Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs is a must read. I would rate it a 4 out of 5 stars. I would of rated it 5 stars if he would of used the KJV. In a world that preaches that "love will conquer all" this book was refreshing and real. This book is a realistic handbook that breaks down how God created a marriage to work and thrive. Men need respect, women need love. I wouldn't say it was the most exciting of reads but it was definitally worth while to any marriage good or bad. Any marriage can stand for improvement, right? If you do read it don't skip the last couple of chapters they are the best and hold the most truth. Here is my favorite line from the book: IN THE ULTIMATE SENSE, YOUR MARRIAGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR SPOUSE, IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO JESUS CHRIST. How true this is. If I as a wife disrespect my husband I am sinning against God and not trusting in him and his word. I feel for most couples that marry these days because they are not beening taught how to have a biblical marriage. With a 50% divorce rate the world has it wrong on what a marraige is supposed to be and how to have it endure the test of time. So while your at your computer go reserve it on online at your local library, it will be worth your time.