I’ve read this book a few times – clearly I love it that much. And I know many are open, and there are also those who think, “Why should I go by what a book says?” But to me, I just feel those people are set in their ways, and refuse to let themselves be open to the possibility of learning something. I believe there’s never enough you can learn in terms of Love, marriage and in relationships. It’s on ongoing process of changing, learning, accepting, understanding, achieving and most of all Loving.
But I wanted to share with you my personal thoughts on The Five Love Languages – since, you know, I’ve read it more than once. That says something, right? Well, I’ve read it multiple times because I have had different relationships in my past. I feel that my love language has changed over the years, as I have matured, and having been in different relationships. And I am now in the process of reading it again – with my husband.
*This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, I will receive a teeny weeny commission!*
Bottom line, for me, this book is not a ‘right versus wrong’ – it’s a learning experience. And taking that into consideration, I’m always up for learning in terms of improving my relationships, and now my marriage. My hope is to inspire you to do the same, once you have read my personal review of The Five Love Languages.
The Five Love Languages | Personal Review
In summary, The Five Love Languages is about, well, five different languages of love. Each individual has their own love language, if not multiple. People express love in different ways – whether through quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service or physical touch.
This book goes deep into learning about your own love language, as well as your partner’s, and how to apply the right principles in satisfying your spouse in expressing love. Gary Chapman reveals that in order to truly love your spouse, you have to know their love language. And that,
What speaks volume to you may be meaningless to your spouse.
The book is split into multiple chapters:
1. What happens to love after the wedding?
2. Keeping the love tank full
3. Falling in love
4. Love Language #1: Words of Affirmation
5. Love Language #2: Quality Time
6. Love Language #3: Receiving Gifts
7. Love Language #4: Acts of Service
8. Love Language #5: Physical Touch
9. Love is a Choice
10. Love makes the Difference
11. Loving the Unlovely
12. Children and Love Languages
Whether you are single, in a fresh relationship, in a serious commitment, engaged, or married – this book is not biased. Not only are you learning about yourself, but opening yourself to learning about how to express the right love to your companion.
It has not only helped me understand a new level of compassion, empathy and respect, but that the way I love and want to receive love could be entirely different from my spouse. And this book alone has given me the insight on how to achieve expressing that love language throughout my relationships, and now in my marriage.
And as I have said before, I have read this book a number of times – each time better and better. So I highly recommend anyone who has ever struggled in relationships, or wants to enter a new relationship in a different light, to read this New York Times best seller.
Access for purchasing The Five Love Languages (Amazon from $4.99)