Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

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The book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, was written by Dr. John Gray.  It was published in the 1990’s, and is still popular today.

To be honest, I didn’t like the book.  I found it to be stereotypical and redundant.  The aspect that bothered me the most was the repetitiveness of each concept.  I felt like I was reading the same information in each chapter, with only a slight variation in wording.

Have you read this book?  What did you think about it?

8 thoughts on “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

  1. I have not read this (but familiar with it), but similar ideas carry over into Christian circles where men and women are viewed in stereotypical ways – and an unhelpful polarization occurs between men and women. But not all men and women fit the stereotype. In fact, in Christian books of a similar nature, when a description is given of men – I, a female, match and relate to the male description much more than the female!! And in the Christian books that generally means something is wrong with me and I am sinful and must change myself into something I am not. No thanks. I am a woman made in the image of God, and will live as God made me, and follow Christ. I am not concerned about being a so-called “biblical woman” but want to grow in the likeness of Jesus. Well, I know I went off on rabbit trail there….!

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  2. I am reading it and I completely agree with you. I was revolted to read about things that build upon the idea of women needing a hug whenever they express concern about something or complain about something that bothers them. No, a hug won’t vanish all the real problems. Instead of invalidating their concerns, how about listening to the other person.
    But my opinions aside, I can understand the demographic this book was written for and it might have actually helped them. People today aren’t as sexist as they used to be a few decades ago. We can see a person as a human being, not only as a gender or

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