Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Kindle Reads - The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Image Source: 5 Love Languages

I'm a new subscriber to the awesomeness that is Amazon Prime and one of the perks of the service (along with free 2 day shipping) is access to a large Kindle library online.Although it is in the early stages and is a bit hard to search through, I came across the book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D. Chapman.

The book was an extremely easy read and quite interesting. It explained the five love languages in detail and how you can tell which one is yours and your spouse's. It discussed how we need to speak in the proper language that makes our significant other feel love and fill their "love tank". You may be expressing love in a way in which you partner really doesn't understand which can cause distance and dissension in a marriage. 

At first, I couldn't tell which was my primary love language as I thought that multiple love languages applied to me, so I took the test in the back of the book. It turns out that I was right. My primary love language is "Words of Affection", while I am bilingual in my secondary love languages of "Quality Time" and "Acts of Service". These second two were a close second which is why I included them. 

The Hubs's love language is Acts of Service, followed by Physical Touch. I'm going to try to be more diligent in trying to show my love in his language. This could include spontaenously making a dinner I know he loves, helping him with projects outside (I'm adverse to getting dirty and bugs, so this would definitely show him love!), or giving him a back rub without being asked.

The Hubs and I have a happy marriage, but I think that armed with this information we can make it even better. I know that if we both make the effort to speak in the other's love language that we will both so appreciate it and get the little butterfly feeling of first love for years down the road!

I would definitely recommend this book to others. It's an easy read with lots of good information for couples and singles alike!

Have you read The Five Love Languages? If so, did you find it helpful?
What is your love language and that of your spouse?


  1. Love it! Read it! I also was amazed how it worked to understand people at work. My old boss was a gifts guy and all I wanted was QUALITY TIME! So we never knew that each other cared. I am still not sure what Elliott is, hopefully he will consider reading it now, or perhaps there is an online test?

  2. Here is Elliott! Thanks for sending the quiz link:
    9 Words of Affirmation
    9 Quality Time
    0 Receiving Gifts
    7 Acts of Service
    5 Physical Touch

    At least we share one! Time for me to tell him how wonderful he is now!

    1. I haven't read it yet but from the review you have shared it seems a must read book.I guess love is something which attracts everyone.Also everyone has some difficulties in expressing their love.Hopefully this book will resolve all problems.I will share my feedback soon on this book.