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The Language of Love: How to Quickly Communicate Your Feelings and Needs

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Words have incredible meaning, especially when they say what you mean. But often tongues get tied, and thoughts and ideas are expressed in ways that are easily misunderstood. Make the most of your messages by learning "The Language of Love." Written by best-selling authors Gary Smalley and John Trent, it shows how “emotional word pictures” can infuse understanding and inti ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published January 29th 1999 by Focus on the Family Publishing (first published January 1st 1920)
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Jeffrey Niles
Oct 10, 2011 Jeffrey Niles rated it really liked it
Shelves: homiletics, family

I have traditionally taught through the Scripture with a clear goal of teaching the truth faithfully and communicating the meaning of the text. I love to use illustrations and passionately seek to guide my students into application of the Scripture. However, my lessons and sermons have not normally contained crafted stories that so vividly communicate to the feelings and needs of my audience. The Language of Love gave me a well structured meth
Jan 09, 2017 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that I have read a number of years ago, but decided to re-read again as it is well worth the time. The description on the book says "A powerful way to maximize insight, intimacy and understanding" and that is definitely a great description of the techniques used by these two great authors. They write the book by giving many examples of couples, singles, acquaintances, clients, etc. who have come to them for help and advice and they teach the reader how to use "word pictures" to he ...more
Jul 08, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing
This book completely changed the way I parented my children and helped me become a better wife. I learned to show each of them that I love them by loving them with their specific love language(s). I also use this concept with most everyone whom becomes a part of my friendship circle. I have passed this book on to many people.
Exceptionally helpful book aiding to address any possible situation in one's family or social life. The idea is not new; the principles of it were well used as early as in the biblical writing. Great reminder to all of us who forget at the times.
Aug 20, 2008 Marc rated it liked it
Shelves: relationships
In this gem, Gary Smalley offers a powerful communication tool for speaking with your loved ones as well as wider audiences. His memorable stories make his points stick long after you've forgotten the words on the page.
May 16, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
Really a good book. Now if I can only learn to use word pictures on a regular basis!
Sep 02, 2008 Lisa marked it as to-read
Anthony Lawson
Feb 26, 2014 Anthony Lawson rated it liked it
Read this years ago, it had some interesting suggestions.
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Karen Willis
Jul 24, 2012 Karen Willis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Gary Smalley's books!
Mary Rincon
May 20, 2013 Mary Rincon rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down ,Gary Smalley has a great sense of humor and he is so funny ,He laughs at himself or it seems that way .
I recommend this book and give it Five Stars .
Sep 11, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I couldn't add another category ;0) This book is Christian self-help and learning. It's got great lessons to help important messages to loved ones when you seem like you've lost the ability too.
Buddy Draper
Apr 10, 2016 Buddy Draper rated it really liked it
A good book about using word pictures to express love and encouragement.
Bryan Vashus
It has some good points about how to use word pictures. It just seemed a little redundant. It was worth reading for the practical application it helped me with though.
Virgie Sarroca
Jan 28, 2011 Virgie Sarroca rated it liked it
Learning communication through the language..our words have power, either to destry--discourage or to build up and encourage--read it and learn.
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Gary Smalley was one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships. He was 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 Si ...more
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