This book is part of my collection that really focuses in on Biblical Commentary more than anything else including some well known authors in the theological world. All of these books haven't been read cover to cover, but I've spent a lot of time with them and they've been helpful in guiding me through difficult passages or if I desire to dig deeper. I was recommended this book a while ago while I was deep in depression and thought my relationship was on the outs.
I didn't get a chance to read this book then, and I can say that I would have made things quite easier for me. I'm past all that now, but it was still a great book to read and gave me some great insight into myself and my relationship. The five love languages are basically 5 ways that people express and understand love.
The way Mr. Chapman describes it and what really made the concept click for me is that it's just like speaking language. If you're raised in a home that speaks English you learn English and that is your primary language. You can learn to speak another language, but you'll be most fluent in your primary language. The love languages are the same way. Understanding the different languages is really quite simple. The explanation behind the different languages is very easy to understand.
As soon as I'd read about one of the languages I would associate that language to someone I know. Having a "real-life" example for each language helped me understand that language a little bit better. It was easy for me to pinpoint other people's languages but it's been a bit harder for me to pinpoint my own language There is a section in the book that helps you figure out your own, and after reading it I've narrowed mine down to three.
But before that sections I was thinking well I am all of those. But really we're only one, sometimes two. So I just need to pay attention a little bit more to what I feel and I should have it figured out fairly soon. And if you're not like me - and can't figure out the language for the people in your life- there is also a section to help you figure out what language other people are.
This book specifically deals with the love language of couples, but I think this concept is beneficial for any relationship - siblings, friends, parents, children. And since there is a whole series of these books I don't think I'm too far off in my thinking What I liked the most about this book is that for each language there was a story that gave an example of that language.
Chapman would introduce us to a couple, tell us what their problem s , and then tell us what their love languages were. He also gives examples for each language of how to show love to another person using that language. This was very well written book.
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I wish I would have picked it up earlier, as it could have made a very difficult part of my life a little bit easier. But even though things were going good for me and my boyfriend who is now my fiancee when I read this it still gave me some insight into why we do or don't do certain things. It also helped me in communicating what I need and want in my relationship.
So this book isn't just for relationships that are failing, but if yours is I would recommend reading this. This book and I'm sure the entire series can help you better understand the relationships you have with eveyone that you love. I recently reread it because it was the only reading material in my car when it was getting serviced. How do you express love? This is the question Gary asks but also answers in helping us understand that everybody expresses love in some form or another. I read this years ago and before reading it avoided it because it just sounded so corny.
Please don't let the title fool you. This is a great starter read in recognizing how we express love differently and also how we can best help our partners appreciate the love we have for them. He them breaks them down to help us understand how we express love. Gary says to help others understand that we need to communicate to them in their love language. Yes, it is simplistic and a little corny, but it is excellent starting material for married couples! I really enjoyed what Chapman had to say about love and communication. Many of his ideas were based off common sense, making them easy to utilize once they're in your mind.
I plan on implementing some of his concepts immediately. I enjoyed this book. If you are having marrital problems, seek a counselor, but if you want to learn how to communicate more effectively, this is a good place to start. Here at Walmart. Your email address will never be sold or distributed to a third party for any reason. Due to the high volume of feedback, we are unable to respond to individual comments. Sorry, but we can't respond to individual comments. Gina DeBrincat. Unsinkable Faith Study Guide.
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