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Language of Love: Language of Love Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 1992

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About the Author

Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the award-winning, best-selling author or coauthor of sixteen books, as well as several popular films and videos. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love have won Gold Medallions, The Language of Love won the Angel Award as the best contribution to family life, and his other titles have received Silver Medallions. His national infomercial Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships has been viewed by television audiences all over the world. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for over thirty years and live in Branson, Missouri.

John Trent, PhD, is president of StrongFamilies.com. He has written or co-authored more than a dozen award-winning and best-selling books, including five books for children and Dad’s Everything Book for Daughters. John and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Kari and Laura, and live in Scottsdale, Arizona. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; Rev Upd edition (April 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067175047X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671750473
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book teaches how to turn a mere analogy into a heartfelt story - a story personalized for the listener. It contains many examples of how to tell others what you most want them to hear and understand. Most reader's will benefit from reading and putting into practice some of these "word pictures." I do think the book needs a companion text, something along the lines of "Listening with Love." In my professional experience working with couples, most people have much more difficulty LISTENING carefully. The book briefly touches on spiritual concepts that may be less relevant to the non-religious reader. Finally, I was a little uncomfortable with the examples of word pictures used with children to teach lessons. In one of the author's examples, he took his son golfing (a favorite activity) to deliver a "word picture" explaining his (the author's) concerns about his son's eating habits. I believe, that no matter how well intended or spoken, there is a risk that some children may experience the fun outing as a set-up. Pairing a fun activity with a corrective message might make your child a little nervous the next time you suggest a fun little trip. So I would urge caution. It's okay to set the stage for your listener, just don't set them up.
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This book is Smalley's Christian answer to those "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" books. It is witty, informative, touching, and best of all backed with sound Christian perspectives you can trust. If you and your mate, or you and the rest of the opposite gender have difficulty understanding the communication you're trying to accomplish, you'll love this book! Smalley will take you through his explanations of the way we communicate in a fun and inspiring way. Guaranteed to improve your communication if you use even ONE of the tips he gives
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To me it was an eye opener. Communication skills are so important and skills must be learned and practised. This book practically showed and helped me to communicate with the ones I love and the success was seen after the first go. My marriage life started to brighten up again after 10 years and my relationship with the kids are on the road again. This book is a must for married men!
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By A Customer on September 9, 1999
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Good, fast, and easy read that doesn't leave you trying to analyze what was said and how to apply it. Mr. Smalley's down to earth everyday language can help you remember how you use to talk (and act) when you were winning over your best girl (or guy). And convince you that you can restore that to your everyday life now.
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This was a great book to help you improve any relationship, not just romantic ones. The author laid out his material in a very simple, easy to follow and straightforward format. It was an easy read and very helpful
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By A Customer on July 30, 2002
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My husband and I have been married over 30 years and always felt we had a great marriage...communicated well, shared, were respectful of each other, faithful and loyal, so on and so on. This book has helped make that great marriage...FABULOUS!
I've ordered several copies and have given them to some of my closest friends. Everyone who communicates with someone else...whether spouse, boss, employee, child, friend, parent...regardless of who, this book is for you.
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The book met my needs of understanding how people feel loved.It was written clearly with good examples. Also helped me understand my own language of love.
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By kmom on February 14, 2013
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Very helpful information for married couples or those contemplating marriage. My husband said he wished he'd read it when we first got married.
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