Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade is an innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers.
Heartfelt and easy to apply, Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade provides gentle, focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s. In it, you’ll discover a brief overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease, how the love languages correlate with the developments of the stages of AD, how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages, the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey, and personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD.
Its principles have already helped hundreds of families, and it can help yours, too.
Between the worry, the doctor’s appointments, and the thousand small challenges of everyday life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. The idea of showing abundant love to every member of your family can feel like a daunting task. Jolene Philo has been there. And in this wise, warm, practical guide, she and Dr. Gary Chapman show you how the 5 love languages can help strengthen your marriage and family life—whatever your needs. Sharing dozens of stories from parents of children with special needs children, they teach you how to:
• protect your marriage amidst the stress
• discover and speak the love language of your child—even if they’re nonverbal
• accommodate the love languages for children with special needs and disabilities
• show love to every member of your family when you have limited time, money, and energy
Having a special needs child shouldn’t mean sacrificing a full family life. Learn to share love abundantly no matter your circumstances.
Losing a child is among the most tragic experiences one can face. The crushing grief puts immense strain on the marriage, family relationships, and friendships that few can understand. That’s why this book was written. In it Candy McVicar, a grieving mom who leads a ministry for grieving parents, and Dr. Gary Chapman, relationship expert and author of The 5 Love Languages®, team up to help couples who are facing the unimaginable.
They’ll teach you how to:
• Cope with the complex feelings that come with the grief process
• Understand your spouse’s unique grieving needs and support him/her
• Use the five love languages through grief
There is nothing that can make the pain of losing a child go away, but healing is possible with intentional hearts and the right resources.
Create a Loving and Safe Environment for Your Blended Family
Blended families face unique challenges, and sadly, good intentions aren’t always enough. With so many complex relationships involved, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages.
That’s why Gary Chapman, the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages® and national expert on stepfamilies, Ron Deal, join together in this book to teach you how the five love languages can help your blended family. They’ll teach you:
• About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies
• How to overcome fear and trust issues in marriage
• How to develop healthy parenting and step-parenting practices
• How the love languages should—and should not—be applied
You’re going to face many challenges, but with the right strategies and smart work, your family can be stronger and healthier together.