The Love & Respect book is an amazing tool for couples to use to become closer to each other and God and to better understand one another and our many differences. It has 52 devotionals, one for every week. They all start out with a scripture and end with suggestions for prayer and actions. Each chapter is only a few pages long and all of them have Dr. Emerson’s personal experiences with his wife or testimonials from his many followers.
I chose this book not knowing anything about devotionals, now that I think about it that was kind of risky but a risk I am glad I took! I absolutely LOVED this book! The book is aimed at Married couples but I feel that it can be helpful in long relationships too. My Honey and I have both been married once before and those didn’t work out. Now that we are going on two years and have started a life together, I have come across some issues that I brought from my past bad relationship. This book really puts it all into perspective. I read it and couldn’t help but tear up and cry at some parts. I felt like my eyes had been opened, like I could see my other half for him and the Man that God made for me. All of our differences, the way we see things, everything was clearer after one chapter… Pink And Blue: Not Wrong Just Different!
I doubt I will use it the way it’s intended and not because I don’t think it will work. But because I cant really see My Honey and My self sitting down reading it together and talking about our feelings on what we read. (I should add that Emerson says you don’t have to read it together, you can do it however feels most comfortable to you and your other half.) But I have read the whole book and I have also read parts to my other half. When I feel myself being “Pink”, not seeing his “Goodwill” or about to take a ride on the “Crazy Cycle” I feel comfort in the fact that I have this tool to help me ovoid all that madness.
I could go on forever about how much I loved this book and how much I recommend it to couples but I wont. I will say that if you’re having problems or simply want to be closer to your spouse and God, READ THIS BOOK! If just one of you reads it, ill be happy. <3
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