Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is a marriage book (great in premarital as well) that uses Ephesians 5:25-33 as the basis of a healthy marriage: men showing unconditional love in a sacrificial manner, like Christ did for the church; and women showing unconditional respect as the church does to Christ. By one partner opting to live biblically, the “crazy cycle” in marriage is often thwarted and a reward cycle is started. The book also teaches skills about healthy empathetic listening and living.
If you are in a relationship, this book is well worth buying, reading, and putting into practice.
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