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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 01:39:00 +1200
NOTE: A simple but beautiful testimony posted on our website-

-by 'Val'.

In regard to marriage, I had been married for over thirty years to a 
man who loved the Lord, but our marriage was not going well. I 
would never leave him since I made a vow, and I knew that the 
dissolution of my marriage would hurt scores of people, while it 
would only temporarily assuage my personal pain. I had been 
praying for a long time about it, and was trying to be the best wife 
I could. 

At one of my really low points I came across some material on 
marriage by a man called Emerson Eggerich. He has a website 
called 'Love and Respect'. His counsel is absolutely biblical, and 
simply brings to light the ways in which we have lost the biblical
understanding. He unfolds the male psyche (which our grandmothers 
understood, and feminism has clouded) in a way that challenged 
me to the very core of my being. Even though I thought I was being 
the very best wife I could, according to my own instincts, I had 
completely missed it. 

Modern women do not understand men or their core values, the 
biggest of them being "respect". I began to reshape my thinking, 
my actions and my words according to my new understanding, 
and my hardened, somewhat angry husband, who had withdrawn
himself from me in many ways, softened before my eyes. Over a 
period of months as I continued to pour into him the respect he 
so desperately needed, he became a funny, sweet, and adoring 
husband, which continues to this day. We recently celebrated 
our 40th anniversary. 

Women in general have lost their way and followed the world. Our 
husbands are often miserable because of it. Men are pretty simple 
creatures. Generally, If we give them what they need, they will do
just about anything for us... I cannot recommend this material 
more highly to anyone who has struggles in marriage.

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