Biography (Long) | Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Emerson Eggerichs, Ph.D., is an internationally celebrated communication expert and author of the New York Times bestseller Love & Respect, which was a Platinum and Book of the Year award winner and sold over 2 million copies.

Combining an earned doctorate in Child and Family Ecology with the perspective that 20 years as a senior pastor in one of the nation’s largest churches brings, Dr. Eggerichs developed the Love and Respect Marriage Conference which he presents to live audiences around the country. This dynamic conference has resulted in the healing and restoration of countless relationships.

As a communication expert, Emerson has spoken to groups such as the NFL, NBA, PGA, US Navy SEALs and members of Congress.

Now Dr. Eggerichs brings this same combination of profound communication insight with rich insight into Scripture in his newest book, Before You Hit Send: Preventing Headache and Heartache. The book reveals “The Golden Rule of Communication,” which not only has the power to keep us from communication disasters, but also to enhance our careers and increase our satisfaction in our most important relationships.

Dr. Eggerichs was the senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan for almost twenty years. Emerson holds a Ph.D. in child and family ecology from Michigan State University, a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, an MA in communications from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sarah have been married since 1973 and have three adult children. They live in Grand Rapids, MI. He is the Founder and President of Love and Respect Ministries.