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  1. Jennifer
    July 10, 2013

    Most of these exist in our world but got a few new ideas. Thanks for this!
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  2. Ngina Otiende
    July 10, 2013

    Lovely fun tips Sheila! I love them all. And also concur about love language. It reminds me of how I used to pick up and try to apply almost every tip I learned and how I got disappointed (and him irritated!) when it didn’t work ! :)
    It’s important to operate from that place wisdom/knowledge :)
    Great thoughts, as always.
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  3. Osayi
    July 10, 2013

    I’m soooo looking forward to be able to do these with my future husband.
    Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Megan G.
    July 10, 2013

    Love this! Bookmarking this one, for sure!

    (Ha ha – I’m pretty sure my husband would have a hard time thinking of 25 things that had nothing to do w/ sex. ;) )
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    • Megan G.
      July 10, 2013

      I just tried to work on my list, and I think my love language(s) have changed since I had kids and become a homemaker! I used to be Gifts and Quality Time, but almost everything I’m writing down is Acts of Service or Physical Touch. Interesting.
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  5. Anonymous
    July 10, 2013

    I just wanted to say thank you for your writing and ministry. My husband and I are in the middle of a marriage crisis and your words of encouragement and direction have helped me immensely. We’ve been married 26 years, and I know God is going to restore our marriage, but it will be work for both of us. I just wanted to say thank you for the time you pour into your ministry and into lives that are changed because you are following God’s will. God bless you today.

  6. aunie
    July 10, 2013

    Hey sheila! This is A WONDERFUL article, but thought you might want to know about a grammatical error. In your top blue box, it says, “1. The things couldn’t expensive” and I think you probably want a “be” in there. Just looking out for you. Thanks for all your inspiration!
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    • Sheila
      July 10, 2013

      Thank you! I corrected it. :)

      • Angela Logan
        July 10, 2013

        Also, FYI…Gary Chapman is the author of The Five Love Languages, rather than Gary Smalley. :)

      • lisa
        July 10, 2013

        I was wondering if anyone else picked that up. :) Sheila thanks for some great ideas…you are such a blessing!

      • Sheila
        July 10, 2013

        You’re so welcome!

      • Sheila
        July 10, 2013

        Got it! Thanks!

  7. Wendy
    July 10, 2013

    I’ve noticed that my hubby really enjoys telling me about what’s going on at his work, even though some of it is technical and I don’t quite understand it. And now that I co-own and run a website, he enjoys talking “business” with me. He likes to share his ideas that might help my site, and he loves that I’m interested in what he has to say. I would have never thought that sharing our business info with each other would mean that much to him, but it does!

  8. Lori
    July 10, 2013

    I love this list because it doesn’t cost anything but thought and a bit of energy. With the list, though, comes the conviction that I am often lazy and selfish, and there’s no excuse not to “speak” love to my husband. Thanks for the reminder.

  9. Mai Bateson
    July 14, 2013

    Simple but great ideas!!! I’m missing my husband right now! We’re currently living apart cuz we’re in the process of migration right now. Gonna be with him in USA next month!!! 2 years of waiting is soon to be over! :)
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  10. Jolene
    September 9, 2013

    Hi Sheila! Thank you for the great list. One of the things I do for my husband is I lay out a couple of options for clothes he can wear to work, and he picks the one he wants each day. It gives him the power of choice that way. He also know that he can go in the closet and pick something entirely different and I won’t be offended. Thank you for sharing this wonderful list. I look forward to putting into practice some of the ideas.
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    • Sheila
      September 9, 2013

      Ha! I wrote a post about that once because I do the same thing, and then a whole bunch of commenters said that this was sexist. And why assume that I know better? So I kind of steer clear of that one now…I was amazed at how much negative reaction it got because it seems natural to me. :)

  11. ivana
    September 12, 2013

    Hello!!!! It look likes a big challenge to me, but I know I have to do it.

  12. Nicole
    October 13, 2013

    I love this! I think it’s important to find non-sexual ways to show love (while not neglecting the sexual ways of course). It all connects! Thanks for posting your list, and encouraging us to make our own.

    Nicole @ WKH
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  13. Annonymous
    December 9, 2013

    There are other things that we husbands just love that can be done in under 5 minutes…

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  15. Michelle Axton Kelly
    February 4, 2014

    I love theses ideas and can’t wait to start my own that will speak my husband’s love language! I am new to your site and can’t wait to link up! My post is also on Encouragement Cafe today. It doesn’t focus on marriage but talks about the beauty I miss out on in my marriage and our home if I fall into the comparison trap! It’s called I’ll Have What She’s Having.
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  16. Becky O
    February 10, 2014

    Marriage of 41 years needs some spark.

  17. Yvette
    March 27, 2014

    What if you already do some of these things and are still told that it doesn’t move him at all?

  18. josephine
    April 23, 2014

    This is very good sheilla,i have realy enjoyed the list,thank you so much and may God bless you.

    • Sheila
      April 23, 2014

      Thank you!

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