The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

The Five Love Languages How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate Couples who understand each other s love language hold a priceless advantage in the quest for love that lasts a lifetime they know how to effectively and consistently make each other feel truly and de

  • Title: The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
  • Author: Gary Chapman
  • ISBN: 9781881273158
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Couples who understand each other s love language hold a priceless advantage in the quest for love that lasts a lifetime they know how to effectively and consistently make each other feel truly and deeply loved That gift never fades away.

    • ☆ The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate ☆ Gary Chapman
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    About "Gary Chapman"

    1. Gary Chapman

      Married than 45 years to Karolyn, Dr Gary Chapman is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships His own life experiences, plus over forty years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The 5 Love Languages How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate Millions of readers credit this continual 1 New York Times bestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate their love to their partner.Since the success of his first book, Dr Chapman has expanded his 5 Love Languages series to specifically reach out to teens, singles, men, and children.He is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, Parenting Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated He coauthored The Five Languages of Apology with Dr Jennifer Thomas.Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr Gary Chapman, that air on than 400 stations Dr Chapman also serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem, North Carolina.Dr Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.Dr Chapman and his wife have two adult children and two grandchildren, and currently live in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

    228 thoughts on “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate”

    1. this book is a tool through which the author, gary chapman, can play out his jesus complex disguised as a relationship self help book there are references from the bible throughout almost every chapter and gary likes to include generous praise from his clients who call him a miracle worker it s damn near pretty close to being called gode book has all the hallmarks of a bestseller easy to read i read it in one day hopeless circumstances that seem beyond repair and an uplifiting ending the bestse [...]


    2. This book was recommended to my friend by her pastor to read before she got married My assumption was that it would be religious in tone and not very relevant to today s relationships I m so glad I was wrong This is one of those books I would suggest everyone read It is such a simple explanation of what can so often go wrong in relationships It s not about men vs women, it s about the way people receive love.The basis is there are 5 Love Languages obviously And if you speak a different love lang [...]


    3. This book is based on the premise that everyone has a love language Things others say or do that make one feel loved ,they are follows words of affirmation recieving gifts acts of service physical touch quality time.Personally I want you to tell me how great I am words of affirmation while walking in the house with a collection of poetry for me receiving gifts , make a beeline for the trash that needs to be taken out acts of service , then come back in and read quietly next to me quality time be [...]


    4. I think the basis for this self help book is good I totally get the love languages thing My husband s love language is Physical Affection and mine is Quality Time I totally see that But this is like a Love Language For Dummies It talks to you like you re an idiot who has never had basic human social interaction before And there isn t really any advice, just this guy rambling on about how smart he is for figuring out that people need to be loved in different ways Like, his advice for someone whos [...]


    5. This was recommended by a friend of my wife, which proves part of the old adage A friend of thy wife, is thine enemy That s from the Bible or the Decameron or Archie Comics I think.I ll do the whole would it kill you to read something positive with me for a change thingif I want something in returnin order spend some time with my wife Plus, bonus, the audio book was relatively short.I ve had to read a few scoops of self help crap literature over the years, so I m down with the lingo Annie Wilkes [...]


    6. My mother in law gave me this book and I hesitated reading it because it sounds so cheesy and just take a look at the cover how dorky But I was stuck on vacation with nothing else to read so I reluctantly gave it a try In a nutshell, this book has changed my life Page after page I found myself wanting to yell, yes Thats exactly right If I could give this than five stars, I would Okay, maybe changed my life is a bit strong, but it has certainly enhanced my marriage like nothing else I ve ever re [...]




    7. I won t go into the circumstances which lead to this bizarre buddy read that took place at Disneyland Sometimes life can be stranger than fiction I will say that this book has some reasonably helpful thoughts and ideas, but it is way too simplified and way too heteronormative and way too traditional Christian value based to speak to me in any meaningful way Every single example featured a husband breadwinner and wife homemaker who sometimes worked outside the home couple In one example, when the [...]



