Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love is in the Air

Valentine's Day celebrates love, and what better love to celebrate than the love of God?! All other love pales in comparison, and we love because He first loved us!

Visit Amy's for more songs for your Saturday but first, take a peek at this wonderful gift book designed to strengthen marriages!

Love and Respect for a Lifetime
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1404189409
October, 2010/160 pages/Hardover/$15.99

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs announces a simplified version of his landmark book called Love and Respect for a Lifetime. The condensed gift book makes his complex message easy for spouses to share and implement in their daily lives.

Based on three decades of counseling and scientific and biblical research, Dr. Eggerichs helps couples see how they unintentionally yet oftentimes break their spouse’s spirit. Husbands and wives will find keys to better communication, solutions to initiate change and simple methods to show love and respect that have been proven again and again. Presented in a light and practical way, Love and Respect for a Lifetime is an easy read towards a better marriage – on Valentine’s Day and everyday.

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife Sarah travel the country conducting Love and Respect marriage conferences. Before launching Love and Respect Ministries, Dr. Eggerichs was senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan for nearly 20 years. He received his B.A. in Biblical Studies and his M.A. in Communications from Wheaton College and Graduate School. He was later awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Dubuque Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology from Michigan State University. Married since 1973, he and Sarah have three adult children. Dr. Eggerichs is the president of Love and Respect Ministries. Visit the website

Many, many books on marriage have been written, both secular and sacred, each one claiming to have "the answer" to building a successful marriage. While there are certainly valid suggestions offered in a variety of resources, Dr. Eggerichs reminds us that it all comes down to two words: love, a woman's absolute need, and respect, which is man's greatest need. The basis for this is found in Ephesians 5:33 - To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.

This is a beautiful book written for both the husband and wife. Scriptures, examples, and encouragement are beautifully woven together on the glossy pages of this small book perfect to tuck into a gift for a newly married couple or to mentor a husband and wife needing a fresh perspective on their relationship. It is also a great book for you and your spouse to share no matter what stage your marriage is currently experiencing.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and PR by the Book as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Karen said...

I am a big Gaither fan, but I had never heard this song. Just beautiful! No greater love than God's love. Happy Valentines Day to you.

Michelle said...

Happy Valentine's!

Thanks for the song and review.

skoots1mom said...

i had the honor of meeting the gaither vocal band...w/ pics and all ...
they were joyful to be around...a night i'll never forget...and we praised for more than 3 hours ;)


I love the Gaither vocal trio. Have you ever heard their Great Gettin' Up Morning?