The 5 love languages is a very helpful concept for someone who did not get good messages about showing love as a child. It will help me in my relationships. However the increasingly heavy handed Christian sermons and scripture was very off putting. The message is not specific to Christianity. Also, a book about relationships for singles where sex is only discussed in a sermon about how sex is supposed to be between married men and women or at least monogamous men and women is just laughable at best and insulting at worst. There is even a cautionary tale about how men who read "skin magazines" will get addicted to seeing women only as objects and turn in to animals playing with others like toys instead of treating them like people. I took the good and left the bad but I do not understand how a book about love can be so limited on who they want to find love and how.
He has a lot of really insightful information. I could do without the religious preachings and Bible reference, as I feel agnostics, atheists, and non-Christan denominational religions could find this useful and the religious tangents may deter them from reading, but the ideas are practical and very human-to-human connection oriented. i don't regret purchasing the book.
I truly believe that no other book (other than the Bible that is) can compare when it comes to either making a relationship succeed or healing a broken one. Well done Mr. Chapman!!!
Very good listen and well read, too. It was very helpful in learning about the love languages of myself and those around me; I'm sure I'll be much more aware of how I'm loving myself and other people in the near future!
The author provides much needed insights to loving and being loved... I recommend this book for anyone that is in a relationship or those thinking about it...
before, during, or after ANY relationship (work, family, companion) everyone should and NEEDS to read this! it is more than a self-help book it's a way of LIFE ♡