5 Love Languages

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Would you like to intentionally improve every relationship that you have?

Do you want a better, more fulfilled marriage or relationship?

Do you want your kids to feel more loved?

Do you want to be a better friend?

Do you want to be a better employee or employer?

Are you leading teams but can’t figure out how to connect deeper?

Are you single and hoping to have a FANTASTIC relationship someday?

 

This set by Dr. Gary Chapman has helped us in so many ways.

First, take the quiz here: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/
(This quiz is very quick to take!)

Second, get your loved ones to take the quiz (your partner, your kids, etc).

 

Join more than 15 million people who have already improved their relationships by discovering your love language.

Your love language profile will explain your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect to others and improve your relationships!

We also have “The Five Love Languages of Children”

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Quality Time, Acts of Service, Gifts, Physical Touch, and Words of Affirmation.

For Stephanie and I (Alex), this book has helped us tremendously. Basically;  whenever you are not intentionally speaking the love language of the other person, it is like speaking German to a person who speaks Mandarin.

My love languages are Quality Time and Words of Affirmation and Stephanie’s love languages are Quality Time and Physical Touch. By not reading the book first, I did not initially understand that within our Quality Time love languages, there were different dialects. After reading the book I began to understand why my version of Quality Time was different than hers and how I could understand what her needs were and meet them. She wanted Quality Conversations during our Quality Time and I just wanted to be together. By being intentional and both of us being open and communicating, we began to understand how we are different.

We all have a love tank and we both ask each other all the time how we can fill it.

While I was at work on the road, I deprived Stephanie of both of her love languages because they both basically require my presence. We found ways to connect and spend quality time together. She made a list of 10 things that would help her feel more loved and I did everything I could to check off things on that list. Some of the things were uncomfortable for me, BUT GUESS WHAT!!?!! IT WAS WORTH IT because I value our relationship. It is so powerful when both partners die to self.  I encourage everyone reading this to learn more and to also share this with others. How many people do you hear complain about their relationships? This is proven to work!!

We encourage you to open the lines of communication up together and also make your top 10 lists of things that could make you feel loved.

Together, we have 5 kids. 16, 12, 9, 8, and 7. Each kid has a unique personality and they all have their own love language. This quiz and these books have helped us understand the most effective ways to make our children feel loved. When our children’s love tanks are full their behavior is better, they are more cooperative and productive and they are more loving to others.

 

We can get a whole movement of people with full love tanks and make this a much better world! Can you picture this vision where everyone is thinking about others and doing things to help others more often and that just becoming an endless cycle?

WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THE POSSIBILITIES OF WHAT NEW INFORMATION BEING APPLIED CAN DO FOR THE LIVES OF A FEW AND HOW THAT CAN SPILL OVER INTO THE LIVES OF THE MANY!!!!!

We all are going to end up somewhere, we encourage you to do the little things that will lead you to where you want to be on PURPOSE!

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Recap – take the quick quiz here – http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/

Next, order  the book here:

http://www.lifeleadership.com/default.aspx?tabid=63&ProdID=12

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Follow that with reading and applying what you learn!!

Here is the “The Five Love Languages of Children”

http://www.lifeleadership.com/Shopping/tabid/63/ProdID/1965/Default.aspx

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*A post for the MEN*

123“…..But there is an even deeper issue than our question. What else is it we are seeking from the Woman with the Golden Hair? What is that ache we are trying to assuage with her? Mercy, comfort, beauty, ecstasy —in a word,  God. I’m serious. What we are looking for is God.

There was a time when Adam drank deeply from the source of all Love. He -our first father and archetype – lived in an unbroken communion with the most captivating, the most beautiful, and intoxicating Source of life in the universe. Adam had God. True, it was not good for man to be alone, and God in his humility gave us Eve, allowed us to need her as well. But something happened at the Fall, something shifted. Eve took the place of God in man’s life. Let me explain.

Adam was not deceived by the serpent. Paul makes it clear in 1 Timothy 2:14 – Adam did not fall because he was deceived His sin was different, in some ways, it was more serious in that he did it with open eyes. We do not know how long it lasted, but there was a moment in Eden when Eve was fallen and Adam was not, she had eaten, but he yet had a choice. I believe something took place in his heart that went like this: I have lost my ezer kenedgo, my soul mate, my most vital companion I’ve known. I do not know what life will be like, but I know I cannot live without her.
Adam chose Eve over God.

If you think I exaggerate, simply look around. Look at all the art, poetry, music, drama, devoted to the beautiful woman. Listen to the language men use to describe her. Watch the powerful obsession at work. What else can this be but worship?  Men come into the world without the God who was our deepest joy, our ecstasy. Aching for we know not what, we meet Eve’s daughters and we are history! She is the closest thing we’ve ever encountered, the pinnacle of creation, the very embodiment of God’s beauty and mystery and tenderness and allure. And what goes out to her is not just our longing for Eve, but our longing for God as well. A man without his true love, his life, his God, will find another. What better substitute than Eve’s daughters? Nothing else in creation even comes close…”

This is an excerpt from “Wild at Heart” a book by John Eldredge that should be read by every man, every wife, and every mother of a boy. This book is so powerful in helping everyone discover the secret of a man’s soul, while being easy to understand because Eldredge paints such a clear picture of many examples and how we can all grow thru understanding how we truly are in a deeper sense.

I’m sure many have asked the question: “Where have all the real men gone?” 
We have this vision for this revolution of men becoming truly masculine again, commitment being sacred, and men and women living in better harmony, rather than the current culture we see as the status quo.

Grab your copy by visiting www.lifeleadership.com/macdonaldleadership then scroll to the bottom and click shop and then search “Wild at Heart”
While you’re there, browse around!

Give us a call at 260-573-8137 if you have any questions.

 

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We all are going to end up somewhere, we encourage you to do the little things that will lead you to where you want to be on PURPOSE!

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Show You, Your Strength Daily

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
-Mother Teresa
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It’s possible that you can can think of many things you do, as victories.

You’re alive!

Albert Einstein made the statement

                  “You can view everything as a miracle, or nothing as a miracle.”
What are the small things you can be faithful in or positive habits that you can create, that will help you develop even more personal strength? What are some habits that you can let go of? Some things to think over and make a list of – here are some possible suggestions:
  • Can you pray for a few moments or more today?
  • Can you read a few lines or more in the Bible today?
  • Can you spend an hour, uninterrupted with your spouse and or children?
  • Can you call an old friend today?
  • Can you refrain from eating that junk food?
  • Can you do a 60 second plank right now?
  • Can you pick up a good book for 15 minutes today?
  • Can you choose to turn the tv off, log off facebook, put your phone down?

What else can you think of?
Write out your list of things you can do to make habits that will lead to better results.

We all are going to end up somewhere, we encourage you to do the little things that will lead you to where you want to be on PURPOSE!

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