Tuesday, May 31, 2016

FlyBy Book Review: Mother and Son The Respect Effect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

About the Book:

A new book from W Publishing Group/HarperCollins asks you to consider the all–important mother/son relationship in a new way: respect, as in the mother should respect the son.

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love and Respect – a landmark book that transformed millions of marital relationships – is launching his latest book, Mother & Son: The Respect Effect.
In Mother & Son, Dr. Eggerichs proposes that while showing love is important to a son, showing him respect is key to his heart, and what will transform the mother/son relationship. Of course, to a lot of people, that will sound backwards – shouldn’t it start with the son respecting the mother??

Since the importance of the mother/son relationship crosses all age/race/religion barriers, this is a topic applicable to all – regardless if they agree or disagree with Dr. Eggerichs’ method.

Download the First 3 Chapters of the book:


About the Author:

As a researcher, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, who has a PhD in child and family ecology from Michigan State University, garnered the testimonies of 1000’s of mothers. Based on his New York Times Bestseller, Love & Respect, these moms applied the Respect side of this message to their sons with significant effects. Emerson and his wife, Sarah, present the Love and Respect Marriage and Parenting Conferences across the country, and Emerson has also spoken to groups from the NFL, NBA, PGA, Navy Seals, and members of congress.

Emerson was the senior pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing for almost twenty years. He and Sarah have been married since 1973 and have three adult children. Emerson also has a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, an MA in communication from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

My Thoughts and Review:

I have always been taught that Men and Boys should show ultimate respect to the Women/Mom in their life. My boys are 14, 12 and 11 and I have always demanded respect from them, although it seems to have always backfired. THANKS to Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and this wonderful Book, Mother and Son, The Respect Effect, I understand why now. I was demanding respect from them, but I wasn't giving them much respect.

Boys need and respect from their Mom, but I have failed some in that area. I have always shown and expressed LOVE to all my boys, but sometimes the RESPECT is not there. Dr. Eggrichs addresses this in the book, that we can show RESPECT while still addressing issues of disobedience or issues we are trying to tend to. I tend to let RESPECT go out the window when I am angry at my boys, but I am excited to move forward knowing I can handle the issues with RESPECT and LOVE. Men and boys tend to NEED RESPECT in order to RESPECT others.

I am glad that it is "Never too late" to make changes, as reading through this book has given me a new priority in being a Mom to boys! I need to RESPECT them just as much as I RESPECT others. A Major encouragement I received from reading Mother and Son, the RESPECT Effect was at the end of the first chapter:
"When a mother does what I set forth in this book, even when she and her son have bad days, her son will respond less negatively. I acknowledge that things may not be as positive as she hopes and prays, but they will be better."

WOW, that really spoke VOLUMES to me!! Ohhh, the negativity that comes from my oldest son. I am hoping as I begin to apply the principles and suggestions in the book, the relationship with him will improve!

I HIGHLY recommend Mother and Son the Respect Effect for all Moms of Boys!! I am ever so THANKFUL to Dr. Emerson Eggerichs for putting out a book that addresses a not so known issue between Mom and her Son(s), giving your Son Respect!! The Mom and Son relationship can be truly strengthened with the wisdom from this book!

Mother and Son The Respect Effect Around the Web: 

The book is available NOW! Check your favorite Book Store for a copy! Moms of Boys will surely enjoy this book and will be money well spent!

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