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The Five Love Languages: Men's Edition: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate | [Gary Chapman]

The Five Love Languages: Men's Edition: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

Married people experience love most strongly through five love languages - quality time, words of encouragement, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. With thoughtfulness and a gee-whiz tone that works well in all his audios, Gary Chapman aims his insights at men who want more from marriage, as well as those who have more to give. He's a humble teacher, describing the five languages with satisfying examples from his counseling practice and framing his ideas as suggestions.
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Publisher's Summary

Married people experience love most strongly through five love languages - quality time, words of encouragement, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. With thoughtfulness and a gee-whiz tone that works well in all his audios, Gary Chapman aims his insights at men who want more from marriage, as well as those who have more to give. He's a humble teacher, describing the five languages with satisfying examples from his counseling practice and framing his ideas as suggestions. Without making light of the work a marriage requires, he'll convince most men that, if they love their wives, they can easily express it in ways that can make a marriage truly special for everybody.

©2005 Gary Chapman; (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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    HomeTheaterLover 07-22-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Awesome Book, I wish I knew this a long time ago."

    I am recommending this book to every couple I know, Married or not. I am seeing people's actions and reactions in a completely different light. I have read many books that are along the same lines but none of them has put it the way Mr Chapman did. The book is very clear and to the point. If you want the answer to "why am I really happy with someone for only 2 years?", this is the book for you. Even if you are not in a relationship, this book can help you understand your emotional needs and what needs were not met when you were a child. I believe it will help everyone and allow them gain an understanding of your emotional needs. I am very greatful for this book. Thank you Gary Chapman!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Steve West KY 04-14-10
    Steve West KY 04-14-10 Member Since 2009
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    "More of the Same"

    Although I LOVE the 5 love languages and think that Gary Chapman has a very engaging voice, this book was a waste of time and money for me. I bought it thinking it would go into more details specifically for men but found it to be a warmed over rehash of the 5 love languages book that I already have. So, if you have the 5 love languages, save your money on this book, it won't shed any new light for you. If you have never read the F.L.L. by all means do so.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie garden city, MI, USA 03-16-10
    Carrie garden city, MI, USA 03-16-10
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    "One of the BEST books on the subject ever read!"

    This book is a couples life-saver. I read it first before I gave to my fiance. I wanted to see if what he is going to read, is what I am wanting, needing, and feeling, and it was. Dr. Chapman did a wonderful job of explaining what woman & men are striving for in their relationship. I would give it a 10 if I could!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    virgil Costa Mesa, CA, United States 03-04-13
    virgil Costa Mesa, CA, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Man's Guide To Becoming A Better Husband And Wife"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Five Love Languages to be better than the print version?

    Always like the Audio better.


    What other book might you compare The Five Love Languages to and why?

    The "Ragamuffin Gospel" because "The Five Love Languages :Men's Editionis" is an example of grace in action.


    Which character – as performed by Gary Chapman – was your favorite?

    Gary Chapman


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Acts of service is a love language.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has made me a better husband and father.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Territory Bunnlevel, NC, United States 07-04-12
    Territory Bunnlevel, NC, United States 07-04-12
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    "Really helped shape my perspective!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have and will recommend this audiobook! It doesn't just give principles or concepts [which is fine to do], it details real life examples of applying each love language as well as the results from its application!


    What other book might you compare The Five Love Languages to and why?

    The Love Dare. Both prescribe reasonable, Biblical methods of focusing thought and action toward others instead of self, and the Five Love Languages also helped me learn more about myself.


    What does Gary Chapman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hearing the author's voice made it seem real for me; as though I was receiving personal counseling from the author himself.


    What did you learn from The Five Love Languages that you would use in your daily life?

    First, listening to, and observing family members and friends to determine each one's love language (kind of like Studying Her from "The Love Dare"), and, secondly, coming up with creative ways to speak it!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sergio Melbourne, Australia 05-16-12
    Sergio Melbourne, Australia 05-16-12

    A single father with two teenage kids. I am looking forward to a bright new future.

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    "Very good reasons to get this audiobook"
    What made the experience of listening to The Five Love Languages the most enjoyable?

