Sunday, May 22, 2016

MOTHER & SON: The Respect Effect Book Review and Giveaway

Mother and Son - The Respect Effect

Recently, I had the pleasure of reviewing a book titled, "Mother & Son: The Respect Effect," by Emerson Eggerichs, PhD.  In his book, (from W Publishing Group/HarperCollins), he asks mothers to consider the all-important mother/son relationship in a new way: respect, as in the mother should respect the son.

Dr. Eggerichs is the New York Times Bestselling author of the highly-rated book, "Love & Respect," that transformed many marital relationships.  In his new book, he tackles the very important relationship (and often misunderstood one) between a mother and her son by proposing that in order for a mother to truly understand her son, she must first learn how to respect him and show him respect.  As a mother of a now-grown son, I found this book to be very thought-provoking; surely love is the most important aspect to show him, correct?

However you may feel on the subject, this book is definitely one to add to your "must-read" list.  As the author states on the inside cover of the book, "We all realize that little girls need their daddies' love, but no one is promoting the truth that little boys (and adult ones) need their moms' respect.  No wonder mothers feel left in the dark on this topic."

Not only was I provided a copy of the book to review, but a copy is also available for me to giveaway to one of my readers.  

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  1. Wow! I never thought of it that way before! But so very true!! The Bible emphasizes a husband "loving" his wife, and the wife "respecting" her husband.

    As parents, we are to model that Biblical principle to our children. The Father loving the mom, modeling for the daughter, and the mother respecting the father, modeling for the son. How much more are we as parents to teach our children that Biblical model by nurturing the very thing that the Lord has wired us for - Fathers loving their daughters and Mothers respecting their sons.

    Sounds like an incredibly thought-provoking book!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I so appreciate your comment! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about this book!

  3. I have three sons - two are young adults and the third is about to graduate high school - and this makes complete sense to me! And I do have to wonder why the topic hasn't been addressed before this. I sort of stumbled upon this when I noticed my oldest son trying very hard to be an "adult" when he was around 12 or 13, and that what offended and hurt him most was to be treated like a child. I made up my mind to treat him as if he was a strong and capable young man, and not to hover over him as if he was a toddler. Any chores I needed done around the house, I would make the request as if he was the man of the house while Dad was at work and as if I had complete confidence in his ability to do the job well. It made a huge difference in our relationship, and it's been just as positive with the younger two sons, and I think it's played a part in how few clashes of wills we've had as they've matured and have been transitioning into true adulthood.

    All that to say - this sounds like a great book and one that is much needed!

    1. Oh Kym....your comment is so appreciated also! I also have wondered why this topic hasn't been addressed before. Since reading this book, I have really been making a concerted effort to more fully show respect to my now-grown son. It is just such a novel idea and one that I hadn't thought about, or been aware of, until reading this book!!