Book Review: Love and Respect for a Lifetime by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

How do love and respect fit into a Christian marriage?

The premise of this book is that a husband needs respect and a wife needs love. These needs are vital to the marriage, based on the Biblical example found in Ephesians 5: 22-33. From this passage of Scripture, many tend to focus on the duty of the wife respecting her husband and the husband loving his wife.

"Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself,
and let the wife see that she respects her husband."
-Ephesians 5:33

However, Dr. Eggerichs seeks to offer clarification on the importance of this obligation. Not only is it a mandate from our Lord, but men NEED respect and women NEED love. It is part of our make-up, and essential to the way God has created us. Dr. Eggerichs explains that if one spouse can understand this essential need of the other spouse, then the cycle of miscommunication and misunderstanding can often be broken.

Photo by Heart and Soul Reflections

This book is great for newlyweds, long-time marriages, and even engaged couples. It is written in a light-hearted, simple manner, which makes it easy to pick up and read again and again. I would recommend it as a general reference for Christian marriages or even as a small study group book. It also makes a nice wedding or anniversary gift.

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