What’s Your Love Language? The Love Language Challenge – (Part 7)

Welcome Back! Now that we have identified our Love Languages and explored The 5 Love Languages; Acts of Service, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Receiving Gifts and Physical Touch, we can wrap up this series with The Love Language Challenge!

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This has been a fun series to explore; I hope you have all been able to identify yours and your spouses Love Language. If you are still struggling to know which one is highest on your list I highly recommend that you read Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. In chapter 9 he goes over some common questions and challenges with identifying your Language.

As I’ve been writing this series it has stood out to me that we need to be asking our spouse what they want and need. We also need to be communicating our own wants and needs to our significant other. EXPRESS YOURSELVES! We need to stop waiting for others to read our minds and just be honest and upfront.

 It’s also important to know that you don’t have to have the same Love Language as your spouse to have a successful marriage. You just need to learn to speak in each other’s Love Language even if it doesn’t come naturally to you. When an action doesn’t come naturally to you and you choose to do it anyways it is a greater expression of love. Gary Chapman says, “If we learn to meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved, and choose to do it, the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we’re ever felt.”

Now for the Love Language Challenge! Watch this short video for an explanation.

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5 Challenges, 5 Weeks, 1 Love Story.

Each week you will complete one challenge tailored to your spouse’s love language. Every other day you will get an email or a push notification suggesting a conversation starter to help you in your Love Language journey. This challenge is a great opportunity for you to push yourself to serve your spouse and get comfortable speaking their Love Language. Try it! Comment below about your successes and questions, I can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Thanks for joining us in this series. I hope you have been able to apply this theory to your relationship and have been able to see some success from it! Good luck!

Tamara Nalder

 

Post Inspired by the book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts written by Gary D. Chapman. 

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What’s Your Love Language? – Physical Touch (Part 6)

Welcome back! If you missed any of the posts in this series go back and check them out. We started with identifying our primary Love Language then we moved onto exploring the Love Languages; Acts of Service, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, and Receiving Gift. This week we are exploring the last Love Language: Physical Touch.

It’s common knowledge that physical touch is an expression of love. Most of us will instinctively reach out to touch or hug someone who is upset. Research has shown that babies need to have physical touch to develop into healthy adults. When we are falling in love with someone we hold their hands, kiss them, and hug them.

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What’s Your Love Language? – Receiving Gifts (Part 5)

Welcome back! So far we have identified our Love Language, explored Acts of Service, Quality Time and Words of Affirmation. This week we are onto Receiving Gifts.

Gift giving is part of love and marriage in most cultures. We give engagement rings and wedding bands to represent our enduring love. We give gifts at birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Mother’s/Father’s Day, graduation ceremonies and even advancements in careers. Giving a gift is a visual and tangible representation of our love and appreciation.

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What’s your Love Language? – Words of Affirmation (Part 4)

Welcome back! Last week we looked into the Love Language Quality Time and before that Acts of Service. If you missed identifying your primary Love Language jump back to the first post. This week we are onto Words of Affirmation!

If Words of Affirmation is your primary love language then you appreciate when love is expressed in sincere words. You appreciate when someone tells you that they love you but you appreciate the explanation of the reasons why even more. A compliment goes a long way and an unsolicited compliment is the best kind!

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What’s Your Love Language? – Quality Time (Part 3)

Welcome back! Last week we took a closer look at the Love Language Acts of Service. If you missed identifying your primary Love Language jump back to the first post, What is your Love Language?  This week we are moving onto Quality Time.

canoe-with-DanIf your love language is quality time then you feel loved when someone spends time with you AND gives you their undivided attention. It doesn’t count if you are just in the same room as your loved one, you need them to put away their phones, turn the television off and focus on you! You appreciate a quality conversation and a well planned out activity.

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What’s Your Love Language? – Acts of Service (Part 2)

Welcome back! This week we will look more closely at the Love Language Acts of Service.

If Acts of Service is your primary love language then you likely feel loved when someone goes out of their way to do something for you, especially if you know it’s a sacrifice for them. When someone is selfless enough to take time out of their busy schedule to lighten your load that shows you how much they value you. You probably perk up when you hear someone say “I’ll do that for you” or “I got this.”

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What is Your Love Language? (Part 1)

The concept of a Love Language has become commonplace thanks to the book “The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts” written by Gary D. Chapman in 1995. This book has remained on the New York Times Best Seller list since 2009 and has sold almost 7 million copies to date, so there must be something to it!

Chapman says that there are 5 Love Languages that we use to express and interpret love:

Acts of Service: Things you do to ease the responsibilities and burdens of your significant other.

Quality Time: Being there for your significant other with your full-undivided attention.

Gifts: Gifts and gestures show that you are known, loved and cared for. These individuals thrive on the love, thoughtfulness and effort behind gifts.

Physical Touch: Physical presence and accessibility are important. They love to receive hugs, pats on the back, hold hands and just be near their significant other.

Words of Affirmation: Saying “I love you” is important to your significant other but sharing the reason behind why you love them is most important.

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