The Five Love Languages

By now, most of you are probably familiar with the book "The Five Love Languages" by Dr. Gary Chapman. It's a fantastic book on communication. Each one of us communicate our care in various ways - and various things make us 'feel loved.'  Dr. Chapman uses the great example of a 'love tank.' Each one of us, young and old, has a love tank inside. And depending on your love language, different things fill up your love tank.

Similarly, if your love tank isn't full, you are more apt to be grumpy, easily angered, and quick tempered. This personal attitude isn't positive for you or your family, and can easily, with practice, be remedied. You want your children to grow up in home full of love, respect, and with great memories of their family.

The five main languages are verbal affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and personal touch. We are going to go through each stage and look at how it applies to us and our children. Understanding all of the views, especially with adopted families, can help us to understand and our children and ourselves so that together we are a solid and healthy family.