There is a popular saying with business networks, "Givers get." This saying is true in life, but I hate to think that others sole reason to give is their motivation to recieve. I trust completely in God to provide for my family and I have faith that I am called to give in a selfless manner, without thought for compensation.
My Walk and the Fruits of My Spirit.
I am actively involved in ministry at my church and I am sure to never market or promote myself as a photographer there. I also give my time and finances to support the Childrens Home Society and the Defender Foundation. I have always been committed to service in the church and I know that I have an 'Acts Of Service' personality. I thoroughly enjoy helping others and I am counted as one of the people who gain more pleasure from giving than I do from receiving. I am fortunate to be able to be a good steward and give to others without needing anything in return. I value relationships and I look to help others wherever I see a need.
I was fortunate to be exposed to the 5 Love Languages book when my wife and I were engaged, taking marriage preparation classes at Christ Fellowship. It is a great book and I encourage every new couple to delve in and discover the best way to relate to their spouse in the particular laungauge your partner favors.