Struggling with relationship woes? Gary Chapman’s, The Five Love Languages may just have some answers for spiritually seeking lovers…
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Book: The 5 Love Languages
Author: Gary Chapman
Publisher: Northfield Publishing
Price: £5.63, Amazon
Reviewed by: Karen Oehme, Founder of Vital Chapters Book Clubs
Everything close to our hearts in life revolves around relationships. Do some of your relationships deflate and others inflate you? Would you like to enjoy greater trust, appreciation and the secrets to having love that lasts? Well we can when we read relationship expert Dr Gary Chapman’s book that identifies Five Love Languages we all have. And, when met and understood, empower us to feel more cared for and connected.
Once you learn your own and your partner’s love language, you will communicate and respond more quickly and effectively to each other’s needs. It contains simple his and hers couples questionnaires, giving it a practical factor that lasts long after you’ve turned the last page. Upon completion you can learn to discern communication preferences such as if touch is more important than giving or receiving gifts. You will consider whether ‘quality time’ is more important to you than words of affirmation, or acts of service. With insightful case studies this book proves that skilful communication that is both easy to learn and achieve.
A best seller, Gary has written on specific types of relationships, using the five types for teenagers, men or colleagues at work. The Five Love Languages book is a wonderful model that helps you be more loving. When you want to deepen or transform difficult relationships into delicious ones or just be more effective in connecting with others, this book is a must read.