LIHU‘E — Love and Respect classes are starting up again.
Love and Respect Ministries, founded by Emerson Eggerichs, focuses on male-female relationships.
Eggerichs teaches that love and respect are the main ingredients for a successful marriage, reminding couples that their partner is “not wrong, just different.”
In DVDs, Eggerichs is charismatic, funny and easily understood. His advice is practical and, although Love and Respect is Christian-based, it isn’t limited to those of the Christian faith or to married couples. Lynn and Tim Mira are bringing the classes back to Kaua‘i Bible Church in ‘Oma‘o.
“It applies to any male-female relationship. It could be boyfriends and girlfriends, mothers and sons, fathers and daughters, employers and employees,” Lynn said, “We have had widows come and be enlightened because you can still apply it to your grandchildren.”
“And don’t feel like you have to be in a troubled marriage either,” added Tim.
Even though the Miras have seen Love and Respect dozens of times, they still find Eggerichs’ teachings beneficial because of the tools and practical advice Eggerich offers.
“It’s like exercise,” Lynn said. “We keep practicing it, and it has really changed our lives.” The first Love and Respect class begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Classes meet for six weeks, and the Miras are willing to offer makeup classes if someone is unable to attend a viewing.
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