Love Languages for Families Worksheet – Satsuma Designs

Love Languages for Families Worksheet

Love Languages for Families Worksheet

Have you and your partner learned each other's love language? If not, I recommend it!

Gary Chapman is a marriage and family counselor who wrote The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate back in 1992.

Since then, and thousands of copies sold, he's written a revised edition titled The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts published in 2015. These dates are all to show the wild popularity of his ideas.

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Chapman suggests that we all have a love language - or style of showing care and love - that falls into one of five types.

In my experience, responding to a blend of love languages is probably closest to reality. 

The Five Love Languages

  • Gifts - gift giving - both bought and made
  • Quality time - time shared and freely given, attention paid
  • Physical touch - displays of affection and love through touch - arm/back patting, hand holding, hugging, kissing, etc.
  • Acts of service - doing things for a partner or family member - care through errands, meals, chores, etc.
  • Words of affirmation - connecting and caring through oral praise and thanksgiving

Identifying Love Languages for Families

As we've struggled and celebrated together as families through quarantine, I've been thinking about the silver lining of time spent together.

It hasn't all been rainbows and unicorns, but we've managed to muddle through our ups and downs and are finding successful ways to communicate and live as a community.

I thought a chance to share what we consider our own love language to each other would create another way to grow together.

Sharing these tools and ways of expressing our own needs is a gift to our kids.

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Family Love Language Exercise

I created my love languages for families worksheet to make it easy for any family to sit down for some thoughtful conversation that's low stress and high reward.

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Love Languages for Families Worksheet

It's easy to use my love languages for families worksheet to translate your brood's emotional dialects.

Start by clicking the link below and downloading the PDF file to your computer.

Love Languages for Families Worksheet File (PDF)

Next, print as many copies as you need for your family - there are two worksheets per file - so a family of four would require two copies.

Your love languages for families worksheet can be printed onto white 8.5" x 11" copy paper.

Cut the paper in half and distribute the sheets to families members along with a pen.

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Translating Family Love Languages

When you have the tools in hand, find a comfortable place to sit down as a family. 

I like the couch or some cozy combination so that everyone is comfortable.

I think taking the conversation away from a structured table environment that lets our body relax is a good choice.

Use a book, clipboard or other hard surface to write upon and open up the conversation.

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What Is your Love Language

Describe the types of love languages to your family members and ask them to write theirs down.

You can proceed in two ways. A real choose your own adventure!

Path 1 invites each member to reflect first on themselves and then share with the group if everyone is comfortable doing so.

Path 2 encourages conversation after each question section to learn more about each other immediately following the answer time.

The act of discussing each other's thoughts right away can be a very rewarding conversation for all.

However, if this type of conversation is new to your family, it can be more gentle to follow Path 1.

I invite you to talk out the paths with your family and set a gentle tone. 

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Digging Deeper with Families through Love

Learning about and responding to our family's individual emotional needs is a way to create harmony, safety and confidence in our children and our selves.

The next sections of the worksheet ask us to identify what love in our love language looks like.

It's amazing to see what every member, but particularly the children, shares.

Just three questions remain, but each can open up ongoing conversations to connect over at another time.

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Love Languages for Families Questions

What makes you feel loved? 

Explanation and prompt: Considering what you wrote down as your type of love language, what three things (or whatever number) make you feel loved?

How do you show your love to others?

Explanation and prompt: Based on your own love language and the others you've heard here, what are some ways we can show each other how much we cherish our family?

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What will you do today to show your love?

Explanation and prompt: Have you heard the expression 'love is action?' this is our way to show each other how much we care about our family. What is one way we can show each member of our family how we love them?

You can see that each of these questions offers a chance to learn more about each other.

What's more is this information can help guide our relationships; helping to abate conflict and certainly give us means to show our love to one another. What a gift!

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Love languages for families worksheet to learn what makes your family members feel most cherished. Super family gathering exercise that brings participants closer together when we all recognize what the others' need to feel loved. #lovelanguage #lovelanguages #fivelovelanguages #family #familycounseling #familytherapy #therapy #selfawareness #meditate #love

HELLO THERE!

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