Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love…

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts (original 1992; edition 2010)

by Gary Chapman

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
5,01485903 (3.99)27
Title:The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
Authors:Gary Chapman
Info:Northfield Publishing (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 208 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:love, relationships

Work details

The Five Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman (1992)


Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 27 mentions

English (84)  German (1)  All (85)
Showing 1-5 of 84 (next | show all)
marriage counsel
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Dr. Chapman explains how people communicate love in different ways, and shares the wonderful things that happen when men and women learn to speak each other's language.
  ingxangxosi | Jun 27, 2016 |
This really was excellent. It was a fairly simple read. Nothing technical. But just the kinds of things every couple in a long-term relationship needs to think about, discuss, and put into practice. I highly recommend this for everyone in a committed, long-term relationship, whether you're just starting out or have been together for decades. It will make a world of difference in how you communicate your love for one another. ( )
  FluidMindOrg | Jun 14, 2016 |
I really enjoyed what Chapman had to say about love and communication. Many of his ideas were based off common sense, making them easy to utilize once they're in your mind. I plan on implementing some of his concepts immediately. ( )
1 vote shulera1 | Jun 7, 2016 |
A guide to effective expression of love and care in relationships specifically geared to marriages.

The author, through his work in counseling, has discerned five "love languages": words of affirmation, physical touch, receiving gifts, quality time, and acts of service. It is not as if only one of these is important to any given person, but everyone has a primary love language, the one thing which they more earnestly desire than the rest.

The difficulty, of course, is that one person's primary love language may not be the primary love language of their spouse, and vice versa. It is easier for a person to think and act according to their love language; as the author does well in expressing, to truly show love, one must work at communicating and expressing in the primary love language of the beloved.

Chapman goes through each love language in some depth and provides a way forward for working through difficulties that one encounters in relationships because the "love tank" has been emptied and people are not speaking the "love language" of the other. He also has recommendations for those who find themselves in a relationship where one partner is not as on board as the other. Some questions and answers and a love language test are in appendices.

I have now gone through the book twice; once early in marriage, and now again. I have found three books/principles most useful in terms of relationships: Love & Respect, Boundaries, and these 5 love languages. Very much recommended, not only for those in marital or pre=marital relationships, but also the later derivative works for those who may be single, parents, children, etc., for understanding communication of love. ( )
  deusvitae | May 23, 2016 |
Showing 1-5 of 84 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Wir flogen 10.000 Meter hoch zwischen Buffalo und Dallas, als der Mann neben mir seine Zeitschrift vor sich in die Sitztasche schob, sich mir zuwandte und mich fragte: "Was machen Sie denn beruflich?"
Last words
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802473156, Paperback)

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.

By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together.

Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman, which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages.com.

The Five Love Languages is a consistent new York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages.  This book is a sales phenomenon, with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running!

Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:58 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

Dr. Chapman explains how people communicate love in different ways, and shares the wonderful things that happen when men and women learn to speak each other's language.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 8 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 avail.
591 wanted
11 pay22 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.99)
0.5 2
1 9
1.5 1
2 34
2.5 7
3 115
3.5 21
4 237
4.5 18
5 223


6 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 111,663,384 books! | Top bar: Always visible