Friday, March 23, 2012

Learning Your Love Language {FHE Idea}

We had this Family Home Evening this past week.  It works well for a couple but would totally work for families with children as well.  We both enjoyed it and learned a lot from it that I thought it was worth sharing! :)

Song: "I Love to See the Temple" (Primary Songbook page 95)
Opening Prayer:
Scripture: Jacob 3:7 (the first half is great! You could probably find a better scripture if you looked though...)
Lesson: I read the section about Love from True to the Faith.  And then because it is still just the two of us (two and a half of us?? LoL!), I also read the first two paragraphs and the last section called "Achieving a Happy Marriage" from Marriage in True to the Faith.
Application: (This was the best part of the lesson!!) We each went to and took the assessment.  We took it separately--but at the same time and then talked about our results afterwards.  This would also work for children because there is a quiz for kids as well.  For those of you that have never heard about the Love Languages, Gary Chapman has written several books about how we each feel love in a different "language."  You have to learn to speak the language of your spouse/ children in order for them to feel loved.  It really is interesting to see how the other person feels loved because then I can purposefully do things that say "I Love You" for Casey and he can do the same for me.
Song: "Love at Home" (Hymn number 294)
Closing Prayer:
Treat: I just made pistachio pudding and then we had bananas on top--sounds strange but it was delicious and healthy!  I was thinking it would be fun to make your spouse's favorite treat or possibly something heart shaped (look at this website for "love" shaped food ideas).
Activity: After learning each other's (children's) love languages--do something together that shows the love.  Generally most people have different love languages so for 5-10 minutes or so, the wife can do something to show love in her husband's language and then switch.
P.S. If you are curious about what our love languages are, check back soon.  I will write another post about that later! :)  And, I just wanted to add that throughout this week, we have been working hard on continuing to speak our spouse's love language.  It has been a wonderful week and one that will hopefully continue forever! :D

Friday, March 2, 2012

He Loves Me Because...

1. Woke up early just so I would get up--even though he had no school today.

2. Made me lunch without me even having to ask him to do so.

3. Hid a love note in my lunch reminding me of our date for this evening.

4. Shoveled our apartment balcony, the balcony just below ours and two sets of stairs just so I would not have to walk in any snow while heading to the car.

5. The last words I hear this morning were "I love you forever Sweetie!"

6. Ordered a hard to find item for me on amazon. My package arrived today.

7. The first thing I heard when I got home was "I love you!" with a huge kiss and super long hug.

8. Took me out to our special restaurant! So many happy memories there! And it was great adding another one tonight.

9. Listened to me chatter practically non stop for a long portion of our date. There was so much I had to tell him that I just hadn't found time during the week to do so.

10. Read through a lot of pregnancy information with me from the insurance company. Most of it was deemed trash but we found a few papers of worth.

11. Made sure we read our scriptures together.

12. Will tuck me in shortly and sing me a lullabye.

100% certain I married the right person! He really is amazing and blesses my life so much! <3