The Love and Respect Experience by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
This is a great devotional book for husbands and wives looking for a Christian perspective on how to have a stronger marriage. This devotional uses the principles from Dr. Eggerichs book “Love & Respect” to do bite size devotions to help you live the principles out in your daily life. Each individual devotional ends with a prayer example so you can pray for guidance on the principle taught, as well as an action to help you apply what you have learned.
First of all, this book is not for you if you are just looking for backup to justify why your spouse should change. This book is for anyone who understands that marriage is a two-way street, and therefore requires work on your part as well. While it is not necessary to have the book “Love & Respect” to read this devotional, it is helpful as he references this book throughout. You should also be ready with a Bible handy as this book is definitely full of scripture.
I like that the sections are small, allowing for time to digest the information received throughout the week. The principles are things that can be worked on realistically, and the book gives real life perspectives throughout. I also like that this book is not just about what not to do in marriage, but about what to do instead. I love that the writer understands that love is an action not a feeling. The devotionals are easy to read and understand with the information from the devotionals building on the principles from the one before it. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is struggling in their marriage, or who just wants to make a good marriage stronger.
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