For as long as anyone can remember, people have been writing books and perfecting theories on the differences between men and women. Books like Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and You Just Don’t Understand have become best sellers as both men and women attempt to find answers to many questions about relationships. I shared a little about Gary Chapman’s concept of love languages just last week. After multiple decades of research and counseling, Emerson Eggerichs has narrowed the solution down to two simple words: love and respect.
Eggerichs’s book, Love and Respect for a Lifetime, is a small little gift book that captures the simplicity and the complex nature of relationships. It’s a quick read (based on his book Love and Respect) about our most basic needs as men and women. Men want/crave respect and women want/crave love. The dynamics of these two needs in a marriage create a cycle that can enrich a marriage or can cause it to spin out of control.
It’s such a quick read, that it’s great for those of us without tons of time on our hands. It’s organized into short sections with key points, or you might find a simple quote or Bible verse on a single page. I love that Eggerichs includes some practical ideas for both men and women on helping to make the “cycle” run as smoothly as possible. It’s just as relevant for newlyweds as it is for those who have celebrated 50 years of marriage. Snag a copy for a bridal shower gift, an anniversary gift, or a Valentine’s Day gift (yes, I’m trying to plan ahead)! Or how about a copy for you?
Better yet, how about snagging it for FREE? I happen to have a copy just for you!
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Entries for this giveaway will close on Sunday, January 16 at 10 pm EST. The winning entry will be selected via random.org. The winner will be contacted directly and this page will be updated with the winner’s name.