We started Romeo and Juliet last week with the Grade 9 + 10 English class. Mme Julie did a great job initiating a discussion about love and relationships. Some of you parents may have been asked the question: “Describe your idea of the ideal mate for me (your son or daughter).” It was also interesting to listen to the students share their ideas the qualities and traits of their ideal match. For this we separated the boys from the girls – quite interesting results.
What is the importance of the key relationships in our lives? How do you even assign a value to it? Imagine the value of information that would help in the area of relationships?
I truly believe that there are some books that can change a person’s life. One of these books is “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. In the book, he explains the 5 languages of love and how different people have different love languages – just like personalities. He explains: “Your emotional love language and the language of your spouse (significant other) may be as different as Chinese from English. No matter how hard you try to express love in English, if your spouse only understands Chinese, you will never understand how to love each other.”
The 5 Love Languages are:
1. Words of Affirmation
2. Quality Time
3. Receiving Gifts
4. Acts of Service
5. Physical Touch
Here is a short video that illustrates the love languages:
The book is well worth the read!