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Wordy Wednesday – Frugal Novice

Wordy Wednesday

Since I’ve decided there are enough memes out there, I have started just linking up my Wordy Wednesday posts with Wordless Wednesday memes. I’m such a rebel, huh?

I got into the shower this weekend and found a message waiting for me, courtesy of Brian.

Totally better than a bouquet of flowers, I think.

My “love language” is Words of Affirmation, according to the book Five Love Languages. That means that I feel most loved when I hear that I am loved or appreciated.

Brian and I read this book early on in our marriage, and it was a great eye opener for us. I had never really thought about the fact that what made me feel loved might not really work for Brian – the quiz revealed that his “love language” is Quality Time. Spending time together playing a board game or cooking dinner makes him feel the most loved.

If you haven’t read the book, there’s a short one-question quiz here to get a general idea of what your love language might be. I’m curious to know – what makes you feel the most loved? What’s your love language? Do you think your spouse’s love language differs from yours?

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  • Kathy March 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    How adorable. It sounds like he is a great listener!

  • Charla @ Healthy Home Blog March 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    So sweet!

  • Annie @ Mama Dweeb March 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I love that book!! My love language is gifts. Yeah, my love can totally be bought LOL But seriously, this means if I do not get a gift for Valentine’s or my birthday, I don’t feel loved – even if he says it….I want him to show it….and doing the dishes (service) is totally NOT my love language. LOL

    That was so very sweet of him – you are blessed!

    • Christi March 30, 2011 at 9:11 am

      Annie, that’s apparently how I best give love – so we’d totally get along, haha! If Brian’s had a bad week at work, I’ll go buy him something I know he’ll love to cheer him up.

  • Katie March 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    that is absolutely awesome!

  • Anne - Mommy Has to Work March 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    That is sweet! I need to check out that book – thanks!

  • Dee March 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Aww..that’s real love right there! :)

  • LeeAnn March 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Awwww. How sweet. :-) I will have to check out that book. I think my husband and I definitely have different love languages.

    And you can link up on my Wordless Wednesday post any time you want. :-D

    • Christi March 30, 2011 at 9:14 am

      I linked up! :)

      You should definitely check out the book – we had fun taking the quiz and comparing our answers!

  • heidi March 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    aw :) love that book! someone got it for us as a wedding gift. jason’s language is gifts and mine is acts of service :)

    • Christi March 30, 2011 at 9:14 am

      Heidi, I can see that for you – you do SO much for your family!

  • Rachel - Following In My Shoes March 29, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I love that book — my love language is acts of service . . . my husband’s is “words.” It’s crazy how much KNOWING that language for each person can make SUCH a difference.

    • Christi March 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

      I agree! It really helps us know how to be supportive and loving to each other in the ways that work best, and I think it’s contributed to the happiness of our marriage.

  • Jennifer @ Mom Spotted March 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Love it! You make me want the book now!

  • Louise March 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    My love language is affirmation

  • Henrietta March 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    What a sweet hubby! My love language is Acts of Service

  • LaVonne March 30, 2011 at 12:36 am

    It has been awhile since I read the book but I am excited to take the quiz. Thanks for posting it.

  • blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 30, 2011 at 8:59 am

    That is so sweet, and especially so because he’s taking the time to love you in the way you most feel loved!

    I have that book and need to read it!

    • Christi March 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

      He’s a good one! :)

  • Sam March 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

    That is so sweet.

  • Marianna @ Green Mama's Pad March 30, 2011 at 9:50 am

    That is sweet! I’ll have to check out that book.

  • Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma March 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

    That is so sweet! My hubby isn’t a romantic guy at all but he tells me loves me on the phone a few times a day. I took the quiz and found out that Acts of Service make me feel the most loved. When I read the definition it was right on the money! I will have to share this with my husband.

    • Christi March 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

      It’s always amazing to me how spot-on the descriptions seem to be!

  • Mama B March 30, 2011 at 10:42 am

    So sweet!

  • Kasandria Reasoner March 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Aww I love that. I need to read that book.