Amor y Respeto (Spanish Love & Respect Book)
Proclamado por los líderes como un “clásico” entre los libros de matrimonio, el premiado “Amor y Respeto” ha vendido más de un millón de copias. “Amor y Respeto” revela el porqué los esposos reaccionan negativamente el uno al otro, y cómo ellos pueden lidiar con este conflicto de una manera rápida, fácil y bíblica.
Un Mensaje Sencillo
Una esposa tiene una necesidad básica – sentirse amada. Cuando esa necesidad es satisfecha, ella está feliz. Un esposo tiene una necesidad básica – sentirse respetado. Cuando esa necesidad es satisfecha, él está feliz. Cuando alguna de estas necesidades no se cumplen, las cosas se complican.
Un Mensaje que Funciona
Basado en más de tres décadas de terapia, así como de investigaciones científicas y bíblicas, el Dr. Emerson Eggerichs y su esposa, Sarah, ya han llevado el mensaje de Amor y Respeto por todo Estados Unidos y están cambiando la manera en que las parejas se hablan, piensan y se tratan entre ellas. ¿Qué quiere para su matrimonio? ¿Quiere paz? ¿Quiere cercanía? ¿Quiere sentirse valorado? ¿Quiere vivir el matrimonio de la manera que Dios lo planeó? ¡Entonces intente un poco de “Amor y Respeto”! Atención: Este producto ha sido traducido en su totalidad al español. Además, contiene un cuaderno de trabajo comprensivo y detallado que fue escrito como complemento del libro y es perfecto para individuos, parejas o grupos de estudio. Presione aquí para ver el cuaderno de trabajo. Touted by leaders as a "classic" among marriage books, award-winning Love & Respect has sold over a million copies! Love & Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily and biblically.
A Simple Message
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. When either of these needs isn't met, things get crazy.
A Message That Works
Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love and Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect. Please Note: This product is fully translated into Spanish text. Additionally, there is a comprehensive, in depth workbook that was written as a companion to the book and is perfect for individual, couple, or group study.
Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is an internationally known public speaker on the topic of male-female relationships. Based on over three decades of pastoring, counseling and study of biblical and scientific research, Dr. Eggerichs and his wife Sarah developed the Love and Respect Conference which they present to live audiences around the country.About Love & Respect
Pink and Blue perceptions not only affect seeing, they affect hearing as well. Women hear with pink hearing aids and men hear with blue hearing aids. Even more important to understand as you and your spouse seek to gain better communication, you can hear the very same words, but each of you will hear different messages.
As mature men, we need to take leadership and put this out on the table. We must acknowledge our feelings- we need to feel respected. However, as we do this we must acknowledge our wife’s feelings- she needs to feel loved!
Suppressing negative feelings is not loving, respectful or very wise. Speak up tactfully.
When you look to God and His Word as your ultimate source of significance and security, you don’t demand that your spouse take that role in your life. And as you draw strength from the Lord individually, He draws you closer together as a couple.
It is hard to be negative while being thankful.
Although the Crazy Cycle is not what God intends for any marriage, all couples get on it at times from one degree to another.
Thank the Lord that in the very beginning He created them male and female – Blue and Pink. Ask Him for patience and ever-growing understanding of how men and women see and hear differently. “He created them male and female, and He blessed them.” (Genesis 5:2)
Mutual submission is the only way to live fairly together with mutual authority.
Positive changes flood a relationship immediately when both husband and wife cancel the blame game!
We can all have moments of anger, but this does not mean we have to lose control and sin.
Avoid like the plague trying to punish each other as a means of “motivation.” Christ-followers instinctively know that this destroys any opportunity to act out of reverence for Christ. In all marital issues, love and reverence for Christ must be our primary motivation.
We get on the Crazy Cycle because without love a wife reacts without respect, and without respect a husband reacts without love.
Marriage is a test of how you unconditionally love and respect your spouse as you obey, honor, and please the Lord.
The parent-child relationship is as easy, and as difficult, as love and respect.
Never give up. If you want to have a strong marriage, you need to accept temporary setbacks as part of the game.
When a husband chooses to do or say something loving, and that includes saying, ‘I’m sorry for coming across in an unloving way,’ he energizes his wife. When a wife decides to express herself respectfully, and that includes apologizing for her disrespectful attitude, she energizes her husband.
God’s commands are there to help us, not to hinder us or hold us back as male and female.
