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A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages: a review & a giveaway!

Anyone else have a newly-turned teenager in their homes?  Our daughter just turned 13 back in March and we are entering new territory.

Not bad territory, mind you.  Just new and different.  I keep having to remind myself that it's time to begin allowing more freedoms and giving more responsibilities.

We are also in the throes of much angst.  Brought on by a million hormones, I'm sure.  In all of that, I am constantly reminding myself to speak my daughter's love language.

I am a big fan of Gary Chapman's books The Five Love Languages and The Five Love Languages of Children.  They are chock-full of so much wisdom!  I even keep a little poster on my fridge of how to practically live out the love languages with your family.  


This new book, co-authored by Gary Chapman and Paige Haley Drygas, is A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages.  I love the subtitle: How to Understand Yourself and Improve All Your Relationships.

I wish I could have read this book when I was a teenager.  I probably would have been easier to live with..ha

This book covers the 5 love languages, of course: Words, Time, Gifts, Service, and Touch.  It also has chapters dealing with family, anger, apologies, and a Q&A chapter with Gary himself.

Throughout the chapters are text boxes that include various relationship tips--very helpful ones, I might add--and relationship warnings.  And at the very end of the book there is a love languages profile, just in case you aren't sure what yours is.

Overall, I was very impressed with this book--as I have been with Gary's other books on the 5 love languages.  He really gets right to the heart of relationship matters and give such amazing practical advice on loving one another.  I am always so convicted and inspired by the principles he lays out.  I believe this book will be incredibly beneficial to my daughter (and my son in another couple of years).

You can find this book on Christianbook.com or on Amazon for around $9.  It is also available for Kindle as well.

And about that giveaway mentioned in the title of this post....

Side Door Communications is offering a free copy of this book to one of my readers!  Just enter using the option below.

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Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book by Side Door Communications at no charge in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received and all thoughts expressed are my own.

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