Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 425 ~ #17 of My 30 Days of Truth

My 30 Days of Truth challenge   I will admit that I changed one question and changed a few curse words... other than that the challenge is intact. 

Day 17:  Name a book you've read that changed your views on something...

4 words...

"The Five Love Languages"- How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate... by Gary Chapman

I can not speak highly enough about this book.

I strongly feel that ALL couples BEFORE they get married MUST read this book - TOGETHER!!

This book really has opened my eyes to a new way of understanding humans, love and relationships.  

Unbeknownst to me, not everyone speaks the same love language and this book helped me .. first, know that... secondly, understand it... and finally, interpret it.

I would not want to spoil it for you... 

I can not tell you enough how much it has changed my life!!

I KNOW it will do the same for you.

My love language, acts of service and receiving gifts.  My husband's, quality time and physical touch... he loves back rubs.  :)

What's yours?
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues,they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  ~ 1 Corinthians 13:5-8

Where I've been and where I'm going next...  
Day 17 : A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 : Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 : What do you think of religion?  Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 : Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 : (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 : Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 : Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 : Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 : The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 : Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 : What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 : Name a decision you made that caused a chain of events that would not have happened if it wasn't for that decision.
Day 29 : Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 : A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself
Hey if you want to join along... well let me know in a comment and I'll visit your challenge each day.  We could even link up our blogs.  wink, wink.  No.. seriously we could.

Here's to 30 Days of Truth!

I am second.

[here's to you finding your... ]


... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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mail4rosey said...

My sister-in-law dated a psychiatrist for quite a long time and he introduced her to this book. Like you, she cannot say enough good about it. I always think I'm going to get around to checking it out...and I will...

Thanks for the share!

Audra Michelle said...

LOVE the love languages books! I'm currently working through the children's love language book. My love language is acts of service. The hubby's is physical touch. No surprise that we have 3 kids! ;)

Sara Prickett said...

This book sounds great! Love is definitely a complicated emotion and takes some effort from both the giver and the receiver in order for it to flourish. Thanks so much for sharing, I will be picking this one up! =)

Shannon Milholland said...

I agree. I think of this book so often not only when relating to my spouse but to my kids as well. It's amazing how they each have a unique love language.

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

i read have read both the 5 love . . . for adults and also for teens. i was a little reluctant at first because i am not christian but i loved the book! i found the information so wonderful. it's a great book for anyone to read. love love love the books and the man who wrote them. he has a beautiful, loving and practical spirit we can all take a message from.

Life by Cynthia said...

I am going to have to take your advice and read the book!

Pepper said...

Now, why didn't I read that book before I got divorced...
We speak different languages of love, that oftentimes we get lost in translation.
One book which has made an impact on me is The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. I especially love his bit about children..."Your children are not your children. They come through you, but not from you..."

Kathy Radigan said...

Carla I have heard about this book and have seen it on different peoples "must read" lists and yet have never read it. I believe a trip to the Library or book store is in order! I want to know what everyone is talking about!! Thanks dear friend! xo