Hello everyone! I am Cassie, a marriage blogger over at www.TrueAgape.com . After several weeks of linking up to Anti-Procrastination Tuesday Amy asked if I would like to be the monthly marriage contributor! I was so super excited about the idea and it took me about two seconds to respond with a“yes!” Now here I am writing my first contribution for New Nostalgia! I will be here the 3rd Saturday of the month. I hope you find value in each post!
Today, I want to talk a bit about a topic that really can help create a successful marriage! There are so many tips, tricks and advice that you can find now that promises to aid in your relationship. Over the next few months I will be sharing some of the best ones I know. But today I am starting with one resource that truly has made a huge impact on my marriage. It is “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman.
In the book “The 5 Love Languages” Chapman explains that each person feels loved in different ways. Ok, that made sense to me! He also says it is important to love our spouse in their “Love Language” so that their “love tank” can be full. That made sense to me too! When I started trying to implement speaking my husband’s Love Language I realized it wasn’t as easy as I thought!
For two different reasons:
1. I thought I knew his Love Language- after reading the book I assumed I knew my man’s love language. I soon realize maybe I was wrong.
2. There are three ways to find out your man’s Love Language. Take the time to do this instead of assuming you know!
It was easiest to speak my Love Language, but that was not his Love Language
We often speak our own Love Language because that is what we enjoy. It comes natural to us. Once I found out my hubby’s Love Language was Words of Affirmations I had to practice and learn how to speak that language. It did take practice. It did take time.
Here is a very quick overview of the 5 Love Languages:
~Acts of Service- doing something for your spouse that would be helpful to them
~Quality Time- spending time together where your attention is on the two of you
~Receiving Gifts- bought or handmade gifts for your spouse
~Words of Affirmation- verbal or written words that praise/lift up your partner
~Physical Touch- holding hands and making a wide variety of physical contact
I highly encourage you to get your hands on a copy of this book! Chapman goes into detail about each of these Love Languages along with examples. After reading the book my understanding was so much deeper than before. My original thoughts about each of the languages were not complete accurate.
Over at www.TrueAgape.com I often blog about The 5 Love Languages. We discuss ideas to implement, what each language really means and how to truly make your man’s love tank be full!
I put together a 6 page FREE report titled: “The Secret to Making your Husband Feel Loved: 75 Ideas Using His Love Language.” It has bits and pieces from all the blog post combined into one great resource- so make sure you get it! Enter your email address here and I will send you the download!
Leave a comment below: Tell us if you currently speak your husband’s Love Language or if you need to learn it.
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