The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman was one of the first books B and I read together as a new couple. I believe very strongly that this book was what started us on the path of creating a very stable and loving relationship. In fact, I feel so excited about this book that I either give it to or recommend it to anyone who will listen. To this day we still do tank checks! (Read the book to find out what a “tank check” is!)
Have you ever read the 5 Love languages? It Really helped B and I understand that we both experience love in different ways. The 5 languages are as follows, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. There is no shortage of reading guides or “test” out there to accompany this book. The best test I have found to find your love language is directly from the books website here.
B’s language is physical touch. He loves feeling like “The Man” in public when I hold his hand or he has his arm around me. I am gifts! So while I feel especially loved when he brings home a small treat for me (or even does something as brings me home my favorite cup of coffee) he doesn’t react in the same way. Now if hes having a rough day and I spend a few extra moments cuddling onto him it gives him just the boost he needs. Learning your babes language will help you connect with them on their level. And understanding that it is OK that your Hubs doesn’t get as excited over those small presents you leave him may just mean he needs to be loved in a different way is very important!
Reading just 10 minutes a night before bed is a habit that B and I established and it has helped us burn through countless relationship, business and spiritual books. Pick up your copy today and start off 2016 growing yourself and bettering your relationships!
See you next Wednesday for another what I’m reading!