The Five Love Languages: Men’s Edition: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

ISBN: 1881273105
ISBN 13: 9781881273103
By: Gary Chapman

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About this book

Focus, men! Gary Chapman addresses men specifically in this new edition of the multi-million seller, <EM>The Five Love Languages</EM>. You can understand your wife! Dr. Gary Chapman tackles the tough relationship issues men face-how to express your feelings to your wife, how to interpret her responses, how to make sex more meaningful and pleasurable for you and your wife-in this special edition designed specifically for men. At the end of each chapter are ten ideas for expressing that particular love language to the woman in your life. Do you think her love language is gifts? Take the quiz and find out, then use the practical tips and tell her how much you love her.

Reader's Thoughts

Gary

My mother-in-law gave me this book. Good thing they have a men's edition that is not purple! I might not have ever opened the cover! I am very glad that I did. Great book for anyone in a relationship! This should be required reading for every student before they graduate high school.

Brandon Byrd

Pretty good. I've heard the 5 love languages theory before, and the book really didn't add all that much to the 5-minute summary your friends tell you. But whether you read the book or not, it's a valuable exercise to figure out a spouse's love languages.

Susan Waltke

A great book that help me to see that love is received in different ways and just because I feel loved one way others may not see it as love. I like to reference this book when to refresh my mind about how to show others love and how to identify what their love language is.

Jason

Married people who don't feel "in love" anymore will greatly benefit from reading this book. Seriously, if your marriage is struggling, it wouldn't hurt to read it. You'll better understand your spouse and yourself.

Grayson Key

A great book for self-discovery that offers help and hope for the future. Chapman's perspective of love through the eyeglass of Scripture points out ingenious Truth that was there for us all along. Whether you are single or married, dating or divorced, this book will offer you tools to love and be loved better.

Michelle

Alright... I'm not reading the "Men's Edition" and the book cover is purple but whatever. This is the one I could find that is actually the title (once again leaving out the "Men's Edition"). Uh!After finishing this book, I've realized alot about how people need to be loved and want that acceptance. I find myself trying to figure out what people's love languages are now. Its pretty cool!

Geof Morris

I wouldn't spring for this rather than buying the base book. The topical editing is haphazard at best. You could have paid me $5k to do a better job of the reframing than whoever did this did.

GreenRig

Chapman has written different versions of the Five Love Languages, and this book is specially written for any husband who want to improve their relationship with their wife. Whether you are getting married or already in a marriage for several years, I strongly believe this book will improve your relationship with your wife.

Anthony

This book was pretty eye opening in the way we express our love to each other and how one person may be thinking they are expressing it but the other person still feels unloved. I really saw how I was lacking and why Kelly would get mad at me at times. It just is a completely different way of looking at this type of thing. I would recommend this to any person or couple who feels they are not being heard or loved. The other person might be trying to say I love you but you just can’t hear it.

Meg

I know what you're thinking... "Meg, are you, in fact... a MAN???" Nope. My brother-in-law just handed me a copy of his book (the "Men's Edition") a few weeks ago and told me to read it, that it would probably improve my marriage and understanding of my husband. And it did! It's a great book, and Chapman’s a genius. My main issue with it was redundancy. There doesn't need to be a whole book about this theory (much less several), the following paragraph would suffice:There are five major ways that people prefer to be loved: QUALITY TIME (going on a walk, having a meaningful conversation, enjoying an activity together, etc.), WORDS OF AFFIRMATION (vocally expressing an interest in them and their opinions, asking advice, giving compliments, etc.), RECEIVING GIFTS (bringing home flowers, picking up a little something "just because you were thinking of him/her," homemade presents and cards, etc.), ACTS OF SERVICE (washing the dishes or doing laundry for them, helping them with a project, going grocery shopping so they don't have to, etc.), and PHYSICAL TOUCH (holding hands, giving massages, play fighting, sex... but not JUST sex... everybody loves sex. Well, let me rephrase that, everyone WHO REGULARLY HAS AN ORGASM loves sex... but Chapman didn't say that, it's just my opinion--disregard it as part of this review). So there they are, the five love languages. Figure out which one is your partner's (hint: it'll be the one he or she is always nagging that you "never do"), then go out of your way to show love the way they WANT to be loved, not the way you want to love them.There it is, in a nutshell. It's an amazing theory that I think is mostly true and will work wonders in relationships. The book itself tends to make its point OVER AND OVER again... but now that you've read my paragraph, you won't need to invest the time!You're welcome.I hope Chapman doesn't sue me.

Patrick

As much as the original 5 love languages was vague in many ways, this one makes more sense... it has more hands-on examples and underlines in a way that is UNDERSTANDABLE the differences between love (action) and love (in-love) and where to go from there.

Angie

Ok, so I know it say's 'Men's edition' in the title (it was a mistake with the library hold), but this book is good for anyone who's in a relationship. There's also a non-gender specific version, which is what I really meant to reserve at the library. I assume it's mostly the same information, though.

Susy

I learned that my husband and I have very different ways of expressing ourselves. I also learned that gifts is a legitimate form of a love language and that my step daughter really needs that.This is a simple book with profound concepts that can make understanding others so much easier

Elisabeth

I read this book for one of my MFT classes, and I think that it is something that most individuals would benefit from. I recommend the other versions for their appropriate audiences (i.e., teenagers, etc.).

Lee Hopper

This is a brilliant book, great for any couple, married or not yet married. It will help you show love to your partner in a way that they will understand it. It is aimed at married couples, but I am glad that I have read this before I am married so that the transition from the 'in love' state to the 'love' state will be an easy transition. Would defiantly recommend.

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