The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Committment to Your Mate

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The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Committment to Your Mate

by Gary Chapman

Moody Publishing | December 1, 2009 | Trade Paperback

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Committment to Your Mate is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 24.
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse''s primary love language; quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. More than five million sold!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.96 × 6.64 × 0.44 in

Published: December 1, 2009

Publisher: Moody Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802473156

ISBN - 13: 9780802473158

Found in: Family and Relationships

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great principles! My worn copy lives in my nightstand. When I feel disconnected from my loved one, I pull it out to remind myself to ask what I need (i.e. explain my love languages) and refresh myself on what his love languages are - and employ them!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read! I was skeptical when this book was recommended to me. There are so many relationship books out there that are not in the least helpful, but this one makes complete sense. I read the book in one sitting and immediately started putting the info to use. I couldn't believe it when I saw how quickly my husband responded to the new way I was interacting with him. It turns out I wasn't relating to him in the right "language" all this time. Our marriage is getting stronger by the day and life is far less stressful. Worth every cent!
Date published: 2014-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really helpful! This book has given me words to use to help me in my relationships.  The examples are revealing and instructive.  This is great for more than just the marriage relationship, though the author has other specific books where all relationships are covered.  I would recommend them all!
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beth I bought this a couple of weeks ago. My husband has listened to it first. I have yet too, but it has been a great discussion thus far. Every marriage needs help to work. I would recommend this one. I have read it years ago, but needed to hear it again. It's nice to have it on CD when you are on the run. I have also listened to the FIVE Love Languages of children. Very worth the money too.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gift I purchased this book for a friend in need and it made their day, very good read apparently!
Date published: 2011-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book for New Couples! Gave me so much info on how my hubby and I can best show our love to each other.
Date published: 2011-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book This is a good book! Everyone in a relationship should read this book.
Date published: 2011-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Filling up the love tank. The Five Love Languages is a great read. I liked how the author split the book into sections to describe each love language and shared stories from clients who wanted to improve or save their relationship. It also made so much sense at how important it is to be in tune with each other's love language, otherwise so many conflicts arise unnecessarily. It seems like knowing what your partner's love language is really helps in how you can communicate effectively instead of just grasping at straws or being mind readers. Respect and patience go a long way when effort is displayed. This book wasn't filled with alot of jargon, but real situations that i'm sure many people have encountered. There were also easy to understand recommendations on how to enhance each partner's chosen love language at the end of each chapter. The only part I couldn't really relate to was the whole Christian religious paragraphs that Gary Chapman kept reverting back to. However, I took it into a more spiritual context for the purpose of my reading and was able to connect that way. Although I think that some people might sway from one love language to another at different stages of their relationship, one or two definitely stand out from the rest as a whole. Definitely recommend this book to foster healthy communication in relationships and to reduce the times of "go and sleep on the couch tonight."
Date published: 2010-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Valuable Resource To Understand Your Mate This book has one basic premise, that everyone communicates love differently and knowing how your partner, child, co-worker, friend communicates can help you to be a better partner, parent, etc. Very practical, and applicable. Great resource.
Date published: 2010-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for those requiring intimacy For anyone who has trouble expressing their feelings towards someone they truly care about, this is the book to read. It is well written and a fast read. In my opinion, you may find that caring and intimacy will return to your relationship after instituting some of the ideas presented here.
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you're in a relationship, you need this book. I read this book years ago, before my wife and I married. It has helped us both to understand wordless expressions of love. Our oldest son is now getting married and we have suggested that he and his soon-to-be wife read it too. In my opinion, this book out does pre-marriage counselling and it will help avoid a trip to the counsellor after the wedding.
Date published: 2009-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astounding in it's Simplicity! A "Must Read" for all couples! The concepts are easy to understand and apply to your own relationship. Effortlessly explains why communication issues are so commonplace between couples...then offers simple and practical solutions! The CD version is perfect for those on the go. Worth every penny and a great investment in your future!
Date published: 2009-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable It's like this author knew me. I got a lot out of reading his book "The Five love languages"
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT'S A MUST 100% FOR A GREAT RELATIONSHIP As I have been divorced for 3 years now, I have been looking for the right person but as I was dating, I realized that working hard at a relationship instead of finding the perfect person is a must. Since I have read this book, I know what to do to be happy and to make the other person happy. Yes, of course, the other person needs to have some compabilities with you but much more is needed within a great relationship. I still have not remarried but now since I have read the book, my dates are turning into weeks and more now. This book has only about 200 pages and it's pretty fast to read and is very powerfull.
