You are happily in love and things are rolling right along towards your big day. But have you had the important conversation about love? Have you discussed how you like to be shown love? What does that even mean?
Of course not!! How many of us actually learn how to talk about how we like to receive love?? Less then 1% of people is my guess.
We are missing the mark on learning how to communicate through talking to one another in this digital world. So it seems quite silly to ask if you have ‘discussed’ something as critical as your “Love Language”.
What does that even mean to you? Do you know how you like to be shown love? Is it through gifts or touch?
There is a book, a free assessment and so much more info to help people with communicating their love.
This is especially good info for those on their way to the alter. For every single bride that I come in contact with, this is the first resource I suggest to her. This might seem strange when I am supporting brides to look and feel their absolute best for their big day and beyond. But it really does make sense. Your emotional well-being is a huge part of your overall health and happiness. Certainly the ‘wedding day’ is the most important and special day in your life (thus far), but it really is about creating a healthy and happy environment for all of the days that follow. Emotional health, is linked to receiving love and feeling confident in the love you experience from your significant other and in my opinion health is holistic; thus this book.
For those of us who have been married for a while looking to keep the relationship strong, this book is amazing. I wish that we had been introduced to it before we were married, because I believe it would have made us even stronger in our communication and in how we appreciate one another.
Honestly, this could even be a huge key to the dating scene for those still in that mode. Imagine if you could understand early on how the person you are dating receiving love so you can score so many more emotional points with that person?! This could truly make you look like a genius to the person you are with…show them love in the way that they like to receive it. It’s brilliant!
The book is called the 5 Love Languages. It is an easy, straightforward read that I put into the hands of my spouse last year for the first time. I devoured the info in approximately 2 days and found a unique opportunity to share it with him when the internet and cable was not working in our house. Sometimes you have to look for the right time. But for those of you reading this who are engaged to be married, there is no better time than the present to read this book. Don’t spend another moment planning the ‘big day’ until you have taken the time to figure out how to show love to the person you are planning to spend the rest of your time with.
I truly believe Gary Chapman is a genius. He should be a billionaire in my opinion. His book is one that every single person who is entering into marriage should own, read and know. In this world where the stat is that ____ % of people will experience a divorce, wouldn’t it make sense to read a book which clearly and blatantly outlines how to show love to the person you love?? I would say “Sign me up for that” immediately if I were you.
I highly recommend heading over to the 5 Love Languages and ordering the book as well as taking the quiz for yourself. Honestly, when I was reading and even taking the quiz, I was unsure of which ‘language’ truly was my own love language. I appreciate so many things that my husband does and am fortunate that he demonstrates love in a number of ways.
Chapman breaks your love language down into 5 different categories: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. Do you think that knowing this information about your partner could mean a stronger relationship?
I love that it takes the guess work out of what is really important to my spouse. Instead of firing multiple arrows at a target, hoping to hit somewhere close to the bullseye, I can aim right for what matters most, and so can you.
Have you ever experienced a couple where the hubby keeps bringing home gifts to his wife and she is frustrated by it? This is why this book is so amazing. The hubby thinks that this is how she likes to be shown love. He is bringing gifts because it is how he shows his appreciation for her OR perhaps it is the way he likes to be shown love when in fact the gifts are the last thing on her mind and might even make her upset. Taking the time to really understand your own love language is beneficial also. Then when your partner actually shows you love in that way, it is imperative, and I mean imperative that you communicate your appreciation for it. We are human and we thrive with positive encouragement. So if you want something to continue, recognizing it is necessary and time well spent.
If you want to have a deeper connection with your significant other, this book is a must read.
I receive zero commission for the endorsement of this book. It has helped many people in so many ways and if I can help any of my brides to experience greater happiness and long term love and in their marriage that is my goal.
In my opinion, feeling radiant and healthy has a direct link to the deepness in love you experience. Love yourself enough to know your Love Language and love your partner enough to figure out what theirs is. This is a great investment of your time for your health, your marriage and your future!