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.
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