Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bucket List-Book Review #5

I am still alive-I think this is the longest I've ever went without blogging! And to welcome me back I am doing what may be considered a boring post as its another book to cross off my 12 books to read from my bucket list!

I just finished, The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman!

As I have stated before just because I am doing a book review does not mean I am endorsing the book. I am simply informing you about what I liked and of some interesting thoughts from the book:

...the divorce rate for second marriages in at least 60 percent, and rises when children are involved.

Mark Twain once said, "I can live for two months on a good compliment."

...verbal compliments are far greater greater motivators than nagging words.

The object of love is not getting something you want but doing something for the well-being of the one you love. It is a fact, however, that when we receive affirming words we are far more likely to be motivated to reciprocate and do something our spouse desires.

Encouragement requires empathy and seeing the world from your spouse's perspective. We must first learn what is important to our spouse.

"...I don't know if I can ever forgive you." Those are not words of love but of bitterness and resentment and revenge.

The book offered real life scenarios that were easy to relate to. Sometimes it could look extreme to the situation; but to some its their reality and it was a good reminder that I DON'T want the extreme of marriage issues! We all have areas in our marriage that need to be worked on and the most important person to involve in our marriages is GOD!

1 comment:

Thoughts From Me said...

I really want to read that book, but I keep forgetting! Maybe I'll see if the library has it.