    8. 4.5 starsI absolutely recommend this book to EVERYONE Whether you are married, dating, single, whatever The ideas and concepts in this book will benefit any relationship The idea of loving others the way they need to be loved might feel counterintuitive, but it something so essential to growing as a person and understanding what love really is.I had always known about this book and the love languages, but this was the first time I actually read it Of course, as with any self help type of book, t [...]


    9. This year I m doing a Reading Challenge so I have 26 books with specific subjects that I need to readOK21 A book that will improve a specific area of your lifeI think every married couple should read this at least once.Do the quiz and know what Love Language your partner speaks.For the advice given in this book I give Chapman a five star rating.The writing on the other hand was not that good He tends to speak down to the reader, making you think I am not that stupid Also he repeats himself A LOT [...]





    10. My dad actually recommended this book to me and I finally decided to check it out from the library Although I think my husband and I have a good relationship it was amazing how much I learned from this book And how I realized that by understand how we communicate differently it could strengthen our relationship I would recommend this book to just about anyone A lot of it seems common sense but it s a good reminder and an eye opener to read it.




    11. I loved this book Before reading I had considered the premise to be very basic, common sense knowledge and didn t think the book would tell me anything I couldn t have figured out on my own Five love languages, not everyone speaks the same love language.ok, well as long as you know what they are, shouldn t have to read the book, right Wrong Gary Chapman s years of marriage counseling have brought him invaluable insights that EVERYONE should be privy to I m not just talking married couples, I m t [...]


    12. This book looks cheesy as fuck from the outside, but it s full of practical, down to earth wisdom If you are married or thinking about getting married , divorced or thinking about getting divorced , read this book.


    13. The author says love is a choice He says that the infatuation that people experience in the beginning of the relationship is not real love It is something else Real love takes work while the infatuation period is instinctual and effortless But isn t it the stuff we dream of and wish would last forever Can we really accept that we will only get that chance at the beginning of the relationship and that thereafter, in order to remain monogamous, we must accept that it is not for us to feel ever aga [...]


    14. The premise of this best selling book is quite simple, but many of us haven t tried looking at our marriages this way In short, people have their own, often unconscious way of expressing love and rarely do two spouses have the same Love Language This can cause trouble in a marriage because we may simply not understand the way in which our partner is expressing his or her love, even if s he is trying really hard to express it and has NO idea we aren t getting it In turn, s he may not feel loved i [...]



    15. I would never have read this book on my own but was urged to read it after a debate with a friend of my roommate It s written by a marriage counselor and directed towards couples, but it can be applied to all relationships, both romantic and platonic The author s theory is that there are five major ways to express love the five love languages Each of us has a primary love language, and relationship problems occur when others fail to express love to us in that language It s an interesting theory [...]


    16. Reasons I read this book It was free and on a slightly embarrassing note I read blogs about The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and every season someone very seriously mentions their love language , and not even in a self deprecatingly British way, which is really the only way to pull off saying, my love language is words of affirmation Just to be clear, I don t actually watch the television show, I just really enjoy reading blogs that analyse each episode and all of the delightfully ridiculous t [...]


    17. I read this book in 2 days it is a quick read that incorporates stories to illustrate human nature when it comes to expressing love especially in marriage It is brilliant not for its originality of ideas but rather in its categorization and clarity of ideas In the words of John Lennon, All you need is love Love is the most important thing, and yet, many people have a truly hard time feeling loved and successfully expressing love to those who matter most to them Why is this Dr Chapman thinks it i [...]


    18. Everyone has the relationship book This book will NOT automatically solve all relationship problems People have to want to work on things have to want to communicate needs and expectations Having said that, I have not seen a better way to tie in to your significant other s point of view, then trying to understand how THEY need to have love expressed But even importantly, maybe, is looking at ourselves and seeing how we automatically expect others to get love the way that we need to get it Which [...]




    19. My mom got this book for me for our wedding, and I won t lie sat around for quite some time before I could put down my paranormal romance books and see what it was all about I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised It gave me a lot of insight about the inner workings of a relationship and that love, a feeling, is also a choice Luckily I am one, who has a full tank it took me some time to decode what my love language truly is, but I m glad for it AND my husband even said he d read it HIGHLY reco [...]


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