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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

Out of all the books I’ve read in the recent months, The 5 love Languages is by the far the best one.  Dr. Gary Chapman explains how married couples often have trouble communicating their affection towards their spouses because they are not speaking the same language of love.  The 5 Love Languages doesn’t just apply to couples, it also applies to friends, siblings, and children.

Though the 5 languages may be quite apparent to some (quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, physical touch), carrying out communication between the 5 languages can often prove difficult.  Dr. Chapman gives us ideas on how to break down the communication barrier and address the real issues.  The key here is that both parties need to be willing to work on their communication.

I found this book enlightening and…

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Lateral Love® Australia Lateral Love® Australia is devoted to bringing lateral violence, particularly for Aboriginal & Islander (including the Torres Strait) Peoples of Australia, into the public arena. Lateral Love® Australia aims to share truthful information about the history of Australia, highlighting the deliberate impact of colonization, and the damage made to the Human Spirit regardless of race due the manifestations of lateral violence. William Brian Butler & his niece Nicola Butler are the individuals behind the "Lateral Love® & Spirit of Care for all Humankind 2012 - 2022 Campaign". This campaign is a product of the culmination of the life works of William Brian Butler and Nicola Butler creating an ongoing, living, breathing environment for positive discussions, development of resources and suggestions for change that will have a lasting impact for Human Rights, Social Inclusion and the Spiritual and Emotional Well being for all Aboriginal and Islander peoples in this country.
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