Thursday, September 16, 2010

Love and Respect

I just got this book in the mail today, from Thomas Nelson and just had to start reading it. It is called, "Love and Respect: For a Lifetime" by Dr.Emerson Eggerichs. It is a wonderful gift book for husbands and wives. It only took me an hour to read because some of the pages highlight one message in a short phrase, or a Bible verse and others just have a few paragraphs. I think this book is perfect for a quick and easy read, and acts as a reminder as to what women and men need.

Frequently the book mentions that women need LOVE and men need RESPECT. The book is sprinkled with stories as to how women show they need LOVE by acting DISREPECTFUL to their husbands and in return, men showing they need RESPECT by witholding LOVE during arguments and misunderstandings. Dr. Eggerichs does a wonderful job of adding verses from the Bible to drive home his points. Dr. Eggerichs also talks about how God created man in His image. He gives a cute illustration of God created Blue (man) and Pink (woman) and how when you mix the two you get Purple-royalty color(God). He talks about how men and women look out of different colored lenses and hear with different colored (pink or blue) hearing aids. He gives practical ways to understand the different lenses/aids and how to tweek our actions/words by putting on the different color of shades/hearing aids. I think this is a wonderful book that can change a negative attitude or behavior quickly by just reading a few pages. I think it's perfect to add with a wedding gift or is very practical to have lying around so others can pick it up for a quick read and change of heart! I think marriages can be saved by even getting a glimpse of this book and putting his ideas into practice. I give this book a big thumbs up! It's not something that is very difficult to grasps but something that others don't necessarily think about when giving the LOVE and RESPECT each spouse needs! Go out and get your copy! Or better yet, go to and sign up to give a review on your blog and a review on a retail website for a free copy!


Suz said...

I love this book!!

Jenn said...

I actually went to a Love & Respect conference in college (random...funny story) but I learned so much! I love the book!