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Love Languages

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WORDS OF AFFIRMATION: 

  For anyone: Ask a good friend or loved one about times when your words impacted them greatly. This will help you understand how to encourage your loved one more effectively!

ACTS OF SERVICE: 

  For anyone: Don't make this complicated! Ask your loved one what act of service would be very significant for them to receive. Then work on daily or weekly implementing that into your schedule

RECEIVING GIFTS: 

  For anyone: Flowers or lunch delivered to a workplace in the middle of a crazy week might mean more to them than any card if their love language is receiving gifts.

QUALITY TIME: 

  For anyone: Sometimes it means so much to simply give your time. Tell your loved one that you've set aside a certain amount of time—or a whole day—for them and let them choose how you'll spend it together!

PHYSICAL TOUCH: 

  For a spouse: When your loved ones arrive home this week, meet them at the door with a big "welcome home" hug and a positive attitude. This communicates that you were eagerly anticipating them and value their presence!

If you're wondering what makes your loved ones feel special, send them the quiz below and ask them to share their results. Understanding what expressions make people feel the most loved will give you valuable insight into how to strengthen your relationships.

Not sure what your love languages are? Take this quiz   http://www.5lovelanguages.com/...

Gary Chapman


 

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Technoference

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Technoference refers to the minor everyday intrusions or interruptions technology
has on our relationships. Think about your parenting for a minute. While having dinner,
or playing with your child—if your phone vibrates do you check it? Sixty five percent of
mothers now admit that a device fairly often interrupts playtime or discipline with their
child—and now researchers have found a link between technoference and child
misbehavior. Distracted parents simply aren’t in synch with their child.
Look, texting while driving can wait, right? And allowing your device to distract you from
parenting, well that’s an accident just waiting to happen, too. 

FamilyLife Blended® Radio Transcript 

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Stress emergency kit - take it with you.

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Rubber band - Reminds you to seek the right level of tension.

Crayon - Color your world, color your perceptions away from black and white thinking.

Eraser - erase your old irrational thoughts to create new  ones.

Mini ball - reminds you to play, roll with things and bounce back.

Smiley face stickers - reminds you to smile.

Band aide - Heal the hurts of those around you, make amends - apologize.

Audio tape - reminds you to make new messages for yourself - erase the old ones and not replay them.

Comics - remind yourself to laugh as life is to serious to be taken seriously.

Post it notes - write rational reminders - ie - not to take things to seriously.

Playing cards - It's not the cards we are dealt but how we play the hand that conts.

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