Love and Respect for a Lifetime is one little book filled with bible verses and helpful insights on how to make a marriage work. Dr. Emerson Eggerichs has done an exceptional job on differentiating the needs of a wife from the needs of a husband and how each of those needs can be met by both parties. Think about "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" but written in a spiritual kind of way wherein husbands and wives can reflect upon.
This book can be a great tool in helping couples deal with their marital problems and learn how to understand each other without being too critical. It engages husbands and wives into meaningful conversations, teaches them how to read between the lines, how what we say is different from what we actually mean, and basically just makes them realize that they are a completely different person from their spouses but it does not mean that being different makes it impossible for marriage to work.
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs merely explains how to work around the differences and learn to love and respect each other. One of my favorite lines in the book reads, "It is crucual for husband and wife to see that neither one is wrong, but that both of them are very different - in body functions, outlook, and perspective."
I would highly recommend this book to married couples as it could open up your eyes on how to understand your spouses better and make your marriage work for the both of you. Love and Respect for a Lifetime makes a great present for married couples and even for those still planning to get married.
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