According to Dr. Gary Chapman, ”When we get serious about learning to love each other, then we need to learn the primary love language of our spouse. This will make your efforts much more effective emotionally. There are only five love languages.”
- Words of affirmation - using words to express appreciation.
- Quality time - giving your spouse your undivided attention. TV off, looking and listening.
- Receiving Gifts - a gift says, “He was thinking about me.”
- Acts of Service - doing something that you know your spouse would like for you to do.
- Physical touch - holding hands, kissing your spouse, embracing, sexual intercourse with your spouse/partner.
These love languages can also be applied to your children. For example, my youngest son is #5. He thrives on cuddling while watching TV. My oldest son is #2. He likes to sit and talk about things when all is quiet around the house. I am a #4. I love it when things are done for me. I would love to have my car washed or dinner made or a note on my mirror when I woke up.
What Love Language are you?