This is a great book. Are you afraid the only alternative is being overly indulgent? It makes the book feel cheap, and it actually lessens the value of some of the book, since it should be about family, and family is always important, no matter what you believe in, if anything at all. Action oriented and easy to understand, it's packed with sensitive yet sensible ways to turn quarreling siblings and frustrated parents into an open, communicative family. It always felt like the woman was in the wrong. It is written in a simple and lucid language and has helped couples to strengthen their relationship. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. I feel the book could have been more concise, but on the other hand I would have liked more practical examples.
The fundamentals are especially helpful in marital and family relationships and can be applied, in a limited manner to casual relationships as well. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? I learned things about myself and my husband that I think can help our relationship. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. But how can you make sure your child knows it? I highly recommend this book if you want to learn how to communicate with your child through these 5 love languages and make them feel loved. But at least I know now and I am more than ever to ensure that I will give all of my efforts into rebuilding my marriage and love my spouse in her primary love language.
I have the print copy, but found it difficult for my long time fiance and myself to find time to read it together - the audiobook was a great answer. Hoping to put these lessons to use to set us up for success so we won't need the damage control down the road! Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times best seller The Five Love Languages, is to have deep and lasting union with another, to truly become one. The main point of this book is that kids deserve, and should receive unconditional love. Gary Chapman has given millions of couples the key to clear communication in his perennial best seller The Five Love Languages. He provides humble examples from his counseling practice, which illuminate his ideas and give a human, down-to-earth quality to the lesson. So we need to make things right. SummaryThe Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman was published in 1995.
Listening to this audio feels like taking a walk with a wise friend. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. The book feels like an experienced and old friend passing on the advice to the readers. She has been through a painful past of divorce and her own marriage is rocky. Not rock solid end all be all stuff, but then again, very few things ever are.
Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love can fall by the wayside. I have just started to try the principles, and although I have to admit being skeptic in the beginning by the time I made it to the end I had bought in. You know you love your child. And, a very pleasant listen. In fact, there are five very specific languages of love: Words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. As a grandparent it helps me with supporting my grown children and being loving and nurturing to my 4 grandchildren.
Includes The 5 Love Languages Personal Profile Genres:. The author compares the showing of love with languages. Let me tell you this, from start to finish this guy knows his stuff. Instead I got insight on the different ways of giving and receiving love and kindness. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. On the Five Love Languages for Children Dr. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.
This is an audio book about saying it — and hearing it — clearly. He doesn't read very appealingly. I have always tried to learn how to speak to my children's. Listen to understand, verbalize, keep tanks full, what you may desire most is your primary language. Chapman's work on the five love languages is insightful and helps us to realize just why some things that are so simple and basic to us, may not be understood by our mate. Then why not try some Love and Respect.
Chapman's narration of the book was excellent - you can really hear the sincerity of his voice, and the excitement he evokes when telling his stories. I hope you can give this book a try. Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the 1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. I love to give this as a gift to new parents too. Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. However, the author s but a different spin on the principles of love when it comes to kids.