< b>A New York Times Bestseller< br>A CBA Bestseller < /b>< P>Relationships are the most complicated and most important part of a person's life. Truly connecting with a loved one comes down to one simple fact: You need to know and speak his or her love language. A love language is the way we express our devotion and commitment, and it can be learned or changed to touch the heart of our partner. Dr. Gary Chapman, a pastor and marriage counselor for over thirty years, has been able to help million understand how to effectively express and receive love. < P>This new edition features the Five Love Languages profile for husbands and wives and tips for speaking each of the five love languages. For men and women of all ages who want to express love to their spouse in a meaningful way, and improve overall communication.This book speaks straight to the needs of troubled spouses and simplifies and makes practical the ways to heal damaged relationships.< P>Gary Chapman is the author of the bestselling < I>Five Love Languages< /I> series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Dr. Chapman travels around the world presenting seminars, and his radio program, A Growing Marriage, airs on more than 100 stations. Chapman has won three Gold Medallion Book Awards.
Unhappiness in marriage often has a simple root cause: we speak different love languages, believes Dr. Gary Chapman. While working as a marriage counselor for more than 30 years, he identified five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. In a friendly, often humorous style, he unpacks each one. Some husbands or wives may crave focused attention; another needs regular praise. Gifts are highly important to one spouse, while another sees fixing a leaky faucet, ironing a shirt, or cooking a meal as filling their "love tank." Some partners might find physical touch makes them feel valued: holding hands, giving back rubs, and sexual contact. Chapman illustrates each love language with real-life examples from his counseling practice.
How do you discover your spouse’s – and your own – love language? Chapman’s short questionnaires are one of several ways to find out. Throughout the book, he also includes application questions that can be answered more extensively in the beautifully detailed companion leather journal (an exclusive Amazon.com set). Each section of the journal corresponds with a chapter from the book, offering opportunities for deeper reflection on your marriage.
Although some readers may find choosing to love a spouse that they no longer even like –hoping the feelings of affection will follow later– a difficult concept to swallow, Chapman promises that the results will be worth the effort. "Love is a choice," says Chapman. "And either partner can start the process today." --Cindy Crosby. This text refers to the Amazon.com Exclusive Journal & Paperback Book Set.