Without Love, she reacts without Respect.
Without Respect, he reacts without Love.
Love and respect, the two keys to a great marriage. That is exactly what this devotional is about. The Love & Respect Experience by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is a fantastic tool for couples, who are willing to put there busy schedules aside and have regular devotion time together.
The leather bound book shows it to be husband friendly but it can be vice versa. Fifty-two chapters, one for each week, is perfect for couples to come together and taking these step by step, and get full revelation of how God wants our marriages to be. Dr. Emerson intends for couples to sit and read these together and discuss the topic at hand. Communication is one of the best ingredients for a great marriage. What a better way to communicate?!
Each chapter begins with a title and a bible scripture following. Dr. Emerson takes that scripture and dissects it down, along with that week’s topic. Each week’s devotional is no more than one or two pages long. Which is perfect for busy schedules, but it still gives you that one on one time with your spouse. Following each devotional is a prayer and an action. The prayer isn’t a “pray now and be healed” prayer. It is basically a “what to ask for” prayer, If that makes sense.
Example: “PRAYER: If you are facing no big problems, thank the Lord. If you are facing something that appears overwhelming, confess that you are powerless, that you don’t know what to do, but that your eyes are on the Lord. Praise Him, knowing the battle is not yours, but His. (You may want to bring up problems you’re having at work, at church, or in other outside settings that can affect you at home.) Eggerichs 2011
I would absolutely encourage all marriages to take this book and learn about themselves and their marriage. If one spouse refuses to take part, then simply study it yourself. Get a better understanding why the other spouse acts the way they do. Pray for their heart to be softened and become a willing vessel to know the in’s and out’s of there marriage.
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