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The five love languages of teenagers
Publication Information:
Chicago : Northfield Pub., c2005.
Physical Description:
269 p. ; 23 cm.
Understanding contemporary teens -- The importance of parental love -- Love language #1: words of affirmation -- Love language #2: physical touch -- Love language #3: quality time -- Love language #4: acts of service --Love language #5: gifts -- Discovering your teen's primary love language -- Love and anger: help for parents -- Love and anger: help for our teens -- Love and independence -- Love and responsibility -- Loving when your teen fails -- Love languages in the single parent family -- Love languages in the blended family.


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The Five Love Languages of Teenagers contains very practical guidance on how to express the teen's primary love language, how to teach them appropriate responsibility, and how to properly handle both parental and teen anger. It is a tangible resource for stemming the tide of violence, immorality, and despair engulfing many teens today.

Author Notes

Relationship counselor, pastor, and author Gary Chapman graduated from Moody Bible Institute, received a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University respectively, completed graduate work in education at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, and earned his Ph.D. in Adult Education and Master's of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chapman has discussed his five love language theory in numerous books and video programs, and he has also written many works of guidance on the topics of marriage, parenting, and in-law relationships. The director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc., Chapman has also been the senior associate pastor at Winston-Salem, North Carolina's Calvary Baptist Church since 1971. He has spoken internationally and domestically on relationships and received the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List with The Five Love Languages of Children in 2015.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
1. Understanding Contemporary Teensp. 17
2. The Importance of Parental Lovep. 31
3. Love Language #1: Words of Affirmationp. 45
4. Love Language #2: Physical Touchp. 61
5. Love Language #3: Quality Timep. 75
6. Love Language #4: Acts of Servicep. 93
7. Love Language #5: Giftsp. 105
8. Discovering Your Teen's Primary Love Languagep. 119
9. Love and Anger: Help for Parentsp. 135
10. Love and Anger: Help for Our Teensp. 147
11. Love and Independencep. 161
12. Love and Responsibilityp. 179
13. Loving When Your Teen Failsp. 201
14. Love Languages in the Single Parent Familyp. 217
15. Love Languages in the Blended Familyp. 233
Epiloguep. 249
Appendix 1 How Teenagers Got Their Namep. 253
Appendix 2 A Family Forum in Actionp. 257