Use Your Spouse's Love Language to Pick Out the Perfect Gift

Do you ever feel like your spouse or other loved ones in your life are the most difficult to people to purchase gifts for?  I used to listen carefully all year long and make a note any time Joe mentioned anything that he wanted. I even have a secret Pinterest board filled with ideas he’s given me or things that I’ve seen online and think he’d love. Sometimes I'd get him a gift that I thought he'd enjoy only to be disappointed that he wasn't as excited by it as I thought he would be. I don't remember when it happened, but one day I started thinking about gifts that I could give based on his love languages and ever since, I've never lacked for ideas.

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Take the Love Languages Challenge for Your Marriage

I truly believe that The 5 Love Languages can be an amazing tool in your marriage, if you are using them to the fullest. My hope in creating this e-mail challenge is to help couples take their knowledge of each other’s love languages and use that to make their marriage relationship even better! I wanted this to be a challenge that would be beneficial to those people who have never heard of The 5 Love Languages before, as well as those people who feel like they know a lot about the love languages already. No matter where you are on the spectrum, I promise that you will learn something from taking this challenge!

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Our Three Favorite Freezer Cookie Dough Recipes - Showing Love to My Spouse with My Love Language

I quickly realized that this was a great way to show Joe love in a way that spoke to him, using my own top love language, Acts of Service. But fresh, homemade cookies are a process and sometimes take a lot more time I have when Joe's cravings hit. I found that one of the easiest ways for me to serve my husband in a way that he loves is to mix up a batch of cookie dough, roll it into individual cookie dough balls, and freeze them. Then we have fresh dough that we can pull out and bake at any time.

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Why Your Spouse Needs at Least 8 Touches a Day

As a mom, I can tell you that I definitely reach my quota for 10 touches, usually before 10 am every day. Between the baby, the toddler and the dog, I'm being loved on and grabbed at constantly, even during nap time because the dog cuddles with me while we nap. So I understand that at the end of the day, some of you might be touched out and looking forward to taking back your personal space after the kids are asleep.

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Five Secrets of The 5 Love Languages

I'm a big fan of the Love Languages, and I talk about them here quite often. Taking the time to learn what makes your spouse feel loved and then intentionally loving them in a way that they understand, but also in the way that comes naturally to you is great! However, there are a few things that I've heard from people who feel that knowing their love languages isn't doing anything for them. If you're one of those people who doesn't feel like they make much of a difference in your marriage, these five tips are for you!

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The Secret to Success with The 5 Love Languages

Even though there isn't scientific research behind them, I believe that use of The 5 Love Languages can be extremely powerful in any relationship, but especially in a marriage. Knowing how to speak your spouse's love language can help you make a conscious effort to show them that you care. However, there's one important thing about speaking your spouse's love language that I think people tend to forget.

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A Love Languages Gift Basket Tutorial

I love the idea of a love languages gift basket for a lot of reasons. This is a gift that can be used for any occasion, and can be given to anyone (not just your spouse). Each gift basket is unique to the person you're giving it to because it's filled with things that they would love but you also have a guideline to get you started. I love you can be as creative as you want with this basket and customize it to fit any budget.

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What Happens to the Love After You Get Married?

When I write my posts, I try to share the real story of our marriage, who we are and things we're trying to improve in our relationship, but I also never want to complain about my husband or share with the world the frustrations I sometimes feel toward him. That being said, today you're going to get a real view of some things from our marriage, and I hope it doesn't make you think any less of Joe, me or our marriage. You should probably just think we're extra awesome and down to earth or something.

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How Falling in Love Changed My Outlook on Life

Falling in love, twitterpation, infatuation, and butterflies; things that all hopeless romantics daydream about. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I fell head over heels for Joe and our relationship was the only thing I thought (and probably talked) about for quite a while. He was the greatest thing to ever happen to me and I couldn't have been happier.

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Our Love Languages

Before we even started dating, Joe and I were chatting on Facebook one night and somehow our discussion turned to the Love Languages, so of course, we had to take the quiz! Our results were interesting. My top two love languages are Quality Time and Physical Touch and Joe's are Physical Touch and then Quality Time. And even though our love languages are so similar, we still have to work hard to build our relationship and "keep our love tank full" as Gary Chapman would put it.

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