I am newly engaged (for the first time) and worried over a couple of spats my new partner and I had. Wanting to better understand how to succeed in commitment in a time when it seems no one can, I sought out a couple of books such as this one. I loved this book. I don't know that it is the answer to all of loves woes, but it is a fantastic tool for anyone in a relationship. I love the direct and simple language of Dr. Chapman and, while there were certainly godliness aspects that don't apply to my life, they were not a big deterrent for me.
Great for couples at all stages of their relationship! Dr. Chapman's tone and accent were so easy to listen to and the information is so helpful.
I have been in a relationship for nearly two years. We started off fantastic, everything was perfect. We now are engaged, have the house, the yard, the car, the dog... and the growing pains to go with it.
Coming apart at the seams, we found this book together. We have read it and started doing the exercises. No guarantees, but after he told a few stories that sounded exactly like us, and showed how a little (a lot) of effort and a little (a lot) of time... anything can be overwritten in love and relationships.
Crossing my fingers, but the book was a fantastic and quick read.
I found this book to be extrememly helpful in providing insight of how different people love and how to recognize their love language. Gary gets back to basics quickly. This was a good listen.
This book gave me insight that I have been looking for to help not only understand my spouse but myself. The author gave real examples that one could relate to.
Having been with my partner for 18 years we had found a low point in our love lives in terms of expressing daily expressions of love that had lasting meaning to each other. This is more about the things we stopped doing together and for each other. This book has enabled us to refocus on the love language that ignites each of us, and i will pass this to other friends that may be unaware of the simple things that make you tick.
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect when I downloaded this book because I had credits racked up in my Audible account, but it was a diamond in the rough. Gary Chapman's experience in helping couples work through their issues shows, and his methods and techniques for improving your relationship with your spouse can be benefited from nearly immediately.
I started doing some of the things that Gary suggested, and it literally saved my marriage, without question. Both my wife and I used to often say to each other "I feel like you don't love me". If you're a man or a woman and you've ever heard those words before, or something like them, buy this book, soak it all up, and implement some of Gary's ideas as fast as you can.
It will be worth every penny spent. You might not get your spouse to read it, nor should you try to force him or her to. The beauty of what Gary teaches is that you don't NEED the voluntary or willing participation of your spouse in order for this techniques to start working for you. Results come naturally, as you learn and understand the realities of marriage, and how different people express love and FEEL loved in the 5 different ways he discusses in details.
Very excellent book. I will very likely be buying this one for a lot of my friends at some point in the future.
This has been a great book for me and my wife to listen to. We have been married for over 9 years and have found this book to deepen our love for each other and our kids. Realizing everyone has a love language makes it easier to love them in a way that they will know it. It is revolutionary in our showing love.