This is something that has been resonating w/ me this week; guessing it’s due to all the Valentine’s Day hoopla. My hubby and I don’t go all out for this holiday. It just isn’t something that we want to stress about ;). I love my husband of 13 years (wowza!) and from having completed The 5 Love Languages excercise years ago, know what it is that I can do year round to make sure he feels loved.
The 5 Love Languages is a book written by Gary Chapman that outlines 5 ways to express love emotionally (the love languages). And each person has their own primary love language. So, w/ our spouse, we might be expressing our love in a way that we would want to be loved but is not actually the primary love language for them. “Aha” moment for sure! My husband and I have different love languages. We have to remind ourselves of this often. Here are the 5 Love Languages addressed in Gary Chapman’s book:
Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch
You can learn what your love language is here.
Back when my husband and I read this, we completed the 5-week challenge. This helped guide us in how to show love to our significant other in a way that is appropriate based upon their love language. You can sign up for this challenge here.