Monday, September 7, 2009

Book Review: Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

What are you looking for in your marriage? Peace? Closeness? Value? These are all things that God intended for us to experience in our marriages, and this book, Love & Respect, will help you and your spouse break what Dr. Eggerichs calls the “Crazy Cycle” and work your way towards the “Reward Cycle” of love and respect.

This book is based on Ephesians 5:33, “Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.” I must admit that while I have read this verse time and time again, I never put the aspects of what husbands and wives need from their spouse. Wives are looking for love from their husbands, and husbands need to feel respect from their wife. Dr. Eggerichs does a great job emphasizing this truth and how to implement it in your own marriage.

I highly recommend this book to not only those who need help or who are looking for ways to improve their relationship with their spouse, but to pastors and teachers who deal with married couples on a regular basis. This book would be simple enough to turn into a small group study and benefit the marriages in your church.

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson book review bloggers program.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds as though this would be a good book for marriages at any stage. While divorce is rampant, there are many long time marriages out here. We just celebrated a couple's 57th, totally in love -- and growing -- with each other. May God continue to bless them and others.