Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Five Love Languages - singles edition

The Five Love Languages - singles edition
By Gary Chapman
Published at Moody Publishers
The book
Being single or married has nothing to do with whether you need to feel loved! Everyone has a God-given desire for complete and unconditional love in all relationships. Originally written for couples, bestselling The Five Love Languages continues to revolutionize relationships.
In The Five Love Languages Singles Edition, Dr. Gary Chapman adapts this powerful message to the unique needs of single adults.

Understanding and applying the five love languages will enhance all relationships. Whether it’s parents, coworkers, classmates, roommates, siblings, dating partners, or friends, The Five Love Languages Singles Edition provides tools to give and receive love most effectively.
Who is Gary Chapman?
Gary Chapman is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Five Love Languages. With more than 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. He is the host of the weekly one-hour radio program Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and has been a featured speaker at the Pentagon and United Nations. He is a prolific writer and conference speaker and makes his home with his wife in North Carolina.
My Thoughts
Some might wonder why I asked to review this book since it is aimed for singles. The reason is quite simple. I wanted to understand my mom… She is a single woman who has experienced divorce and lack of love in her life. I wanted to grasp how she feels. I think I have an idea… but reaching out to her will take time and patience and tons of prayers for the walls around her heart are high and thick. But with God anything is possible and I want to persevere. I love her and I sense that for years I didn’t speak her love language… This will change.
This book is wonderful for any single person on the planet. It can help you realize what your love language is and how you can speak others’ love language to ameliorate your relationship but romantically and with friends/family.

At first, the author describes the five love languages and gives plenty of examples. Then the reader will discover his/her love language first and then connect the dots with the immediate family. Gary also talks about the dating relationships and the not romantic ones like roommates, friends, classmates and coworkers. There is also a chapter for single with kids for the single parents out there. A marvelous study guide is included in the book as well as a profile to help you identify your own love language. To add it up, Gary included some questions at the end of each chapter to help you ponder on what you have just heard.

This book goes to the point. I am sure that numerous singles out there will be helped with it. You will find tons of good examples on how Gary counseled other to find the love language of a close person in their life and their own. There is nothing better that to learn through examples I think and this book has plenty of them!
The Five Love Languages –s ingles edition is available everywhere particularly at and

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