{ Traditional Marriage 101, Courtesy of Dr. Laura… Read on!!! }

I love Dr. Laura Schlessinger!!! Aka Dr. Laura to her fans and listeners. You may or may not have heard of her before, and you may or may not like her… but I agree with almost everything she says. She is one of this country’s most avid champions for children and marriage. She hosts a call-in radio show and is a best-selling author (she’s on noon to 3pm M-F–AM 640 for S. Cal listeners and AM 580 for N. Cal listeners).  She tells it like it is and advises people how to be better parents, how to be better friends and how to make life better for their children and how to have a better marriage. I think we need more people like her. As a huge fan of Dr. Laura’s since college when I first started listening to her, and now as a newlywed of just over a year… I wanted to share with my readers two great Dr. Laura books in which she talks about traditional marriage and the wonderful differences between men and women. There are great reviews on these books and some not so great, but despite the title of “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands,” it is a book for both wives and husbands. I’ve read it, so has my Dad, Mom, my brothers, my husband, and mother-in-law.  Everyone loved it, and I’m in the middle of reading “The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage.” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry when you realized that some of the behaviors she talks about might be your own, you’ll commit to never treating your spouse like the callers in this book, and it will make you proud to be a man or a woman, as Dr. Laura explains the importance of our individual gender roles and how critical it is that we fulfill them. Your marriage and your family will be better for having read these books! My husband and I like to think that we have a near perfect marriage. We rarely fight and when we do it’s never mean, more jokingly, and we respectfully agree to disagree. I read the “Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” before we even got married. Having listened to Dr. Laura’s radio program for years, I have heard some of the calls she references in her book. These books are real eye-openers and a must read for any couple in a troubled marriage, or in a great marriage and would like to keep it that way.

I love checking out books for free at the library, especially for the kids, but you can purchase the books on Amazon here…. also.

Read the book, read the reviews and let us know what you think in the comments section!

Here’s a link to Dr. Laura’s website, if you’d like to find out more information on her.