When there is confusion, I try to refrain from attacking another for not listening carefully (which may not be the case). Instead, I take a run at communicating again, but more clearly.
It’s crucial to communicate with the right tone of voice and the right expression on your face.
“With eyes of faith, envision Jesus standing just beyond the shoulder of your spouse and listening to every word you speak in every conversation, pleasant or tense. When you speak lovingly or respectfully to your spouse, you are speaking to Christ. Your spouse just happens to be there too.” This truth has sanctified the lips of many. Instead of giving their spouse a verbal whipping or choking on the idea of saying anything positive, now some spouses are motivated to speak words of unconditional love or respect.
If a husband is commanded to agape- love his wife, then she truly needs love.
Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean the other person is offensive.
Share what God is saying to your heart, not what you think He needs to say to your mate.
Since it is easy to focus on the negative, focus on your mate’s good qualities and express thanks with positive words of Love or Respect.
Marriage is a tool and a test to deepen and demonstrate your love and your reverence for Jesus Christ.
When sorting out how to slow down the Crazy Cycle, it helps to remember that men are commanded to love because they don’t love naturally, and on the other side, women are commanded to respect because they don’t respect naturally.
Ladies, be careful. “A nagging wife goes on and on like the drip, drip, drip of the rain” (Proverbs 19:13).
The Crazy Cycle is, indeed, “the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness” (Ecclesiastes 7:25).
When you possess a forgiving spirit, words of Love and Respect will flow authentically from your lips- and realize that the Lord Himself is listening to you at moments like these. He knows you are not powerless, but actually full of power that He has granted you.
Your spouse may meet many of your needs, but your deepest dependency should be on your Lord.
Could you be facing a crisis in faith more than a crisis in your marriage?
Refuse to let evil turn you into a contemptuous and hateful person.
Thank the Lord for the goodwill each of you has toward the other. Ask Him for strength to give each other the benefit of the doubt during moments when someone’s goodwill seems to be lacking. “He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.” (Proverbs 11:27)
[Husbands] do you realize the power of just holding your wife’s hand?
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. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy with conflict.
We all need love and respect equally. But, during conflict our felt needs are as different as pink is from blue.
His love blesses regardless of her respect; her respect blesses regardless of his love.
There is power and freedom that comes in understanding that no one can cause you to react in a certain way. It is your choice.
Focus on the positive in the midst of the negative, and the Energizing Cycle will keep right on humming.
A marriage relationship will be energized when couples learn how to motivate each other God’s way.
A woman needs love like she needs air to breathe. A man needs respect like he needs air to breathe.
If a husband loves his wife as he should, she will feel honored and respected. If a wife respects her husband as she should, he will feel loved and appreciated. It’s a win-win.
The more we are upset at something, the wiser it is to let twenty-four hours pass before responding.
Your spouse can affect you, but your spouse does not control you.
Thank God for joining you together and for allowing you to trust Him to help you, whatever the issue. God is there for you and expects you to look to Him to keep you together as a team, so ask Him for His help in the smallest of concerns. “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Matthew 19:6)
God is not pink. God is not blue. God is purple. When two become one, they have the potential of displaying God’s attributes and character.
A man has a natural, inborn desire to go out and “conquer” the challenges of his world – to work and achieve.
Your spouse has a need that you don’t have. Are you going to say there is something seriously wrong with them or will you say “Viva la Difference”?
It’s hard to realize that we would never act around our business associates the way we act around our spouse.
[Women], your self-love cannot be derived from your husband’s love. It can affect it, but it does not determine it.
Christian maturity involves a lot of things, but surely it includes knowing how to process your anger.
Your spouse deserves the truth from you. Do your best to tell it with love and respect.
Both Judas and Peter denied Jesus Christ, but there is a huge difference between a Judas and a Peter.
God rewards your obedience to love and respect, even if your spouse does not respond!
Being a person who communicates what is true frequently demands tact, and at times it can feel like sidestepping land mines. It takes work to be both truthful and tactful.
Unconditional respect, like unconditional love, is all about how one sounds (tone of voice and word choice) and appears (facial expressions and physical actions).
Recognize your different gifts--how each of you (Pink and Blue) functions according to God’s perfect design.
His love motivates her respect. Her respect motivates his love.
Clearly, in the marriage, in the family and in the household, when you speak words of blessing, you are speaking to the Lord, and for this you will be rewarded.
