Acts of Service
Acts of Service got you stumped? Designate a "Honey-Do" Bank in your home. Instruct your spouse to drop in Acts of Service suggestions as they come to mind and then periodically pull one out and do what it says. Repeat often to keep your spouse's love tank full and chores accomplished.
Most people treasure photos and love to share them. A photo session with a local photographer makes a great gift that will be cherished for years to come.
Silicone Wedding Ring
If your spouse is active in sports, the military, or other physical endeavors that sometimes demand wedding ring removal, then a silicone wedding ring could be the perfect gift. Typically made of 100% medical grade silicone, these wedding rings can be worn during the most rigorous physical activities.
101 Conversation Starters for Couples
With 101 probing questions, couples will find their relationship enhanced, their intimacy deepened, and their romance ignited. 101 Conversation Starters for Couples is the perfect companion to the bestselling book, The 5 Love Languages®. It also makes an excellent Valentines Day, wedding, and anniversary gift. It helps you and your spouse get the conversation flowing.
Dancing lessons can be a particularly meaningful gift for a loved one with the love language of Physical Touch. There are many styles to choose from—pick one and surprise your partner.
Often airlines will offer exceptional specials to certain locations this time of year. Why not jump on your favorite airline's website and check their general specials (for example, this page at Southwest)? Choose your departure city, find the most financially reasonable destination, and book a trip! Plan it further by looking into hotel deals and searching for the most interesting restaurants and sights to see!
Many Smaller Gifts
Instead of giving one big gift on one day, give lots of small (even silly) gifts your special someone can open over several days. This can be a cute, fun way to show extra love to a gifts-loving person.
If you and your partner are feeling ambitious, try taking a cooking class together. Side by side, you are sure to give and receive many touches. Make it a point to be close and have fun. If you would like to find a class near you, try this website (click Cooking, then Couples Cooking). Bon appétit!
One dialect of Quality Time is sharing experiences together. Plan an excursion to sky-dive, trek to Machu Picchu, or sail in the Carribbean—whatever you decide, endeavor to enjoy every moment together.
Words of Affirmation
Here's a fun way to stay connected and send your love in a long-distance relationship.
Create a few appropriate “Physical Touch” coupons for your loved ones and offer for them to use the coupons at their leisure. Be creative and remember to consider their particular love language dialects . . . not everyone likes to be touched the same way. If you don’t have a design program on your phone or computer, Canva has a “tickets” template that will get you started.
52 Uncommon Dates
52 Uncommon Dates is more than a book . . . it’s an experience! Each date will set the scene for you and walk you through how to make it happen. Finish strong with questions that help keep conversation alive, incorporate prayer in ways that are natural and relevant to real life, and learn ways to practically speak each other’s love language along the way. Ignite prayerful and playful connections in ways that deepen the relational, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your relationship—one date at a time.