The 5 Love Languages

 

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D Chapman

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts is book that focuses on how a person can give and receive love to other people. The content of the book will help the readers share and experience more intimate moments with their partners in life. In addition, the contents of the books serve as mirror for the complicated things faced by most relationships nowadays. With this book, the readers are provided with insights and wisdom that are relevant and can be applied to their lives.

PROS

People who will read the book will love the idea of how each individual differs from another when it comes to preferences on things and the concept of satisfaction and motivation. They will learn that in order to be loved in the way they want to be loved, they must first learn how speak their partners’ love language. In this manner, they will be able to convey their personal feelings and thoughts that will be understood right away by their partners. In addition, there are quizzes included in the book that will help the readers in determining the kind of love language that they are more apt to use. And upon learning their “love language,” the readers will be guided on how to use this knowledge in showing their affection for their loved ones. Some people who have already read the book claim that it has helped them in saving their marriages especially during those times when love seemed lost between them and their partners or family. The book has served as a bridge to fill in the gaps that couples feel when they think that they are not being loved enough by partners.

CONS

Some readers may be disappointed to find out that ways on how emotions can be understood and discussed are not included. There are also no scientific studies that can back up the 5 love languages which may cast some doubt on some people. A number of people who have read the book think that whatever is written on its pages can be compressed in not more than a few pages of paper. In other words, they greatly think that the book is filled with redundant anecdotes and information. There are some who found some of the stories in the book quite sexist and do not really qualify as means of showing one’s affection.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

Amazon.com praises Dr. Gary Chapman in unveiling the root cause of unhappiness among married people. They applaud his way of explaining and describing each one in a friendly and humorous manner. Furthermore, the books is filled with questionnaires that will let the readers to reflect on their emotions. Lastly, the book encourages people to continue trying to show love for their partners even though there will be moments that will want to completely give up on their relationships. The book promises that in the end, the effort of such kind of people will prove to be fruitful.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Gary D. Chapman specializes on helping people mend their relationships with their loved ones. He wrote Love Languages series based on his personal experience and his long career in pastoring and marriage counseling. His work has been expanded in order to reach a variety of readers that include unmarried individuals, children, men, and teen. He has also been the author of several books about love and marriages.

Aside from his other careers, Dr. Gary Chapman also hosts radio programs such as Love Language Minute and Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. He is also currently the senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During weekends, he conducts marriage conferences that are attended by thousands of couples from all over the country.