I was standing in a bookstore while at a conference in Texas. I began browsing books and came across “The 5 Love Languages.” Now I have read this book, know my own languages as well as my husband’s. However, as I continued to look around, I saw “The 5 Love Languages of Children,” by Gary Chapman. I never knew that there was such a book, but knew it is so necessary. As I scanned the pages of the book, I noticed that I was unaware of my children’s languages. I specifically thought about my son, and realized that his language was physical touch, and it was not being fulfilled. I discovered that I had been neglecting this need and immediately was overcome with guilt. Many times my son would come and try to sit on my lap or cuddle, and I would not allow it. I am either tired or, to be honest, on my phone (shame on me). He always asks for hugs and kisses and sometimes I do not give them. I felt like a bad mother at that very moment and asked God to forgive me. I prayed that I would be more attentive to his love language and charged myself to do a better job in that area. Raising children can be difficult, and I am not an expert, but I believe that knowing my son and my daughter’s love languages will improve the quality of our relationship, and ultimately how they will grow as a child. I urge you to read the book, learn your child’s love language, and put in practice those actions that will fulfill their need. I am excited to read “The 5 Love Languages of Children” and get a deeper understanding of how to love my kids!
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Middle School Counselor
Faythe is a 32-year old mother of two. She lives in New Castle, DE with her husband of seven years. She is a member of Seeds of Greatness Bible Church where she is an active member working in various ministries. Faythe is a Middle School Counselor at a Charter school in New Castle, DE. There she puts her God-given gifts to work as she helps young souls with everyday life struggles and more. Faythe loves spending time with her family and has a deep passion for working with at-risk children. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from the University of Delaware and a Master’s in Education Degree from Wilmington University. Faythe lives by the scripture Jeremiah 29:11, as she believes God has her life well planned and it will be all that she hoped for!