February 1, 2013

Enter our Valentine's Day Giveaway!


Celebrate this Valentine's Day with a date you both can look forward to and enjoy ~ one filled with Love AND Respect!  

Enter to win a Valentine's basket worth over $200 ~ filled to the brim with all kinds of treats for each of you:  



Using the entry box below, you can earn up to 20 entries in the contest!

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Winner to be chosen and announced on February 13, 2013.

81 comments:

Charissa Koops said...
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Charissa Koops said...

Hey there Emerson,

is this just for US residents or can anyone enter?

Thanks!

Charissa

Anonymous said...

Perfect Valentine's Date. Spread the blanket on the living room floor and bring out the wine and chocolate. Light a fire (it's snowing here)!

bigwalnutfly said...

It is 2 dates.One where you surprise your spouse and do something they really enjoy but it is not in your comfort zone. Second date is the reverse. There is a certain kind of joy you receive when you stretch to love your spouse.

Dana W said...

A date that is meaningful for the couple would include sustenance (whether its dinner, dessert, carnival food) and also an activity that both people would enjoy doing together - it could be anything from ice skating, a walk in the park, volunteering to feed the homeless - anything where they interact with each other and spend quality time together.

EastCoastMatt said...

a romantic action flick

Unknown said...

We love our days night! Thanks for the fun contest :)

Jon Miller said...

Put date nights in you calendar. Guard them and make them non-negotiable! Alone time with your spouse on a regular basis is of tremendous value!

Katie M said...

Meaningful date for Men and Women: A 2 part date with one party responsible for half. I.e, one chooses the first activity (movie/dinner/whatever) and the other spouse chooses the second activity (mini golf/bowling/etc)

Stephanie said...

Do something you BOTH enjoy! Don't go to a movie as that does not promote interaction. Take a class of some sort together that encourages team building and working together.

Starla said...

A nice little getaway for the weekend or a local "staycation".

Sabariah said...

Hey Emerson, I'm from Indonesian, no problem if I joined your giveaway?
Maybe, Advice from me its so simple, Maybe it could take time for both of us. Eat together in restaurants, watch movies, etc. Planned date for her boyfriend that could have been a surprise, was not notified first. Or ask the girl going where her date. Both decisions are usually more fun. Respect one another.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have attended the Love and Respect class. Also, we have read the book. It has changed alot in our marriage. Thank you again.

Anonymous said...

The Love & Respect concepts are such a great key to learning to communicate better in marriage. Love this material. Date nights are so valuable. I would love to win this.

Eli Vergara said...

I hope I win it :)

Marci H. said...

Plan a date you both will enjoy. But most of all, focus your attention on each other. No checking Facebook or texting your buddies during dinner.

Blue Eyed Rich's said...

Avoid the actual day and be proactive. Surprise your spouse on Feb 13th and say, "You know...I can't help myself, plus I should not have to wait for a specific day to show you how much I love you." and present her/him with whatever you have to give. If you dont have money to spend, hopefully its at least a card(you made of course) and a hug and kiss

Anonymous said...

I love this material..something my husband I could continue to go over! thanks so much for you work!

Anonymous said...

I love your stuff! It is something my hubby and I could continue to go over!
thanks so much for you work!

Janet Watkins said...

I am really enjoying the posts of facebook!

Rita Boyer said...

We have studied the Love & Respect Conference DVD's and it has helped our relationship tremendiously!! A nice romantic dinner at home with a bottle of wine and conversation is a wonderful way to celebrate! Top it off with chocolate covered strawberries!

Anonymous said...

love and respect book/dvd was giving to me from our Pastor after a family dispute. What a great blessing it was to me.It allowed me to look at myself in how I as a husband can make a change in our marriage by the choices I make.

justkristia said...

I think having realistic expectations for your spouse would be a great place to start. For the wife, show your husband your respect to him by telling him several of the things you respect and appreciate about him the most and those things are just a few of the reasons you are still IN love with him. For the husband, it really isn't all about what you can buy. Wives want to hear from their husband's heart. Tell her why you are still IN love with her and if words are hard for you, talk to her with your hands. Lovingly touch her face and kiss her to show you are still IN love with her. Take time to show her and speak to heart.

mathew bebout said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Rebecca F. said...

For us it's "reenacting" a date from before we were married or one of our favorites after we married. We have traditions we keep and that keeps our marriage fresh and those are the dates we always seem to enjoy most as we share old memories and create new ones.

Terri Lidberg said...

