Five Love Languages How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (Paperback)
|Author: Gary D. Chapman|
|More Than 3,000,000 Copies Sold World Wide! Are You and Your Spouse Speaking the Same Language? He sends you flowers when what you really want is time to talk. She gives you a hug when what you really need is a home-cooked meal. The problem isn't your love it's your love language! In this international best seller, Dr. Gary Chapman reveals how different people express love in different ways. In fact, there are give specific languages of love: Quality Time Words of Affirmation Gifts Acts of Service Physical Touch What speaks volumes to you may be meaningless to your spouse. But here, at last, is the key to understanding each other's unique needs. Apply the right principles, learn the right language, and soon you'll know the profound satisfaction and joy of being able to express your love-and feeling truly loved in return. GARY CHAPMAN is the author of the best-selling Five Love Languages Series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio program airs on more than 100 stations. For more information visit: www.garychapman.org For free interactive, small group study guide, visit www.fivelovelangues.com|
From the Publisher:
The American family is in serious trouble. We've all heard about dysfunctional families. Along with their escapades, they are the topic of TV talk shows, best-selling books, and popular magazine articles. Everyday something else that parents or children do is labeled "dysfunctional." So what should we do? All of the talk is getting us nowhere. Is it inevitable that their problems will become our families' problems? Dr. Chapman answers a resounding "no!" Despite the problems that are prevalent in today's society, you can make the dream of having loving family relationships come true. But success lies not in focusing on the elements shared by unhealthy families, but in studying thriving, loving, healthy families. Just as bankers study authentic bills to make it easy to spot the counterfeits, we must focus on what makes a family successful, not dysfunctional. You desire a loving family life? It's time to abandon the counterfeit and discover how you and your family can achieve the "real thing." Embrace the characteristics common to all healthy families and learn to instill them in your own home with Dr. Gary Chapman's Five Signs of a Loving Family.
The FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES refers to the many ways in which couples communicate with each other. Understanding which language one's spouse "speaks" will result in a more successful marriage, claims Dr. Chapman, who is a marriage counselor and pastor and has authored a number of books on relationships.Gary Chapman believes that a healthy marriage is one in which two partners grow toward one another, and good communication is essential to that growth. This has been the message of Pastor Chapman's popular radio program, "A Growing Marriage," as well as his books, videos, and seminars. In THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, he acknowledges that any two people may give and receive love in very different ways. He identifies five "languages," or ways of communicating affection: Quality Time; Words of Affirmation; Gifts; Acts of Service; Physical Touch. He explains each, showing couples how an appreciation of their partner's "language" can make communication possible, strengthen the love bond, and lead to a growing marriage. THE FIVE LANGUAGES OF LOVE was first published in 1992, and has been a perennial seller since.
Customer Reviews of Five Love Languages
Great Practical Advice3/6/2012
Every married or engaged person should read this book.
The book helped my friend2/10/2007
I have a friend who was letting his wife's calls go into voicemail. At the time, I had a hard time remembering her name. I gave him a copy of this book. After two months of encouragement, he told me he had read the book. Since then, I have remembered his wife's name easily and when we're talking, he'll say, "Excuse me, it's my wife calling."
This was a surprisingly good book. It's an oldie, but goodie. My pre-marital counselors recommended it, along with many other couples. It's so simple, but fascinating. Who knew that love could be communicated in five very different ways? If you and your partner understand how each gives and receives love, you'll set the path for a solid, loving relationship. The book is an excellent gift for engaged couples and newlyweds!
It's worth the effort1/15/2007
This book is an effort towards self discovery. I read this book at the suggestion of my brother after I told him how it was so difficult to get a compiment from my wife, even when I told her it was important to me. I would flood her with compliments and she'd give a polite "thank you" but it didn't seem to mean that much to her. If I could get back a fraction of that love, I thought, I would feel so much more secure in our relationship. This book explains that we were simply speaking different languages. She was telling me she loved me all along, but in different ways than those I could see. Understanding that has gone a long way in helping both of us feed each other what we need to feel appreciated in our relationship.
This book is great to read with your spouse. It will help you tremendously communicate with each other and understand where the other person is coming from. I would highly recommend this book to anyone in a committed relationship.