The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
by Gary Chapman
Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? 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 language!
In this international best seller—which has sold over 3 million copies—Dr. Gary Chapman reveals how different people express love in different ways. In fact, there are five specific languages of love:
- Quality Time
- Words of Affirmation
- Acts of Service
- Physical Touch
What speaks volumes to you may be meaningless to your spouse. But 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.
Praise for the Print Edition
This isn't the first book to point out that what communicates love to you might not mean a thing to your mate. But Gary Chapman says it the most clearly, and most convincingly. His well-defined languages explain why so many well-meaning spouses find expressions of love so frustrating.
Every once and a while a book comes along that distills a concept so well it is revolutionary. Gary Chapman draws on his years of counseling and seminar experience to accomplish such a task.
Falling in love can be an all-consuming joy, but an enduring love can be as scarce as ice in the desert. Well-known counselor, marriage seminar leader, and author Gary Chapman gives couples the guidance they need to maintain a "full love tank" after the initial emotional high.
- Title: The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
- Author: Gary Chapman
- Publisher: Northfield
- Publication Date: 1992
- Pages: 203
About Gary Chapman
Gary Chapman is the author of the best-selling Five Love Languages Series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio program airs on more than 100 stations.