I am happy to host a second guest post by Cassie Celestain from www.TrueAgape.com. (You can find her first post here.) She is a wife, runner and a marriage and family blogger. She believes respect, trust, understanding and willingness creates happy marriages. She strives to keep those things the main focus in her marriage and wants to challenge others to do the same. You can get her updates at Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.
A Night Under the Stars: One Date in Five Languages
The book The 5 Love Languages discusses how people feel love in five different ways. The way you feel loved is most likely not the same way your spouse receives love. Therefore, it is important to know our spouse’s “love language” and then love them in that manner. This helps to ensure that our spouse’s love tank is full at all times.
If you don’t know your spouse’s Love Language you can find out what it is in three different ways. Once we know our mate’s Love Language, not only are we able to love them in that way, but we can start planning and implementing some dates as well!
As an example, here is a date night idea that covers all 5 Love Languages!
A night under the stars!
Here are the details and an explanation each love language.
Once it gets dark and the stars are out take your spouse outside to star gaze. Choose your back yard, a park or an open field. Bring a blanket along. Once you get to the spot, lay out the blanket and get comfy! Cuddle up while you look at the stars. As you do this you are speaking love language #1, Physical Touch. Talk about shapes you see, the big and little dipper and constellations if you are that savvy!
After getting settled in, start chatting about other things. Ask your spouse how things are going on the job. Talk about the future. Ask how the process of reaching his/her goals is going. Taking your time here covers love love language #2, Quality Time.
During this leisurely conversation be sure to affirm your spouse’s good qualities. Tell your mate how much he (or she) means to you. With these kinds of words you are speaking love language #3, Words of Affirmation.
Towards the end of the evening when things are getting wrapped up, pull out a little gift for your spouse. Maybe give a small gift to remember the evening by, like a star key-chain or a book with the words night or star in the title. You probably guessed love language #4, Receiving Gifts.
Taking the initiative and planning the whole date for your spouse to enjoy is also speaking a love language, love language # 5, Acts of Service.
Doing this one date night under the stars will hit all five Love Languages. Your spouse’s love tank is sure to be full after such a great night!
Do you know your spouse’s Love Language? How could you use the five Love Languages to help you date your spouse better?
Want more Love Language date ideas? Cassie has created a beautiful six page report loaded with date and gift ideas for each Love Language. To download the report simply enter your email after clicking here: “The Secret to making your Husband Feel Loved: 75 Ideas Using His Love Language!”
[Oh, and for our gentleman readers: Although Cassie’s report is written for wives, you will not forfeit your man card if you also check it out. I did and my manhood is still intact. If you read it, simply substitute “wife” for “husband, “she” for “he” and “her” for “him”. – Steve]