Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Love and Respect Experience by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs- Book Review

The Love and Respect Experience by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is a devotional book based on Dr. Eggerichs's book Love and Respect.  It is divided into 52 separate readings of around 3-4 pages.  At the back of the book are discussion questions about each reading, so husbands and wives can discuss what they've read.

The devotional is subtitled A Husband-Friendly Devotional that Wives Truly Love, and I think that is where this book takes off.  The readings are non-threatening but still confront issues that face married couples.  Topics include what Eggerichs calls the Crazy Cycle, the Energizing Cycle, the the Rewarded Cycle, as well as how to recognize and accept male/female differences with such topics as Pink/Blue thinking, C-O-U-P-L-E and C-H-A-I-R-S, and definitions of what Love and Respect really are.  The book is set up to be read as a couple or individually, and then discussed with your spouse.  The 52 readings readily lend themselves to once-a-week discussions over a year, but are short enough that they can be done daily as well.  I've found the devotional readings informative at worst and full of helpful insight at best.  Each reading is also anchored to a passage of scripture, which keeps God as the focus of the marriage relationship.

Overall, I'd say this is an excellent book for married couples at any stage of their relationship.  Plus, it is truly husband-friendly.

I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program in exchange for my honest review.

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