The Secret to Lasting Love May be in Your Love Language!
I recently bumped into Dr. Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, and I want to share it with you, today.
In love and intimacy 104, I discussed how life often gets in the way of love to include erosion of those “lovin’ feelings” that brought you together in the first place. To bring them back, I argued, required open communication as a brand of human interaction that centers on honesty, respect, concern, patience, consideration and empathy between you and your partner. I further reasoned that conflict resolution involves active listening, letting go of your need to get your point across and a spirit of compromise.
Chapman studied anthropology as an undergraduate and received a Master’s degree from Wake Forest University. Later, he received a PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has made a lifelong career studying the concepts of love and intimacy and passing his wisdom down to those individuals seeking his counsel.
Discussing his work in detail is beyond the scope of this segment, however, the concepts he promotes, immediately strike a chord. What’s more important in your relationship, affirmation that your cared about and loved or is it the opportunity to spend quality time with your intimate partner? Do spontaneous gifts signal the extent of his bond? Or does her physical touch rise above your need for what Chapman calls “Acts of Service.” The point Chapman makes: for lasting love, know and respect your partner’s love language.
The Five Love Languages is available on Amazon in Kindle, paperback and hardbound formats, is five-star reviewed and a bestseller.
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References:Chapman, G., The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Northfield Publishing, first printing 1992, subsequent editions 1995, 2004, 2010, 2015. Available on Amazon at: https://goo.gl/tvvLz6