Inspired by two of the biggest issues we face in America: marriage and infidelity. What if you could really know the deep down secrets that men keep buried inside that only God, themselves and a few close friends know? What if you could really know what’s going on in the minds of men? Or what the determining factors are when men decide to cheat? In this book, men are finally at liberty to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Women can finally get honest confessions, real answers to questions they’ve always wanted to know. They learn not only to think like a man, but to be the kind of lady that men cherish in long term relationships.
Biographies: Ricky D. Strickland was born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 6, 1967 but grew up in Columbus, Ohio. His Family includes four brothers and two sisters. He is married to Andrea Strickland and has three children.
Rick served in the military from March 18, 1987 to June 30, 2012.
In January of 1998, he reported onboard Naval Station Bremerton where he distinguished himself as a top performer in his profession. As the combined bachelor housing’s front desk supervisor and command drug and alcohol advisor, He took on several command and community tasks as follows: West Hill tutoring program, Petty Officer Indoctrination Team, Junior Sailor of the Quarter Chairperson, Seattle’s Feeding program on weekends and Drug Education for youth (DEFY). He was selected Sailor of the Quarter 1999 and Sailor of the Year, 1999.
Chris majored and graduated Cum Laude in Computer Engineering at Wilberforce University. He is married with two beautiful daughters.
Upon graduation, Chris began his career as a System Administrator in the automotive industry at EDS, a subsidiary of General Motors, in Pontiac Michigan. After several successful years at EDS, Chris decided to return home to Columbus and began his career as a Network Technician with the State of Ohio.
It was in Columbus where Chris began digging deeper into the Word of God and getting the truth on family and relationships. His passion for helping others began to increase rapidly. Chris currently leads bible studies and spends most of his time teaching his children about the ways of God.
Who should buy this book?
From a female perspective, this book is for the woman who is tired: tired of looking the other way while her man is “sowing his wild oats”, tired of hearing the same lie day in and day out, week in and week out, year in and year out, tired of being the blame for HIS shortcomings. From a male perspective, it’s also for the man who is tired: tired of telling all the lies, tired of being a hypocrite, tired of making excuses for how he really behaves, and tired of holding in his true feelings.
What motivated you guys to write this book?
The motivation to write this book stems from the divorce rate being over 50%. This means one out of every two couples are getting a divorce. That is unacceptable to us. We REFUSE to sit back and do nothing about this problem when the answer is quite obvious. When a marriage breaks down children are going to be impacted in a negative way, PERIOD!!! We believe that through this book we can help keep families together and also help in rebuilding families that have been torn apart due to divorce and infidelity.
What is the meaning of the title, The Deep Confessions of Faithful Men?
The meaning of the title is an exposition of the hearts of men. It is there where we find the real, honest truth about the reality of a man. It is the heart of a man is where we find out who he really is, what he really wants to say, and who he really intends to be. Our goal was to pull all of our information from THIS man, the honest man, the true man, not who he “appears” to be on the surface.
What is your favorite chapter in the book?
That is a hard question, but if we had to choose, our favorite chapter in the book is Chapter 4, the Heart to Heart Confessions. In this chapter we surveyed numerous women and allowed them to ask one question each that they really and truly wanted to have answered by men. These women really poured their hearts into these questions. We took those questions to faithful men and in private we had men answer those questions openly and honestly. We created a heart to heart discussion between men and women, but privately.
The chapter in the book called, The Brother Confessions, what is this chapter about?
The Brother Confessions is a chapter in the book in which we allowed men to openly confess any secrets, situations, or circumstances involving the opposite sex. These confessions may be about their own wives or girlfriends, or some other female. Confession is the beginning of freedom. The bottom line was to allow men to finally tell the truth about things that have been buried deep within their hearts. These types of confessions they would never want their wives or girlfriends to know, but it’s important to get them out of their hearts.
You mention something called “moments of stimulation”. What are these moments?
Moments of stimulation are simply the fact that men are being tempted daily by beautiful women that they come in contact with in malls, on the job, at the gym and many other locations. Though these periods of contact are only for a “moment”, if not under control they could lead to acts of infidelity. Each moment builds onto the next moment. How he responds in that moment is directly linked to his home life with his wife or girlfriend. The more and more a man gets stimulated, he has to have a way of releasing that stimulated pressure.
You both are married. How did your wives respond after reading this book?
Initially, it was the silent treatment for 1-2 weeks (laughs). Afterwards it was a challenge to them to accept what was being said as the reality. It forced us to have a few sit down heart to heart discussions on how we can BOTH make improvements in our marriages. It was somewhat of a painful time, but it was necessary for us to be honest with them and for them to hear this honesty.
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