Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Book Study: Love & Respect.

I'm going to start a weekly book study on this wonderful book my sister-in-law got me for Christmas.  The title is "Love & Respect"  by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.   Here is the short description of the book found on the back cover:

A wife has one driving need--to feel loved.  When that need is met she, she is happy. A husband has one driving need--to feel respected.  When that need is met, he is happy.

When either of these needs isn't met, things get crazy.  Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily and biblically. 

I may not be on the verge of divorce or anything, but there is most definitely room for improvement in my marriage.  I'm looking forward to digging into this book and the scriptures that go along with it and drawing closer to my husband.

I actually began my study this morning.  I set my alarm to go off an hour earlier in an effort to get that extra time of peace and quiet so I can spend some time in God's word, as well as this book, plus get some exercise in before my kids get up.   I guess you could call it my new years resolution. . .   I've been slacking lately in both my spiritual exercises and my physical exercises and it shows!  My hope is that my blog will hold me to my resolve.

P.S. I'd love to have you follow along, or even better, participate!


Tiffany said...

Lovely Melissa! I will be praying for you! Let me know how you like that book, okay? It sounds great!

Kalyn said...

I have that book and have read it. Pretty good stuff!

Hazel said...

A worthy resolution to get early, study God's Word and get some exercise in. You will be blessed by it. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a woman healthy, happy and wise. (my version) I look forward to your posts!

akr said...

it is an amazing and very challanging book. i love that it really explained what respect looks like and not just, "you need to respect your husband"