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The 5 Love Languages – Review

As soon as I was offered the opportunity to be involved in a blog tour of The 5 Love Languages, I jumped at the chance!  I had heard a LOT about the book over the years, and had been given a run-down on the 5 love languages, but I had never read the book before!  I received this book in exchange for an honest review 🙂

The 5 Love Languages is written by Dr. Gary Chapman, a marriage counsellor with over 30 years of experience.  Peppered throughout the book are stories about real-life couples Chapman has come in contact with over the years, and how they taught him about the love languages.  These sometimes amusing, often eye-opening stories make for very interesting reading.  Overall I found the book engaging and easy to read.

So, what are these five love languages?

Words of affirmation

Quality Time

Receiving Gifts

Acts of Service

Physical Touch

Which of these love languages looks like yours? How about your spouse? You may find you’ve been killing yourself washing dishes, cooking fancy meals, and doing laundry, when all he really wants is for you stop and tell him the specific reasons why you love him so much 🙂  (This may also get you thinking about what love languages are your children’s, and there’s actually a book for that as well, The 5 Love Languages of Children).

I left this book in the washroom and my hubby picked it up and read it as well (I always do that with books I want him to read, LOL).  We each completed the quiz at the end of the book – there is one for husbands and one for wives.  While we weren’t shocked by each other’s primary love languages, it did generate some terrific discussion between us and give us some perspective on our marriage.  We are now keeping our love languages in mind as we go about each day.  We also think we have our children’s love languages pegged, although I am planning on picking up the children’s version for more details.

The Five Love Languages was originally released in 1992.  It has sold more than five million copies and rocketed to the top spot of the New York Times bestseller list.  It has been updated and re-released for 2010.  Visit the website, or check out Dr. Chapman’s Facebook page.  The 5 Love Languages is available now at your favourite bookseller!

P.S. Do you know what your primary love language is?  If not, you can take a short assessment to find out on Gary Chapman’s website.


Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.