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Overall I'm glad I bought this book. My wife and I have a great marriage and almost never fight or get into tiffs, so I was reluctant to buy because most marriage books are slanted toward those considering divorce.
Overall I felt this was true from a male perspective and it was very refreshing to read a marriage book that didn't make all guys out to be horrible sinning savage beasts.
However, there were two things I think could be improved.
First, I think it maybe went a bit too far in the way it explained how the woman should respect the man's decisions for the family. My wife felt afraid to even voice her opinion anymore until I told her to just stop being so respectful and be herself like she usually is. She is always very good to me so I think this book made her feel like she wasn't doing a good job and needed to change something.
Second, I wish there were far more specific ideas of things I could do to show love for my wife. I get the concept and I tell my wife I love her all the time. Just wish there were lots of creative ideas in this book to get me thinking.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Where does Love and Respect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Since it has helped my wife and I in the beginning of our marriage make it past a very difficult time I'd have to rate it number 2. Only second to the Bible that the principles the content is based on is number one I'll have to say.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Love and Respect?
When he speaks of the "Crazy cycle" that's spot on. Using a Biblical solution is the key to my trusting what he said in the first place.
What does Emerson Eggerichs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He's expressive in his voice and intonations.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The books name is good enough.
Any additional comments?
I've spoke to quite a few men with long term marriages since reading this book. The principle of "Love and Respect" is invariably at play in each of them in some form or another.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
On the money! Married for going on 18 years now and I’ve never come across material that comes this close to the balanced teaching and highest standards that I believe God Himself etched on me about what His heart & mind about marriage is, right from my youth!!
It offers hope untarnished on a platter of gold, and I’ve scooped it all up, with cupped arms that are filled & profusely overflowing!!!
Great book based on the eternal truth about marriage, practical in every way - a treasure worth finding for absolutely every married couple and those looking forward to it.
An alternative take on marriage and the differences between the male and female characters. A good read for couples in marriage or heading in that direction.
Finally a book that clearly describes man and woman and their unique functions in this crazy world.. A must read for all married couples.
My wife and I were introduced to the book via a counselling session. We actually had it at home but it was unread... I downloaded the audio book on the way home from counselling and began listening and discussing the topics.
It has transformed our thinking.