Often both spouses have goodwill but are not deciphering each other’s code. She criticizes out of love, but he “hears” only disrespect. He distances himself to prevent feelings from escalating, which is the honorable thing to do, but she “sees” only his failure to be loving!
When your wife comes to talk to you, listen to her. Realize she is coming to you because you matter more to her than anyone else. She has certain emotional needs and only you can meet them. Sometimes she may say things that don’t make sense to you and she is apt to misspeak and exaggerate when she is upset, but don’t put her down. Instead, listen to her heart. Give her a chance to express her concerns and, as she does so, don’t try to fix her. Don’t give her your solutions unless she asks for them.
You speak lovingly or respectfully no matter how your spouse may speak to you in return. Your spouse is not the reason--good or bad--why you speak unconditional words of love or respect. God is the reason, and as you depend on Him, you will become increasingly able to speak lovingly and respectfully to your spouse.
When we feel crippling discouragement by the sinful choices and outcomes of our kids, we must not let this permanently deter us from parenting God’s way.
The difference between successful couples and unsuccessful couples is that successful ones keep getting up and dealing with the issues.
To not forgive is to shoot yourself in the foot and put extra gas in the Crazy Cycle.
We fool ourselves into thinking the other person causes us to be the way we are. They really don’t! But if we lock into that idea, we become helpless, hopeless victims.
It’s true that women have intuition and that men should listen to them. It’s also true that women have blind spots and need the insight of their husbands.
When confronting your spouse, attack the behavior, not the person.
If you want your wife to express appreciation for your attempts to be loving, you must use thankful words when she tries to speak or act respectfully.
Always remember that Pink and Blue have different wiring, different preferences. Assume your spouse has goodwill toward you, no matter what. Both of you can be right, while being different.
Holding back your love or respect will just keep the Crazy Cycle spinning away, but being mature and making the first move could slow it down.
Each of you must focus on what God is calling you to do toward your spouse. Do not focus on what you think God is calling your spouse to do toward you.
This is the Rewarded Cycle: His love blesses regardless of her respect and her respect blesses regardless of his love.
Do you seek to understand or only to be understood?
He will feel appreciated when you recognize his problem-solving approach as his male brand of empathy.
Your marriage is really a tool and a test to deepen and demonstrate your love and reverence for your Lord.
Research and experience prove that men and women see and hear differently. Recognizing these differences and adjusting to them is absolutely necessary for reaching mutual understanding and better communication.
The Love and Respect message is not about a husband earning his wife’s respect by being more loving any more than it is about a wife earning her husband’s love by being more respectful. Always love or respect is given unconditionally according to God’s commands.
Mistakes can’t be undone, but they can be forgiven.
Don’t conclude that your spouse is wrong when he/she is seeking to do the right and righteous thing.
You can be right but wrong at the top of your voice.
You’re the only person in the world who can meet your spouse’s deepest need for love and respect. After all, you alone are married to your spouse.
God is good and wants what is best for us.
Do you understand that God feels compassion for you, no matter what you have done or what your circumstances may be?
Unconditional love or respect is never wasted. Hang onto this promise: “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary” (Galatians 6:9).
Always try to look at your spouse the way Jesus does.
Unconditional respect means we confront their wrongdoings respectfully. We do not become uncivil because they are. Who they fail to be does not determine who we will be.
[Husbands] the most powerful weapons you have are your ears. Just listen to your wife, and she is much more likely to feel understood.
You may believe that the careless, unloving or disrespectful words you speak are because your spouse is causing you to speak this way, but Jesus says that it is coming out of your heart.
We easily see what is done to us before we see what we are doing to our mate.
Your position in Christ is what counts, not your less-than-perfect performance.
Trusting and obeying God’s Word because we love and reverence God never, ever makes us a hypocrite! When the alarm goes off in the morning, we get up, even when we don’t feel like it getting up. Because we do what we don’t feel like doing, does that make us hypocrites? No, it’s a sign we are responsible people. Showing respectful behavior when we don’t “feel respectful” is evidence of maturity.
When evil comes at you, you’re the one who makes the choice of whether or not it is going to go into you.
You can experience hurt, but it is your choice to hate.
If we subscribe to the belief that because we are equal we are the same, then we’re going to expect our spouse to respond the way we do.
Your words reveal your heart.
Do you bow to the influence of Hollywood or God’s Holy Word?
Can you begin to trust that God feels love for you even when you don’t feel that love?
Be quick to listen and understand and you have a much better chance of being understood.
Love and Respect is a faith venture, not a formula.