Found this book on sale and was in the mood for some 'self-help' inspiration. This book actually provided some thoughtful inspiration ... a different perspective on the way we love. I liked it. Be aware that there is a religious undertone (Christian)- not offensive, but it is a presence. All in all I think this book is well worth the reading. Liked that the principles could be applied in any love relationship , not just for couples but for families and children as well.
I'm not one for psychobabble so believe me that this is a really practical book for improving your marriage. I really think everyone that is about to get married or newlywed should read this together. Better to know this stuff when you start out. If you have been married for a while as I have, it is very beneficial as well.
I heard about this book a couple of years ago, but finally purchased and listened to it. It has helped me to understand so many things about myself and those that I love. It has also helped me to better understand my co-workers and to improve my relationships at work. Understanding a person's love language helps you to understand how to make that person know that you appreciate what they do for you. My love language is gifts. At the moment I don't receive enough, but after listening to this book I now know that I need to give in a loving spirit the type of love that others need in order to be blessed with the type of love that I need. To do so with a loving heart, regardless of past hurts, allows me to show that I am willing to love others unconditionally. And isn't the best gift the one you give, not the one you receive? Just knowing that I have found a way to ensure that the people in my life feel loved and appreciated by me is the best gift that I can give to myself.
I highly recommend this book, not just for your marriage, but for every relationship you have in your life.
after reading this book i decided to listen to it. i actually learned more from the narrated version. this book helped too educate me on really learning the art of "loving" not like so many books on the art of "lovemaking". i enjoy this over and over. helped me to find the tools for a life long marriage and bond with my mate.
I have recomended this book to every adult that I know. I would recomend this book to a healthy new marriage, a troubled marriage a happy marriage and just to anyone wanting a lasting realtionship. I am thankfull that it was referred to me. This book is that Ah Ha moment where you just say Duh, why didn't I realize this on my own. I've actually read the book once and listened to it twice. I find it very refreshing and soothing to know that there are other option besides giving up!
Computer Programmer and Worship Leader. Have enjoyed reading since my mom got me hooked on Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie prior to my teen years. My brother got me hooked on audio books after I started having a longer commute to work. Love a variety of genres.
I tend not to like "touchy-feely" fluff books that go on & on with flowery language but communicate virtually nothing. I purchased this book, basically on the strength of the reviews, and I'm glad I did.
This is a very practical book that should probably be given to all engaged couples and used in pre-marital counseling. For those of us that have been married for quite a while, its value is not diminished in any way, shape or form.
There are so many "down to earth", nitty-gritty examples of how to apply the concepts in this book, that only the Grinch could walk away unchanged in some way.
I also appreciate how the author spent some time in applying the same principle to our children and the way they "get their tanks filled".
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. While I tend to like longer audiobooks, the time spent was direct and to the point, without endless rambling & wasted time.
Gary Chapman does an excellent job of explaining how to show your love to someone. He gives many real life examples of the different ways people feel loved. My husband loved this book and finely understood that how he wants to be loved can be quite different from how others want to be loved. Chapman's style makes the listener feel like he really cares about people. He is not at all condescending. Chapman guides you through steps to understand your love language and your spouse's love language. A great book!
I think the five love languages is an incredible concept that applies to nearly everyone. It's helped me figure out one of the reason my marriage and past relationships went astray and has given me new ideas on how to maintain future relationships.