Mini Review – The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

POSTED ON July 30, 2017 BY Tia Jenkins IN Book Review

Mini Review – The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

by Gary Chapman
Published on December 11, 2014 by Northfield Publishing
Genres: Nonfiction
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Falling in love is easy. Staying in love-that's the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands and conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life?

In the #1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages, you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner-starting today.

"If we learn to meet each other's deep emotional need to feel loved, and choose to do it, the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we've ever felt."-Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships in today's world, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Practice the simple steps outlined in each chapter and you'll be on your way to a healthier, mutually beneficial relationship.

Also includes an updated version of The 5 Love Languages® personal profile.


I hadn’t planned on reading this book. I see my relationship with Ben, my fiance, as pretty perfect, though I guess most people think that way when they are in love. But Ben’s mother told me I should read it and I had heard from friends that it was an enlightening read, so I decided “why not?”

I had never read a book like this before. I generally love to read fiction/fantasy novels because exploring a new world is the best way I can spend my time. But I have to say, I definitely enjoyed this. It was a mix of story and information and I think that is what kept me reading.

According to Gary Chapman, there are 5 different love languages. Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Gift Giving, Quality Time, and Acts of Service. I had a pretty good idea what my primary love language was going into this book, but it was interesting to learn about the others as well!

As most of you know, I am not a very religious person, but this book definitely is. I think that was one of my main issues with it. It seemed to push the idea of God, instead of just lightly mention it when necessary for the story. It wasn’t a big deal, but it was something that bothered me just a little bit.

In the end, this book already told me everything I was doing in my relationship, but I liked that I was able to learn for sure what Ben’s primary love language was. I think this is definitely the start of me reading more informational books!


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