Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

loveandrespectEmerson Eggerichs, Love & Respect: The love she most desires, the respect he desperately needs (303 pages, Nashville, USA: Thomas Nelson), 2004.

Within the first three chapters Dr. Emerson Eggerichs will captivate your attention. It is within these early pages of his book that he describes the main premise of his book. That being, based on Ephesians 5:33, husbands are to unconditionally love their wives and wives to unconditionally respect their husbands. It is within this context that Eggerichs explains how he has developed theoretical and practical solutions surrounding communication and relationship problems within a relationship/marriage.

The book is based on Scriptural principles, particularly this one passage from Ephesians. It would be highly recommended for married couples, engaged couples or anyone in a relationship. Eggerichs’ gives illustrations from his ministry both in the pastorate and counselling as well as letting us in on how others have reacted to his teaching. Eggerichs’  focuses a lot of his attention on communication and the way both the man and woman’s brain works and comprehends things. It gives a good insight into the opposite sex which will helpfully explain a lot of things!

It seems that from the turn of the millennium he has been teaching this love & respect at various conferences and the like and this book is the summary of that teaching. It is a good book and I will be recommending it to friends and also my wife.

3/5.

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