Love and Respect

Love and Respect : The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

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A New York Times best-selling marriage book making a difference! More than one million copies sold!

Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love & Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect.

A wife has one driving need?to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need?to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn't met, things get crazy. Love & Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.

What readers say about Love & Respect

"I've been married 35 years and have not heard this taught."
"This is the key that I have been missing."
"You connected all the dots for me."
"As a counselor, I have never been so excited about any material."
"You're on to something huge here."

Partner Love & Respect with the Love & Respect Workbook for Couples, Individuals, and Groups for an added experience. Love & Respect is also available in Spanish, Amor y Respeto.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 31mm | 498g
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 1591451876
  • 9781591451877
  • 18,772

About Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Emerson Eggerichs, PhD, is an internationally known communication expert and author of the New York Times bestseller Love & Respect. Just as Dr. Eggerichs transformed millions of marital relationships with a biblical understanding of love and respect, he also turned these principles to one of the most important relationships of all in Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. As a communication expert, Emerson has also spoken to groups such as the NFL, NBA, PGA, US Navy SEALs and members of Congress. He was the senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan for almost twenty years. Emerson holds a PhD in child and family ecology from Michigan State University, a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, an MA in communications from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sarah have been married since 1973 and have three adult children.
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Women have a need to be loved; men have a need to receive respect. This is the basic message of Love & Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Drawing upon his almost 30 of pastoring and counseling, as well as the Bible, Eggerichs paints a picture of how many married couples approach their marriage. When the wife perceives "unloving actions", she reacts in ways that will be perceived as "disrespectful." Naturally, when the husband perceives "disrespectful actions", he in turn reacts in ways that are "unloving." Eggerichs calls this the "Crazy Cycle." He goes on to explain how we can avoid (or at least limit) the time spent in this cycle and how to move to the "Energizing Cycle" (and eventually to the Reward Cycle." Now I get a bit wary of "Self-help" books for Christians. Too often they are filled with the world's thinking. In fact, I probably would not have read this book had I not heard Dr. Eggerichs speak. Certainly there are many people with marriages that are in need of help, but when we start using the world's thinking to solve our problems we head down a "slippery slope" that leads away from God. I can assure you that Eggerichs does not do this; rather his analysis is Biblically based with scripture supporting his points. I found that this is a good read for those that have struggling marriages, but also for those that have good marriages - any marriage can be made more
by Daniel Pallmann
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