Friday, March 6, 2015

5 Love Languages

     My husband and I are leading ( I say this loosely as I feel we are just hosting and God is moving through us) a 5 Love Languages group with the most amazing 5 couples. Everyone has been putting forth such effort to read and learn from these chapters so far.  We are diving in to each love language now and over the next few weeks we will be actively trying to learn our spouses love language in order to help develop a deeper intimacy with our spouse. I know from speaking to everyone we are all in different seasons of marriage; some have children, some have newborns, others are expecting and we have all been through our share of trials an adventures. So each are taking away some new tidbit of information to put forth in their marriage to strengthen and renew that lost "love" feeling.
    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!)

I simply sewed up some fabric, used a laminating iron on and my Silhouette to personalize!! I love getting to be crafty and sharing it with others!!!

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