Date published: 2007-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book The five love languages is one of the best books i have read along with another really good book called "personality plus' - the five love languages definetly opens your mind to things and makes you think of things you never would have thought before - I know people who have read this book and it saved their marriage - again i say it is an awesome book
Date published: 2007-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enlightening I really thought we could use this book because we seemed to be arguing about the same issues over and over. I read it in one afternoon and it really opened my eyes.
Date published: 2006-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book for Couples I really enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about myself and my husband and are different love languages. I would tell any couple who thinks their having communication problems to read this book and find out what love language they are and then communicate in your loved ones love language and watch how you life will change. This happened to me and my husband didn't even read the book. What an amazing book! I thank my sister for telling me about this book.
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The solution to all your relationships This is the best relationship book have read. It opened my eyes . This book is wriiten for everyone and is easy to read. I think this should be handed to every newly married couple!! I can't wait to read the 5 love languages for kids!!
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Love Languages This is an excellent book on relationships, especially with those close to you I believe our relationship has improved since both of us have read this book. My wife was always asking to go for a drive. I would say where are we going ? She would say she just wanted to go for a drive. And I would say that unless I knew what our destination was, I wasn't going, and often we didn't. I did not understand that her love language was quality time. This book has certainly helped me to understand my wife better, and we are approaching 35 years of marriage, and this book's teachings has helped us get there.
Date published: 2005-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Five Love Languages This is a book is about communicating and showing love to your partner. The principles of the book can be applied to all relationships: family, freinds, co-workers. Recognizing your primary love language and those of your significant allows you to give and receive meaningful love. It is an easy read and a must have.
Date published: 2002-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Five Love Languages of Mates The subtitle of this book is, "How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate". This book is excellent for anyone in a committed relationship. I think it can only improve the communication that is vital to a successful partnership. The basic premise is that each of us has a primary language that we need to have our "love tank" filled. The five languages are, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical Touch. For example, if my primarly language is Quality Time and my partner's is Acts of Service, I will probably give him what I like, assuming that his love language is the same. However if it is not, we both may be just missing the mark slightly. It's an easy read and you can take from it whatever you feel is helpful. I heartily endorse it.
Date published: 2001-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from at the point of no return... I had initially heard about this book from a coworker, and was so intrigued by its description. Could it really be true? Are there such things as languages of love? In the heat of an argument, I had often told my boyfriend, "Why can't you treat me like I treat you?" -- I did not realize the truth and significance behind that statement. Since that time, my boyfriend and I have reached an unparalleled level in our relationship; our communication, understanding and appreciation for each other is amazing. I had no idea that love could be so sweet.
Date published: 2001-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New views on showing love This book is excellent. It changed the way I looked at how I was showing love to my mate. My husband did not always understand how I expressed love to him as I did not always understand how he was expressing love to me. This book explains that we all speak different love languages and we need to learn what our spouses love language is so that we can express our love in a way they understand. It is an excellent book for couples to share and discuss together but also very valuable to anyone.
Date published: 2000-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love doesn't have to be complicated I finally feel the love in my marriage that I had always hoped to find. Understanding and effectively communicating with my mate was becoming increasingly difficult until I learned about the five love languages. I knew we were completely different creatures, but I had no idea why. The wall between us has fallen and I understand what he needs to feel loved. Today, he responds to me in my own love language, and he never even read the book. I'm amazed and enlightened to find communication to be so simple.
Date published: 2000-05-01

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The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Committment to Your Mate

by Gary Chapman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.96 × 6.64 × 0.44 in

Published: December 1, 2009

Publisher: Moody Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802473156

ISBN - 13: 9780802473158

About the Book

Marriages may be made in heaven, but they must be nurtured here on Earth. Dr. Chapman explains how people communicate love in different ways, and shares the wonderful things that happen when men and women learn to speak each other's language.

From the Publisher

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse''s primary love language; quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. More than five million sold!

About the Author

Relationship counselor, pastor, and author Gary Chapman graduated from Moody Bible Institute, received a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University respectively, completed graduate work in education at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, and earned his Ph.D. in Adult Education and Master's of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chapman has discussed his five love language theory in numerous books and video programs, and he has also written many works of guidance on the topics of marriage, parenting, and in-law relationships. The director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc., Chapman has also been the senior associate pastor at Winston-Salem, North Carolina's Calvary Baptist Church since 1971. He has spoken internationally and domestically on relationships and received the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages.
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