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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman – Better Late Than Never…

August 26, 2011

Unhappiness in marriage often has a simple root cause: we speak different love languages, believes Dr. Gary Chapman. While working as a marriage counselor for more than 30 years, he identified five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. In a friendly, often humorous style, he unpacks each one. Some husbands or wives may crave focused attention; another needs regular praise. Gifts are highly important to one spouse, while another sees fixing a leaky faucet, ironing a shirt, or cooking a meal as filling their love tank. Some partners might find physical touch makes them feel valued: holding hands, giving back rubs, and sexual contact. Chapman illustrates each love language with real-life examples from his counseling practice.

How do you discover your spouse’s – and your own – love language? Chapman’s short questionnaires are one of several ways to find out. Throughout the book, he also includes application questions that can be answered more extensively in the beautifully detailed companion leather journal (an exclusive set). Each section of the journal corresponds with a chapter from the book, offering opportunities for deeper reflection on your marriage.

Although some readers may find choosing to love a spouse that they no longer even like –hoping the feelings of affection will follow later– a difficult concept to swallow, Chapman promises that the results will be worth the effort. Love is a choice, says Chapman. And either partner can start the process today. —Cindy Crosby. This text refers to the Exclusive Journal & Paperback Book Set.

A friend recommended this book to me while we were discussing books in general.

I bought a copy from Amazon, on spec, and found it well worth the cover price.

Gary Chapman’s analysis and view of love languages is really all about how people, couples in particular, communicate in their daily lives.

The basis of the text is that if people learn to communicate with each other, using the correct languages, then many of the large, and small, points of conflict will disappear.

I wish I’d heard of it sooner; in fact I wish I’d seen it years before it was even published!

I thoroughly recommend this to any couples who are just starting out on a long term relationship (I’m just about to order a copy to give to my daughter) and to those whose relationship has survived for a long time (whether or not they are having trouble).

Well worth a read…

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