Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Review: The Five Love Languages

My husband and I bought "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman in our first year of marriage. We had each read it on our own before we married and were amazed by how applicable it was to our marriage. After taking the test and discovering our own personal "love language" we read the chapters on each trait and the results were dumbfounding. It was as though we were expressing love as we had been programmed to receive it and when we started focussing on the other person and their needs, our marriage took a turn for the better.

In the book, Gary focuses on five distinct love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. If you are like most married couples, you are projecting love in the way that you best receive it. For example, your love language is receiving gifts, and so you give gifts to your spouse. They consider it a nice gesture, but a waste of time and money. And you are hurt because in essence, they are rejecting your heart. Through this book, you will most likely see aspects in which you receive love in all categories. However, through defining your top priorities in your marriage and working to fulfill them in each other, you will have a more satisfying relationship in the long run.

If you are interested in taking the test online or for more "Five Love Languages" resources, check out the official website at www.5lovelanguages.com

This is a read, re-read and read again book. It is one that you can pass on to other married couples, buy for a wedding gift, or even read as a single person preparing for your future spouse. For more information on, "The Five Love Languages" or to purchase your favourite Christian books online, check out DeeperShopping.com.

2 comments:

  1. I love this book too Becca! Definitely helps understand why we do certain things for each other & it doesn't seem to matter as much as we thought it should:) I've gotten this one on sale a number of times & stocked up for wedding gifts.
    I'm loving reading your reviews!

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  2. thanks! You might be the only person who is! :) But I am getting paid to write them when I link to deepershopping.com so I am not complaining! :)

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