I first heard about Dr. Eggerichs when I heard him on Focus on the Family's radio broadcast several years ago (at least 8 years ago). My husband and I rarely purchase the listening CDs from these broadcasts, but we did purchase this one. We have loaned it to countless couples over the years, and when I had the opportunity to read Love and Respect, I jumped at the chance.
Dr. Eggerichs describes how women desire to be loved above all else, and men desire to be respected above all else. The entire book is based upon Ephesians 5:33, which says, "However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." The concepts in this book have helped my husband and I in our own marriage, and it has given us tools to use as we counsel other married couples.
The book is broken up into three parts.
Part 1: The Crazy Cycle - Without love she reacts without respect and without respect he reacts without love.
Part 2: The Energizing Cycle - How to spell love to your wife and of course how to spell love to your husband.
Part 3: The Rewarded Cycle
There are 5 appendixes in the back that will give you practical tools to help you put all the information you've learned into action. For example, you will learn what to say, do, or think to practice love and respect in your marriage and how to meet your spouse's needs.
If you have a strong marriage - I recommend this book. If you have a struggling marriage - I recommend this book. If you know anyone who has a strong or struggling marriage - I recommend you get this book for them as well.
*I received this book free for review purposes only by Book Sneeze and I have shared my honest opinion.*