Written especially for singles, Bill and Pam Farrel take a look at waffles and spaghetti through the eyes of single adults. A discussion guide is included for small-group or personal use....
|Title||:||Single Men Are Like Waffles Single Women Are Like Spaghetti|
|Number of Pages||:||287 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Single Men Are Like Waffles Single Women Are Like Spaghetti Reviews
The analogy of men like waffles and women being like spaghetti is actually kind of interesting. The idea is that men like to process life from within little boxes, one category at a time, and women like to go from category to category, all the time, since for them everything in life is connected. So while a guy might want to talk about cars for 2 hours, a woman will free associate and change subjects 6 times, frustrating the guy mightily. I think there's some truth in here, at least based on my marriage experience!The rest of the book's focus on single people was a bit judgmental and WAY too christian oriented for me.
Do you talk to your kids about sex?Our college-age Sunday School class is working through a book called Single Men Are Like Waffles – Single Women Are Like Spaghetti. I’m realizing it is much easier to talk to them about dating relationships, than to my own teens! This week’s chapter talks about the level of commitment men and women experience as sex enters the equation. Women think sex is a sign of love, and men think love is a sign of sex. If she’s giving, to receive his love, and he acts loving, to receive sex, then they are on different wavelengths. The bond that forms then seals a relationship that is difficult to break. God says in Genesis 2:24 that the two become one. The resulting emotional ties affect every decision thereafter and cloud the ability to avoid bad relationships.If a singles are willing to set high standards for their dating lives, then they will be able to be objective about their relationships. What kind of values does that person have? work ethic? respect for family members? what are their goals in life? views on politics? how do they spend money? These questions and more need to be asked before a relationship gets entangled by physical ties.We assume if we have those feelings of “being in love,” everything else will work out. But what happens when the feelings aren’t there? That’s when integrity and commitment keep a marriage together until the feelings return. Every marriage goes through bland times, but a marriage built on trust and respect has a greater foundation to last.So, talk about the long-range effects of a life together, and maybe those sex talks will take on a whole new perspective!
Where I did get some interesting tidbits out of the book, I wouldn't suggest this book to any of my single friends. The "jokes" at the end of the chapters threw me off because they were highly stereotypical in an almost mean sense. This book did give me some insight into the male mind but nothing that I didn't really already know. It almost felt like the authors were giving excuses for both genders - this is how they think so deal with it.
Very amusingly written and full of valuable insights, confirmed by real life observation. Whoever said men and women are the same???
It is a great book for help with relationships. Reading this book has helped me understand some things about relating to men.
Great book. Bill and Pam use humor and how men and women are wired, to teach about each gender. I highly recommend this book for single adults.