Review by Julie Abell
Last year I read Costanza Miriano’s book Marry Him and Be Submissive. It is a wonderful book and I recommend every woman read and internalize the message. Now I just finished a book also by Costanza that by the title and the cover would seem to indicate that it is for men, but it is not – Marry Her and Die for Her. This is another “must-read” book. This newer book gives “Radical advice on how to be a real man, a good father, and a courageous leader by laying down your life for the woman you love.”
Why is it not for men? Because let’s face it, “if a woman wants an idea to reach the head or the heart of a male member of the species, not only are words not enough, but they can actually be counterproductive.” Why should a woman read it? Because there is a “crisis in virility” and “women who consider themselves superior to men, … are in a majority.” Costanza’s point is that women must let men fully become men, to “be ready to die for (their wives) as Christ did for the Church. Be real men, in other words.”
The author’s style is to “write letters” to her friends as if she is giving that friend advice. She is humorous and gets to the point. She does not mince her words. Her style is refreshing, engaging and real. And while it is a quick read, it will blow you over with truth that you know in your heart but needed it to climb back up into your head.
In this book Costanza Miriano tackles “the issue of the day: the devastating crisis in what it means to be male and female – one might say the lack of real men and real women and thus of functioning marriages.” I whole heartedly recommend that you pick this book up and read it. Enjoy!