Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The 5 love Languages for Men by Gary Chapman with Randy Southern

Thank you FlyBy Promotions for this review copy.

My lifelong love of 33 years is guest writing today. I love you Lowell Lane. I honor you for your commitment to our marriage vows to God and to me. Thank you for writing this review. Lowell writes at
Hello, this is Lowell Lane, Laura's husband.  I am not the eloquent writer Laura is, but she taught me well through home schooling.

Years ago Laura and I went through the 5 Love Languages course at our local church.  It was quite a eye opening class.  Before that class I never thought about this concept.  Everyone has ways or languages that they either communicate to others or are communicated from others.  The love languages I express love through are gift giving and physical touch.  Laura is a gift giver and an encourager.  Mr. Chapman is great at explaining that to have a great relationship with your spouse, you should know the love language that your spouse is most responsive to.  Let me give you an example.  As I said, I am a gift giver and an enjoy physical touch.  But Laura responds best to Acts of Service and encouragement.  So I can give her a bouquet of flowers, take her to dinner, and hold her hand and she will have a great time.  On the other hand, if I write her a love letter with lots of encouraging words and fix something around the house, I really have spoken to her in love.

I have a friend who says, "happy wife, happy life".  Laura hates that, but it is true.  Guys you have to learn how to speak your spouse's love language.

The 5 love Languages for Men is a must read for all men young and old.
From the publisher:
At the heart of every man is a desire to master what matters. Getting a compliment at work or on the court is nice, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, “You make me feel loved.” If you haven’t heard that in a while or feel like you are not bringing your A-game into your relationship, this book is for you. The 5 Love Languages has sold 10 MILLION COPIES because it is simple, practical, and effective. In this edition, Gary Chapman speaks straight to men about the rewards of speaking their wife’s love language. You’ll learn each language, how to identify your wife’s, and how to speak it clearly. Packed with helpful illustrations and creative pointers, these pages will rouse your inner champion and empower you to master the art of love.
About the author:

Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages series, which has sold more than 10 million worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages. Dr. Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Karolyn.

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  1. Laura, such a wonderful husband..God is awesome...Enjoyed his writing.. thankyou for sharing.May God bless you both in each thing you do.

  2. Good morning~

    I just ordered this book for my husband and son through Amazon and can't wait for it to arrive.

    I pray you have a wonderful weekend!


  3. I am blessed, Judy. We started going together in 1981. We married in 1986. I think this is a long-term relationship! ~smile~

  4. I think that you are a great writer and I agree that it is so important to know what makes our mate happy. Like you said, we each have our own idea of what love is. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. A big thanks to your husband for sharing his honest thoughts about this book. And thank you for sharing at ROI :) Hugs to you, Laura!

  6. Great post! It is so true that we need to act in the love language of the person... if we can figure it out... some people are pretty tough. :)

  7. Thank you Jann. You're very kind to say so.

  8. Thanks Gentle Joy! I know what you mean about some folks being tough!

  9. I'll tell him. Have a good week! Thanks for talking back.


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