Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Love & Respect Experience

_240_360_Book_474_coverThe Love  Respect Experience – A Husband-Friendly Devotional that Wives Truly Love
Written by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Published at Thomas Nelson

About the Book

A Devotional Unlike Any Other!

Through the millions of products sold on Love & Respect, Emerson Eggerichs has transformed marriages around the world with his biblically based approach to understanding the love that she most desires and the respect that he desperately needs. Now, in this long-awaited release, Emerson has created an experience for couples that is effective, flexible and life-changing.

To build this couples devotional, Eggerichs has taken the top concerns that surfaced in a survey of thousands of couples and has developed 52 devotionals around the three cycles that are at the heart of Love and Respect. On one occasion the couple will be talking about how to stop the Crazy Cycle or keep it at bay. The very next devotional will talk about a concept built upon the Rewarded Cycle, which stresses the ultimate purpose for marriage. And the next may have both people talking about ways to use the Energizing Cycle in their efforts to love and respect each other.

Some may ask, “Why 52 and not 365, like other couples devotionals I have seen?” The author’s research shows that married couples don’t want to deal with that much material, that often. Therefore, the specific devotionals, which can be done weekly or at any chosen pace, are specifically guided to what couples say they most need. And this is a husband-friendly devotional, having been written and designed in such a way that the husband can feel comfortable in the entire process.

With this wealth of new material and video devotionals available online to support the product, The Love & Respect Experience will be indispensable to anyone wishing to better their marital relationship.

Who is Dr. Emerson Eggerichs?

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is an internationally known expert on male-female relationships. The author of several books, including the national bestseller Love & Respect, which has sold more than 1.3 million copies, Emerson and his wife, Sarah, present the Love & Respect conference both live and by video to more than 50,000 people each year, including sessions with the NFL, PGA, and members of congress.

Prior to launching their ministry, Dr. Eggerichs was the senior pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, MI for 19 years. He has graduate degrees from Wheaton College and Dubuque Seminary and a PhD from Michigan State University. Married since 1973, Emerson and Sarah live in Grand Rapids, MI and have three adult children. He is the Founder and President of Love and Respect Ministries.

My Thoughts

After the famous Love & Respect book and the conference, here’s a new tool to learn to love and respect your partner in life.  

Last fall, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend the Love & Respect conference in town.   Though we knew the concept and the teaching behind it, I think it was a good reminder that we both need to make an effort in loving or respecting our better half.  I had just downloaded the devotional a week or so before attending the conference. 

The Love & Respect Experience contains 52 devotions to read together as a couple.   Doing devotions together can be difficult but having one per week through the year is perfect.      At the end of the book you will also find four appendixes that will provide either more interactions between you and your spouse or more information on the concept behind the Love & Respect. 

After reading the devotion together, you will have the opportunity to pray together and take action.   In one of the appendix, you can also go through a series of questions together to deepen your experience of discover love and respect in your marriage.

I find tat this book could be very useful for anyone – young married or old, with or without kids, with or without issues in their marriage.    Anyone can profit from this teaching and these devotions.

The Love & Respect Experience is available at your favorite bookstore, even amazon.ca.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Nelson for sending me the above mentioned product in the e-pub edition for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. This book was written by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and is based on the Ephesians 5:33"However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." He believes that couples are sending each other messages in 'code' and they won't be able to crack that code until they learn to listen in their spouse's language. The book gives examples on how to crack the code and improve communication in a marriage.