Andelin, Helen B.Alternative names
Helen Andelin majored in Home Economics at Brigham Young University, but dropped out to marry Aubrey Andelin. The couple had eight children. She shared the secrets of her happy marriage with small groups of women in Fresno, Calif. in the early 1960s and began working with the adult education department of the LDS Church. Her first book, Fascinating womanhood, was published in 1963 as a text for her classes. The Fascinating Womanhood Foundation was established to train women in the techniques of feminine enchantment.
From the description of The Helen B. Andelin papers. 1932-2002. (University of Utah). WorldCat record id: 54390183
Helen Andelin was born in Mesa, Arizona. She majored in home economics at Brigham Young University (BYU), but dropped out after two years to marry a fellow-student, Aubrey P. Andelin. The couple had eight children. Helen began sharing the secrets of her own happy marriage with small groups of women in Fresno, California, in the early 1960s. She expanded on the topic in 1963 when she began working with the adult education department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her first book, Fascinating Womanhood, was published in 1963 as a text for her classes. By the mid-1970s the book had become the basis for courses taught across the country designed to teach women how to be happier in marriage by winning a man's complete love and adoration. The Fascinating Womanhood Foundation was established to train women in the techniques of feminine enchantment. Aubrey Andelin died in 1999. Helen continues to be active in spreading the Fascinating Womanhood concepts.
From the guide to the Helen B. Andelin papers, 1932-2006, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)
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