Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. Ephesians 5:33
Love and Respect For a Lifetime by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Love and Respect For A Lifetime is a condensed version of Dr. Eggerichs' Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires, The Respect He Desperately Needs. It's a great coffee table book that has great quotes and a nice layout. This is not the in-depth Bible study resource. Instead, I see it can serve two great purposes. One is that it is a great reminder for someone who is familiar with the teachings in this book. The second is a great introduction to the material for someone in need. Either one is a great start.
Dr. Eggerichs' main point is to look at marriage from a Biblical standpoint. To boil it down: Women need love and Men need respect. In looking at this truth, he uses several great anaologies as well as personal stories from his own marriage and that of others. It is a reminder of how God made us to be different, and to celebrate that fact. It is also a reminder of how our spouse has been created. When we remember their core need, it helps us to overcome communication differences in the midst of conflict. It also helps to remind of how we can express our love in a meaningful way.
As I said, this is a condensed book. It took me about 25 minutes to read. I did like it. However, I wish their had been just a few more pages with meat. The quotes are timely and good reminders. The illustrations make the points understood. I was still hoping for something to hit a little deeper. Still I can see this as a great book for someone to use to start to see God's true design for men, women and marriage.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com