My husband and I were introduced to Love and Respect by our former pastor while we were in the midst of a major crisis in our marriage. It was a divine encounter! The Lord healed our marriage and has brought us so far but He healed it by using this book! Thank you for planting such words of wisdom, revelation and strategy into our lives.

May the Lord bless the work of your hands!

My perfect date would be to take my husband away to a nice country B&B and have some romantic music, books to read, see the local sights, talk about our current status and our future. We love to "dream" together. Oh, throw a hot tub in there some where! ;)

Angela Rivera said...

Reminiscence how you both first met.....maybe even go back to the place of your first date!!! The feelings will begin to resurface quickly!!

Ericka Garcia said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!! Whoever wins will be blessed.. Gentle men and ladies remember you reaction is Your Responsibility! (crossing my fingers till the 13th lol)

Anonymous said...

Attend a conference, read the book, listen to a DVD, but most of all APPLY what Dr. Eggerich teaches and trust in God.... It will change your life.

Christine Heitstuman said...

Our favorite date is a stroll through the wood. Surrounding ourselves with God's creation.

Anonymous said...

Date Night is something all couples need to continually do always. No matter how long you are together, you need to find a night you can come together and connect away from home.

Sethra Lavitra said...

Start with laying in bed together with one of the books. Open to a random page and take turns reading sections to each other sharing your thoughts on what you each just read. Together, prepare the meal. I love having my husband help me with little things while I cook something special. Or have your spouse read to you and just be with you while you cook. Finally, enjoy the meal together with your favorite beverage either quietly or discussing more from the books you won ;-)

Lauren G. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Dory Allen said...

So excited about this. After four years of being in a marriage rut, we are (finally!) focused on the Lord to bring our marriage to beauty from ashes! Thank you for all you do for marriages! God's way is truly the ONLY way!
-Dory Allen

Mike N. said...

Love and Respect absolutely changed my wife and my relationship. We share the book with anyone willing to listen!

Anonymous said...

Love and Respect is awesome!

seussgirl said...

We could really use a fun package for Valentines', or any date night, really!

Phil Leslie said...

This is the ONLY book I recommend to my guy friends who have had challenges in their relationships.

gloria said...

Love the book

Anonymous said...

This would be a perfect gift to start me and my fiances marriage with!

MT said...

The love and respect series is one of the best we ever went through. Thanks!

David Murphy said...

Mix up the routine and go someplace that you have never gone before. That should start conversations that you have not had before especially if you have been in a rut.

Mrs.D said...

A perfect date night would include both shoulder to shoulder time and face to face time and both with out the children along!

Anonymous said...

Appreciate Love & Respect so much...we did the Video series at our church a couple of years ago!

Anonymous said...

Appreciate Love & Respect so much...we did the Video series at our church a couple of years ago!

Cathy said...

Ask hubby what he wants to do and then do it with no complaining. My husband could love on me with flowers and a nice quiet night at home.

beachrose said...

Hubby plans the whole thing including any children care needed...wife be sure to thank him for all his work & care

kristy said...

pick me! :-)

Rachael said...

Would LOVE to share this with my Husband!

rachelself12 said...

I love the "Love & Respect" blog, and the concepts too! I'd LOVE to win this gift basket!

Ben Guptill said...

Buy her a nice little gift - a ring or necklace or flowers or something special. Doesn't have to be expensive, but if it can be something meaningful to her (like something that reminds her of your first date, for example) that's a bonus. Put a poem in the gift that says how you love her, how she is the most cherished woman in the world, and make sure the poem invites her to a romantic dinner. Make the reservation ahead of time, and arrange for childcare so she has no worries. Spring for what ever makes her happy - a bottle of her favorite wine, her favorite treat, whatever. Focus all of your energy on her during dinner (turn your phone off!) - talk with her about things that matter to her. Listen with every ounce of empathy you can muster. Try to put yourself in her shoes as she speaks so you can feel what she feels while she's talking. Hold her hand and smile a lot. After dinner, bring her home and rub her feet with massage oil or lotion. Hey... this all worked while you were dating, right?

Laura said...

Eat lunch out and enjoy a movie night at home. Send flowers to a single mom from her kids. Enjoy time with your spouse with no big valentine day crowds and make someone else's day too.

Anonymous said...

To make Valentine's day a little more special, I would suggest starting on Feb 13th with an evening out, to beat the rush on Feb 14th.

Carol Kaufman said...

I would suggest making every day special by showing love and respect. Valentine's day doesn't have to be just a "Hallmark" day, it can be every day!

solmenkoo said...

Starting this Sunday my husband &I will be hosting the Love & Respect small group in our home!! We almost seperated 3 years ago before he came to know the Lord.. God used your book to help save our marriage!!! Now God is using us as mentors to help other couples!!!

