Life Promises For Couples (Hardcover)Gary Chapman
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Everybody wants a strong, loving, God-centered marriage. In Life Promises for Couples, New York Times bestselling relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman provides trusted words of wisdom designed to enc ourage and inspire couples, alongside key Bible verses that illuminate God's plan for marriage and for nurturing healthy, happy relationships. Whether you are a young couple just starting out or you'v e just celebrated your 50th wedding anniversary, your marriage is sure to benefit from the timeless wisdom contained in this beautifully designed two-color gift book.
Size175 x 107 mm
Number of Pages216 pp
Chapter OneThe Language of Love
After thirty years of counseling couples, I’m convinced
there are five different ways we speak and understand
emotional love—five love languages.
• Words of affirmation—using positive words to affirm
the one you love
• Gifts—giving thoughtful gifts to show you were
thinking about someone
• Acts of service—doing something that you know the
other person would like
• Quality time—giving your undivided attention
• Physical touch—holding hands, kissing, embracing, or
any other affirming touch
Each of us has a primary love language. One of these
five languages speaks to us more profoundly than the other
Seldom, however, do a husband and wife have the same
love language. We tend to speak our own language, and as
a result, we completely miss each other. Oh, we’re sincere.
We’re even expressing love, but we’re not connecting emotionally.
Sound familiar? Love doesn’t need to diminish over
time. The end of the famous “love chapter” of the Bible,
1 Corinthians 13, says that love is of great value and will last
forever. In fact, the apostle Paul says that love should be our
highest goal. But if you’re going to keep love alive, you need
to learn a new language—your loved one’s language.
That takes discipline and practice—but the reward is a
lasting, deeply committed relationship.