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

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

by Emerson Eggerichs

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849946967
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,209,242
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Emerson Eggerichs, PhD, is an internationally known communication expert and author of the New York Times bestseller Love & Respect. Just as Dr. Eggerichs transformed millions of marital relationships with a biblical understanding of love and respect, he also turned these principles to one of the most important relationships of all in Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. As a communication expert, Emerson has also spoken to groups such as the NFL, NBA, PGA, US Navy SEALs and members of Congress. He was the senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan for almost twenty years. Emerson holds a PhD in child and family ecology from Michigan State University, a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, an MA in communications from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sarah have been married since 1973 and have three adult children.

Table of Contents

Before You Begin Your Study of The Language of Love & Respect vi

Part 1 A Book within a Book 1

Session One 1

Introduction: Is Communication Really the Key to Marriage? 1

Chapter 1 A Short Course on Love and Respect 8

Part 2 Three Vital Truths for Better Communication 18

Session 2 18

Chapter 2 In Marriage, the Mouth Matters 18

Chapter 3 Not Wrong, Just Different 25

Session 3 31

Chapter 4 Can You Trust Your Spouse's Goodwill? (Can Your Spouse Trust Yours?) 31

Part 3 The Crazy Cycle: A Relentless Enemy of Marital Communication 43

Session Four 43

Chapter 5 Decode-and Stop the Crazy Cycle 43

Chapter 6 "Ouch! You're Stepping on My Air Hose!" 49

Session 5 55

Chapter 7 Forgiveness: The Ultimate Strategy for Halting the Crazy Cycle 55

Part 4 The Energizing Cycle: To Better Communicate, Meet Your Spouse's Needs 71

Session 6 71

Chapter 8 Enjoy Win-Win Communication on the Energizing Cycle 71

Session 7 83

Chapter 9 Decode-and Then Use C-H-A-I-R-S to Energize Him 83

Chapter 10 Decode-and Then Use C-O-U-P-L-E to Energize Her 94

Session 8 103

Chapter 11 Dealing with the Everyday Challenge 103

Chapter 12 More Strategies for Dealing with Communication Glitches 108

Part 5 The Rewarded Cycle: The Unconditional Dimension of Communication 115

Session 9 115

Chapter 13 Why the Rewarded Cycle Is for Every Marriage-Hot, Cold, or Lukewarm 115

Session 10 125

Chapter 14 The Jesus Way of Talking-Part I: Communicating with Love and Respect 125

Session 11 135

Chapter 15 The Jesus Way of Talking-Part II: To Love and Respect, Use Truthful, Uplifting, and Forgiving Words 135

Session 12 148

Chapter 16 The Jesus Way ofTalking-Part III: To Love or Respect: Be Thankful, Scriptural-and Faithful 148

Appendix I Suggestions for Group Leaders Using The Language of Love & Respect Workbook in a Group Setting 163

Appendix II "Give Me Something New and Different!" 166

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