Christy McElhaney said...

Reach out to younger couples! We needed and could have used a good, Godly mentor. God kept his hand on..young when we got married...But this book helped us when we needed it!

Janay said...

I think the ideal date involves an activity that he enjoys/feels competent in, yet allows the couple the opportunity do it together, connect, and talk about it.
We aren't the outdoors/sports types, so for us, enjoying a good movie together and then a yummy dinner discussing the movie is what we love best.

Karen said...

I would love to enter the contest for the giveaway, but I could not see the box to enter. Am I too late? A perfect date for us would be just to be able to spend a day together without interruptions, watching a movie, having dinner out together. Or even better going to the beach together.

Anonymous said...

The best date that shows love and respect is the date that both parties had some part in planning. My husband and I take turns planning our dates. He will surprise me with a weekend get away without the boys. We both love quality time together.

Anonymous said...

The best thing is do is do things together and often. The people that say its about quality time, not quantity time imho dont live in reality.

Karissa Gibbens said...

Take a trip down memory lane. Each of you write your favorite memories on an index card. Read the other persons memory out loud over a romantic dinner. Great conversation and laughs! <3

Libby said...

Love and Respect saved our marriage!! It was absolutely life changing for both of us!!

daddysdramadaybyday said...

Each person could plan an activity that they think the other person would enjoy. Then you are both getting to do something like, but you are also showing the other person how much you care about them by planning something for them.

Robin in New Jersey said...

Nice! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Plan a nice evening in together with no kids---cook together (grill), eat by candlelight and then cuddle up for a movie that he picked!

The Teacher's Wife said...

First women, lower your expectations. We all usually have such a glamorous, romantic picture that nothing can ever meet. If both of you are responsible for doing something for the other, you both will feel loved and taken care of.

Anonymous said...

Perfect date? Listen closely to my wife about something she would like. Mark it down and then when the opportunity arises, plan a date together, but not tell her what we are going to do. Then go where she wants to go. We live near the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC. She has stated a desire to go there. So for our anniversary in about 2 months, we will head that way!

Anonymous said...

Try recommending something you know he will enjoy and do it and enjoy it. Not because it's what you want to do but because you are doing it together.

Anonymous said...

Do something that you both enjoy doing... not just one of you... even if that means staying in and just having "together time"

Becky Brown said...

Find an activity you both enjoy, we like to kayak when it is warmer and we both enjoy target shooting year round, and get away for a few hours. If that isn't possible, put the kids to bed a bit early & have a romantic dinner by candlelight.

Michelle Yero said...

Something as simple as coffee and dessert together...but top it off with conversation of how much you respect/love each other...then go home and show it!

Kina said...

Learn something new about each other. Go to places that don't inhibit conversation but allow full interaction with one another.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Dana Y said...

Compromise. Do something each person can enjoy. If he reluctantly agrees to see a chick flick with you, let him choose the restaurant.

Josh, Jessi, and Son said...

How exciting! I'd love to win. The Love/Respect focus is a game changer!!

Anonymous said...

I'm still learning Love and Respect and still feel like such a novice but I believe the main thing is to do *something* for you spouse for Valentine's Day. I think sometimes we worry so much about doing the *perfect* Valentines surprise for our spouse that we procrastinate and wind up either doing nothing or waiting until the last minute.. which makes our spouse think they don't matter. Whatever you do, plan it, buy it, reserve it NOW! Show your spouse your love and respect by knowing you took the time and made the effort!
Happy Valentine's Day!! :)

TBG said...

Eat dessert first! Wear the outfit your spouse most appreciates you wearing. Smell good, give a compliment, speak your spouse's love language.

Jessica said...

Thanks for your book of wise counsel. I am trying to apply. Our date nights are hard to come by as we are in the thick of raising our four children all under 9. But when we get the chance we take it, even if we only have time for dinner. I've enjoyed reading the comments and suggestions others have! (Hope I win! ;)

Ian said...

great bible based books

Anonymous said...

I have decided to release my husband from all MY expectations, and just let him show his love in his own way this Valentine's Day (and in general). It has been an amazing learning experience for us both and I can honestly say, the heartfelt gestures and gifts from his heart mean much more than the ones I have 'forced' out of him in the past :)

Pink Scissors Design said...

This year my husband and I are in separate hemispheres for Valentine's Day. So, we our date will be via Skype. I already sent a package of chocolates and such ahead to him, and will be meeting up for a Skype Date on the 14th.

Deborah
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