    You can relate to some of the examples Gary refers to so easily. Listening to the book you cannot help but feel you've been there before...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Five Love Languages?

    We tend to focus on the negative side of the relationship - Gary has a knack for turning negative situations into positive ones. I have now a pack full of suggestions I am eager to put into practice.


    Have you listened to any of Gary Chapman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Being Australian it probably took a few minutes to get into his accent - some of the pronunciations are quite humorous, for example "hunting" is pronounced like "hunning" and this took a time to sort out!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love me like a man


    Any additional comments?

    Very empowering book - as a divorcee and now in a beautiful new relationship, I cannot afford to make the same mistakes again. This book will help and empower me to make sure my partner gets the better of me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Chicago, IL, United States 03-20-11
    Thomas Chicago, IL, United States 03-20-11 Member Since 2004

    I struggled in the sixties to get a college education, barely graduated, spent a life in the phone company as a technician in a call center.

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    "Marriage counselling"

    The author, who reads his own composition, has some good ideas about expressing love, in five major ways. He calls these ways, love languages, and proposes that everyone has one special language that they like to receive love in. I myself find that I like to receive love in all five ways, with no one way dominating. This is a must-read book for people educated in technical educations that left out any kind of emotional maturity, and then find their lives empty in their careers. You'll probably be sorry you didn't read this book earlier, but it is never too late to read, and to learn how to love in a mature understanding way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CarlU South East Iowa, United States 03-20-13
    CarlU South East Iowa, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Outstanding"
    If you could sum up The Five Love Languages in three words, what would they be?

    Not only did the reader do a great job but the material was explained very well. I've had this book sitting in my house for around 16 years. I wish that I would have read it a long time ago. I'll be listening to this book a few more times.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Five Love Languages?

    Every time he connected to my feelings of our twenty year marriage. I look forward to the next twenty plus years!


    What does Gary Chapman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The expressions that his voiced carried would have been hard to get from the book.


    What did you learn from The Five Love Languages that you would use in your daily life?

    How to express love for other in ways that they will better appreciate.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is on my top five list of non-fiction books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas C. Bates Boston, MA 04-20-12
    Douglas C. Bates Boston, MA 04-20-12
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    "Fabulous Insight — Mediocre Literature"

    Author Gary Chapman's concept about the 5 love languages is an enlightening insight that everybody should know about. It's that important and valuable.

    The concept is straightforward. Here are the 5 love languages:

    1. Gifts.
    2. Quality time - enjoying doing things together.
    3. Physical/touch (n.b., don't confuse this with sex).
    4. Affirmation or compliments.
    5. Service (i.e., doing things to help the other).

    Everybody has a primary love language. If you express your love to your partner in this language, they will feel loved. If you express your love in another language, especially one they don't particularly value, they will not feel loved.

    It's natural to treat your partner as you would wish to be treated. Hence, you are likely to express your love to your partner via your preferred love language. That's great if you share love languages. You have no need of the 5 love languages concept. If not, you have a problem that understanding this concept can help.

    Sadly, the best way to learn about the 5 love languages is Gary Chapman the writer, and in this case, the reader too.

    Chapman writes at and reads to the high school dropout level. On one hand, that's a great thing, because this message needs to get to the people who seldom read books. On the other hand, for those who are accustomed to reading books, the writing and reading are something akin to reading a non-fiction children's book. While it's politically correct to reposition material to men as a target audience -- this book is just a modification of his original 5 love languages book to speak directly to men -- it's not politically correct to reposition the book to a more literate target audience. That's unfortunate, because for that audience the way the book is written and read is not only annoying, it could make readers think that smart, well-educated folks wouldn't make mistakes in the love languages.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    s_rithy 04-16-12
    s_rithy 04-16-12
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    "a must-read!"

    For all people wanting a better understanding of human relations, couple or not, you must read it. My wife and I both read the book, and our relationship has improved tremendously. We did not have specific problems relating to each other, but since this book, we became even closer than before. Also, be aware than the principles in this book applies also in your relationships with everyone...

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    "same"
    What would have made The Five Love Languages better?

    it is nothing diffirent


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    lovely


    Any additional comments?

    book and the story just fine but i wis someboy let as now that this book olmost the same as original ,5 love language !!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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