Wednesday, February 03, 2010

This is Your Brain in Love

I always knew sex and love are brain-related. This is Your Brain in Love – New Scientific Breakthroughs for a More Passionate and Emotionally Healthy Marriage by Dr. Earl Henslin confirms my hunch.

Henslin explains what happens in the brain when a person is in love, and why the initial intoxicating sensation fades. More importantly, he explains how to develop a satisfying marriage by recognizing your type and thus your potential brain hang-ups. It all starts in the brain.

According to Dr. Henslin brain imaging highlights the precise area where our hang-ups hang out. Identifying them helps us to learn how to bring our best brain into our marital relationship so that it sizzles—or at least satisfies.

Henslin describes five prominent lover styles: scattered lover (ADD), over-focused lover (living inside your head), blue mood lover (pessimistic, depressed), agitated lover (makes you walk on eggshells) and the anxious lover (overly stressed).

Explaining how brain patterns differ in these different types, Henslin shows how to regain lasting passion no matter what your lover type is.

As a pastor’s wife counseling women about marriage, I find this book practical and revelatory—useful to anyone who wants to enhance their marriage, or help others do just that.

I reviewed this book as a Thomas Nelson book review blogger and I’ll use it as a useful resource in counseling couples.

Janey L. DeMeo M.A.
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