February Book of The Month

Did you know you have a particular way you enjoy giving and receiving love?

With Valentine’s Day next week, this month’s Books to Live By choice highlights our February membership program theme, New Ways to Look at Love.

This New York Times best seller, written by a marriage counselor with more than 35 years of experience, explores the different ways we express and receive love.

Our February selection is….

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts (amazon link) by Dr. Gary Chapman

The Five Love Languages is one of my favorite books on love and relationships, and my husband Rob and I have have incorporated Dr. Chapman’s insights into our own relationship for many years.

Dr. Chapman guides you to discover your own unique relationship to love through five expressions:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Gifts
  • Acts of Service
  • Physical Touch

These five different communication channels are the keys to better expressing love in a way that your partner understands. Having the ability to love your partner in the way he or she needs to be loved can be the greatest gift you will ever give to them.

But you don’t have to have a partner to benefit from Dr. Chapman’s insights.  There are other volumes in The Five Love Languages series for you if you are currently single or have young children or teenagers. And love isn’t the only act that has a designated language; Dr. Chapman has also explored the languages behind apologies and appreciation.

This quick read will give your heart and head a healthy dose of inspiration!

Check out Dr. Chapman’s website and take the quiz there to find out which language of love, apology and appreciation is unique to you. Even if you’ve already read this book, it is worth picking up again!  I always learn something new every time I read it.

Enjoy. And I look forward to hearing what your love language is in the comment section below!