Devotionals are a dime a dozen. From the pile, The Love & Respect Experience stands out as one I would give married couples.
Its beautiful leather binding and creamy paper is so giftable. Content-wise, it hits the comfortable light-but-substantial sweet spot, where authors try to pack a nutritional punch into easily digestible baby food, and on top of that make spoon air plane motions with the spoon so you’ll open your mouth.
This devotional builds on Emerson Eggerichs’ bestselling Love & Respect book, so there’s a good chance that readers unfamiliar with it will grapple for a bit. Fear not, a helpful appendix explains the basics (and trust me, a couple of pages are all you really need; don’t bother with the book).
What I like about Eggerichs is he hits the nail on the head when it comes to gender differences: he jokes about it (and he is funny!) but he doesn’t treat it simplistically and neither does he offend. If only for the enlightenment he throws on the whole gender thing, this devotional is worth it.