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Roy & I are often asked for premarital/relationship advice. Perhaps it’s because we have been married for 30 years, and we were engaged before our first date. Yes, you read that correctly! But that’s a subject for another blog post, or maybe I’ll write a book and submit it to the Hallmark Channel. I will say that it is a lovely story of God’s design.
Great Relationship Quizzes
One of the first things I like to do when having a discussion with anyone about the ingredients for healthy relationships is to share about these great relationship quizzes. I have been fascinated with personality profiles since I first learned about them as a Sociology/Counseling major in college. Back then it was Florence Littauer’s Personality Plus system, and now I use the DiSC personality profiles.
Over the years it has not been uncommon for me to talk about DiSC profiles and love languages by drawing on paper napkins in a restaurant to anyone who would listen! I believe once people have a better understanding of themselves and those they come in contact with, there can be a greater chance for harmony in the relationships.
Here are links to the free quizzes that I found online.
For those who go through our premarital sessions through our church, the subsequent sessions are based on Biblical principals. Once they have taken the quizzes and we’ve gone over them, we share this DiSC 4-Personality Descriptions for reference.
The beauty of taking these quizzes and understanding them often leads to better relationships with other family members and coworkers as well as with each other. Have you used these quizzes and had great results?
Contact me for my workshop Cooking Up a Healthier Life: the “Recipe” for Relationship Success I combine personality (DiSC profiles), partnership (love & apology languages), and presentation (body language & clothing choices) to help people learn to communicate better and create relationships they’ll savor.
Monique’s explanation of the personality profiles gave me a better understanding of the different relationships I have in my life. ~ Janiece D.
Monique has always been a mentor to me when it came to relationships. Learning the DiSC personalities and love languages, helped give me a better understanding of my needs, as well as serving my partner best based on their needs. Monique genuinely cares for people and has a sense of each person’s personality traits. I am an outgoing / people oriented individual who likes to keep things light and fun. During my dating times, I chose people who were not best suited for me. Taking heed to Monique’s guidance I found a spouse that is perfectly suited for me; who understands, appreciates, and supports my qualities. ~ Stephanie R.
I LOVED the DiSC test. It help me realize how together we can come up with a plan to reach a common goal. Roy & Monique’s relationship and the advice, mentorship they provide helped Brian and I start our marriage on a healthy/biblical foundation. They really challenged us to grow closer to each other and closer to God. ~ Tara W.
I really liked learning the Love Languages and Apology Languages. I’ve gained a new skill from this. Roy & Monique really spent a lot of time preparing for each night. They genuinely care for us and we can see it. I would recommend this to anyone who really wants to grow with their spouse. ~ Brian W.
Monique’s facilitation of the DiSC profile in our company has helped our managers better understand how each team member processes information and thus know how to properly motivate their team based on personality type. We now use the DiSC profile in our hiring process to help us determine who would be a good fit for our corporate culture. ~ Tory Walker, President Tory R. Walker Engineering