Review of “The 5 Love Languages”

My thoughts on “The  5 Love Languages” military edition, the secret to love that lasts. 

This book was written by Gary Chapman with Jocelyn Green, I want to make sure I give them the credit for this book. I had heard about the five love languages before but this was my first time reading it and diving into the information. I believe this book is as powerful as you make it. You can read it, process and choose to try to do better; or continue doing what you have been doing. (Just to be blunt).

First off the five love languages are, in no particular order:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Physical Touch
  • Quality Time
  • Acts of Service
  • Receiving Gifts

After reading this book I do have a better understanding of these love languages.  When I first read about these 5 subjects I selfishly thought that I could reason my way through all of them and this book would not tell me anything new. I was wrong. I was wrong.

Truly, I think this is one of those books that you need to read whether you are single, married, divorced or whatever. It can help you see what you want in a relationship. This book will help you see why other people react differently to various actions. It will help you in your relationships, if you allow it to.

The book gives numerous examples as it explains the five love languages and then dives into some deeper questions. How do I know my love language? How to I know my spouses’ love language? Can I apply this to my life and my situation?

Summary:

I cannot recommend this book enough. Please pick it up and take the content seriously. It is not a difficult read, the version I read was not even 200 pages.  There are other versions of the book applicable to non-military, children and more. If you wish to grow as a person, I recommend reading this book.

– Powersjo

At the time of this post, this book is for sale on his website here.

Quick note, in one the previous books I read, one piece of advice was to read out loud if you want to get better at public speaking. I did not mention it in the post but I did read ‘The 5 Love Languages’ out loud to my wife and I feel this really helps me speak, enunciate and process what I am reading. Just some added food for thought. 

Dog2D Game Update 1

Greetings and Salutations!

Since my last post, I have added some small enhancements to the first level. When I think about this Dog2D game, I really want to emulate a dog as the player. I have focused on thinking about the actions and mannerisms of dogs and applying those to the game.

As the dog runs I want the player to feel the excitement. When the dog barks it should grab your attention. I have added birds that fly around and tweet. I plan on adding more interactions with birds and other animals; a dog is always investigating noises and other animals so I need to add more interactions there.

Some other small enhancements are better borders around the level, tweaking animations and adding dog collars.

I have a long list of more additions including a better inventory system and adding human sprites to interact with. I also want to implement a job system for the player as the dog: guard dog, fetching, hunting, tracking or maybe even a hospital companion dog. Thanks for reading and I hope to post another update soon.

My previous post on the game.

– Powersjo