The 5 Love Languages Explained
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The 5 Love Languages Explained: The Secret to Love That Lasts examines, distils and explains the theory of romantic love presented by Dr. Gary Chapman is his book, "The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts". The central thesis of this book is that romantic love - the kind of passionate and euphoric state which we see depicted in movies, books and pop music - is, actually, a delusion intended to ensure the propagation of the species, not as a form of lasting happiness. As sobering as this thesis is, the good news is that lasting love can be achieved but only by couples who learn how to express love in their spouse's primary love language. The course is structured in 13 sections, with one lecture per section.
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|Section 1: Introduction to: The 5 Love Languages Explained: The Secret to Love That Lasts|
Introduction to "The 5 Love Languages Explained: The Secret to Love That Lasts". In this lecture, the central thesis of the 5 love languages is presented - which is that "romantic love", which is how most of us think of love, is actually a deluded state intended to ensure the propagation of the species and not a sustainable form of happiness or fulfillment. A crucial lecture to the understanding of the 5 love languages.
|Section 2: What Happens to Love After the Wedding?|
In this lecture, we explore what happens when a couple is married and the euphoria of the "in love" phase of their relationship begins to wear off. What do they do then?
|Section 3: Keeping the Love Tank Full|
In the "in love phase" of a relationship, the lovers' "love tank" is kept full by passion - but when that phase ends, couples need to find other ways to keep the love tank full.
|Section 4: Falling in Love|
When most of think of love, we think of the "falling in love" phenomenon that is depicted in popular culture. It's exciting, dramatic and intoxicating, but it is not a basis for a lasting marriage.
|Section 5: The First Love Language: Words of Affirmation|
In this lecture, we explore the first of the five love languages, Words of Affirmation.
|Section 6: The Second Love Language: Quality Time|
Most of us understand the importance of "quality time" in a relationship. But how many people recognize spending "quality time" as a love language?
|Section 7: The Third Love Language: Receiving Gifts|
Giving gifts has always been a means of expressing love and affection. In this lecture, we explore why it is one of the five primary love languages.
|Section 8: The Fourth Love Language: Acts of Service|
What is an "Act of Service" and how is it a primary love language? Find out in this section.
|Section 9: Physical Touch|
For many people, "physical touch" is not only the primary love language, but the only love language. Physical touch is a crucial component of marriage, but one which can also be problematic, as we discover in this section.
|Section 10: Discovering Your Primary Love Language|
The secret to love that lasts is for couples to express love in each other's primary love language. And the secret to doing that is discovering each other's primary love language.
|Section 11: Love is a Choice|
Romantic love is a tidal wave of passion and emotion that sweeps us away with its sheer power, but mature, real love is deliberate, rational and volitional - meaning, it is a choice.
|Section 12: Love Can Make a Difference|
Most couples fail to make the difficult transition from being "in love" to "loving" each other. But those that do can really reap the benefits that love can confer.
|Section 13: Summary|
In the section, we review the central thesis of The Five Love Languages, which is that what we think of as "love" is actually a form of delusion - and that to achieve the lasting love we all seek, we have to adopt a totally different concept of love.
Alan Stransman is a television producer/writer/director, an author and publisher and an educator. He has undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Education from the University of Toronto and Queen's University, respectively, and graduate degrees in English Literature and Communications from the University of Western Ontario and Syracuse University.
Alan taught English and Film at the high school level before transitioning into the television production industry. As a producer/writer/director he created a number of award-winning documentaries as well as the 78-episode series, Spectacular Spas, which was broadcast in more than 50 countries worldwide.
In 2005, Alan founded one of the first day spas for men in the world in downtown Toronto, and wrote a book about the venture entitled, "Don't Let Your Dream Business Turn Into a Nightmare: A Cautionary Tale for Would-Be Entrepreneurs", which was adapted into a case study by the Ivey School of Business and has been taught in university entrepreneurship programs. He is also the author of "So, Why Have You Never Been Married?: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Lunacy", a comic and poignant chronicle of his adventures in the world of dating and relationships over a period of more than 30 years.
Alan has published several subsequent books through his publishing company Alan Stransman Publishing, and also creates educational and training courses for Udemy.