This one test that I believe every couple should take is a simple test. It does not require any studying. It does not require you to write an essay. It requires little effort, really. Yet, the results can be life changing! It can change your marriage for the better!
Ryan and I took this test early on in our dating and I truly believe it helped set the foundation for our relationship- dating and marriage, both. The test took us about ten minutes for us to complete. However, when we looked at the results we both were a bit surprised. If we ourselves would have tried to guess the outcome we would have been way off. Therefore, we were even more glad that we took the time to find out the results. This one simple test is really one that every couple should take!
The simple test every couple should take is…..The 5 Love Languages test!
Dr. Gary Chapman was counseling a lot of couples who talked about feeling unloved. After visiting with many couples he came to conclude that people felt loved in a primary way which tends to fall into one of five categories. These five categories became known as the 5 Love Languages.
There are three ways to take the 5 Love Language test. All of which are pretty simple to do!
The 5 Love Languages consist of:
* Words of Affirmation * Quality Time * Physical Touch * Acts of Service * Receiving Gifts *
The thing that Chapman notes is we often try to show love in the same way we like to receive it. Which usually is not the same way our spouse feels loved. In return this makes our mate feel unloved all together.
When Ryan and I took this test we realized what we guessed each others Love Language was really was not their primary Love Language. Taking this simple test set the foundation to make sure we each knew how to love the other. I ALWAYS am recommending this resource to new couples and seasoned couples alike. No matter what stage you are in in your marriage this simple test can help to transform the way you show each other love.
Have you heard of the 5 Love Languages before?
Until Next Time- Truly Love,