Does your wife always buy you little gifts at the store to express her love for you, when you would rather have a back rub from her? Does your husband always buy you flowers for Valentine's Day when you would rather go on a romantic date with him?
The 5 Love Languages might not work magic for everybody, but it sure helps if you can start loving your spouse in the way they want/need to be loved and not in the way you prefer to receive love. It's natural to want to give love in the way you would like to be loved, but it just doesn't work like that. You might love gifts, and so you get gifts for your spouse, but they might need physical touch and not care at all about gifts.
What are the 5 love languages?
1. Quality Time
2. Acts of Service
3. Words of Affirmation
4. Receiving Gifts
5. Physical Touch
Physical touch, quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, and receiving gifts. You have probably heard of Dr. Gary Chapman's five love languages before, right? If you haven't, now you have. Do you know what your love language is? How about your spouse's?
“If we learn to meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved, and choose to do it, the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we’ve ever felt.” —Gary Chapman
If you want to learn more about meeting your spouse's deep emotional needs and learn how to have a connected, happy, and rewarding marriage, check out our new book Love is Patient, Love is Kind: A Christian Marriage Devotional.
How do I know what my love language is?
If you are trying to communicate effectively with your spouse, then you had better start to learn their love language! We think everyone needs all 5 to truly nurture their marriage. You just have to emphasize the language your spouse prefers best!
So, take the quiz and then leave us a comment to let us know what your love language (and your spouse's) is! We'd love to hear!
So how do you actually live the 5 love languages? Check out Living the Love Language of Quality Time or Living the Love Language of Physical Touch or Cereal is a Love Language, Right?
"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly."
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