When we were first married, I would go around “half-ticked off” at David.
“Would you please just HELP ME? I have SO much to do! I’m working so hard and you’re sitting on the couch!”
My love language is “Acts of Service”. If you REALLY love me…then you’ll take out the trash! lol
I would gripe at him instead of filling up HIS “love tank” by saying stuff like, “THANK YOU for helping! It’s so important to me! You do SUCH a good job loading the dishwasher!”
You see, David’s love language is “Words of Affirmation.” He doesn’t really feel loved or appreciated unless you say it with words.
So, when it comes to my husband, I usually get MORE of what I BRAG on!
If you haven’t done a Love Language iConnect yet, you should. Or, at the very least, read the book.
“The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman will change your life…for REAL! I’m not overpromising. It changed the way I thought about a lot of things.
So the bottom line is this. We can NEVER fill up someone else’s “love tank” the way WE want to be loved. (That was a big thing for me to learn.)
Here are the Five Love Language Categories from the book. Which one would mean the most to you?
- #1 Words of Affirmation
- #2 Quality Time
- #3 Receiving Gifts
- #4 Acts of Service
- #5 Physical Touch
Finding the right person is important. But, so is BEING THE RIGHT PERSON…the person God wants us to be!
Wishing you LOVE!
Which one of the Five Love Languages best describes the way you want to be loved? I told you mine…now tell me yours.