Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Marriage Key

There is no doubt that the oldest institution in our society, marriage, is crumbling. My heart breaks over and over again as I hear of yet another divorce. I don't even need to know the family being torn apart, I know the decision of each couple giving up on their marriage will have a ripple effect that we cannot see the end of.

Many books are written to hopefully strengthen marriages, but 'Love and Respect' gives the God-key to a satisfying and fulfilling relationship between husband and wife. Dr. Emerson addresses the basic differences in how men and women `think' and the difference in their deepest need.
The back cover says..."A wife has one driving need- to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need - to feel respected. When that need is met he is happy."
If you `get that' you get the book.

I totally agree with the principle laid out ... and it is laid out VERY clearly ....but I found the book very repetitive - the same thing said over and over again, especially in the first part of the book. While I found that weakness irritating, the message is so good that I forgave the author and I do recommend the book for the truth that it proclaims!

`Getting' the message of this book WILL strengthen your marriage. I especially would recommend it to young people anticipating marriage - it will give them the key to build a godly marriage on a solid God-given foundation.


Lovella ♥ said...

After 30 years of marriage I can say the doctor is right.
Oh that we would set aside our pride and selfishness .. .all the time.
When I don't . . I'm so thankful for a patient and forgiving man.

Demara said...

it'll be 5 years for us in November Julie!! We'll be married longer than either one of our parents ever were!!!!!! YAY, that's something to celebrate right?

Betty said...

You are so right, and especially today, I appreciate the truth of it so much. Married 30 years today! I feel blessed.

Marg said...

So well put, now how can we help those younger couples "Get it?"
I love helping those young ones...

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

That men need respect applies across the board in society. Whenever I see a man being treated disrespectfully, on television shows or by their own kids in public or at work...you know there is a problem afoot.

Anneliese said...

Your review is perfectly put. The message is repetative, but so true!
I also agree with Thoughts on Life . . . men are disrespected , put down and made sport of in many ways and it's not right.