The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (4/27)

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My wife and I read this book years ago and still discuss it from time to time. I also recently gave this book to my daughter and son-in-law as a wedding gift. Dr.Chapman used his many years of working with married couples to identify the five primary ways that couples receive and express love. He referred to these five as love languages.

These five love languages include:

1. Words of Affirmation – spoken or written words of love to your partner 2. Quality Time – quality time focused on your partner 3. Receiving Gifts – thoughtful and meaningful gifts 4. Acts of Service – looking to serve your partner 5. Physical Touch – a touch that conveys love

Dr. Chapman discusses in the 5 Love Languages how couples can develop a stronger relationship through learning to understand how their significant other interprets love. Based on Dr. Chapman’s experience helping couples, he helps the reader understand that it’s critical for each partner to speak love to their partner in a language that is meaningful to them. Couples often struggle to grow their relationship because they speak love (for example Quality Time) to their partner, but their partner feels love the most from Acts of Service.

The 5 Love Languages helps couples learn the different love languages, how to determine the love language of their partner, and how to determine their own love language. My wife and I have used these concepts over the years to build a wonderful marriage. I know that my wife really feels loved when we spend Quality Time together. By understanding this, I can make it a priority to make sure she and I have time that we can talk and focus on each other. Likewise, she knews I feel loved through her Words of Affirmation. She makes sure she gives me the encouraging words that I value.

In summary, Dr. Chapman’s book and the five love languages are all about learning to speak love in a manner that is meaningful to your partner.

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Contributor: Steve Clark from LifeLoveandBlog 

Written by Yehoshua Bomberg

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