The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Dr. Gary Chapman


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Dr. Gary Chapman

Click the link to purchase your copy of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts from Amazon.com.

Author: Gary Chapman
Publisher: Northfield Publishing
Copyright Date: 2004
Foundational Characters: n/a
Standard Rating: Y+
Reviewer Rating: 5
Available Formats: Paperback, Audiobook, Kindle
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802473156
ISBN-13: 978-0802473158
Book Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
Page Count: 208
Genre: Non-Fiction
Sub-Genre: Self-Help, Health, Fitness, & Dieting, Relationships, Marriage, Love & Romance, Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living, Psychology & Counseling
Tags: Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Health, Fitness, & Dieting, Relationships, Marriage, Love & Romance, Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living, Psychology & Counseling, 5 Love Languages, Five Love Languages

Description

Falling in love is easy. Maintaining healthy relationships is a daily, lifelong pursuit. But it doesn’t have to be that hard. Once you know your “love language,” you’ll understand why some attempts at romance work while others fall flat. Dr. Gary Chapman’s perennial New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages® is full of “Aha!” moments that make expressing love easier and more desirable. You’ll find yourself more motivated and more confident that you can succeed in having the relationships you’ve always wanted. More than five million copies sold! (From the publisher’s website)

The Revelation

On many occasions, I have wondered how many hundreds of marital advice books are out there. When I first picked this book up, I had a hunch that it would be just another one of those books that some doctor wrote that was based on some Band-Aid theory that has no basis in reality, let alone real life. However, as I read (for the purpose of full disclosure, it took me a while to get through it), I found a lot of well-grounded advice. Dr. Chapman has been a marriage counselor for a number of years, and has applied his love language theory to numerous marriages — including his own — with miraculous results. In fact, when I first started reading the book, a friend saw me reading it and told me, “That is a good book. It will change your life and your marriage.”

The five Love Languages are:

  1. Words of Affirmation
  2. Quality Time
  3. Receiving Gifts
  4. Acts of Service
  5. Physical Touch

They are simply labeled, but for those of us that don’t speak a particular language, they are difficult to understand and act out for our spouses and those we love. Dr. Chapman digs deep into each love language and explains the intricacies of each language. He also explains how to determine what your love language is (primary and secondary) so you can help guide your loved ones in that direction. He also includes two love language tests in the back of the book, one for men and one for women, to really focus in on your love language.

The book also includes practical, tactical advice about how to speak a particular love language. The advice is really helpful, especially for those of us completely unfamiliar with how to navigate a particular language. After reading this book, I have a better idea of how to navigate through the relationships that are most important to me, and I believe that if you read it, you will feel the same.

Characteristics

This book is written for a general audience, but especially for married couples.

Click the link to purchase your copy of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts from Amazon.com.

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