The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, subtitled How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, is a book that I’ve heard about for more than a decade. I’d tried to figure out what my love language is, and what my husband’s is. But I’d never read the book.

Then, a couple months ago, a friend practically shoved a borrowed copy into my hands.

So I read it.

It was a quick read; I read most of it over the course of a week’s leisurely glances. Once I neared the end, though, it languished. I didn’t want to take the quiz (to determine my love language) in bed, and I did want to be alert for the answering. I picked it up again last night, when I was between books.

A good nonfiction book. An easy, informative read.

The book’s site.

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6 responses to “The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

  1. Haha! I love how you point out it’s nonfiction. I always forget you are mainly a fiction gal and I’m mainly nonfiction. Heehee. Glad you enjoyed it. Next time I see you, you’ll have to tell me what yours are. Not sure how much stock I put in all of it, but I do so love personality quizzes.

  2. That reminds me, now that I have internet access . . .

  3. I’ve been curious about this book for a long time. I do know that my husband and I don’t speak the same love language so maybe I should look into this one!

  4. If that’s the case, Natasha, I’d definitely recommend it!

  5. This book practically saved my marriage. I was needing “words of affirmation” while my husband was loudly saying he loved me with “acts of service”. The five love language book for kids helped me to see that the way I was punishing one of my sons was equivalent to saying, “I don’t love you.” Both books were very important to creating a healthier atmosphere of love and acceptance in our home.

  6. Jessica Coleman

    I loved this book, and I agree with Hope. I read it with my guy, and not only did it transform our relationship, it also transformed his relationship with his daughter. Now the two of them are always leaving little notes around the house for each other, like “You are super-duper!” and “No, I love YOU more!” It’s kinda sickeningly sweet, but how many people can say their teenager is so well adjusted?

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