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Husbands:
Learn your Wife's Love Language for Mother's Day

Lovingly put together by your NEC Couples/Marriage Ministry Team

The 5 Love Languages*

Consider what brings your wife the most joy.

  1. Acts of Service: For these people, actions speak louder than words.
  2. Words of Affirmation: This language uses words to affirm other people.
  3. Receiving Gifts: For some people, what makes them feel most loved is to receive a gift.
  4. Quality Time: This language is all about giving the other person your attention.
  5. Physical Touch: To this person, nothing speaks more deeply than appropriate touch.

* Based on a book written by Gary Chapman (take the quiz, read more at https://www.5lovelanguages.com/)

If your wife feels loved through acts of service:

  • Know out an item on her to-do-list
  • Let her sleep in and you take on her usual to-do list
  • Ask how can I help? How can I make your day better?

If your wife feels loved through words of affirmation:

  • Leave a love letter on the counter or fridge before you leave
  • Send a text and let her know you are thinking of her
  • Go for quality words more than quantity!

If your wife feels loved through receiving gifts

  • Get tickets to an event she’d love (and go with her!)
  • Keep a running list of truly great gift ideas for special occasions
  • Slip something into her work or diaper bag

If your wife feels loved through quality time:

  • Take a lesson of some kind together
  • Take time each day to talk and connect without distractions
  • Make a regular date night plan

If your wife feels loved through physical touch:

  • Hug them in the morning and when you get home
  • Give her a foot rub
  • Grab her hand while you are out and about
A more thorough cheat sheet is available here.
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Spend a casual evening getting to know other couples from New England Chapel while dining on some good food. Couples are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share. Beverages are provided.

The night includes a short 'Marriage/Couple Growth Moment' that just may inspire you, encourage you or at the very least make you smile. 

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Strengthing Couples

What is NEC Couples/Marriage Ministries?
Part of Family Ministries @ NEC, NEC Couples seeks to:

  • Create space and opportunities for imperfect couples (let's face it, we all are!) who want the very best for their relationship and marriage and our willing to both give and receive support and encouragement.
  • To form a community of couples who seek God’s plan for marriage as a committed relationship based on trust and friendship that is guided by Him. We will be intentional in our efforts to seek His will in the ways we communicate with our spouse so that ourwords and actions are gentle, respectful, and affirming.