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Cracking the Communication Code Workbook: The Secret to Speaking Your Mate's Language (Focus on the Family Books) Paperback – Bargain Price, April 1, 2008


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  • Series: Focus on the Family Books
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Workbook edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078522842X
  • ASIN: B002SB8QRS
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,843,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Emerson Eggerichs and his wife Sarah travel the country conducting the Love and Respect marriage conferences. Before launching Love and Respect Ministries, Emerson was senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan for nearly 20 years. Emerson received his B.A. in Biblical Studies and M.A. in Communications from Wheaton College and Graduate School. He was later awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Dubuque Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology from Michigan State University. Married since 1973, he and Sarah have three adult children. He is the president of Love and Respect Ministries and author of the best-selling book Love and Respect. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Emerson Eggerichs and his wife Sarah travel the country conducting the Love and Respect marriage conferences. Before launching Love and Respect Ministries, Emerson was senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan for nearly 20 years. Emerson received his B.A. in Biblical Studies and M.A. in Communications from Wheaton College and Graduate School. He was later awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Dubuque Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology from Michigan State University. Married since 1973, he and Sarah have three adult children. He is the president of Love and Respect Ministries and author of the best-selling book Love and Respect.

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I guess I got something out of it but husband threw it away.
Kathy Calhoun
I highly recommend this book to any couple who wants a thriving marriage.
mr.m
This book is just as amazing as Eggerich's first book Love & Respect.
NJ Olivieri

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Josiah Broom on July 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is a follow up to the book Eggerichs wrote called "Love and Respect" which demonstrates how husbands are energized in their marriage relationships with demonstrations of respect and wives are energized by demonstrations of love. My wife and I found that when we put the principles of this book into practice we had much less conflict--but obviously it is still dependent on us going against our selfish nature which wants to punish the other spouse for unsatisfactory behaviors. From a pragmatic view both this book and Love and Respect are worth reading if a couple has a commitment to applying the principles.

This being said I think that Cracking the Communication Code is not a well written book. It seems like a compilation of "B" material that Eggrichs had left over from "Love and Respect". Intellectually he treats his readers like idiots in the way that he repeats the concepts over and over. Boring stories, boring illustrations, and beating to death the same concept of husbands loving their wives (through actions) and wives respecting their husbands. In the introduction Eggrichs says that you can skip the first chapter if you already read "Love and Respect" because it is simply a review... which is what my wife and I did. But in chapter 2 lo and behold the same boring testimony of how Eggrichs came to the incredible "Love and Respect" revelation. Eggrichs is a one trick pony.

My recommendation: read either "Love and Respect" or "Cracking the Communication Code" with your spouse but don't waste your time on both books.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great follow up to Love and Respect with even more concrete examples and ideas for showing love and respect within your relationship. It was a bit repetitive of his first book, so if you've read Love and Respect, it's a great review too.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By N. Morris on June 27, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I read Emerson's previous book "Love And Respect" 7 times, just because it was so good and it touched my heart deeply. The principles in his book are so profound and important that it was no surprise that Emerson decided to write a follow-up book called "Cracking the Communication Code: The Secret to Speaking Your Mate's Language". The material in this book goes into great detail about the inner workings of conflict and Emerson picks apart typical marital arguments and shows the reader exactly the dynamics that are at play.

I give this book 4 stars instead of 5 because it is rather long-winded in places and because this book comes across to me as Emerson's exhaustive exposition and commentary on the core principles and crux of the "Love And Respect" book. In other words, there isn't a lot of NEW material.

Having said that, I don't want to discourage anyone from reading this book. If you haven't read either of these two books, then I'd suggest the "Love And Respect" book first, but if you buy this one, you get a "mini-Love And Respect" recap "book-within-a-book" in the first few chapters.

Good job Emerson! I would love to attend one of your conferences when you are in my area!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Bisher on January 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover
WOW! This book is one of the best books I have ever read. The part on T-U-F-T-S is so insightful. Dr. E helped me to decipher what my spouse is really saying to me. I learned how to speak her distinct different language---"love" for her, "respect" for me---building mutual understanding, and enjoying a successful, godly marriage!!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
"The key to motivating another person is meeting that person's deepest need - love for her and respect for him!" ~ pg. 134

Whether you are in a fairly good marriage or in one that is falling apart, "Cracking the Communication Code" has a lot to offer. Dr. Emerson Eggerichs backs up his points with plenty of scripture references and gives advice based on wisdom gained from experience. He places an emphasis on listening, decoding, forgiveness, unconditional love and being thankful for your spouse. The main sections of the book include:

A Summary of the "Love & Respect" book authored by Dr. Emerson
Three Vital Truths for Better Communication
The Crazy Cycle: A Relentless Enemy of Marital Communication
The Energizing Cycle: To Better Communicate, Meet Your Spouse's Need
The Rewarded Cycle: The Unconditional Dimension of Communication

Dr. Emerson explains how couples get into cycles and shows how you can escape destructive patterns by showing respect and love. If you are fighting all the time then you are spending most of your time in the "Crazy Cycle." Couples who are giving love and respect are in the "Energizing Cycle." For those fighting to save their marriage through unconditional love, the "Rewarded Cycle" shows the way to conflict resolution and reconciliation.

This book is filled with inspiring stories of couples who have used these teachings to their advantage. At the end of the book there is a special section for couples who want to improve their relationship by speaking to each other as Jesus would. Imagining Jesus standing next to your partner can be a way to monitor your speech.

Most of the advice is for couples who want to learn to speak each other's language and who want to avoid fights.
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