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*Special note from April* This is a guest post from Sean, Joanna’s husband. Thank you so much for being willing to read and review The Five Love Languages: Men’s Edition.
Book Author(s):Gary Chapman with Randy Southern
Book Genre: Relationship/Love & Marriage
Number of Pages:185
Publisher: Northfield Publishing
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Falling in love is easy. Keeping the sizzle in your marriage? That’s more like grilling the perfect steak-it takes time, attention, and some secret spices. Mastering your wife’s heart doesn’t have to be complicated, but it will take a little effort. Good intentions alone will not get the job done.
Gary Chapman gears this edition of his #1 New York Times multi-million best seller to your needs, challenges, and interests as a husband. What really fills your wife’s love tank? (It may not be what you think.) How can you let her know what you’re thinking and feeling? What can you do to make sex more meaningful and pleasurable for you both? This book offers a straightforward approach that will equip you for relational success.
Discover the secret that has already transformed millions of relationships worldwide. As you learn this simple, yet profound, concept for communicating love, you’ll be more confident and courageous in the ways that matter most. Really!
“When you express your love for your wife using her primary love language, it’s like hitting the sweet spot on a baseball bat or golf club. It just feels right-and the results are impressive.” -Gary Chapman
Includes an updated version of The 5 Love Languages® personal profile. from Moody Publishing
If you asked most married men if they have crashed and burned many times over in trying to demonstrate love to their wives, they would answer with a resounding “YES.” We husbands love our wives with all of our hearts and we want nothing more than to please our wives, but we struggle “big time” when comes to our wives feeling that we do. We are always missing the mark and becoming frustrated each and every time because we are not speaking our wives love language.
Guys, I know that you want to know the secret of how to demonstrate to your wife that she is the most important person to you in the world, but you are thinking I have to read this book to find out. I know if you are like me you would rather have your face set on fire than to read another book, but this book is very “man friendly.” Gary Chapman first wrote The Five Love Languages and has written other books related to this topic which includes The Five Love Languages For Men. I have read the original and I also compared the version for men to the The Five Love Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace and I can guarantee you that this is “man friendly.” The book is concise and to the point. There are many cartoons throughout the book which illustrate the principles and most importantly at the end of each chapter there are practical suggestions of ideas of how you can speak your wife’s love language.
Many times in frustration I have told my wife just tell me what you want me to do. I say to her, “I love you and I am willing to do whatever you want me to do. JUST TELL ME.” This made matters worse! If you do not know what your wife’s love language is (which you should) the book explains how to figure it out and then points you in the right direction of how to demonstrate your love for your wife.
After reading the first chapter I texted my wife and I asked her to put in order of importance to her the five love languages and I gave her want I thought that she would say. I was 100% correct in what I thought that she would say. I know what she needs and I love her dearly, but I struggle to show it. Even if you have read the book before or not it is a good reminder with practical applications of how to build a lasting, God honoring, and loving relationship. This book is a must read for all husbands!
I am excited to announce that Flyby Promotions is allowing me to give a copy of the Five Love Languages away to my readers. Giveaway ends 2/26 at 11:59 PM. Winner will have 48 hours to respond via email once selected.