After two months of marriage the church my husband I were attending at the time was promoting Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. We attended the the DVD video series offered and was later lent the book to read. I would say it did us both a lot of good because here we are standing strong four years later. The basic premise of this book is based of the Bible verse Ephesians 5:33 which says, “Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband” (NIV).
Over the span of the four years that I’ve been married I’ve read a lot of different marriage books and none I’ve liked quite as much as this one. Love & Respect hits issues married couples often face head on. When reading through the book you’ll learn about the cycles that tend to tear couples apart like the crazy cycle and learn ways to break them through the energizing cycle. You can read this book alone but I see much more impact coming from it if you take the time to read it together.
I would encourage every married couple to pick up this book. I know personally for my husband and I after going through a lot more of life together are going to start reading this book again this year. It’s a wonderful book to go back to that will continue to strength your marriage for a lifetime. It will completely change your life and your marriage!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs from BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson Publisher for this review.