Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti: Understanding and Delighting in Your Differences

Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti: Understanding and Delighting in Your Differences

by Bill Farrel, Pam Farrel


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Men Are Like WafflesWomen Are Like Spaghettihas helped thousands of couples understand each other better. I will continue to recommend this book as a "must read."
Gary Chapman, bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages®

Pam and Bill Farrel have the ability to take an everyday menu of spaghetti and waffles and transform biblical, practical wisdom into a word picture that has encouraged, equipped, and inspired couples worldwide.
Dr. Kevin Leman, bestselling author of The Birth Order Book and Sheet Music

Let Your Differences Make You Irresistible to Each Other

While a man tends to deal with one problem or purpose at a time (moving from waffle square to waffle square), a woman's thoughts generally flow together (like spaghetti noodles). Once you discover how your spouse processes feelings and thoughts, you're on your way to a happy and healthy relationship!

Join more than 300,000 other readers as you learn to energize your communication with strategies that work, ignite romance with new ideas to spice up your marriage, and empower your parenting with your combined insights and influence.

Find all the ingredients for creating a fabulous recipe of loving, working, and winning together!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736919616
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bill Farrel has been influencing lives for over 25 years as a senior pastor, youth pastor, radio talk show host, community leader, and sought-after conference speaker. Bill is also the author of The 10 Best Decisions a Man Can Make, and he and his wife, Pam, have written more than 30 books, including Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti and Red-Hot Monogamy. They have been married more than 30 years and have raised three young men who love Jesus and athletics.

Pam Farrel and her husband, Bill, are the authors of Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti (more than 300,000 copies sold) and Red-Hot Monogamy. In addition, Pam has written 52 Ways to Wow Your Husband and The 10 Best Decisions a Woman Can Make. They are cofounders and codirectors of Love-Wise, an organization to help people connect love and wisdom and bring practical insights to their personal relationships.

Table of Contents

An Amazing Journey 11

1 What's the Difference?: We Need to See "I to I" 15

2 Waffles and Spaghetti Communicating: Don't Overcook Communication 33

3 Waffles and Spaghetti Relaxing: Remote Places and Remote Controls 53

4 Waffles and Spaghetti in Love: Preparing for the Main Course 77

5 Waffles and Spaghetti in the Bedroom: Sugar and Spice 99

6 Waffles and Spaghetti in Conflict: Hot Waffles and Simmering Marinara 119

7 Waffles and Spaghetti Achieving Together: The Recipe for Success 139

8 Waffles and Spaghetti at Home: Who Does What, When, and Why 161

9 Waffles and Spaghetti as Parents: Belgian Basics and Pasta Principles 179

10 Waffles and Spaghetti Meeting Each Other's Key Needs: Sauce or Syrup? 199

Epilogue: The Secret Ingredient 221

Discussion Questions 225

Couple Communication Questions 237

Notes 249

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Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti: Understanding and Delighting in Your Differences 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me laughing out loud. It explains, in simple terms what the other one is thinking and why. It is right on as far as how women think and it really helps you understand why men and women do things so differently. Really helped my husband and I use our difference to our benefit. .......The kicker is, my husband heard me laughing so hard at this book, HE EVEN READ IT!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the "singles" version of this book and wanted to share the "married" version with a newlywed. It's funny and real and a joy to read!
fccmaryville on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book that not only celebrates the differences between men and women, but also pokes fun at those differences and offers constructive ways to improve your marriage. I listened to the audiobook version at my desk while at work. There were times when I laughed out loud at some of the stories or jokes being told. And of course there were some really good, serious points made as well. And the Farrel's do not sidestep some of the major challenges most married couples face like sex and parenting roles. Rather, they jump right in and offer their analysis of the issues, what works for them in their marriage, and what might work for you and I in our marriages. I wouldn't say any particular portion of the book was earth-shatteringly new information. If you've read books by Gary Smalley or John Gray, you'll certainly be familiar with many of the topics addressed here. After all, the issues married couples deal with do tend to be very similar from couple to couple. However, I found that the way the Farrel's presented the topics to be entertaining and relevant. And many of the chapters served as a great reminder for me personally on the reasons my wife and I process life differently at times. I really liked their Christ-centered view of marriage and the way we should deal with our differences. Overall, I think this is a great book. One that every married couple should read (or listen to). You'll laugh and say "great point" to yourself the entire way. You might also say, "So that's why my spouse reacts that way sometimes?". And if you take to heart the message the book is presenting and put some of those practical suggestions to work for you, I am confident your marriage will improve
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PapabearEH More than 1 year ago
Have you heard the joke that states it would be easier to build a four lane highway to Hawaii than it would be to understand women?? Well, this book doesn't come close to explaining something of that extreme magnitude but it does chip around the edges - and it does so in a interesting and intriguing manner. There is a certain amount of insight as to their thought process and it is presented in a clear and logical dialog - I realize that is a conflict in terms but read the book and you'll understand - no, not women but some of their rational thought process.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy Read, it has good insight for any couple but is best suited for Christian couples. Our pastor gave my wife and I a copy to ready while going thru marriage counseling before we got married. Learned a lot from this book that I apply to our marriage everyday.
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LJKM More than 1 year ago
Typically good service - book was delivered in the mail soon after I ordered. I have no complaints. I received exactly what I ordered in a timely manner. Price was good as well. I was able to use an on-line discount. Thanks B&N!
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