Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex!
by Maggie Arana and Julienne Davis
Not my usual choice I know, but worth reading, even if you don’t think your sex life needs rekindled. Arana and Davis believe that our daily habits that can kill the spark in a relationship. Their advice is not about buying sexy lingerie or scheduling date nights or “just doing it” whether you’re in the mood or not. They promote treating each other like adults with love and respect, which means no androgynous nicknames, no baby talk, keeping the bathroom door shut.
A lot of the book isn’t about sex necessarily though. It’s about being your own woman, remembering that you are in fact an individual, that your husband compliments you but isn’t your other half.
It’s really about exploring all the parts of yourself that are valuable and unique. As women and men, we are many things: wife/husband/partner, mother/father, career person, homemaker, cook, housekeeper, gardener, caregiver for humans and animals alike, philanthropist, dreams, believer, does. All of the things that we are—and can be—should be embrace in this life. (pg. 185)
The book is practical. It’s changes that we can make on a daily basis without having to hire a sitter once a week or spend outrageous amounts on underwear. Granted some of the tips I won’t use and parts seem a little repetitive, but I do think it’s trying to empower women, to make us see how valuable, sexy, and wonderful we are.
Published October 1, 2010
3½ out of 5 stars
Challenge: 100+, Women Unbound
I received my copy from the publisher for review and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon and IndieBound affiliate.