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)
It has helped my marriage and my husband hasn't even finished it yet. I read it and he's reading it now. We communicate much better now. It is worth reading.
Yes the information is invaluable if you want to understand how different people feel loved and appreciated in life. Was not judgmental just very informative.
I do not read well so listening is the best way for me to absorb the information.
This is a great way for people to relate to those that are important to them but that approach the world from a different angle.
I love Christian Fiction, especially Francine Rivers! Anything to help me with relationships, and Apologetics.
Insightful, Understandable, and Aha!
ON, Everyone can use some help with their relationships and I think this is best one on the market.
This is NOT a story but a book on the Five love language and how that relates to your spouse and yourself.
I will be using the concepts I learned from this book for the rest of my life. I would have never known the concepts if I would not have listen to this book and I would have never been able to apply them my marriage in such a practical way.
highly recommend this book to anybody that wants to have a better marriage.
I love how it was so helpful in teaching me how to find my wife's love languages which in turn revealed to me my own love languages. Being able to zero in on our mutual love languages has enhance our marriage greatly!
That it teaches you how to identify what exactly your spouse needs to feel loved which is something that is not always obvious especially if you do not speak the same love language.
No I have not however I will definitely look into his other titles.
Can't understand her? Fear not the instruction manual has been written!
answered a lot of questions about past and present
how to be more aware of how people absorb love from me
great tool for happiness
My first Audiobook with Audible. It was good. I learned a lot but I would have preferred if the author didn't narrate
No Characters. This was self help.
His southern drawl. I would have preferred a more neutral tone of voice. I felt like I was listening to doctor Phil
The Five languages and how to apply them to my life. Which one I identified with and who my mate was.
Recommended for sure.
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
Think of yourself as an auto-mobile with a tank running on love instead of on petrol. However love is not a liquid but is communicated through five different 'languages.' These languages are more modes of interaction than actual languages. Gary Chapman says that every person 'speaks' one of the big five, be it words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service or physical touch.
In this book Chapman discusses the five love languages and how it can help married couples to have a better and more genuine marriage. While this approach to marriage might sound very simple, the only thing simple about it is the concept of love as different 'languages.' Chapman makes it very clear that a happy marriage needs work from both partners.
By redefining love as an 'act' instead of a 'feeling' Chapman challenges listeners to identify their own love language as well as that of their spouse. Furthermore you are challenged to learn your partners language thus ensuring that their 'love' tank remains full.
I liked the simplified way in which Chapman presented these concepts. He has definitely given couples a simple tool of addressing issues in the marriage effectively. Yet the love languages seem to work better when it is used pro-actively. It keeps a lot of promise and I am eager to try it out in my marriage.
While Dr. Chapman reads the book himself, I would have loved someone with a more neutral accent. Dr. Chapman sounds as if he has a thick American Southern accent. (I could be wrong.) It almost put me of from buying the book. When you listen past the accent, you realise the tremendous worth of this book.
I heartily recommend this book to anyone who wants a simple uncomplicated way to deal with the 'wear and tear' of marriage. Included with the book is a .pdf questionnaire that will help you and your spouse to discover his or her love language. I do believe that this book could help save quite a few marriages and comes highly recommended.
Say something about yourself!
This is the book your looking for. It is very insightful without being boring. I even got my spouse to listen to this one.
This books helps you learn to deal with everyone in life by explaining 5 easy concepts on how others need to feel loved. Not everyone can be loved the same and what makes you feel loved may not be what others need to feel loved. That everyone in your life, family, friends, kids, co-workers fits in to one of the 5 concepts. I understand now where I went wrong in failed relationships and how others failed me. This book is a must for those getting married if they want to be able to learn how to truly make those in your life feel the love you have to offer.
Very easy to follow and stay actively interested in this book. Dr. Chapman uses real couples and their issues as examples which put the concepts into real life form to use and understand.
Falling into infatuation is the easy part, turning it into the kind of love that lasts....Learn how to make those around you feel valued, loved, appreciated, and wanted.
You know how sometimes after someone mentions something, you're like, "oh yeah, i didn't realize that!" ... I feel that this is what Gary is letting us know. We all know but don't know how to pinpoint how we want to be loved. Gary gives examples and ideas of how we all want to be loved in different ways. What we think we want to be loved, is not always what others what to be loved. It's such common sense, but Gary puts it in a perspective that is not condescending and his reading voice is enjoyable.
I really recommend this audiobook for just a good way to know how your loved ones like to be treated. I will be getting the one about kids soon.
"Eye opening and a must try for all couples"
5 million people resonated with this. You cannot get wrong about it. I have just started to try the principles, and although I have to admit being skeptic in the beginning by the time I made it to the end I had bought in. Many thanks Dr Chapman for doing such a master piece for the well being of so many couples and people in the world.
"Such incredible insight"
every line of this book gives incredible insight into your own relationships
great narrative style, as the combined author/narrator, can put his original intended emotion into the audiobook
damaged relationships can always be repaired
a must read
"its a great book."
i really like this book. it help me in understanding my relationship and where it went wrong. my friend recommend me the hardcopy and happy I found it in audible.
"Inspiring talk from a human experience"
This book inspired me to think in a major part of our live
Although still i think there a lot of things that still not covered in husband and wife relation ships.
"Great book for relationships, really helpful."
This book gives really great advice and has really helped my husband and I to understand each other better. The only down sides are the sometimes heavy religious content and the authors somewhat strong southern states accent, which I found occasionally distracting from the actual content.
"Every engaged couple should be given this book"
Then we would see a turn around of divorces. Every Mother In Law should buy one for their engaged couple before they get married. A superb book with great verbal illustrations on how marriages have changed.
"this is so enlightening a must read for any couple"
easy to listen to and very interesting, can't wait to listen to the next book...
In years to come, this will be just accepted as common knowledge. It ought to be, because it's so useful.
A marriage counsellor of many years, Dr Chapman has recognised these patterns of basic emotional need. And it is just that: need; usefully distilling his findings into this book, and identifying these needs as "love languages".
Some of the stories brought me close to tears. Others, laughter. The magical part is the healing that Dr Chapman has brought to thousands of people and the amazing part is that it's pretty simple stuff once it's pointed out. Even when one partner is uninterested and stubborn, the technique can still be employed. This is special stuff.
Here is wisdom which can be applied practically to enable you to make more from your most important human relationship. It is a very good answer to the question "what is love" in usable and applicable terms.
"I wish I had read this book 5 years ago."
I'm giving this to all my friends to listen to or read. Singles, Children and Teens; you're up next.
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