International best seller. People feel most loved in a marriage in one of five ways: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Our spouse's preferred channel may be different from ours. Chapman's short questionnaires help you discover your spouse's - and your own - primary love language and fill his or her "love tank." Throughout the book, he also includes application questions. Although based on biblical principles, it is not overtly religious but appeals to everyone and applies to many human relationships.
Conflict with others is part of life---and so is the need to say that you're sorry. Using revealing research and real-life examples, Chapman and psychologist Thomas offer proven techniques for speaking and hearing effective apologies; and outline practical steps for repairing relationships with spouses, friends, family members, and co-workers. Includes Apology Assessment Profile. You need to learn the "language" of the person you are apologizing to: for one person, it may be expressing regret, while for another it's accepting responsibility or making restitution. Especially useful is the chapter that helps readers learn which language of apology feels most sincere to them.
Are you expressing your love in a way your child understands? Discover your child's unique communication style, so you can better meet his or her deepest emotional needs. From quality time to physical touch, these five "love languages" hold the key to your child's development and success.
Seven secrets to transforming every aspect of your life. Drawing fresh insight from biblical principles and real-life stories, Chapman examines the seven characteristics of authentic love: kindness, patience, forgiveness, humility, courtesy, generosity, and honesty. Includes self-tests; practical ideas; and a discussion guide for churches and ministry groups.