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Letting God Love You: The Five Love Languages

Written by Kristin Bird on .

If you were certain that the God of the universe delighted in you, would it change your life in any way? We hear others say that God loves us, yet sometimes we may feel unloved. We all have a deep longing, a desire to know that we are loved deeply. With an awareness of unchanging love, we find a settled security for our lives.

The concept of “love languages” can help us understand how God communicates His love to us and how we in turn can respond to that love. It could be that we are trying to receive God’s love in a language we do not speak well. Instead, consider trying to let God love you the way He created you to best receive love - through your primary Love Language(s).

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Let God Love You: Prayer Suggestions

Let God Love You: Prayer Suggestions

by Burning Hearts Disciples

Offers prayer suggestions and reflections for each of the different love languages.

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You Are God's Beloved (MP3 Audio Download)

You Are God's Beloved (MP3 Audio Download)

by Kristin Bird

The truth is that we are loved by a God who delights in us - simply because we are His. In this powerful talk, noted Catholic evangelist Kristin Bird breaks open the message of God's unconditional love and mercy for us. Using practical examples and humor, mixed with Kristin's honest and direct approach, this moving presentation will reveal the obstacles taht get in the way of our saying "yes" to the Father's love and present us a new way of approaching our relationship with God.

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The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages

by Gary Chapman

In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.

The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.

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The 5 Love Languages Profile Quiz

The 5 Love Languages Profile Quiz

by Gary Chapman

Learn your love language. Take the profile that suits you.

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Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

By Gary Chapman & Paul White

Dramatically improve workplace relationships simply by learning your coworkers’ language of appreciation.

This book will give you the tools to improve staff morale, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement. How? By teaching you to effectively communicate authentic appreciation and encouragement to employees, co-workers, and leaders. Most relational problems in organizations flow from this question: do people feel appreciated? This book will help you answer “Yes!”

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The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively

By Dr. Gary Chapman & Dr. Ross Campbell

Discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. This resource can help you:

  • Discover your child’s love language
  • Assist your child in successful learning
  • Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively
  • Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child
  • Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language.

Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.

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The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively

By Dr. Gary Chapman

Explore the world in which teenagers live, learn about their developmental changes, and gain tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen's love language.

Get practical tips for how to:

  • Express love to your teen effectively
  • Navigate the key issues in your teen’s life, including anger and independence
  • Set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences
  • Support and love your teen when he or she fails

Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the life of your teenage and family.

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A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages: How to Understand Yourself and Improve All Your Relationships

By Gary Chapman & Paige Haley Drygas

Written just to teens, for teens, and with a teen's world in mind, this book guides emerging adults in discovering and understanding their own love languages as well as how to best express love to others.

This highly practical book will help teens answer questions like:

  • What motivates and inspires me?
  • What does it mean to be a caring friend?
  • What communicates love to my family?
  • What is the best way to get along with the opposite sex?

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Discovering the Five Love Languages at School (Grades 1-6)

Discovering the Five Love Languages at School (Grades 1-6)

By Gary Chapman & D.M. Freed

A curriculum that promotes academic excellence while giving students the skills to make connections that matter!

  • Eight easy-to-use lessons written in both scripted and abbreviated formats (average time per lesson: 35 minutes)
  • Curriculum that reaches all elementary-aged students, including trauma-sensitive, complex, and highly capable learners
  • Instruction that connects students with their teachers, educational staff, peers, and family at the deepest levels of understanding
  • Academic Focus Pages™ written at age-appropriate levels. Students can use them during the lesson and the classroom teacher can reproduce them year after year.
  • Tools and ideas for all staff members to create an overall school climate of acceptance and break down walls of diversity

Thoroughly field-tested, this material has been taught in many classrooms—public and private—with outstanding results. It reads like a book, with interesting stories and insights that dive deep into what it means to truly connect with students.

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Significant 72

Significant 72

The Woodridge School District - based on the book by Greg Wolcott

The Woodridge School District 68 took the concepts from Significant 72: Unleashing the Power of Relationships in Today's Schools to creat this F.O.C.U.S. Initiative. The first three days of school (72 hours) are a crucial period in the development of student to teacher & student to student relationships. Since relationship building is a teacher's number one responsibility, all instructional time during the opening 3 days should be spent on accomplishing the following:

Goals/3 Days

  1. Teachers learn about each student.
  2. Students learn about their teacher.
  3. Students learn about each other.

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