This week at work was parent weekend which basically means that the parents and families of the girls get to come visit and do activities and group therapies and such. My mom gave a group on the 5 Love Languages and I kept hearing from a few different parents that it was an awesome group! I knew some of what the concept behind the love languages but after hearing about about my moms group I thought I would look into it some more.
I went to www.5lovelanguages.com and learned a little bit about the 5 love languages which include: Touch, Words of Affirmation, Service, Quality Time, and Gifts. I took the test to see what my “love language” was and my highest love language was Service with Gifts only one point behind. I read up on what Acts of Service said and this is what it said and it was pretty much dead on: Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. The words he or she most want to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter. Finding ways to serve speaks volumes to the recipient of these acts.
I read this article I found on Pinterest on mirroring your spouses love language to better your relationship. You can find the article here: http://familyshare.com/how-to-mirror-your-husbands-love-language. I really enjoyed how simple the article was. Dakota’s love language is touch and I only scored a two on touch so our love languages are completely opposite! After reading the mirroring article I decided that it would be good for the both of us to really work on focussing on our spouses love language instead of our own. We don’t have any issues or fights ever so it will be interesting if we can get even more perfect! 😉