Friday, October 01, 2010

Book Review: Love and Respect for a Lifetime

"Women absolutely need love.  Men absolutely need respect.  It's as simple and as complicated as that..."

In this sharp gift-style book, married couples learn what makes husbands and wives "tick."  Love and Respect for a Lifetime, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, gives time-tested, practical suggestions for ministering to your spouse in the way he/she most needs it. 

I'd read similar books before, but this was a terrific choice because of its brevity.  I read it in just under an hour.  Eggerichs cites lots and lots of Scripture, and he reminds us that our first commitment is to Christ and then to our mate. 

Other points of interest:  Specific sections for the husband and the wife, Five foundation truths about communication (from Ephesians 5:22-33), and Four keys to a God-ordained marriage.

Love and Respect is succint and practical; this would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary gift!

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.