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Gary Chapman

  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    Inside every child is an ‘emotional tank’ waiting to be filled with love. When a child really feels loved, he will develop normally, but when the love tank is empty, the child will misbehave. Much of the misbehavior of children is motivated by the cravings of an empty ‘love tank.’” I was listening to Dr. Ross Campbell, a psychiatrist who specialized in the treatment of children and adolescents
  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    We needed love before we “fell in love,” and we will need it as long as we live
  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    That is why the ancient biblical writings spoke of the husband and wife becoming “one flesh.” That did not mean that individuals would lose their identity; it meant that they would enter into each other’s lives in a deep and intimate way
  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love but to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct.
  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    rational, volitional love. That is the kind of love to which the sages have always called us. It is intentional
  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    That kind of love begins with an attitude—a way of thinking. Love is the attitude that says, “I am married to you, and I choose to look out for your interests.” Then the one who chooses to love will find appropriate ways to express that decision
  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    Requests give direction to love, but demands stop the flow of love.”
  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    Brent was thinking and feeling what hundreds of thousands of husbands have thought and felt through the years. It’s the “I don’t love her anymore” mind-set that gives men the emotional freedom to seek love with someone else. The same is true for wives who use the same excuse
  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    Almost never do two people fall in love on the same day, and almost never do they fall out of love on the same day
  • Александра Комарьковаhas quoted2 years ago
    I may not feel significant until someone expresses love to me
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