Mother & Son: The Respect Effect (Book Review) 1

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motherMother & Son: The Respect Effect
(Book Review)

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”Dr. Emerson Eggerichs” link=”” color=”#6ECFF6″ class=”” size=”18″]We’ve coached fathers on how to love their daughters, but we’ve not coached mothers on how to meet the need a boy has to feel respected for who he is. This is what Mother & Son is all about.[/perfectpullquote]

I received the Mother & Son: The Respect Effect book to read, and review on my blog.  Being a Mom of a 15 year old boy, I figured that this would be a perfect book for me to read.  We’ve been dealing with some teenage attitude lately, and are getting some help from his youth pastor in what’s going on and being comfortable talking about certain things.  I saw the topics in the book, and thought that it would be perfect to read at this time.  Like the description says, no age is too late to read it, so that made me feel better.

The book is a great one.  It’s so hard to get in that “mode” of thinking that your baby is now a teenager and in most cases near adulthood.  We change out that role of early parenting…feeding them, bathing them…to now having to deal with high school issues, learning responsibility and employment…oh and don’t forget driving – AAAHHH!!

There are so many things that are happening, and we, as parents, need to know that we are shaping our kids for their future lives and how they are in the world.  This book helps you to see what you can do for them to make it easier, or a bit easier.  Being a woman, you think certain things and don’t really understand the male roles.  Learning that respect is one of the most important things, really helps you to learn the path to go on with your parenting.

I would definitely recommend this to any Mom of a boy, or even a Grandma to get a bit on point to what is happening with the youth today.  The story was interesting to read and very helpful for the mother/son relationship!

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.

Love is important but it is respect that is the key to your son’s heart. The idea of moms respecting their sons may sound alien to some, but it seems to ignite curiosity across the board. It is easy to relate to the need for all of us to feel a mother’s love, but is that the same thing as respect? Even for young boys, the effect of respect is nothing short of astounding when applied properly.


  • The 6 desires God seeded in your son
  • Why a mother’s love is not the same thing as respect
  • Respect: the key to your son’s heart
  • Who’s respecting whom: mother or son?
  • Unconditional respect: a biblical idea
  • Top 6 mom misconceptions
  • How to see the man in your son
  • When you should discipline
  • It’s never too late: quick-start tips for those who feel short on time
  • 21 days of inspiration for the respect effect
  • Encouraging scriptures for parenting your son with respect

Moms yearn to learn anything that better helps them with their sons. After all, they love their boys, but many find them more difficult to parent than their girls, especially from age four and up. What makes this all the more urgent is that moms are coaching fathers to love their daughters, but no one has said boo to moms on specific ways to show respect to their sons, at least not in a way that is applicable and fully explained. All realize that little girls need daddy’s love, but who is strongly promoting the truth that little boys (and big ones) need Mom’s respect? No wonder mothers feel left in the dark on this topic.

Just as Emerson Eggerichs transformed millions of marital relationships with a biblical understanding of love and respect, he now turns these principles to one of the most important relationships of all, a mother and her 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. 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.

Product Details:
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0849948215
ISBN-13: 978-0849948213
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,414 in Books
#6 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Family
#11 in Books > Parenting & Relationships > Parenting > Parenting Boys
#14 in Books > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Motherhood


About the Author:

Emerson Eggerichs has a BA in biblical studies from Wheaton College, a MA in communication from Wheaton College Graduate School, and a MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. An internationally known expert on male-female relationships, he has a PhD in child and family ecology from Michigan State University. Emerson and his wife, Sarah, present the Love and Respect Conference, both live and by video, to thousands of people each year, including groups such as 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.

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