Have you read it? Did you like it? Did you learn anything from it? What did you learn? Share your thoughts and experiences.
To be honest, when I first read it a few years ago, I hated it. I felt like John was trying to tell me to be like *him*. I really resented it.
For most of my life I’ve felt that this was wrong, to have these feelings of aggression, I thought the feminism had a point – that there was little difference between men and women.
How wrong they were and how wrong I was. After my divorce, I woke up to the realities. My marriage had failed and I had to face that I didn’t know why or what to do different the next time.
But since then, I’ve been on a self-discovery journey and I’ve had to face the fact that I’m not like women, I’m not soft on the inside, I am given to expressions of passion, anger and aggression.
I learned that women RESPECT a man who is strong and able to handle the challenges of life. Getting in touch with my inner passion and drive is a GOOD thing. Although feminism taught me NOT to do it, in fact the more I do it, the more attractive I seem to be attractive to women.
So I bought a punch bag and I dug holes in my garden and built things. It was so much fun, I had no idea it would be.
Now when I read Wild at Heart I no longer resist John’s message for men, I think it’s great. I have a better identity of who God made us to be and a better identity of how we fit into the family.
I look forward to hearing other men’s views on this.
This book hit me at the right time and in very deep ways. I wouldn’t have my marriage, my son and soon to be daughter, or my relationship with God today if it weren’t for the ways God used Wild at Heart to make me strong enough to stand up and fight. I’m looking forward to the growth of this sight and reaching other men who are searching for answers on their journey.
Rock on Derek! I’m looking forward to you posting some insights and challenging me and other men to step out more. You sound like you have an awesome testimony. It’s a treasure chest for us all.
God bless you,
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