The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages

How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to your Mate

Book - 1995
Average Rating:
Rate this:
14
3
Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? While love is a many splendored thing, it is sometimes a very confusing thing, too. And as people come in all varieties, shapes, and sizes, so do their choices of personal expressions of love. But more often than not, the giver and the receiver express love in two different ways. This can lead to misunderstanding, quarrels, and even divorce. 

Quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch are the five basic love languages. Dr. Gary Chapman identifies these and 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!
Publisher: Chicago: Northfield Publishing, c1995.
ISBN: 9781881273158
1881273156

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

d
DonnaDavids
Nov 13, 2018

This book is a key we assumed was lost to the locked door.
Be sure to check out his website and take the quiz.. my love languages change periodically, try it out and see if yours does too. And learn the different ways: Apologies, Giving love, Teens, ect.

f
fvrlfellow
Jul 23, 2018

So simple yet so clever. It's one of those where you'd go '...it's so simple and right in front of my face...why didn't I see it before...' kind of read. They should maybe even pass a legislation requiring all couples read this book to reduce the divorce rate in any country.

o
OnceUponaBiblio
Apr 30, 2018

This book has taught me what my love languages are. It was something I struggled with all my life because I got hurt by there peoples actions. After reading this book I learned that it was because they, as everyone does, has different primary love languages. My two are quality time and gift giving. I thank Gary Chapman for showing me this valuable tool.

ArapahoeMarla Aug 23, 2017

His opening observation is how couple have a tendency to drift apart after they are married for about 2 years. The rest of the book is based on how each person perceives love differently and if not recognized the relationship will suffer. This being the foundational book, other books have followed speaking to specific scenarios, like for teens, singles or military. It is simple yet profound, well worth understanding.

Cynthia_N Mar 09, 2017

Life altering! This is one of those books that I think everyone should read. It's a quick, easy read but it is full of information that can be used in almost every relationship (parent, child, spouse, friend).

f
FerndaleAdultSRC
Jun 23, 2015

It is nice to get a perspective in how to communicate with our significant others and discover primary ways we communicate feelings of love and admiration.

d
DJHIDE
Oct 24, 2014

Amazing book my partner and I both read it we now understand each other and our relationship is as good as it has ever been, must read small easy read

l
LHUNT314
Apr 19, 2013

The reader of this audio book is Gary Chapman, the author. He is a good reader and easy to listen to. I feel the advice he gives in this book makes sense. Couples struggling with marriage will learn how love can be more effectively expressed to their spouses by using their primary love language. When you are not using the right love language, your spouse will feel unloved and will likely withdraw, become critical, nagging, or even cruel. Even happily married couples can benefit from the information in this book since it never hurts to know your spouse better.

HanakoGal Jun 25, 2012

My brother found this book and then sugested it. So now all of my family have read it and love it. It has helped me see why I do some things and how/what my family feel and think. Also it was interesting to just see how different people are. I've now read it a second time and loved it again. I learned a lot more after a few years and with a second reading.

HanakoGal May 06, 2012

I loved reading this book. I wanted to read the Single’s Edition since it has some different things from the original book. It talks about the stages of romantic love, and also how the love languages relate to co-workers, parents, room-mates, and of course: Dating. All the examples and stories in the book are from real singles Gary Chapman has talked to. They were very helpful for understanding situations and people, and how to apply the different love languages. I feel like I have learned a lot. There are questions at the end of each chapter to get you thinking and to help you improve. The book was easy to read and enjoyable. I looked forward to what each chapter had to say. This book, like the original one, has a test to help you find your own love language.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

d
DonnaDavids
Nov 13, 2018

DonnaDavids thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

l
lchobbes
Jul 23, 2018

lchobbes thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

o
OnceUponaBiblio
Apr 30, 2018

OnceUponaBiblio thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 35

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MAPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top