You and your fiancé are surely feeling the love right now. You’re planning the wedding of your dreams and taking in all the joy of engagement, but feeling the love throughout your engagement, wedding and marriage takes work.
When my husband and I attended the Forever. For Real. workshop before our wedding, one of the sections that really stood out to my husband was Love Styles. Love Styles are the way that each person in the relationship feels fully loved. The six different love styles are: “Do” where the person feels loved when their partner does things for them, “Be’ where the person feels loved when the partner takes time to be with them, “Give” where the person feels loved when they receive gifts from their partner, “Encourage” where the person feels loved when their partner encourages them, “Talk” is where the person feels loved when their partner talks with them, and finally “Touch” is where the person feels loved when their partner touches them.
While each person needs a different combination of these different love styles, it’s super important to understand what your partner’s Love Style needs are, or neither of you will feel fully satisfied.
While this seems like a super easy thing to understand, I can personally tell you that it’s much easier said than done. When my husband and I wore working through this section at the Forever. For Real. workshop, I was shocked to find out that the way I had been expressing my love to my husband was not his Love Style, but instead in the Love Style I needed.
By taking time to talk through what each of our Love Styles, we were able to understand what each other’s real needs were, and really grow the love we already felt for each other.
To learn more about Love Styles and other ways to have a successful marriage, attend the next Forever. For Real. workshop on February 7th at the Skirvin Hilton! Sign up at www.ForeverForReal.com.