I was excited to receive my copy of Love and Respect (a gift book bearing a resemblance to the full-sized book of the same name). However, I quickly realized that this was not the same book that my friends raved about. Although very cute and well put together, it lacks depth.
Love and Respect. Those terms are overly repeated. Obviously that's what the book is about: loving your wife, respecting your husband. However, it just seemed to reiterate the same things over and over. While that may be useful to some couples, I didn't find it very appealing.
There were a few tips on how to show love and how to show respect, but nothing that seemed more than common sense. My guess is that if you truly are having troubles in your relationship (or want to prevent that from happening), you would be better off reading the full-sized edition, not this gift book. However, I will say that this book was probably a good reminder to respect my husband and for him to love me. After all, sometimes we all fail at remembering those key points to a relationship and marriage.
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