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President’s Picks: The Language of Love

By Terence Rolston on Aug 20, 2018

When a book promises to offer “the secret to being instantly understood,” I admit that I can be a bit wary. After all, it just sounds too good to be true. But when it comes from trusted relationship experts Gary Smalley and Dr. John Trent, in an updated edition of their classic book, The Language of Love, I’m more than ready to listen!

The Language of Love has already helped more than half a million people; maybe you’re one of them. But what I love most about it, is that the principles it teaches apply not only to marriages, but to any relationship with family and friends.

We know that words have incredible power, but they aren’t always heard the way we intend them to be heard – in fact, maybe you’ve experienced how frustrating it is when the message heard doesn’t match the message you intended. This can leave you with troubling thoughts that keep you up at night, wondering what happened.

This is why Smalley and Trent suggest using emotional word pictures, the primary method Jesus used for teaching as well as engaging and motivating His disciples. The authors show you how to craft your own word pictures to better communicate with your family and friends. It’s a technique that will help you convey your thoughts and feelings with clarity and honesty for deeper levels of understanding, trust and intimacy.

You can find this newly revised edition of The Language of Love at our online bookstore. Give it a read and let others know what you think about it by writing a review at our online shop.

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