Maybe that’s because some of the good guys who would give you positive feedback don’t have as much time to read as their wives do. My husband often depends on me to briefly summarize the good parts of what I read. Your whole series is “the good part.”
I love how you opened with disclaimers. I like your use of humor and witt. And references to The Princess Bride always appeal to me.
"So here’s the Big Reveal: If my needs aren’t getting met, odds are really, really good that I’m not meeting the needs of others. " Great observation.
Somewhere in there you wrote about families spitting into the wind and ending up with faces full of saliva. Great use of yucky imagery.
I really liked the whole series and enjoy your writing style. I want to add next a comment of about something that you barely touched on.
Since I read the disclaimer, I realize you only wrote about your own marriage from your own perspective. You likely don’t have much experience with the thing I want to mention. You barely touched on this point, but in part III you wrote: “Loving someone enough to take responsibility for the good of their entire person can be a daunting task. It sometimes involves unpleasant activities, such as gentle criticism.”–Perhaps you are the only one in your marriage that ever needs gentle cricism while your lovely and beautiful Katrina doesn’t. But for the really nice guys who aren’t so fortunate, (and who might already be doing everything you wrote), they might need the reminder that sometimes wives need gentle and loving criticism for the good of our souls too. I don’t think Mr. Chance went into any detail about that, (which might be why the ladies like his article.) Key word: gentle. Another key word: need. Not gruff comments after a hard day about some little imperfection, but gentle reminders (perhaps on a really good day) to carefully bring up areas where deadly sins may be creeping in and taking over. I just wanted to mention that because some “nice guys” fail to correct some seriously sinful behaviors in their wives.