Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!
©2005 Gary Chapman; (P)2005 Oasis Audio LLC
" "Whether your marriage needs a tune-up or a major overhaul, these are powerful prescriptions delivered by a genial, wise man." (AudioFile)
Yes To remind me men and women are different
Understanding how opposite sex thinks about things
Reflective, insightful, simple
Try to speak others language by giving them what they want even if it may not be my preferred language. Accept the way others show me love and appreciation.
The other reviews I read made me think this would be full of great insights. I had to fast forward through the first part, which was a long, self-congratulatory interview with the author. The five languages were no big surprise - kind words, gift-giving, service, touching, and quality time. All five are good things to do for your loved ones. I'd call this a case of Expando Publishing - taking what should be a brochure or flyer and expanding it into a full length book.
you have heard that love is what is left after the honeymoon, but learning this 5 lenguages will give you the motor you need to star every day a love day, it is fun and rewarding to be fluent in this lenguages.
That, discovering that love last as long as you want.
as I said a must for endurance
I always like it when an author narrates their own book, as it adds that extra spark to the audiobook. I am also a fan of Dr. Chapman's accent!
The advice here is a unique look relationships, and although some of the advice is a little outdated, much of it is still relevant. I have found that the best way to approach the languages is to take time to use all of them in unison, changing the degree of each depending on your spouse.
Excellent material. Content gets five stars. Useful suggestions for improving relationships between spouses with concrete examples. The suggestions can be put into effect immediately. No "pointy-headed intellectualism" or citations to academic studies like John Gottman, just easily-understood, practical advice. One star for the narration. Dr. Chapman has a very strong regional accent which I found distracting. I suffer from a strong regional accent myself and have been advised to seek a voice coach for those occasions when I must speak publicly outside my region. The audiobook would have been stronger if a professional narrator had been used. The introductory talk-show style interview in the opening 20 minutes was a complete waste of time and should have been cut. If you can focus on the content and ignore the narration, this volume is one of the few worthwhile self-help books I have found. Chapman should fire Oasis Audio and find another producer.
Yes. I am 68 and knowing my bilingual wife's love languages has brought us closer together just when we needed a boost!
His experience with and conviction for the subject matter.
This book helped me so much to understand what my love language is and how I need to be loved. I also had my husband take the assessment and it showed that his primary love language is physical touch and secondary is words of affirmation. Now I make sure that I give him plenty of back rubs and hand holding and thank him for the specific things that he does for me and for the children. It has made a world of difference.
I think sometimes we know we love a person we just don't know how to express that to them in the way that they need us too. This book showed us both how to love each other in our own language and we are back to having a wonderful more intimate marriage.
I never knew there were love languages. This made me put things into perspective!
It's been awhile but if my memory serves me correctly, the couple where the husband left his wife for a younger girl and realized his heart wasn't into it and went back to his wife.
That you need to LISTEN to your spouse's love language. He may speak it out of his mouth but his actions will
Enjoying every listen.
Yes, especially for those who want to keep the strong bonds in marriage. It's a good guide if you are seeking to know what works best for you & your partner.
Knowing exactly what love language works best for your spouse and yourself.
Take a closer look at the way I relate within my marriage.
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