On Oct. 5-6, 2012, The Falls Church Anglican hosted a Love & Respect video conference by best-selling author Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah.
Nearly 400 people attended the conference, held at Immanuel Bible Church, Springfield, and moderated by the Rev. John & Susan Yates of the Falls Church Anglican.
What is Love and Respect?
Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts when feeling disrespected and a wife reacts when feeling unloved. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs asked 7,000 people this question: when you are in a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you feel unloved or disrespected? 83% of the men said "disrespected." 72% of the women said, "unloved." Though we all need love and respect equally, the felt need differs during conflict, and this difference is as different as pink is from blue!
Emerson wrote about these principles in Love and Respect, a Platinum and Book of the Year award winner, selling over 1.3 million copies.
Emerson and Sarah conduct conferences and provide resources to the married, divorced, separated, engaged, dating and to individuals of all ages. At this conference, men and women will learn how to resolve conflict, dealing with the negative reactions (the crazy cycle). They will also learn how to motivate each other by meeting each other's need (the energizing cycle). Even those who feel hopeless in their relationships will gain understanding on how to handle an indifferent or unresponsive partner (the rewarded cycle).
Each cycle centers on two concepts: love and respect. These two words surface in social research and the Bible (Ephesians 5:33) as the two key ingredients for a successful marriage.
About Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is an internationally known public speaker on the topic of male-female relationships. Based on over three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Eggerichs and his wife Sarah developed the Love and Respect Conference which they present both live and by video.
Dr. Eggerichs has authored several books, including the national bestseller Love and Respect.
Emerson is the Founder and President of Love and Respect Ministries and Sarah Eggerichs serves as Vice President. Married for over 30 years, they live in Grand Rapids, MI and have three adult children.
About John and Susan Yates
John and Susan Yates are respected authors and speakers on marriage and the family. With more than 30 years of marriage, five grown children and 21 grandchildren, they have used biblical principles to guide their marriage and teach others about marriage.
John is Senior Pastor (Rector) of The Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and received a Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary. John has written several books, including the popular, How A Man Prays For His Family.
Susan also is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, with a B.A. in Political Science. She speaks nationally on marriage, parenting and women's issues and is the author of 13 books. John and Susan speak together at Family Life's "Weekend to Remember" Marriage conferences throughout the country.
About Marriage Matters Now
Marriage Matters Now is a lay ministry of The Falls Church Anglican. It began in 2012 with a mission is “to promote God’s life-giving plan for marriage” and its vision is to create “a thriving community that develops, nourishes, and restores healthy marriages.” The ministry’s aim is to serve and be in conversation with people of all ages (including children) interested in marriage, whether they are married, divorced, unmarried, engaged, dating or hoping to be married.
Marriage matters now because it impacts all of us.