Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Language of Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
* Special Thursday Book Review Post *
Recently I read The Language of Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. This is not a book I’d ordinarily go for, but I thought a little brush up on marital communication might serve me well. It served me adequately. It might be important to understand I’ve explored so much on this topic before. I’ve read up, attended classes and listened extra carefully whenever our pastor preached sermons on communication. I thrive on improving my marriage. This book inspired me only a fraction in that arena.
I learned some new acronyms though and for that I’m grateful. I also appreciated how Dr. Eggerichs uses multiple examples from his own marriage within the book. That vulnerable authentic approach appeals to me. The book is written for the pragmatic, systematic thinker, of which I’m neither. I’m all for outlines and examples but something about this read felt overdone, as though I attended a lecture three hours too long and was forced to doddle while tapping my leg, anxious to exit my seat.
I laughed when I read about “the crazy cycle,” agreed with scriptural references and overall felt the book could prove beneficial for some marriages.
The concept = valuable. The acronyms = helpful. The repetitiveness = longwinded & aggravating.
I’m thankful to read all kinds of books (this one included) for BookSneeze (love that new name…hysterical and yet catchy...catchy, HA!).
Posted by Wendy Paine Miller at 4:36 AM