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.
No. He seemed too preachy to have additional insights.
While this book provides some useful insights, they can easily be summarized in an article. Additionally, the first hour of the book is merely an advertisement for the book you've already bought. Audible has pricing rules in regards to the length of a book, and this additional hour is clearly a means to side step these rules.
He is clearly not a professional narrator, but he is not that bad.
I would recommend reading about the book rather than reading the book itself.
Very good insight to understanding relationship dynamics.
The perspective it helped me obtain.
He is a good narrator. Delivered in a way that made me want to keep listening.
I would say that this has helped me in my marriage. It gave me a better perspective on things which helped relieve frustration and resentment.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
First off this book is for couples, but it can be applied with all friends and family members. This does have some insights to peoples psyches and can help. My biggest obstacle is trying to figure out what other peoples love languages is. The five love languages are Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Giving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Mine is quality time and acts of service, I am still trying to figure out what the rest of my family languages is. I had to laugh because Gary Chapman sounds like my father in law, which made it more difficult for me to listen to.
If I could give it 10 stars I would.
Keith and Alyson Words of Affirmation.
He was wonderful of course.
Made me think. Had I read this years ago I could have saved my marriage.
This is a must have book for all couples.