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The Greatest Gift…

“People making lists, buying special gifts. Taking time to be kind to one and all. It's that time of year when good friends are near. And you wish you could give more than just presents from a store. Why don't you give LOVE on Christmas Day."

Sound familar?

Those are the lyrics from the Jackson 5 song titled, “Give Love on Christmas Day.” The message is simply that even if you have everything, there is no greater gift than LOVE.

So how do you give the Gift of Love to your spouse?

Don’t DISMAY because Christmas is one week AWAY and you have not purchased a gift for your BAE!

Tis the season of gift-giving, right! But do you ever wonder the reason for giving gifts for Christmas? In short, it has to do with The Three Wise Men gifting Jesus with Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh for His BORN DAY. But…as much as you love your spouse, I don’t think you wish to give or receive those things for Christmas. (ha ha!)

What are you giving your spouse for Christmas?

A last-minute gift doesn’t have to be awful! We know that the best gifts are not expensive, but are thoughtful and come from the heart!

We also know that CHRIST IS LOVE and JESUS is the reason for the season.

If you have no idea what to give your spouse for Christmas this year, let me help you! First, let’s put CHRIST back in Christmas and make gifting more meaningful by giving the gift of LOVE… as in LOVE LANGUAGE!

Second, you’ll need to know your spouse’s LOVE LANGUAGE. If you don’t have a clue what that is, explore the book titled, “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman and take the assessment.

After doing so, you’ll know what things are important to you and your spouse in the 5 Love Language areas.

Now that you understand your assignment, here are some gift ideas for each Love Language:

ACTS OF SERVICE

  1. Put gas in car and/or wash car

  2. Clean house, Organize garage

  3. Complete ‘honey-do’ list or make a favorite meal.

GIFT-GIVING

  1. Purchase favorite perfume/cologne

  2. Watch/Jewelry

  3. Books/Devotionals

PHYSICAL TOUCH

  1. Netflix & Chill

  2. Massage (Give & Receive)

  3. Cuddle/Hold hands

QUALITY TIME

  1. Vacation without the kids

  2. Long walks

  3. Quiet time together doing nothing

WORDS OF AFFIRMATION

  1. Edify/praise your spouse with words such as, “You’re Beautiful,” “You’re the Man,” “You Got This,” etc.

  2. Write ‘Love Notes’ and leave them in places where your spouse will unexpectantly find them

  3. Verbally say, “I Love You.”

Make sense?

As you align the gift you give your spouse (according to their Love Language), remember that “Every good and perfect gift is from ABOVE! (James 1:17 NIV)

And that The Greatest Gift of All…is LOVE!

Merry CHRISTmas!

Greta Tifre Atlanta, GA

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