Marriage is hard enough for the everyday civilian. But imagine marriage when you're separated by thousands of miles . . . when one of you daily faces the dangers of combat . . . while the other shoulders all the burden of homefront duties. Add to that unpredictable schedules, frequent moves, and the challenge of reintegration, and it's no wonder military marriages are under stress. Husbands and wives in all five branches of the military need a special resource to help them navigate marriage in the midst of it all. These men and women who are giving so much for so many need a way to love one another - a way that powerfully communicates to the heart.
The 5 Love Languages has a successful track record of helping military couples heal broken relationships and strengthen healthy relationships. Now this #1 New York Times bestseller has been adapted specifically for military couples.
Special features of the Military Edition include:
- Stories of military couples from every branch of service who have found ways to use the 5 love languages in their unique lifestyles
- A Decoding Deployments section at the end of each love language chapter, offering tips on how to express love when you are apart.
- A new chapter, Love Language Scramblers, explains how to speak the love languages through some of the most challenging times of a military marriage.
- An updated Q&A section to include questions specific to military marriage.
The 5 Love Languages profile will help you and your partner identify your love languages so you can put the principles to work for you immediately. Guided by input from dozens of military couples in all stages of their careers, authors Gary Chapman and former military wife Jocelyn Green offer you an unparalleled tool for your marriage with The 5 Love Languages Military Edition.
- Discover Your Love One's Love Language
The 5 Love Languages Military Edition by Gary D Chapman & Jocelyn Green is a great book aimed at helping military marriages survive by figuring out how the husband and wife experience love most powerfully. Some people like gifts, others like quality time, acts of services, encouraging words or physical touch. Often couples have very different ways that they like to receive love and if the husband and wife don't realise this then they can feel really unloved despite the best efforts of both parties.
This book is an adaption of the very popular "The 5 Love Languages" book that has been crucial in saving marriages and restoring relationships through its simple but profound ideas. This adaption targets military couples who have the added pressure of being separated for large portions of time and have added strains on their relationship. There are plenty of stories of military couples struggling but helped by understanding what their partner needs to feel loved. There are also several keys and suggestions specific to military situations that will help couples who are struggling with maintaining a strong marriage while spending a lot of time apart.
Although this book was not particularly applicable to me, as I am not married yet and I have not in the military, I found it very interesting and I think it will be very helpful when I do get married. I had heard of the love languages before as several friends have read the book and we have had discussions about it but it was good to finally real the source material and fully understand the ideas.
The narration is quite good, he sounded a bit like a psychologist or counsellor with a soothing voice and it made to easy to listen and follow along with the stories and ideas.
This book would be great for anyone in the military who is married or plans to be married in the future as it contains some helpful information on making it last despite the difficulties. It would also be great for anyone who is married or who plans to get married even if they aren't in the miliatry as the principles are very similar.
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