It's divorced, undercommitted and hopelessly out of touch with monogamy. Why? Because, since the day they were born, members of the modern generation have been taught to postpone marriage indefinitely or ignore it altogether, as though marriage had no bearing on their happiness, as though it were a nice idea or nice accompaniment to an otherwise satisfying life.
But if flying solo is so great, why are people Match.com-ing on their lunch breaks and eHarmony-ing on the subway ride home? Why are women standing in the grocery aisles hoping to bring home a husband rather than a head of lettuce?
Sure, being single is fun – for a while. But most people don’t want to stay single forever. Men and women are irrevocably drawn to one another. Since the beginning of time, this attraction has been the driving force of our survival as a species and, until recent decades, has almost always resulted in lasting marriage.
In "How to Choose a Husband," author Suzanne Venker tells the truth we’re all trying to ignore: Americans don’t know what it takes to get – and stay – married.
Too many people want marriage to be something it’s not; and when it doesn’t measure up, they become antsy and dissatisfied. Some have affairs, and some get divorced – all in search for something better, something more meaningful or something more exciting. But if you want a certain kind of marriage, says Venker, it doesn’t just happen. You have to be willing to create it.
A one-time divorcee, Venker has been happily remarried for 15 years and has two children, ages 9 and 12. And she has a message for the women of America: Choosing the right husband is the single most important decision you’ll ever make in your lifetime. But it’s only step one.
After that, it’s all in your attitude.
About the Author
Suzanne Venker is an author, blogger and former middle school teacher. In addition to blogging for Right Pundits, she was a featured writer at David Horowitz's NewsReal, where she wrote about the left's effect on American society. She has appeared on CNN, FOX, C-Span, PAX and EWTN – as well as hundreds of radio shows throughout the country. Her work has been featured on Human Events, National Review, WND and the New York Post.
Venker’s first book was "7 Myths of Working Mothers: Why Children and (Most) Careers Just Don’t Mix." "7 Myths" is a Main Selection of Bookspan’s American Compass Book Club and is listed on Jeff Rubin’s Guide to Best Conservative Books. It was also endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger and featured in Human Events, American Enterprise, Townhall.com, National Review and Glamour.) Her books also include “The Flipside of Feminism,” “The War on Men” and “How to Choose a Husband.” Venker graduated from Boston University in 1990 and lives in St. Louis, Mo., with her husband and two children.
WND Books: February 5, 2013
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Page Count: 170
Print ISBN: 9781936488582
eBook ISBN: 9781936488957
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