Saturday, January 22, 2011

meet Jim Wysong

This spotlight is one that is very near and dear to my heart because Jim is my husband. I (usually) write fluffy stuff, Jim does not. :-) We've been married for over 20 years and what Jim wrote in this book has changed our lives.

Jim has a special promotion going so be sure to look for it at the bottom of this post, and he's giving away a book here, too.

And now I'd like to introduce you to my husband, Jim Wysong.

Jim Wysong was the second of five boys. Having grown up in a non-religious, lower middle income, dysfunctional, alcoholic family, he knows first hand how the family unit that a person grows up can affect how they see themselves and the world in which they live.

At age 15, when Jim accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, he began asking questions like "how does a person live this Christian life?" He had no references from which to draw this knowledge from within his family so he asked these question to others in the church he was attending. No one really answered his question, but one answer “you just do it” sticks out in his memory.

Jim, like everyone at times, found himself doing the very thing he did not want to do any more, and like so many, found himself discouraged over it. Not settling for "this is just how I am," he kept asking questions and searching of answers to why people do what they do. What he has discovered over the last 30 years has changed his life and opened a door for anyone who wants to avoid many painful struggles and have a more enjoyable life of their own.

At a friend's suggestion, Jim began writing about what he had discovered, the result is a book entitled The Neutering of the American Male (NAM). If you would like to understand yourself, others and what drives people to do what they do. You will find this is a book you have been waiting for. Both Christian and non-Christian are affected by the elements that are explored and explained within its pages.

Jim enjoys writing, speaking and equipping others so they too can free themselves from what has been holding them back. Jim, his wife, Patty and their five children live in Illinois. If you would be interested in having him speak to your group, you can contact him through his web page.

You can find Jim online at
and on Facebook.

The Neutering of the American Male

Over the last hundred years many changes have taken place that have altered how men and women related to each other. Those are often felt, but not seen clearly, or understood, which makes them difficult to remedy. As a result, confusion, frustration, and aggravation reign in the lives of many. And those raise questions that seem impossible to answer.

As a young man Jim Wysong had questions that appeared to have no answers. For over thirty years he has been seeking the answers to those questions. Contained within these pages are insights into aspects of the human experience that are easily missed.

Men and women are complex beings. Jim addresses the the key aspects that exist with both men and women and explains how those elements inter-relate and influence each other.

This book's insights can assist you in understanding yourself and others in a way that you never thought possible.

What others are saying about The Neutering of the American Male:
Family dynamics can be confusing. Jim Wysong’s book provides clear understandings for both men and women. After reading it, for the first time in my life, I understand what has been happening in my family for several generations.

This is a much needed book, which I highly recommend to everyone.

—Sunny Loomis

Jim has written a book that can help with issues that are hindering relationships in many families today. For those who are struggling or frustrated with the ability to understand their identity within a relationship, this book offers insights, as well as practical advice, for men and women who want to see their lives and relationships changed.
—Donna G

If you work with other people (and who doesn't) and desire a better understanding of yourself and them, this is a must read. Or, if you just desire a richer, fuller life with richer, fuller relationships, this will be a valuable tool.

The last thirteen years of my work experience I was involved with recruiting, screening and training people who would become missionaries to be sent to various countries around the world. In doing this work I was required to understand people, their strengths and their weaknesses, and how they could become part of a team that was being assembled or had existed for some period of time.

In doing this work there was always need for material to give to those who needed to make changes in their lives before we could agree to hire them. Also, because we worked with many young adults, there was need for in-depth training in order to help our prospective missionaries understand people and how to work with them in a multitude of circumstances including cross cultural situations.

If The Neutering of the American Male had been available for me to use in the work as stated above, my job would have been easier and more complete. The human experience is complex and difficult to understand and especially so when we consider how people interact in the home and work environments. Jim Wysong's in-depth understanding and unique explanations of human nature would have assisted me and will assist many in improving their lives and relationships.

Happy reading!

—D. Sargent

Jim Wysong’s book raises intriguing and provoking questions concerning the nature of relationships today and the effect of social mores upon those relationships. Sociologists should look at Wysong’s book as a challenge to investigate and research his theories, whether they wish to prove him right or wrong, because he presents a new perspective on relationships from those within small family units to large community and work environments.

This book will definitely make you examine your role in relationships today.

—R. Whittington, Attorney

The Neutering of the American Male Selected Excerpts

Jim is giving away a copy of The Neutering of the American Male. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Reviews from the Heart gave The Neutering of the American Male
5 stars. Check it out her review here.

Anyone who buys The Neutering of the American Male here or through Jim's website will receive a FREE Personality Temperament Assessment which correlates with the information in the book and FREE shipping.


Barb said...

Sounds intriqing and true! And may I add, Patty, your husband is a hunk!

Joanne Sher said...

Already have this awesome book :) Don't enter me, but just know I recommend it highly!

LauraLee Shaw said...

Peej, this is Amazing! I will be praying for you and Jim as this gets into the hands of men and women. VERY intriguing and I couldn't be more excited for you both!

Elaine Cooper said...

Sounds like a great book! Would love to win it for my husband and I!

Linda said...

This would be an excellent book to read and compare to older days and how to compensate for the "newer" model of today. I love books that are controversial in nature. Definitely want in!
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Jim Wysong said...

Hi everyone. Thanks for your comments and interest.

I am not a man who believes that men should Rule as in his way or the highway. That being said, there are some situations when he needs to stand up and be a man. One of the Problems is that for generations fathers have not been teaching their sons how to be men.

Ladies, do you want a man who you can look up to and respect or one who needs to be led?

For thousands of years the roles that men and women had, naturally complemented each other. Men and women appreciated each other and what the other did for them. Technology has made it possible for the roles to shift between men and women as never before in history. As these roles have shifted, competition and contention have slipped into the husband/wife relationship as never before.
--there are far reaching ramifications to the shifting of these roles.

Who ever wins, this book, please let me know how you like and what you learn. Thank you

Bill said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I like the title too. Developing younger men and helping them grow is something something some friends and I have been intentionally working on.

Renee G said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. Doon't we all want to understand family dynamics a little better.

Mary Ann... said...

This is one I'd love to read! Please enter me in the drawing.


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