Ephesians 5:33 (nas) Nevertheless let each individual among you also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see to it that she respect her husband.
You never quit working on your marriage. Never. As soon as you stop, deterioration sets in. In a book based on one of the most counseled marriage chapters in all Scripture, Dr. Eggerichs provides the reader of Love & Respect with “the secret” for cracking the “communication code” in all marriages. Eggerichs explains that the wife’s driving need in marriage is love and the husband’s driving need is respect. When those needs are met, the “Crazy Cycle” ends and a beautiful, God-glorifying marriage becomes reality.
Love & Respect is a book that not only held my attention as a pastor and counselor, but primarily as a husband. I found it to be a very easy to read, yet challenging work on marriage. Dr. Eggerichs provides practical guidelines to both husbands and wives that are in accordance to the biblical principles found in Ephesians 5:33. I had several “Oh yeah!” moments as I read Love & Respect. What I mean is, Dr. Eggerichs seemed to be speaking directly to my own marriage. This is what encouraged me! Biblical principles are transcendent to every situation.
I not only recommend this book for your reading, but plan to order copies of Love & Respect for my counseling ministry. This is a book that husbands and wives need to review on a regular, if not annual basis.