Gary Chapman published The 5 Love Languages in 1992. After five editions, ten million copies, and numerous companion books, Chapman has made a cottage industry out of the original manuscript.
Chapman asserts we experience and express love through five love languages, including:
- Words of Affirmation
- Quality Time
- Receiving Gifts
- Acts of Service
- Physical Touch
Most people speak a primary and secondary language.
Miscommunication occurs when couples assume they speak the same language. Learning and speaking your partner’s love language revitalizes relationships.
During premarital counseling, I present couples with a copy of The 5 Love Languages. The concepts provide crucial strategies for healthy relationships.
To paraphrase the Apostle Paul, “If I speak in the tongues of humans and angels, but do not speak my partner’s love language, then I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”
Love others by speaking their love language.