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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Through the millions of products sold on Love & Respect, Emerson Eggerichs has transformed marriages around the world with his biblically based approach to understanding the love that she most desires and the respect that he desperately needs. Now, in this long-awaited release, Emerson has created an experience for couples that is effective, flexible and life-changing.
To build this couples devotional, Eggerichs has taken the top concerns that surfaced in a survey of thousands of couples and has developed 52 devotionals around the three cycles that are at the heart of Love and Respect. On one occasion the couple will be talking about how to stop the Crazy Cycle or keep it at bay. The very next devotional will talk about a concept built upon the Rewarded Cycle, which stresses the ultimate purpose for marriage. And the next may have both people talking about ways to use the Energizing Cycle in their efforts to love and respect each other.
Some may ask, Why 52 and not 365, like other couples devotionals I have seen? The authors research shows that married couples dont want to deal with that much material, that often. Therefore, the specific devotionals, which can be done weekly or at any chosen pace, are specifically guided to what couples say they most need. And this is a husband-friendly devotional, having been written and designed in such a way that the husband can feel comfortable in the entire process.
With this wealth of new material and video devotionals available online to support the product, The Love & Respect Experience will be indispensable to anyone wishing to better their marital relationship.
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.
port70rodsAge: 45-54Gender: male1 Stars Out Of 5Need to read another one of their books firstApril 7, 2014port70rodsAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1We have read several couple's devotionals and are always on the hunt for our next book. The author starts off and continues to refer to terminology that he defines in another book of his, "The Love and Respect Experience." It is frustrating and fruitless to read this devotional without having first read his other book. He consistently refers to this other book during the devotionals, so without it, the concepts in his devotional don't make sense.
The cycles he writes about are far more complicated than he writes about.
kimberlyAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book is a must readOctober 4, 2013kimberlyAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a book every married couple should read! Trust me when I say, this is the first couples devotional that I found that both male and female actually want to do together.
LoganNew Zealand3 Stars Out Of 5Mixed.November 25, 2012LoganNew ZealandQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3I got this devotional from Booksneeze looking for a devotional I can share with my wife. I have mixed feelings about it.
Firstly I'm all for devoting ourselves to building our marriage. I like the fact that there are 52 chapters meaning we could approach one a week for a year and the content itself is friendly enough for a man.
Not having read the book Love and Respect before hand, there almost seems like an implied expectation to read it. Perhaps not surprisingly but it does make this one a little inaccessible. My second but is that while I can appreciate creating a devotional for marriage it's a little light on God stuff. If I am going to devote myself to anything God has to be in and of it all.
All told this leaves me a little disappointed, yet I will try it with my wife and see what value we can get out of it together in the future.
Archie IsibPhAge: 18-24Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A must read!September 24, 2012Archie IsibPhAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This devotional doesn't put a guilt trip on you for not reading everyday with your spouse but encourages you to strengthen your marriage through prayer and practical application based on Scripture. I just wanna say the cover of this book is so elegant. I'm learning to love him the way he needs me. If you struggle with your marriage, then read this. Save your marriage, read this. A must read for couples. This book should be read when you are NOT in a marriage emergency! If you are in a marriage crisis, read the book "Never Quit" instead...
AnonymousSouth AfricaAge: 35-44Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5Decent, but a little lightAugust 23, 2012AnonymousSouth AfricaAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2What did I like about the book?
It is visibly pleasing. It is a soft-cover edition with a genuine imitation leather cover that makes it pleasing to look at, and a stylish addition to my bookshelf. It looks great lying next to my bed.
A lot of the philosophy resonated with me and my understanding of male/female dynamics. The essential point that men seek respect and women seek love is a true one I think, and is born out in Ephesians 5, and real life.
It encourages couples to find their own method of doing bible study and devotion, rather than feeling guilty that they don't do it a certain way. There are 52 chapters, and we are told to do them in any order. We are also told that it is okay to read them separately and discuss them together later.
Where did I have a problem?
It is theologically light. Most of the content is presented as vague pop-psychology and theories with bible verses stretched to "support" the idea.
It portrays men and women as being very different, almost irredeemably different, and that we will never fully understand each other.
It refers far too much to the authors earlier works, and conferences, and teaching series, and publishes theories. I found it hard to read in the absence of having read his previous works, and he talks about theories and ideas as if we have all read them before and attended a course.
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