    • I, for one, wouldn’t mind if someone asked me out for coffee or tea… but then again, I’m not married, and on the verge of becoming the crazy cat lady.

  • Depends how you look at it. There is nothing wrong with a Christian family view and the idea of the man as head of the family and men and women being created for different roles. It doesn’t necessarily mean staying home and having kids though…nothing wrong with working women either.

  • apparently single women didn’t exist then.

  • I am a Christian, just to be clear, before I go into my rants, and I love to read, and reading Christian material is fine, but so is reading non-Christian stuff too…and now to beat the author upside the head with comments bellow.

    (bottom of 16 – top of 17)”…Satan has poisoned a goodly share of printed material. It is better not to read at all than to feed on the devil’s trash.”

    This line alone I have sooooooooo many issues with, on a personal level (both historical and current), and on a professional level as a librarian. This is just begging us to ban -or burn- books, on hearsay alone, or just like in Fahrenheit 451 everyone knew the system, and that was to not read anything that might make you think, or question, or open your eyes to another person’s viewpoint (even to one you don’t agree with), or become “tainted”.

    I have no doubt that there may be some truly awful books that SHOULDN’T be read (…maybe some of the titles listed in Awful Library Books?…), but to not read a book (-or more likely- desiring to burn someone else’s book[s] if it is under the same roof as the “offended”), so you won’t be tainted, I have a very strong personal gripe about, which has its roots between my mom and myself as an older teenager and the first genre I loved (fantasy, and now some romance with a blend of fantasy or horror elements -vampire books, mainly-, which I’m not sure which she thinks is worse, romance books, vampire books [horrible demonic creatures in her mind], or fantasy because it has magic in it). (Can you tell that my mom is firmly entrenched in the anti-Harry Potter camp? But it wasn’t those books that started it all either. A side frustration, she would let me read anything [a voracious reader], up through my young teenage years [in which I fell in love with the fantasy genre well before my late teenage years, but I started to read the popular fantasy titles later on. But I digress]).

    The above quote (if you take it to its full conclusion) is saying that we shouldn’t read any books that we have heard any negative gossip over, to not think for ourselves, but to be like mindless sheep, following the crowd.

    Sorry if I am on my soap box here, but if you don’t like a book. Fine. Just be sure to read it first (even if only sections of it) to give an informed opinion, and then you can rant and rave about it all (with pitchforks even, if you feel so inclined). Or, at the bare minimum read research on the “offensive” book, and after consulting multiple sources and personal soul searching, then if you decide you should or shouldn’t read the book, ok, but you don’t have a leg to stand on before you have done the legwork. (That is what I did with the Harry Potter series, I researched it thoroughly -with a strong conservative Christian viewpoint, even-, heard multiple sides, watched the first movie, and then read the first book, and then decided, yes, there are a few questionable morals in the book, but the anti-Harry Potter camp is complaining about the wrong things. -I did eventually finish the whole series, and did go to the midnight showings of a few of the movies with a friend-). Also just because you think you are right, doesn’t mean you can’t let someone else voice their opinion about the same book(s), or even come to a point to agree to disagree. Personal gripe combined with me being a reference librarian at a community college, helping students with research papers, and finding resources to back up their claims (and I also have a large ordeal/display about Banned Book Week too during that time of year, which just ended).

    (page 17) “…Christian books and magazines should compromise the bulk of your reading…” I don’t have a problem with that, if that is what you choose to mainly read.

    (page 17) “…Dotty, for example, fed her mind on trash. She read dime novels by the dozen… But she hadn’t read a Christian book in years. In time, Dotty became just like her reading material – cheap and ordinary…”

    I want to ask all of those who are Christian and love reading “trash”… so, have you become just like what you read??? For that matter… how many who read “trash,” regardless of religious affiliation, have become just like what you read?

    So how many have had trysts of all sorts, at the drop of a hat, or have become “cheap and ordinary?”

    • Sounds like this book is purposefully playing on confirmation bias. Don’t read something because the info you looked up to specifically tell you it was bad said exactly what you were looking is s textbook example of C.B. I’d rather read the book myself as decide it’s crap because I say so, not somebody else.