The 5 Love Languages Military Edition: The Secret to Love That Lasts

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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 ...

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Overview

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:

  1. Stories of military couples from every branch of service who have found ways to use the 5 love languages in their unique lifestyles
  2. A Decoding Deployments section at the end of each love language chapter, offering tips on how to express love when you are apart.
  3. A new chapter, Love Language Scramblers, explains how to speak the love languages through some of the most challenging times of a military marriage.
  4. 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.

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This new 5 Love Languages special edition was created specifically for military families. Whether experiencing the stress of battle far away or the loneliness and uncertainty of home-front life, military husbands, wives, and children need and deserve extra sources of strength. Among the new features in this edition are inspiring stories about military couples from every branch of the service; tips on how to express love when separated by deployment; an updated question and answer section; and a new chapter about responding to the most challenging times in a military marriage. A trade paperback and NOOK Book original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594154966
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 12/25/2013
  • Edition description: Large Prin
  • Sales rank: 283,755
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

JOCELYN GREEN is an award-winning author, freelance writer and editor. A former military wife, she authored, along with contributing writers, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody 2008) and Faith Deployed . . . Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody 2011). Jocelyn is also co-author for Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan (AMG Publishers 2009), which won the Gold Medal from Military Writers Society of America in 2010. She maintains her own award-winning Web site for military wives at www.faithdeployed.com. She holds a B.A. in English from Taylor University, and is an active member of the Evangelical Press Association, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and the Christian Authors Network. She and her husband have two children and reside in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

  1. What Happens to Love After the Wedding
  2. Keeping the Love Tank Full
  3. Falling in Love
  4. Love Language #1: Words of Affirmation
  5. Love Language #2: Quality Time
  6. Love Language #3: Receiving Gifts
  7. Love Language #4: Acts of Service
  8. Love Language #5: Physical Touch
  9. Love Language Scramblers
  10. Discovering Your Primary Love Language
  11. Love is a Choice
  12. Love Makes the Difference
  13. Loving the Unlovely
  14. A Personal Word

Frequently Asked Questions

The 5 Love Languages Profile for Husbands

The 5 Love Language Profile for Wives

Notes

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