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Captivating by John Eldredge
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Dear Whomever May Be Concerned,

Today I started my girlfriend's favorite book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. There are three things that I have learned in the past two hours of reading and thinking. #1 Emily is an amazing girl and I'm pretty much the luckiest guy on Earth to have her. #2 Guys suck at understanding girls. Being one of those guys who thought he understood girls in high school (arrogance is quite embarrassing) I just would like to say to every guy out there. "WE SUCK AT UNDERSTANDING GIRLS." Growing up I thought because I understood the two concepts "Girls like bad boys." And "Nice guys finished last." I could fully understand the concept of the girl's mind. Man was I wrong. #3 The women's heart longs to be romanced. As guys' we FAIL. Epic giant fail. I look around and I see more guys in my generation looking at porn and degrading women in their mind than I see men buying girl's roses and trying to win their hearts.

Men were created in God's image but women were taken from men therefore also created with God's image. Often times we make women feel like they are not skinny enough or too emotional but sometimes we need to be thankful that they exist! God knew exactly what he was doing when He made women. Kiss your mom on the cheek. Tell your girlfriend she's beautiful. Treat the women around you with respect. Stop looking at porn because it degrades women and turns them into objects rather than sisters in Christ. Most importantly start meditating on the fact that the heart of a women is a reflection of the heart of God.

sincerely,

a humbled Asian boy struggling to be a man of God
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Benjamin I am a guy who doesn't have a copy of the book nor any friends who want me to read it...but I appreciate the comments of Tommy Tran and agree that guys are not good at understanding girls. Thanks for your counsel--it is very good. I wish I had kissed my mom on the cheek more, before she passed away. I didn't do it much when I was single, but the love my wife gave and taught to me made me better at it as I got older. We have been wonderfully married for 40 years, and I tell her constantly she is beautiful. She is! She counsels women in her work, and helps them with health problems; she is hearing continually about how their husbands and partners so often lack understanding and respect.
I especially liked your references to porn; it takes a man to realize and say it is bad--very bad! It is poison! Our church leaders have repeatedly urged us to shun it as such. Most importantly start meditating on the fact that the heart of a women is a reflection of the heart of God.
I like this: "Most importantly start meditating on the fact that the heart of a women is a reflection of the heart of God."


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