For those of you that rated this with 1 star: Perhaps you did not attend a small study group and only read the book or just attended a seminar. Had you truly studied this Biblical-based book, you would feel as I do! I watched couple married 30 years, 1 year and all in between grow closer and closer with their spouse. The "light went on" - and my husband and I have never had such a CLEAR UNDERSTANDING of the differences between men and women. I GET IT and he GETS IT! This workbook really makes you think and if you answer honestly, you will reach a deep level of understanding and love you never had before. PLEASE - get this book, but look for a small study group to REALLY "GET IT"! My husband now gets the respect and he shows me love. We know how to end the crazy cycle when we do get on it! We have been married over 15 years and never had this level of love. It is the true STUDY in the workbook and with other like-minded couples that you realize men and women are so different...not wrong, just different... Ephesians 5!
Eggerichs NAILS IT! He so clearly identified the "crazy" cycle that created disharmony in my marriage. Then he clearly provides practical means to break the cycle and build a strong marriage. Highly recommended for ALL newly weds...no all "weds"
My husband and I were very disappointed with this book. The entire book is written on Dr. Eggerichs interpretation of a single verse from Ephesians. Scriptures are taken out of context and he uses himself and his professional experience as evidence of ultimate truths about men, women, and marriage. There is very little written about the purpose of marriage and how to become more like Christ in your marriage. If you are looking for a book to help strengthen your marriage, I would highly recommend studying the book of Ephesians or 1 Peter or if you are looking for more of a commentary, Gary Thomas' "Sacred Marriage" is wonderful.
I don't recommend many books but this book is definitely recommended reading! We saw Dr Eggrichs when this book was 'just out' and then purchased the book (back in 2005). WONDERFUL gift for weddings too. We also have the audio cds! I will continue to buy and share more!