I don’t know where I have seen this book before but I noticed that Gen was reading Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs a few weeks back. It is a fact that humans are relational beings. There may be those who are more relational than others but the fact still remains. Humans want to know that they matter in the eyes of others. How does this apply to love and respect. Those you love matter to you. You care for them. You want what is best for them. Respect applies to how you treat them or behave around and towards them. Respect also applies to their value. We respect all human life because it is special be default. I don’t have to love someone in order to respect them.
I am going on a little tangent here but the point of this post is that I’m going to write about my thoughts on each chapter. As I have said in other posts I feel it is important for marriages to last and that relationships causes the best of people to rise out of them. The phrase to explain our mistakes, “we are only human” may be true but we tend to forget that, “we are only human” compels us to love and respect others. Because the fact of the matter is, that without love and respect not only can we not preserve relationship with friends it is impossible to preserve the relationship in marriages.
If you’ve read it then share your thoughts in the comments.
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