Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Review: This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

New Scientific Breakthroughs for a More Passionate and Emotionally Healthy Marriage

 This is Your Brain in Love is a scientifically researched guide to help reunite married couples in passion in marriage.  Dr. Henslin uses SPECT brain-scan research pioneered by Dr. Daniel G. Amen as a tool to understand why a person is the type of lover they are to their spouse and how they function in life.  There are self-assessments for each of the five types of lovers and then natural and medicinal ways to treat brain imbalances to provide a better marital relationship.

I found this book to be very interesting, even covering very scientific information.  Dr. Henselin uses humor and examples to express his points.  I am very interested in the SPECT brain-scan that was used in Dr. Henselin's research.  I have a loved one who I think would benefit greatly from such a medical test.

I do have an uneasiness about some of the personal accounts in the book, that there were many of those Christian couples who were divorced and I understand that might be a reason to use them as a "how to avoid" example, but I just kind of cringe when I hear so many times about how someone was really unhappy in a marriage and now they are just so much happier without that person they made a covenant with before God.  I also was left wondering about the view Dr. Henslin has on the openness within marriage with a section in the appendix that referred to not telling your spouse about an affair.

Overall, I think the scientific information was very insightful and the book maybe very helpful pointing someone into getting additional help for brain imbalances.  I do not think reading the book will help you treat yourself to much of an extent if your imbalance results are very high on the scales, it tends to point to the brain-scan and meeting with a doctor even with the supplements suggested.  
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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