The Love and Respect Experience
I have a love for reading relationship books. When Jim was overseas he even read some the Chaplin had given him. There is one main thing I look for in a marriage book before throwing any ideas from it toward my husband. Respect. Yes, such a small word, yet it means so much. It takes a quick glimpse to answer the question does the book encourage respect of God? This book does just that. If a book does not encourage a man to respect god than I have found they usually do not encourage a man to have respect for his wife in a way that I would want my husband to respect me. You will find that I will be reviewing quite a few marriage books that I like. I will say that none of them will work if you do not make an effort. Dr. Emerson Eggerichs Is also a Michigan Author. Continue reading for the rest of my review and his Biography.
This particular book speaks of how a man needs respect from his wife and a woman needs love from her husband. I totally agree with this. Aside from love and respect, This book covers topics such as fighting fair, the crazy cycle, overcoming your past, money, and meeting your spouse’s needs. Another topic that is popular chapter in this book is “Her pink plus his blue equal’s gods purple” This speaks of the differences in men and women and says “together a wife and husband reflect the royal image of god on earth”. There are other topics as well and it is split into 52 weeks of devotionals. It starts with an intro on ways you can use the book. One suggestion is that you read separate from your spouse, take notes and at some point come together to read the devotional for the week and discuss your notes. There are also action items at the end of the chapters. This book encourages you to pray with your spouse and speaks about the dangers of praying at your spouse. This book is another great tool that has the ability to guide you to strengthen your marriage and most importantly the bond between you as a couple and god. There is a section on where to get help for your problems as well. There are also a few chapters that discuss some issues with the “private adult times” with husbands and wives and how they relate to affection. Here is an excerpt from the book. "For every disrespectful action by a wife, there can be an equal and Unloving reaction by her husband, and for every unloving action by a husband, there can be an equal and opposite disrespectful reaction by his wife. And the Crazy Cycle is on."
Emerson Eggerichs. The Love And Respect Experience: A Husband-Friendly Devotional That Wives Truly Love (Kindle Locations 726-727). Thomas Nelson.
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