Language of Love and Respect : Cracking the Communication Code with Your Mate

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/13/2009
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

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Why does communications between couples remain the number one marriage issue? "Because, " says Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, "most spouses don't know that they speak two different languages. They are sending each other messages in 'code, ' but they won't crack that code until they see that she listens to hear the language of love and he listens to hear the language of respect."

Author Biography

Emerson Eggerichs and his wife Sarah travel the country conducting the Love and Respect marriage conferences. Before launching Love and Respect Ministries, Emerson.was senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan, for nearly twenty years. Emerson received.his B.A. in Biblical Studies and 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. He is the president of Love and Respect Ministries.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
To Get the Most from This Bookp. xi
Introduction: Is Communication Really the Key to Marriage?p. 1
A Book Within a Book
A Short Course on Love and Respectp. 11
Three Vital Truths for Better Communication
In Marriage, the Mouth Mattersp. 37
Not Wrong, Just Differentp. 54
Can You Trust Your Spouse's Goodwill? (Can Your Spouse Trust Yours?)p. 70
The Crazy Cycle: A Relentless Enemy of Marital Communication
Decode-and Stop the Crazy Cyclep. 89
"Ouch! You're Stepping on My Air Hose!"p. 102
Forgiveness: The Ultimate Strategy for Halting the Crazy Cyclep. 118
The Energizing Cycle: To Better Communicate, Meet Your Spouse's Needs
Enjoy Win-Win Communication on the Energizing Cyclep. 137
Decode-and Then Use C-H-A-I-R-S to Energize Himp. 161
Decode-and Then Use C-O-U-P-L-E to Energize Herp. 180
Dealing with the Everyday Challengep. 197
More Strategies for Dealing with Communication Glitchesp. 211
The Rewarded Cycle: The Unconditional Dimension of Communication
Why the Rewarded Cycle Is for Every Marriage-Hot, Cold, or Lukewarmp. 229
The Jesus Way of Talking-Part I
Communicating with Love and Respectp. 249
The Jesus Way of Talking-Part II
To Love and Respect, Use Truthful, Uplifting, and Forgiving Wordsp. 265
The Jesus Way of Talking-Part III
To Love or Respect: Be Thankful, Scriptural-and Faithfulp. 288
Conclusion: In God Always Trustp. 309
Endnotesp. 320
How to Get Off a Chronic Crazy Cycle Caused by Low-Grade Resentmentp. 327
Forgiving-But Also Confronting-the Three A's: Adultery, Abuse, Addictionp. 338
How to Write a Love Note or Make a Good "I Love You" Speech to Your Wifep. 341
Using Feedback to Clarify Your Conversationsp. 346
Unconditional Love and Respect Do Not Operate on a Scale of 1-10p. 351
My Prayer in This Time of Trialp. 354
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