Dr. Gary Chapman believes you have a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional love. But you'll never be able to express it, or receive it, until you learn to speak the right "love" language. The Five Love Languages for Singles reveals how different personalities express love in different ways. In fact, there are five specific languages of love:
Gary Chapman's first best-selling book, The Five Love Languages, has already connected with more than three million readers. Now he tailors that message to meet the unique needs of singles, using real-life examples and anecdotes taken from his 30 years of interaction with single adults.
Whether you are young or old, widowed, divorced, separated, or never married, these proven principles of communicating and receiving unconditional love can apply in all your relationships, including friends, coworkers, classmates, or roommates.
©2004 Gary Chapman; (P)2005 Oasis Audio LLC
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!
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
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.
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