Resolve to Speak Lovingly (Part 2)
(If you missed Part 1, or need a refresher on The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman, click here.)
How many of you took my challenge- to find out your spouse’s love language and try to speak that love language every day? I’ll admit it’s not always easy; we get caught up in our everyday life and forget to make the conscious effort to speak lovingly… or in some instances, we may even forget what their love language is. My love language is different from Nick’s, so sometimes I end up speaking my own language to him instead of his. Wouldn’t it be much easier if we all walked around with a sign over our head stating what our love language is? How many more times would you offer to do the dishes for your spouse if their love language is acts of service? Or remember to encourage somebody or pay them a compliment if you could be reminded that their love language is words of affirmation?
I often have this conversation with my co-worker, Kylee. In fact, all of us at MMJ believe in The Five Love Languages wholeheartedly. Shelby even gives multiple (and fantastic) presentations throughout the year on this topic, because it’s such a simple concept that can be used for anyone. It’s not just for your spouse- learn the love language of your parents, children, boss, or best friend. It can lead to communicating your affection and appreciation for those people much more effectively, and ultimately lead to a happier, more fulfilling relationship for the both of you.
Because we’re such huge fans of The Five Love Languages and Dr. Chapman himself, we decided to do something a lot of you have been requesting for years. This coming November, MMJ is proud to bring Dr. Gary Chapman to speak at our fall Date-Your-Mate event. That’s right, you’re hearing (seeing?) it here first; Dr. Chapman is coming to Jackson! Be sure to mark your calendar for November 5th – you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to have The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted.
Just remember, you don’t have to wait for November to speak lovingly. That’s something you can do every day. 🙂