Now with a brand-new cover, Secrets of an Irresistible Woman more than , copies sold can reach even more women with its time-tested strategies for living full, complete lives and becoming more captivating. Michelle McKinney Hammond calls on Scripture, her own experiences, and the wisdom of others to help every reader become the woman God created her to be—beautiful, gracious, loving, and desirable. Women will discover Includes an insightful study guide readers can use to better understand themselves and how they relate to God and others. Michelle McKinney Hammond , bestselling author whose books have sold more than 1.
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By Michelle McKinney Hammond. Now with a brand-new cover, Secrets of an Irresistible Woman more than , copies sold can reach even more women with its time-tested strategies for living full, complete lives and becoming more captivating. Michelle McKinney Hammond calls on Scripture, her own experiences, and the wisdom of others to help every reader become the woman God created her to be—beautiful, gracious, loving, and desirable.
Women will discover Includes an insightful study guide readers can use to better understand themselves and how they relate to God and others. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. Mate selection. Man-woman relationships. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any for or by any means—electronic, mechanical, digital, photocopy, recording, or any other—except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher.
Hey ladies, thanks for getting in my Kool-aid and holding me accountable! To the entire Harvest House family—your enthusiasm is contagious and motivating. Thank you for all of your support; it has been truly nurturing. A book titled The Rules set the singles community on its ear. I mean people were downright upset about The Rules! Most women today had too much free time on their hands and lacked the self-esteem to put into practice what the authors advised. It was as if the Ten Commandments had been introduced all over again.
Women were overwhelmed by their own inability to live up to what seemed to be difficult standards. I felt as if everyone had missed the real point of the book, including the authors, who seemed to have a difficult time defending their material other than to respond, Well, if you want to get married… The point to me was very simple—they were basically saying, Get a life!
If a woman had a life, she would automatically do all the things that were suggested in the book. And why were the men upset? I was inclined to agree. After The Rules was released, many people felt compelled to write their own version of the book or respond to what these women had written, including myself. I felt that their premise for writing the book was well-founded. When it came to dating, mating, and relating no one seemed to know what to do anymore.
The relationship game had become a free-for-all, with everyone playing it by ear. The results were generally miserable, but no one knew what else to do so they continued playing the same game and blaming any failure on the other person.
I believe the entire problem boils down to one simple observation: Women, in their desperation to have someone in their lives, have forfeited their power and have become frustrated victims in affairs of the heart. A friend of mine once said, God gave men testosterone so that they would make a commitment.
But, sadly, many women have short-circuited the commitment process by violating all the safeguards God gave them to heighten their desirability and get them happily married. Cher means expensive in French; the same word also means dear. Instead of realizing their own worth, many women today have put themselves on sale, lowering their value along with their standards, settling for less than the best for themselves.
More often than not, they have embraced the philosophy that anything is better than nothing. This is what happens when a woman has no idea where she is going or what she is entitled to. As the Word says, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Your head is too pretty to keep banging it against a wall. So now is the time to throw out all that self-destructive behavior, and get on with becoming women fully prepared to be blessed with mates who are deserving of our hand. I am here to dish up the real lowdown on how this thing called the pursuit of love should go. This is the real nitty-gritty the way God serves it up. So read, absorb, and practice…oh, and when Mr.
Man does show up, keep your head, keep the rules, and reap the benefits. Your mother crammed them into your head as you headed out the door to high school. You thought they were old-fashioned then, and you most certainly think they are antiquated now. And this is based on research, not on what Oprah had to say, okay? You know, The Main Man—God. I figured if anybody knew how this male-female thing was supposed to work, He did.
He in turn assured me that all the answers I was seeking could be found in His Word, and with a little prayer, some diligent study, and a healthy dose of His wisdom, I would be able to figure out His perfect design for this relationship mystery once and for all. Once I got into it, I must admit I oohed and aahed a lot. Suddenly the light went on! I had made a lot of mistakes in the name of my own personality. Well, this is just the way I am.
And so they have. Self-justification in the face of harmful habits can be the absolute worst deceiver and robber of our happiness. In a society that spends much of its time looking for others to blame, the concept of needful change is often overlooked. But I present the idea of change to you from another perspective.
Actually, this is something that all smart and effective people tend to do. And the Bible certainly backs me up on this one. Proverbs says, The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice NIV. This could also be rendered, A fool despises correction. Then the consultant evaluates the entire operation, locates problem spots, and maps out where the company needs to revamp or change its approach in order to expand and grow.
Yes, I know that. I want you to grasp the idea of change being growth. As you know, these things violate the law of the Spirit. Are the rules made to be broken? He meant what He said and had a good reason for each one of them. Even though you are free to do as you like, you need to know that the laws of the Spirit are a permanent mandate. This really odd thing happened to me—my self-esteem zoomed way up. I found myself mimicking Sally Field at the Oscars crying in jubilance, You like me, you really like me!
Because I had finally given myself the chance to find out that I was a lovable woman simply because I was me! On that note, I hope that by the time I finish pulling your coattail about how the rules might not be politically correct but are actually quite spiritually correct, perhaps you, too, will have a change of heart. Heavenly Father, I now submit my spirit, my heart, and my mind to You. Take them and transform them into the original image of the woman You created me to be. Guide me and renew me by the transforming power of Your word.
Grant me insight into Your design for love and marriage. Forgive my stubbornness in the areas of self-defeating habits. Expose every blind spot and every area of denial in my heart.
Help me to obey Your principles and break the chains over my life that keep me from having fruitful relationships. Imagine a world filled with all chiefs and no Indians. Imagine a busy street with no lanes marked, no stoplights, and no crosswalks.
Can you imagine the chaos that would result? Just think about the turmoil that happens now every time someone ignores a yield sign or a stoplight, and multiply that ad infinitum. People get hurt when people break the rules! We all need to set boundaries in order to peacefully coexist.
Something as simple as staying to the right when you walk down a crowded sidewalk makes the journey a whole lot smoother than if you choose to cross over to the left and. Upload Sign In Join.
Create a List. Download to App. Ratings: Rating: 4. Length: pages 4 hours. Related Categories. Eugene, Oregon www. Women—Conduct of life. M Prayer Heavenly Father, I now submit my spirit, my heart, and my mind to You. Start your free 30 days. Page 1 of 1. Really uplifting, eyeopening, and even amusing; this book has a lot of good things to say to broken world we live in.
Secrets of an Irresistible Woman
Secrets of an Irresistible Woman : Smart Rules for Capturing His Heart
By Michelle McKinney Hammond. Now with a brand-new cover, Secrets of an Irresistible Woman more than , copies sold can reach even more women with its time-tested strategies for living full, complete lives and becoming more captivating. Michelle McKinney Hammond calls on Scripture, her own experiences, and the wisdom of others to help every reader become the woman God created her to be—beautiful, gracious, loving, and desirable. Women will discover Includes an insightful study guide readers can use to better understand themselves and how they relate to God and others.