Face to Face and Shoulder To Shoulder


  • For Husbands and Wives
  • 9 Videos
  • Discussion Guide with 9 Chapters
  • Leader's Guide and Group Guidelines if wanting to facilitate a group
  • Discussion questions for each section

Have you discovered the power of shoulder-to-shoulder time with your husband? Face to face time with your wife? Do you think your spouse has the same needs, desires, and likes as you?


God designed men and women differently. This means your spouse communicates differently. A wife’s biggest complaint is, “I need face-to-face time, but he doesn’t talk.” Ask the husband, and he tells you the opposite: “I need something different. I guess I really don’t need to talk as much. I enjoy doing things together, or her watching me do them.”

What, then, is the solution?

In this digital study, Emerson helps participants take an in depth look at how husbands and wives spend time together, focusing on Face-to-Face time for wives and Shoulder-to-Shoulder time for husbands. The ebook includes nine chapters with discussion questions for each, in addition to a corresponding video for each chapter where Emerson helps participants reflect on what they have read and transition to a time of discussion. This study will serve individuals well, and is perfect for couples and small groups. Included with the digital study is a Small Group Leader’s Guide and a Guidelines For All Participants section, to help facilitate the group format. This study will strengthen your marriage and relationships.

Table of Contents:

Face-to-Face Time With Her
CHAPTER 1: A Wife’s Cry for Closeness
CHAPTER 2: A Wife’s Need for Closeness
CHAPTER 3: What Can a Husband Do?
CHAPTER 4: What Can a Wife Do?

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Time With Him (Without Talking)
CHAPTER 1: Shoulder-to-Shoulder Communication
CHAPTER 2: Judgment on the Quality of Male Friendship
CHAPTER 3: Your Husband Wants Your Friendship
CHAPTER 4: He Deserves Your Time
CHAPTER 5: Embrace God’s Design


Small Group Leaders’ Guide
Guidelines for All Participants

P.S. — Know someone who could use this digital study? Share this product with them. The principles of Love and Respect and the ones described in this ebook can strengthen a relationship no matter its current state.