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Getting Fluent

on March 21, 2011

For book club this past month, we read the Five Love Languages. It is a book I have heard about forever and knew the concept, but hadn’t yet read. I found it very enlightening. All through the book, I thought, “this is me” or “this is Austin”, this is “so and so” ….

I am sure most people know the premise of the book, that different people give and receive love differently. There are five languages: Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Gifts, and Quality Time.

I am also reading the Five Love Languages for Children book, constantly evaluating my children trying to figure out their individual language and “speak” it to them. Although the children’s book recommends “speaking” all five languages to your children, so they become “fluent” in each language.

So far, I think Brendyn is Quality Time, Tyler is Words of Affirmation, and Madelynne is Physical Touch. Adreya and Wyatt are too young to evaluate. It has been an interesting journey. According to Gary Chapman, the author, kid’s who have their love-tanks full, have less discipline problems! I’ll learn any language to run a smoother household!

I recommend it. Everyone is in a relationship with someone, and if it helps us learn to be happier in those relationships, I am all about it. I think next up on the Reading Block is “Raising Godly Tomatoes”, which is actually not a farming book, but a child-rearing book. I have read it before and loved it, and I am ready to read it again!!

Five special Blessings to me Today: People that went before us, figured it out, and shared it in their books, The best child-rearing book of all – my Bible, Love (I wonder if I have even thanked God for the emotion of Love), People to Love, People who love me!!

Hope your day is filled with Love and Blessings!

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One response to “Getting Fluent

  1. Amanda says:

    I would love to read the five love languages for Children. When you are done can I borrow it. I am looking forward to learning more about having a easier run household by giving them the love they understand. I also wouldnt mind reading the other book too. Maybe I will have to get me a copy.

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