April’s Book To Live By

Love is a choice, Dr. Gary Chapman tells us.

But he doesn’t leave us there. He teaches us what that means and how to choose love.

Dr. Chapman is an author, speaker, marriage counselor and pastor. I have long admired his work, and I had the great pleasure to interview him this month for the Women on Fire membership.

Now, for the April Book To Live By, it is my honor to recommend his classic tour de force:

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Dr. Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

Originally published in 1992, this book remains a perennial best-seller. It has sold tens of millions of copies and been translated into 50 languages.

The heart of the book describes the five universal ways people give and receive love: affirming words, gift-giving, physical touch, quality time and acts of service. These five languages offer endless “dialects” for expressing affection.

This timeless concept is a gentle reminder that everyone experiences the world in different ways. It is our choice to learn how to express love to those closest to us in ways they will feel and understand most deeply.

The approach is simple yet powerful. It is practical yet profound. The ideas are relevant no matter your age, where you live and work, or your romantic status. They can apply to any relationship.

Coupled with the quiz, which you can take for free online (www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes), the information in this book offers valuable insights into how to better connect with those close to you. And by pinpointing your own love language, you can better understand yourself and your needs.

This book has been a game-changer for countless couples and individuals. I know The 5 Love Languages can do the same for you.

With love,

Debbie Signature