The original Love Languages book was better - pretty clear without too much digression. I had hoped this version would be directed more at every other aspect of life, including work, friends, and family, but it focuses on dating, as opposed to married, people and only sprinkles in other relations in the end of the book.
Furthermore, this version spends too much time off topic conveying religious and political ideals. It distracts from the otherwise splendid idea and moves away from the original anthropological research that emotional language spans several cultures and nations.
It still contains the framework of five languages, but I didn't get more facets out of this book than the original. That is too bad, because it could really have been great.
I would recommend this book to a heterosexual, monogamous, and conservative Christian who is in a dating relationship and would like to understand why s/he and the partner react in certain ways.
This books sets up a strong and simple foundation for having strong relationships with the people in our lives. my eyes were opened about my family and past relationships.
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...
I got more out of the website and the online test for The 5 Love Languages. I didn't really like the narrator's accent. I sped up the recording to make it more interesting/fun but the story was just slow, verbose and I got the point in the first few mins of every chapter. I do think it's helpful to pay attention to the person's love language and reciprocate that way but not sure you need to listen to a whole book about it.
He has a good speaking voice but I didn't love the accent. I felt like this was supposed to be an instructive book and his Southern accent catered more to a more story-oriented type of recording which this was not. Though there are a lot of (unneeded) stories, this is supposed to be a constructive book right?
Yes. I do think I need to pay attention to friends' love languages but really it's hard to know. I guess you have to test people. Bc I tend to talk to a lot of my friends via phone, email or text.I may not get them gifts often enough to know that they prefer gifts. And who doesnt' love gifts? I do think it's helpful to know there are different ways though bc in a romantic relationship, I would be most happy with time spent versus gifts and most men don't know this!
love the narrators southern accenyt, helped keep my interest the whole time. this book has great advice and has helped me how to love those around me differently than I thought they liked to be loved. highly recommend
I believe in the 5 Love Languages but Dr. Chapman forgets (or doesn't care) that other than christians read his book. I was so distracted by all the "how to be a good Christian" and shaming statements in the book. I think if you've read the 5 Love Languages, there's little reason to read this as well. I was happy to get it finished.
Quite a long time ago I finished the original Five Love Languages and I was able to grasp and use the information. But my life has changed drastically to the point that I am not a single mother looking for love again with adult children who still need love. This book has enhanced the way that I communicate with my family.
I was appreciative of the fact the Dr. Chapman shared how others used the lessons that he taught to enhance their lives.
I enjoy being able to listen as I drive long distances. This allows me to repeat a section or segment that confused of baffled me. If I had been reading the book I would have just continued on hoping that other information would have clarified the point.
I have gained a new appreciation for the impact of my words positive or negative