In which Ariel summarizes the Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman's philosophy that seeks to explain how each and every one of us communicates love differently and why it is that often our loved ones cannot hear us when we do.
The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
In this – the month of love – Brianna and I chose to read The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell as our parenting book. As a long-time advocate of Chapman’s love languages, I was excited to explore how to apply his philosophy to parenting young children. I was not disappointed! Though I do believe Chapman and Ross assumed a basic knowledge of the philosophy that not all of us possess. What follows is a brief overview.
Wherein Brianna addresses the perceptions around self-help books, how to pick the right books for you, and how to get the most out of them. This post contains affiliate links; part of the proceeds from purchases through these links comes back to us, which helps keep Busy Nest News going. Thanks!
If you’ve been following us for any amount of time, you’ve probably learned that Ariel and I are a little hooked on self-help books. I used to think self-help books were for people who wanted something about their lives to change without actually doing anything differently. I pictured Bridget Jones, buying stacks of books about getting a man, changing her mind, and then buying stacks of books about being an independent woman. Did she read any of those books, or were they supposed to be motivating to look at?
Ariel and Brianna are friends who met while working in a library. Now they collaborate to develop life-enhancing book club experiences.
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