In this marriage, cereal counts as a tried and true expression of love.
Pouring a bowl of cereal for my hot husband at 10:00pm at night, counts as an expression of love, right? Running to the store for cereal (when we are almost out) counts as an expression of love, too. And coming home from the grocery store mid-week with somebody's favorite cereal in hand double-counts as an expression of love. I get it, love of food probably isn't the healthiest idea to promote here, but when it is Honey Bunches of Oats, you just can't go wrong.
Guilty. Cereal probably fits under the love language of FOOD, or love of food. That is kind of sad. However it is, cereal scores high on our list of ways to express, give, receive, and experience love. So maybe the real question for us is to consider is, who do we love more - each other or the cereal?
Okay, okay, maybe it isn't really about the cereal after all. Maybe it is really about figuring out the way our spouses need love - and then expressing it in that manner. Does he need you to give him back scratches? Or does she need you to let her shop at Target whenever she wants (yeah, right)?
Really, what we're talking about is micro love languages (Take chocolate for instance, seriously, it could be a love language in and of itself!) - those expressions of love that are so HUGE for our spouses that they are almost a love language in and of themselves - although they all could probably neatly fit within the "real," 5 Love Languages.
Be brave. Venture out from the "real," 5 Love Languages. Embrace what your spouse loves and start learning their language! It doesn't matter so much what the expression of love is; what matters is that you know what it is so that you can express love to your spouse often - in the way they appreciate. Do it.
Cereal it is, then. Even if it is 9:37pm at night.
So, we want to know - what are some of the other love languages you have discovered? Do tell, please.
"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly."
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