Throughout the past weeks we have issued a challenge to the couples. The first week was to sit and talk with no children, phones or interruptions for 5 solid minutes.(For Quality Time Love Language) This may not seem like a lot of time but for some it was, if you have lost that connection and communication with your spouse it is hard to talk about your desires, hurts, work or anything in general. I was so excited to hear that some made it through the 5 minutes fairly easily and others ended up talking for hours. It is easy to get swept up in daily life and forget that you married your best friend for a reason!
The second challenge was to spend 1 minute in some type of loving physical contact. (Physical Touch Love Language) Some chose a hug, kissing, hand holding, some even took a nap together which I find perfectly sweet because you need refreshment sometimes and what a great way to embrace and rest!
This week's challenge is to surprise your spouse with a special gift. (Receiving Gifts Love Language) It doesn't have to be expensive just something thoughtful to let them know you are thinking of them and willing to apply things that are being learned through this study. Although everyone may not be one of these languages we felt it was important to hit on each one because your spouse may be that language and you will need to learn to speak your spouses love language in order to deepen your relationship and intimacy. I am anxious to hear what everyone does for their spouse and how it affects their week! So with all this being said I wanted to share what I made for the ladies in the group as a gift. (We broke up in to men/women this week so I prepared this for my ladies!) It is just a simple book mark that they can use to mark where they are in the 5 Love Language book or in their Bible as they strive to dive deeper into the Word each day!
Arial posted this of her using hers today while she was in her daily quiet time!! (Thank you Arial for sharing with me!)