Synopses & Reviews
People express and receive love in different ways. Dr. Gary Chapman identifies these as the five languages of love: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service and physical touch. If you express love toward others in a way they don't understand, they will not realize you've expressed your love at all. The problem is that you're speaking different languages! Abridged version of the New York Times bestselling title.
People express and receive love in different ways. This book explores the all-important languages of love, helping each partner discover which actions are interpreted by the other as loving and affirming, and which as indifferent and demeaning.
Dr. Gary Chapman reveals how different people express love in different ways.
Here, at last, is the key to understanding each other's unique needs. Apply the right principles, learn the right language, and soon you'll know the profound satisfaction and joy of being able to express your love--and feeling truly loved in return.
He sends you flowers when
what you really want is
time to talk.
She gives you a hug when
what you really need is
a home-cooked meal.
The problem isn't your love--
it's your love language!
In this GIFT-SIZED ABRIDGED VERSION of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages, you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner-starting today.
About the Author
GARY CHAPMAN, PhD
, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages
. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Staying in Love after the Wedding / 7
2. Love Language #1: Words of Affirmation / 17
3. Love Language #2: Quality Time / 27
4. Love Language #3: Receiving Gifts / 39
5. Love Language #4: Acts of Service / 49
6. Love Language #5: Physical Touch / 59
7. Discovering Love That Lasts / 69