Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Language of Love & Respect

If you only read 1 relationship book, 'The Language of Love & Respect' by Dr Emerson Eggerichs, should be it. Communication is the core of relationships and Dr. Eggerichs makes it clear how to bring out the best in your relationship through personal change and growth - and easy to follow steps!

'The Language of Love and Respect' by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, published by Thomas Nelson doesn't deal so much with gender 'roles' as it does gender 'communication'. It was about, well, love and respect. It doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman. You need to love and respect your partner. Eggerichs gets to the core and then gives you simple to follow help on how to improve yourself - not your partner.

Pop culture is all about communication. 'The Language of Love and Respect' is about successfully communicating with the most important person in your life. Communication is a process. 'The Language of Love and Respect' challenged me. It made me look at things differently and work on them differently. This is a book I need to keep handy so I can reference back to work on another aspect of my attitude and approach to my marriage. It is well worth purchasing for yourself and for a newly married couple in your life. Or as an anniversary gift for couple that has been married awhile - sometimes we get into a rut.

This is the second book and you need not feel like you are left out if you did not read 'Love and Respect' because Dr Emerson Eggerichs gives a synopsis of the first book at the beginning of 'The Language of Love and Respect.' That was a nice feature. From the sounds of 'Love and Respect', that might be worth reading as well. As always, I PLAN to give my free copy away to my blogosphere. However, I need to hold on this one. It's so good!!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

Crystal Strickler said...

Very cool! :) Hopefully I can pick it up and read it :) I love relationship books in ways to help improve or kick things up a notch. Thanks for the recommendation!