There have been many books written on love and marriage. While I have not read a lot of these books I am sure that Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs would be pretty close to the top of a list of good resources. As you read this book Dr. Eggerichs explains what the crazy and energizing cycles are. He then focuses on two important aspects: love and respect. Love deals with the needs that women have. Dr. Eggerichs gives men an acronym (couple) to help them understand how to love their wives. Respect deals with the needs that men have. He gives women an acronym (chairs) to help them understand how to respect their husbands. When following the guidelines of these two acronyms, couples can learn to stay off the crazy cycle and spend more time on the energizing cycle.
This was a very informative scripture-based book. A lot of verses were used to support the ideas that were laid out. Dr. Eggerichs wrote in a manner that was easy to read and understand. Most non-fiction books take longer for me to read; however, I was able to read through Love and Respect fairly quick. I appreciate how the book deals with the husband and wife separately. Equal responsibility is given to each spouse, and when husband and wife choose to follow Biblical principles and work as an individual there will be unity as a couple. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through the booksneeze blogger program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.