Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus


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?

9 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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