"Thank you for writing this important little book. So many folks could have saved their marriages by applying just a few of your suggestions." - Brian
"I would encourage everyone to buy (Josh's Book) for themselves and as a gift to your friends.
It will be life-changing" - Bill S.
So, what is Josh's Book and why should guys "read it for her?" Check out this short introduction to find out!
Cliff DuVernois is the host of the podcast, "The Call of Leadership," which features people in leadership roles throughout Michigan. I was honored to be the first author in his new series called "Cliff's Book Corner" - highlighting Michigan authors. Listen in as we talk about the book, what it's about, and why guys should be reading it.
Guys, let's be honest, relationships can be a lot of work!
Sometimes it feels like you're trying to put together a 10,000 piece
puzzle without knowing what the picture is supposed to be,
there are no edge pieces, it's upside down - and you're blindfolded.
But the crazy thing is, you still try! You try to make your girl happy.
You try to give her what she wants. You try to do all the right things,
but sometimes it seems like you still mess things up.
How many times have you been left standing by yourself thinking,
"What the heck just happened?"
Don't worry, you're not alone, my friend. I've been there, too.
The world of girls can be a confusing maze to navigate.
My hope with this book is to help put some guideposts in that maze
to help you make it through without too many wrong turns.
Inside, I've shared a bunch of tips that have helped me and my
relationship over the past twenty-six years. I've gone through a lot of
trial and error in that time and, hopefully, by sharing what I've learned,
I can help you avoid some common "guy" mistakes.
Relationships can be a lot of work, but it's so worth it because she's so worth it. "But, Josh, I don't want to read a relationship book!" I get it. But this one's easy. Trust me.
You love her, right? You want to keep her, right? Prove it.
Read the book. Make the effort. You won't regret it.
(Warning: Guys, if you don't read the book, your girl might read it for you!)
Chapter 7 - Make Eyes At Her
So, who am I, and why did I write a relationship book? Well, let’s start with who I’m not. I’m not a doctor or psychologist or therapist or anything like that. I don’t have any degrees in Female Brain-ology or claim to know everything about relationships. Actually, who I am is a foundry guy and a husband who’s been with my wife for 28 years. During that time, I’ve seen, heard, and made a lot of mistakes and did my best to learn from them. I always try my best to give my best to my wife and I get frustrated when I see stereotypical guys doing stereotypical guy stuff and treating their girls poorly. It's disheartening to see relationships fall apart and divorce rates rise. Because of this, I'm always willing to share the things I've learned. All the way back to my high school days, I've always been that guy whom my friends came to for advice with their relationships. I guess I've always had a strong sense of empathy. This is crucial in growing and maintaining healthy, happy relationships. I’m also a chaplain who has had the opportunity to hear from and offer counsel to many couples over the years who have trusted me enough to share their relationship struggles with me. For that, I am truly humbled.
So, to sum it up, I'm just an ordinary guy who tries every day to make his wife feel extraordinary, and I hope I can help other guys do the same.