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I first heard about the 5 Love Languages from our church family. The premise is that you want to speak your spouse’s love language so that they feel loved and cherished in your marriage. My love language is words of affirmation and so is my husband’s. Kirk and I read The 5 Love Languages for Men–and lucky for him, it was a very quick read!
I hadn’t realized it…but he NEEDS me to tell him how much I appreciate the hard work he does in keeping our home (yes–you’ve read that right–my husband is a SAHD and I’m the breadwinner!). Not only that, but he cared for my father while he was on hospice for almost two years.
The way I look at it is this–if I am not telling my husband how much I love and appreciate him, someone else may. Sure, he may drive me absolutely BONKERS sometimes, but he’s my squishy (if you didn’t catch the Finding Nemo reference there…well….google it!)! Even if I’m being really silly and lovey dovey–he loves it. On the other hand, while my language is words of affirmation, I’m not one to hear silly words of affirmation but meaningful ones.
Something I need to work on is learning to accept a genuine compliment when it’s paid to me. Do you have that problem, too? Here’s what I’ve learned:
When someone compliments you, say: “Thank you! I receive that!”
And it works in the opposite, too. If someone says something purposely insulting, say, “I don’t receive that.” It is AMAZING what it does to your mindset! Try it!
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About the Book:
At the heart of every man is a desire to master what matters. Getting a compliment at work or on the court is nice, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, “You make me feel loved.” If you haven’t heard that in a while or feel like you are not bringing your A-game into your relationship, this books is for you. The 5 Love Languages has sold 10 MILLION COPIES because it is simple, practical, and effective. In this edition, Gary Chapman speaks straight to men about the rewards of speaking their wife’s love language. You’ll learn each language, how to identify your wife’s, and how to speak it clearly. Packed with helpful illustrations and creative pointers, these pages will rouse your inner champion and empower you to master the art of love.
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