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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
An in-depth study of the vital principles from the best-selling Cracking the Communication Code now in workbook form.
Communication between couples has been dissected in thousands of books and articles, so why does it remain the number one marriage problem? "Because," says Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, "most spouses don't know that they speak two different languages. They are sending each other messages in 'code,' but they won't crack that code until they see that she listens to hear the language of love and he listens to hear the language of respect." Dr. Eggerichs' best-selling book, Love and Respect, launched a revolution in how couples relate to each other. Now with the Cracking the Communication Code companion workbook, the message of this hardcover trade book can be studied and applied whether for a group or for individual couples. The result will be better communication, mutual understanding, and a successful godly marriage.
As a researcher, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, who has a PhD in child and family ecology from Michigan State University, garnered the testimonies of thousands of mothers following the release of his New York Times Bestseller, Love & Respect. These moms consistently reported they applied the respect side of the message to their sons with significant effects. Emerson and his wife, Sarah, present the Love and Respect Marriage and Parenting Conferences across the country. Emerson has also spoken to groups from the NFL, NBA, PGA, Navy Seals, and members of congress. He was the senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, MI for almost twenty years. He and Sarah have been married since 1973 and have three adult children. Emerson also has a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, an MA in communication from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.
Dr. Eggerichs spends quite a bit of time reviewing the main principles from his first book, Love and Respect. I think this review is good, since not many of us who have read Love and Respect have completely mastered its principles.
Fortunately, the author doesnt stop there, but gives a number of scripturally-based suggestions for ways to communicate, which any believer can put into practice with Gods help. Coupled with this are many pertinent anecdotes from his own life and the lives of some who have attended his seminars.
The foundational principle given is that we are to do everything as unto the Lord. This includes the way we speak to others. Dr. Eggerichs puts handles on Jesus model of forgiveness and His way of speaking, giving the husband and wife very practical tools to use when they talk with each other. All of this provides the key to good communication, which is mutual understanding.
The only book above criticism is the Bible. So, it is no surprise that I found at least three places where the author used Scripture to prove text. However, these would not lead the reader to any erroneous conclusions. Therefore, I can unreservedly recommend Cracking the Communication Code as an excellent resource for any husband and/or wife who have the desire to improve their marriage to the glory of God. Nancy Wells, Christian Book Previews.com
Kathy5 Stars Out Of 5Cracking The CodeDecember 12, 2014KathyTremendous resource. These will be gifts to family members this Christmas. The information and insights gleaned will be an investment in their relationships for years to come.
kam635 Stars Out Of 5Cracking the Communication CodeOctober 5, 2014kam63Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I'm still reading this book, but it is very insightful. A must read for any marriage including people who are not married yet.
Missy5 Stars Out Of 5Life changingJanuary 6, 2014MissyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I felt compelled to purchase this book with no idea if I would be the reader or if someone else was meant to have it. Less than 2 weeks ago, I took it with me to a family gathering and had in mind to share it with my brother who has found himself, unfortunately, in the middle of an unwanted divorce. He does not enjoy reading books, but thanked me for it and took it home. He has since read through chapter 10 with a report of it being "Life changing." I'm still praying for their marriage to find healing but what a positive step towards emotional health.
JulezfriedCecil, PAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5BookDecember 26, 2013JulezfriedCecil, PAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book to help get to know each other better. My husband are getting closer because of it.
yoyoOakland City, INAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Good counseling toolSeptember 16, 2013yoyoOakland City, INAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4I am counseling some couples who really need the information in this book in their communication with each other. I bought several copies to give to clients.