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How to Keep Your Love Life in Shape with
The Ongoing Challenge of Keeping Marital Love Alive
(Hey, Mamas! This post is Sponsored by Love Nudge app. All opinions expressed are my own!
There’s nothing quite like being a newlywed! Every day with your Love is an adventure in togetherness. You see each other’s flaws as humorous and endearing. Your love tanks are filled to the brim with passion!
Fast forward a couple of years to after the rose-colored glasses have cracked.
Your busy schedules leave you feeling like roommates rather than husband and wife. The same, tired misunderstandings keep rocking your relationship. And you wonder how the one person in the world whom you love more than anyone or anything else seems to know so little about you.
If only there were some way you could connect with each other as easily as you did in the early days of your romance!
As it turns out, there is a way to get on the same page as your hubby: learn to speak each other’s love languages.
Dr. Gary Chapman’s groundbreaking research concerning marital love led to the creation of his book The 5 Love Languages.
As a counselor and a pastor, Dr. Chapman has helped thousands of couples learn how to reignite the spark in their relationship by communicating their love to each other in meaningful ways. By using the tested 5 Love Languages framework, couples can discover the primary and secondary ways that each partner receives love and act accordingly.
The 5 Love Languages is a phenomenal book that my husband and I have personally used and relied on since the beginning of our own marriage.
But in this modern age, more and more people are relying upon apps for everything for tracking habits, taking notes, sticking to schedules, staying fit, and more.
In order to make The 5 Love Languages more accessible and actionable, Dr. Chapman and his team have released the
Read on for my honest review of the app and to find out how you can be entered to win FREE goodies!
LoveNudge app: A Modern Solution to Staying in Love
Getting started with the
The app contains helpful written and video explanations on the basics of the framework plus links to The 5 Love Languages study guides, eBooks, and DVD’s, and more!
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How does Love Nudge work?
LoveNudge in 4 easy steps:
1) Discover your primary and secondary love languages using the in-app quiz.
2) Connect with your spouse so you can track your progress together.
3) Set goals periodically to aid you in speaking your partner’s love languages.
4) Send nudges! You can share private messages, little reminders, and updates on your love tank.
Who is Love Nudge for?
The LoveNudge.app is for any couple with smartphones that would like to deepen their relationship in concrete and practical ways.
By choosing from the hundreds of suggested goals or by making your own based on the likes and needs of your spouse,
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In exchange for this review of the Love Nudge app, my husband and I received access to the app along with a copy of The Love Languages Devotional Bible (see the Giveaway section to discover how you can be entered to win a copy of your own!)
Since we first read The 5 Love Languages nearly a decade ago during our first couple of months as a married couple, we were excited to retake the quiz.
We were a little surprised because my husband’s primary and secondary love languages weren’t quite what he’d assumed they are through the years.
Likewise, my primary language – Physical Touch – remained the same, but I had a tie between Words of Affirmation and Quality Time.
The app rated Words of Affirmation as my secondary love language and Quality Time as my tertiary love language. In my original results, Quality Time was my secondary language.
I’m not displeased with the results because I find it hard to know exactly which of my two secondary love languages is stronger.
I suppose as a Homemaker, where the work can often be endless (and sometimes thankless), Words of Affirmation help me to feel valued by my husband and our children. So, I don’t mind that
After my husband and I found each other on the app, we scrolled through the goals to find 2-3 we wanted each other to get started with. I decided to make a couple of custom goals that I didn’t see reflected in the pre-populated list of goals.
I think it would be helpful if end users could vote to add certain goals to the pre-populated list to help inspire the love tank-filling activities of others.
Each time we chose a goal, we could adjust the settings so that we would be reminded to perform those activities according to the frequencies of our choosing.
As an avid user of apps, I really liked the
First, he felt that there is a danger that the gamification of expressing one’s love can cheapen it for both the giver and the recipient. In other words, one could use the app as a means to check off an item on a list rather than as a timely reminder to pour one’s heart out. He demonstrated this by quickly performing my goals within about 15 minutes’ time in one evening and checking them off.
Second, since the Love Tank graph is highly subjective, he felt a spouse could use it as a petty dig at the other spouse. He demonstrated this by setting his to 29 then putting it back to 100 before and after I served him “a delicious lunch” (can you tell my hubby is a jokester?!)
In summary, he didn’t feel that a mature couple should need an app to nurture their relationship. Fair enough, but that argument can be made about any app that is on the market.
Using an app for your relationship is as useful as using an app to help you work out more, track your fertility, cook delicious meals, stay connected to your friends, or save money while grocery shopping (all of which I do with the aid of apps!)
Growing apart from your spouse is easy to do in our very busy modern age. I think LoveNudge.app is a great way of remaining aware of how attentive you are towards your spouse, no matter what stage of your relationship you’re in or how long you’ve been married.
I figured I’d continue to use
To my surprise, he actually did continue using LoveNudge, despite the concerns he raised, because he’d promised me that he’d give it a fair shake. I can honestly say that I think he’s enjoying it far more than I am at this point!
I really think the best thing about
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I understand that the point of the app is for a married couple to focus on each other, which explains the lack of a community aspect to the app. But it would be nice if there were a daily scripture or book excerpt within the app that could be read and discussed whether between the couple or in forums with other couples. I’m not sure how that would work, but it’s something for the publishers to consider!
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