The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman has been a book I’ve known about for a long time. I was reintroduced to it years later by my brother in-law, matchmaker and life coach Paul C. Brunson. You might have also seen the author Gary Chapman on Oprah’s Life Class. I love this book, it’s a definite read! It helps people speak and understand emotional love when it is expressed through one of five languages. Chapman states that while each of these languages is enjoyed to some degree by all people, a person will usually speak one primary language, but all are important and can be ranked after taking the love language profile. He has also written the Five Love Language concept books for parents of children and teenagers, single adults, and a special version for men. Here’s an overview of the book The 5 Love Languages:
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! -Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages:
1. Words of Affirmation: This language uses words to affirm other people.
2. Acts of Service: For these people actions speak louder than words.
3. Receiving Gifts: For some people, what makes them feel most loved is to receive a gift.
4. Quality Time: This language is all about giving the other person your undivided attention.
5. Physical Touch: To this person, nothing speaks more deeply than appropriate touch.
Discover your love language or the love language of your loved one by taking the free profile here –> The 5 Love Languages and clicking on Discover Your Love Language. Or just cruise around Gary’s site for advise on love :).