What is your husband’s greatest need? According to the book Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs, a man’s greatest need is respect while a woman’s is love.
The author begins the book by addressing some of the problems that arise when husbands do not receive the respect they need nor wives the love they require. In Part Two, he gives detailed advice, first to husbands, then to wives, on how they can meet the exact need of their spouse. Part Three relates it all to our personal relationship with Christ. Included throughout the book are letters from people who have applied these principles to their marriage.
In the past, I have read a number of books on marriage and I found Love & Respect to be one of the most helpful. I appreciated how clearly Eggerichs expressed the genuine feelings a spouse experiences when their principal need is not being met. The specific suggestions at the end of each chapter in part two were wonderful ideas that can be implemented in your relationship right away.
I think this would be a great read for an engaged couple as well as those who have been married awhile. It certainly caused me to stop and think of actions and attitudes I can portray that will hopefully help me to be a better wife.
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This book was recommended by a Sunday school teacher awhile back. I never did get it but still want to! 🙂