I’ve been a fan of the Love and Respect concept ever since I read the book by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs called “Love & Respect Workbook: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs.” So, when I was given the chance to review the The Love & Respect Experience: A Husband-Friendly Devotional that Wives Truly Love I jumped at it.
This book has honestly and truly been one of the most beneficial self-help, marriage saving, books I’ve ever read. I read this book a couple of years ago. I NEVER realized how little respect I was showing to Del. It definitely wasn’t intentional by any means. Thank God above that Del has known me (going on 19 years come April 3rd) for so long and knows the core of me and my intentions. Otherwise, I do declare my marriage would NOT have survived as long as it has.
This book honestly and truly helped me change my view points and I LEARNED A LOT!!! So when the opportunity presented itself for me to do a review on the devotional I counted down, marked on my calendar and made darn certain I was one of the first ones to get the chance to read this devotional.
However, having a baby and all of life’s obstacles has made squeezing in time to do luxury items like reading really hard to do. This authors intentions is definitely to make wives see things in a different light without making us wives feel like we are the most horrible people on earth. If you’ve read ANY of my blogs, you will know I am an emotional person and when it comes to matters of the heart I tend to be a extremely sensitive.
As it turns out the devotionals are very short and easy reads. He also provides wonderful devotional questions to ask yourselves when your done. It gives you some honest recommendations on HOW to read these devotionals. In my case, my husband doesn’t do devotionals, but he does listen to what I talk to him about when I ask him for his full attention. So, in our case, he gives his feedback based off what I may read to him and ask him from the discussion questions. EVERY couple has a system that will work for them that is unique to their marriage. This devotional actually gives the couple the chance to actually make it work for them with ease.
I definitely recommend this devotional. Even if you honestly think your marriage is in a great place, trust me when I say there is always room for improvement. A solid marriage is one in which both spouses take the time to WORK at it. I hear so many couples complain about their spouses issues, but yet don’t look in the mirror at their own faults.
Do you think you show your husband enough respect? If you’re a man, do you shower your wife with enough love?
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