My Love Language Is....What?

After hearing a speaker on love & marriage in MOPS, I decided to look into a few books that were mentioned. You can never stop improving, right? One of the Mentor Moms loaned me a copy of The Five Love Languages.

I knew the gist of it, but not the details. After reading the first couple of chapters, I pretty much knew my primary love language was Acts of Service, with Receiving Gifts coming in at close second.

I took the quiz on the Love Languages website (it's also in the book) and -what?? - my Love Language is Words of Affirmation! Hmm. Never knew. But it definitely explains why things didn't work out with some previous beaus and how I was so drawn to David after spending only a small amount of time with him.

Now I"m going to make David take the quiz so I can start "speaking his Love Language" as the book says. I really think his is Acts of Service - we will see if I'm right on that one. The book has a decent explanation of each language, but what I like best is that at the end of each chapter there is a list of tasks and tips to help you start "speaking" that language.

I'm also (trying to) read A Wife After God's Own Heart and do the study guide. I say trying to because I bought it with good intentions of waking up early every day and doing a self-guided Bible study with it. But something always comes up - like the snooze button - and I haven't started it yet.

I love reading self help books. I will get on a kick of a certain subject and read 4-5 books on it before moving on. Earlier this year it was child brain and academic development, then I moved on to home organization. Mind you, I usually spend more time reading than doing (organization didn't quite happen), but I'm hoping some of the tips found in the relationship books will stick.

What are some of the self help books you like? Have any relationship faves?

Also, if you don't belong to a MOPS group in your area, you should find a group here! I can't explain how wonderful it's been for me, and I met a girl who has become one of my best friends. It is faith-based in that we pray before eating a great brunch and there's a quick devotional at the end of each meeting. We also do mission crafts every now and then. This year we are making some easy blankets for babies in the NICU. We also have speakers on various topics like the one above, child development, safety. We've had home decorators come in and give tips....all kinds of stuff. You don't have to be a stay at home mom, either. They have groups for working moms, high school moms, maybe even single moms.  You can go to any group, you don't have to be affiliated with the church it's held at, or any church at all for that matter. Anyway, if you're looking for a fun group, you should check into it.

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