Read Chapter 2 of Fascinating Womanhood®.Take a loving, kind look at yourself. Write down at least four things you accept and like aboutyourself in each of the following areas:Your appearanceHow you care for other people (this includes your husband, family, friends and community)Your personalityYour achievementsAnything elseHelen Andelin turned to classic literature and historical figures to discover the qualities traditionallyassociated with femaleness. She placed the positive characteristics of all the heroines she studiedinto one of two categories
angelic or human.Angelic characteristics include the nurturing, caring, maternal, understanding, sympathetic,empathic, supportive, religious and capable aspects of women. These bring happiness andcontentment into marriage. In his book David Copperfield, Charles Dickens invented the Angeliche
roine Agnes to act as David’s soul mate
.Human characteristics include the feminine, flirtatious, childlike, giddy, vulnerable, trusting anddependent characteristics of the women who inspire romantic love. Charles Dickens gave theseq
ualities to Dora, David Copperfield’s first wife.
These help keep the sparkle and passion alive in yourmarriage.Consider the following statements and write down which ones apply best to you at the moment:1.
I have both human and angelic qualities in abundance!2.
I am more like Agnes than Dora.3.
I am more like Dora than Agnes.4.
I have lost a lot of my human characteristics over the course of my marriage.5.
I recognise I need to acquire some of the angelic characteristics for the long term success of my marriage.Write down three angelic and three human qualities found in each of the following women:Dora, Agnes, Mumtaz, Deruchette and Amelia.