FALLing in love, 3 Ideas + Free downloads!
Happy August! As we head into fall, we thought we’d share a few ideas for keeping the spark alive, before and after the wedding!
Idea #1: Make this DIY “I love you because” frame and keep it on your nightstand. Update it weekly with another reason you love him/her.
Idea #2: Set a date with your partner to Figure out your love language.
Last month we shared some of our favorite reads for engaged couples. In addition to being one of our favorites, Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages is one of the most helpful books on marriage that you can read. If you aren’t familiar with the love languages, learning about them will benefit your marriage dramatically.
Here’s how it works: Your spouse has one particular “language” in which he or she best communicates love. The five languages are acts of service, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, and physical touch.
If your husband’s language is acts of service, you can give him a hundred handwritten cards with profound declarations of love, but he will not feel loved until you help him in the yard or run an errand for him. If your wife’s language is quality time, you can wash her car and take out the trash every week, but she will not feel loved until you sit across from her, linger over a cup of coffee, and look into her eyes.
Chances are good that your spouse’s primary language is not your language. It is important not only to speak your spouse’s love language, but also to listen in that language. Translate for yourself so that you can receive your spouse’s expressions of love to you.
You can click here to take The 5 Love Languages® profile, which will give you a thorough analysis of your emotional communication preference. It will single out your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect with your loved one with intimacy and fulfillment.
Idea #3: Download this quote and make it the screensaver on your phone to serve as a reminder that a successful marriage takes work, but falling in love over and over again is the best kind of work. Click here to download the image.