Many of you have heard me talk about Love Languages during our Amplify Parent Presentation. I found this handy link that gives you an opportunity to take a survey to discover your love languages. The theory is that everyone “reads” love differently, through one or more of these avenues: words, touch, quality time, gifts, or service. You are also given an opportunity to invite your teen to take the test as well. My husband and I have found it very helpful to understand our differences. For instance, his love languages are touch and words of affirmation. Mine is ONLY (apparently) acts of service done for me. You can imagine how we’ve missed communicating love at times! Now, I can better appreciate that he’s trying to tell me he loves me…even if I don’t immediately recognize it. Similarly, knowing our teens’ love languages can help us to be certain to communicate FULLY our great love for them.
(Note: It looks like you have to provide a name and e-mail address in order to get your test results back. But this is a legitimate site, and I imagine you can unsubscribe if they want to send you other emails that you don’t want.)