Book Review 2 “The 5 Love Languages”

fullsizeoutput_abbI have just finished reading “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book is 203 pages long, and only has thirteen chapters. It is a quick read, but packed full of information. The cover of the book says “The Secret to Love That Last.” It made me think how does a “Love Language” make the love you and your partner or spouse have last and stay passionate? How is this possible? What changes when you learn what your love language is and you learn your partner’s love language? The “One Fundamental Truth: people speak different love languages” (pg. 14 Chapman). Learning your love language and your partner or spouse’s love language will keep the love ignited in your relationship. You will each be working together to fill your “love tanks” as Chapman puts it.

“The number of ways to express love within a love language

is limited only by your imagination.”

One of the Chapters is called “Love is a Choice.” Out of all the issues that couples deal with the one thing that was consistent is they all fell out of love. What Chapman teaches is that the love you had for each other in the beginning is not the same love years or even months later. The illogical “in love” emotions fall to the way side and all you have left are two imperfect people trying to make a life together. Learning each other’s love language and choosing to love the other person they way they need to be loved is the glue to making a relationship last.

The five different love languages taught are: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical tough. Each person has a primary and secondary love language. When your partner or spouse is communicating to you in the way that fills your “love tank” you fill loved and full of it.It was a good read and very informative.

I would recommend this book any one to read it.

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Coffee and a Book Part 2

I just started to re-read “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book is 203 pages. I had first read the book a little over 10 years ago. I could not remember a lot of the book, but it is all coming back to me after I started reading the fist part of the book. When I had first read the book I was not looking to better a romantic relationship at the time, but my relationship with my mom. I did not know at the time the author had written other books on helping all other kinds of relationships. I remember the book being very helpful in how to really better communicate with others, and to personally reflect.

“With all the help available from experts, why have so few couples found the secret to keeping love alive?” (pg 13)

After re-reading the first part of the book I realized that it was not just one story but many stories. Chapman tells many different stories of couples going through different trials in their marriages. Chapman teaches the reader about how each person expresses love and receives love in different ways.

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As you journey through the book each chapter is a new lesson on how you can love a person better and how to communicate better to your spouse on how you like to be loved. You learn about Chapman and how he has helped thousands couples fall back in love with their spouse. Couples at the point of being enemies completely turning a 180 degrees and falling in love again. Chapman has written other books helping parents and children as well.

Besides reading “ The 5 Love Languages” in my english glass I have also been working on rhetorical analysis. If you have never learned how to do that it is quite interesting. I really enjoy being able to read an article and dissect it properly. To be able to better understand what the writer is trying to communicate and to be able to figure out the different rhetorical styles.

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Book Review “Tuesdays With Morrie”

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I am going to be going over my thoughts and impression of the book “Tuesday With Morrie” by Mitch Albom, 192 pages.

” The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.”- Morrie Schwarz

I can only speak for my self about this, but I know there are others out there who must feel the same and have gone through a similar experiences. I have gone through life and  have met people that have made a lasting impression on me. Sometimes these impressions are bad and I wish I had never met that person. Some impressions are good. Those are the people I cherish for ever. I have found in my own life I have come across a few people that I am grateful to have met. These special people have taught me valuable lessons and held my hand through hard times. I have gained wisdom I would never have gained without ever meeting these wonderful people. I like to call these specific people my jewels. For Mitch Albom Morrie Schwartz was his jewel.

I love how the Tampa Tribune summed up this book, “ An elegantly simple story about a writer getting a second chance to discover life through the death of a friend.”

You go on this journey with Mitch for 14 weeks. He meets up with his old professor from college each Tuesday of these fourteen weeks is a new lesson Mitch and the reader learns. Each week is a new lesson Morrie can impact and impart on you. One of the quotes Mitch puts in the book is “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” by Henry Adams. Even after death Morrie’s life lessons can ring true to everyone who reads this book. The book will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will make you glad you are in better health then you thought you were compared to Morrie. If you have not been impacted by someone in your life in a positive way let this story be one that you will hold on to for ever. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I have.

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