Feb 23 2010

Love Language - Words of Affirmation

We continue our conversation with Dr. Gary Chapman about the 5 Love Languages - today it's Words of Affirmation:

Actions don’t always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important—hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.

Keep listening for your chance to win a copy of Gary's book, plus get qualified to win a grand prize trip for you to attend the Marriage You've Always Wanted conference of your choice!

Feb 22 2010

Love Language - Quality Time

What's your "love language"?  Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, joins us each day this week to give insight into one of the 5 love languages (quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, physical touch).  Today Gary shared what it means to have "quality time" as your love language:

In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.

Make sure you listen each morning this week to learn a new "language".  

Plus, we'll be giving away copies of the 5 Love Languages and get you qualified to win an all expense paid trip to "The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted" marriage conference led Dr. Gary Chapman!

Feb 19 2010

Kirk Cameron - Love Worth Fighting For

We had a chance to chat with Kirk Cameron this morning. Many grew up watching him grow up on the TV show "Growing Pains", but these days Kirk is all about growing healthy, Godly marriages.  He starred in the movie "Fireproof" (which inspired the "Love Dare" book) and now is travelling the country with musician Warren Barfield on the Love Worth Fighting For conferences

Feb 12 2010

"Hold You Up" K-LOVE's Next Great Love Song and story behind it!

"Hold You Up" is K-LOVE's Next Great Love Song, written and performed by Matthew West

CLICK HERE to buy it.

 

Congratulations to Ann Mathews from Pennsylvania - her love story was the winning entry in K-LOVE's Next Great Love Song contest!  Matthew West wrote K-LOVE's Next Great Love Song for Ann and her husband, Jim, and sang it this Friday on K-LOVE.  In case you missed it, check out the link below to hear Matthew sharing the winning story. 

Matthew West reads the winning story

Or read the story for yourself ...

I met Jim when I was fourteen. I was working at a Dairy Mart and he stepped out of his car looking very handsome, dressed in full Fire Police uniform (he has been a volunteer firefighter for 37 years). I took one look and said, "I'm going to marry that man someday".

Four years of chocolate milkshakes later he asked me out and we were married 3 1/2 years later. That was 25 years ago and he still makes my heart go crazy when he walks into a room! The true love test came when at 27 I was diagnosed with very aggressive breast cancer and given two months to live. I watched Jim suffer more than I could've imagined...he felt so helpless. I kept telling him, God is way bigger than this and I was right!

But Jim's true love poured out to me during that time. He was the one who spent months holding my bald head and butchered body over a bucket when I was so sick I couldn't hold it up myself, all the while stroking my cheek and telling me how beautiful I was. Thirty-three surgeries and almost twenty years later he is still holding me up!

Jim stood by my side as I honored God's miracle by dedicating my life to helping children, having 2 biological, 23 foster and 4 adoptions. He is an amazing father and husband, and Christ's love shines through him every day!