Esteem for our family members

love esteem respect for familyWhether you are a husband, wife, child or sibling, you live with your family each day.

Sometimes it’s easy to remember to give esteem toward strangers but forget to give esteem to persons who live with us.

We see them daily, we’re used to sharing our lives with them.  What we see daily we tend to take for granted.

Just imagine a life without one of your beloved family members and you realize how important they are for you.

There was one day a story in the news of a family who lost their home through fire.  The teenage son told the story of how he escaped and, after a thoughtful moment, reflected that he wasn’t concerned about any “thing” that he lost.  It was more important for him that all of his family members were safe and alive.

Never take for granted the ones who live with you.  Everybody deserves esteem, even more so the ones who are closest to your heart.

Love and Respect in the Family: The Respect Parents Desire; The Love Children Need

love esteem respect for family

Book Facts

  • Author: Dr. Emerson Eggerich
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers; International ed. edition (November 5, 2013)
  • Paperback, also available as Hardcover and ebook
  • 288 pages

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.

Reader reviews

Amazing. I’m 40 and my kids are 17-18. I wish I’d read this 18 years ago, and every year after. Very good simple advice that is easy to integrate into my life and makes sense. My children have reacted very well just in the two months since I started reading it.

Excellent book very useful content!! He knows his stuff and delivers it in easy to apply strategies!

I have read many books on parenting, but I believe this has been the best so far. Such a simple idea, but so true.


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