The Five Love Languages

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Michele Hodgkiss Mr. Humphrey COMM 2 – Book Report March 13, 2012 The Five Love Languages With the divorce rate at over fifty percent, what can be done to keep love alive? What is the secret to a happy marriage? These are questions that Gary Chapman explores and defines in The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. If couples are to communicate effectively with each other they must learn the language with whom they want to communicate. This book explores the five emotional love languages and the way couples speak and understand emotional love. Specifically the emotional love language a husband or wife would consider as their primary “love language”. Couples may be expressing what they know is…show more content…
Inspiring to know in any marriage you may still be able to try and love you spouse in a way they have not been loved by you before. Also, motivating for the reader to figure out what their spouse’s love language is and start using that to help elevate their marriage to the next level of love and intimacy. Chapman used very good examples of how couples who were not speaking the exact language and how their marriage had changed once they identified each other’s emotional language and started to use the skills they learned. The first love language, “Words of Affirmation” is a way to express words that build up your spouse. The tongue is mightier than the sword and couples my not realize the tremendous power of verbally affirming each other. Verbal compliments or word of appreciation are powerful communicators of love. The next two languages of love would be “Quality Time” and “Receiving Gifts”. For the person who desires quality time with their spouse they may find the one thing they loved about their courting period was when they had the desire to spend every waking moment with one another. Somehow when we get married and the real world of work and children come rushing in, quality time may no longer be seen as a priority. However, if you love language is “Quality Time” you are still going to yearn for the time when your spouse gave you his undivided attention and did things with you. This doesn’t necessarily mean every waking moment but just
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