How many of you are under appreciated? “Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation!” David Brandt Berg The 5 Love Languages How to fill your “love tank” as well as others’. Presented by: Shannon Phillips With the help of: Gary Chapman, Ph.D. The 5 Love Languages 1.Words of Affirmation 2.Quality Time 3.Receiving Gifts 4.Acts of Service 5.Physical Touch Words of Affirmation “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Mark Twain • Encouraging Words • Kind Words • Humble Words Quality Time “One of the by-products of quality activities is that they provide a memory bank from which to draw in the years ahead.” Gary Chapman, Ph.D. • Togetherness • Quality Conversation • Quality Activities Receiving Gifts “ . . . one of the easiest love languages to learn.” • Gifts and Money Gary Chapman, Ph.D. – gifts need not be expensive • The Gift of Self – Physical presence in the time of crisis is the most powerful gift you can give if your [spouse’s] primary love language is receiving gifts Acts of Service • “Requests give direction to love, but demands stop the flow of love.” • Require thought, planning, time, effort, and energy. • “Serve one another in love.” • Simple? YES! • Easy? NO. Physical Touch “Physical touch can make or brake a relationship. It can communicate hate or love.” Gary Chapman, Ph.D. • • • • Infant research and physical contact Body sensitivity The Body Is for Touching Crisis and Physical Touch What is your Primary Love Language? • Think about it • What have you requested most of your partner? • In what way do you regularly express love to your partner? What are you doing for others? What can you do for others? •Teach •Carry out •Fill your “Love Tank” AND others’! IT’S UP TO YOU!