Love and Respect and The 5 Love Languages are another two video events that speak powerfully into the lives of military couples. All three of these video resources compliment the other. If you can, do all three! You will be amazed at the impact it will have on your thinking and that of those who share the experience with you.
• Love and Respect
Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts when feeling disrespected and a wife reacts when feeling unloved. Seven thousand people were asked this question: When you are in conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you feel unloved or disrespected?
• 83% of the men said “disrespected;”
• 72% of the women said “unloved.”
These reactions throw us into what Emerson Eggerichs describes as, "The Crazy Cycle," where she reacts without respect and he reacts without love. Men and women are different, and we need to understand and appreciate those differences! Let Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs lead you to better understanding of your spouse and a significant impact on your military marriage. In this training they will answer the following three key questions:
• Why do we negatively react to one another?
• How can I influence and motivate my spouse by meeting their needs?
• How do we deal with a situation when our spouse is not responding?
This is great material, but don't take our word for it. Hear it straight from a Marine:
"My wife and I have been married now for going on 10 years because of Love and Respect. We got married at 20 and 21 years old. To add to it I am a United States Marine. Being with the first Americans into Iraq I established a bitter attitude and harshness towards my wife. Two years on recruiting duty led us to a separation. Understanding that this is not what God had in mind for us we went to church one Sunday and they were starting small groups. We were literally arguing over what small group we needed to be in and our pastor told us we needed Love and Respect. I am now the Men's Ministry Director and we are facilitating Love and Respect small groups for the third time and reaching this out to as many people as we can get it to. Thank You for presenting this information and helping us understand each other. -- Not wrong just different... Blessings.
The Love and Respect ministry team will help you with every detail of the event. Please review their website or contact one of our Military Ministry experts if you have questions regarding the value of this event to your military community.
The 5 Love Languages
The 5 Love Languages materials complement and complete the concepts taught in Love and Respect. Gary Chapman outlines 5 love languages
• Receiving Gifts;
• Quality Time;
• Words of Affirmation;
• Acts of Service; and
• Physical Touch.
But if a man is trying to demonstrate his love for his wife through gifts and her love language is words of affirmation, all his good intentions may totally miss their intended mark! Do you know your spouse's love language?
“As a wife . . . you look at the world through pink sunglasses. . . . But could it be that your husband looks through different colored sunglasses? Could it be he’s not wrong…just different? Curious? then read more of "Not Wrong, -- Just Different!
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