This is another book I’ve seen recommended by several people so I thought I would give it a try. After all, who doesn’t want to learn techniques to improve their relationships with others? The five languages Chapman says we all use to express love are Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch.

The theory is that couple who understand each other’s love language can effectively communicate and love them. After reading several examples of how the love languages play out, I thought the “meat” of the story could have been handled in just a few short chapters. Religion and a couple’s relationship with God are central themes in the book.