Monday, November 23, 2009

The Language of Love & Respect

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs’ book, “The Language of Love & Respect”, is a continuation of Dr. Emmerson’s book, “Love & Respect”. If you liked Love & Respect, you will probably like “The Language of Love and Respect”. He starts with a brief review of the principles of “Love & Respect”, but then dives into further clarification regarding communication as this is where he has seen couples struggle the most.
What I like about this book is that it is based on the Biblical principles. You won’t find 10 essential steps or some new doctrine, but you will find his exposition of what the Bible says about husbands loving their wives and wives respecting their husbands. He sticks to God’s Word and expounds on it while in the end still keeping it simple and pointing couples to Ephesians 5 and other scriptural principles the Bible lays out regarding love and respect.
As with his first book, “Love & Respect”, I find it to be redundant and some of the scripture quotes he puts in the boxes I feel are taken out of context and are hard to apply on their own to a successful marriage out side of the story or example he put them with in the book. While he does give examples of couples he has worked with or those that write in to him, I would like to see him refer to more examples that are in the Bible.
Overall I would recommend this book to couples. It is a good reminder of Biblical principles that will help husbands love and wives respect each other and should encourage couples to apply God’s Word to their marriages.

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