Love & Respect in the Family
Dr Emerson Eggerichs identifies a problem dynamic that affects many families - the Family Crazy Cycle. He shows how this cycle of conflict is fed by children's fear of being unloved and parents' sensitivity to disrespect, and gives scriptural steps...
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Dr Emerson Eggerichs identifies a problem dynamic that affects many families - the Family Crazy Cycle. He shows how this cycle of conflict is fed by children's fear of being unloved and parents' sensitivity to disrespect, and gives scriptural steps for defusing family disputes effectively.
Children need love. Parents need respect.
It is as simple and complex as that!
When frustrated with an unresponsive child, a parent doesn?t declare, ?You don?t love me.? Instead the parent asserts, ?You are being disrespectful right now.? A parent needs to feel respected, especially during conflicts. When upset a child does not whine, ?You don?t respect me.? Instead, a child pouts, ?You don?t love me.? A child needs to feel loved, especially during disputes.
But here's the rub: An unloved child (or teen) negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child. This dynamic gives birth to the FAMILY CRAZY CYCLE.
So how is one to break out of this cycle? Best-selling author Emerson Eggerichs has studied the family dynamic for more than 30 years, having his Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology. As a senior pastor for nearly two decades, Eggerichs builds on a foundation of strong biblical principles, walking the reader through an entirely new way to approach the family dynamic. For instance, God reveals ways to defuse the craziness with our children from preschooler to teen, plus how to motivate them to obey and how to deal with them when they don?t. In the Bible, God has spoken specifically to parents on how to parent. This book is about that revelation.
Emerson Eggerichs (Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology from Michigan State University) and his wife Sarah travel the country conducting the Love and Respect marriage conferences. Emerson was senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan for nearly 20 years. He is the author of the best-selling books Love and Respect and Cracking the Communication Code-Editorial Review.