9. Love Language

Some of you may be familiar with the book “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman.  I honestly have not read it, but I do like the premise behind it.  Knowing how best you relate to one another and how best to show love.  And understanding how you receive love from others.

The love languages listed in the book are:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Acts of Service
  • Physical Touch

For the longest time, I knew that one of my main love languages’ is Quality Time.  I love it when someone takes the time to hang out with me, give me a call, and engages with me frequently.  This can be a challenge in a society that tries to schedule people in hour-long slots.  Where you’re running from one activity to another.  I truly delight in spending quality time with those I love.

My other main love language is Physical Touch.  Hugs, affection, someone rubbing my back or arm, all reinforces the feeling of love.  As a single woman, this one of the hardest ones to have.  It is a struggle to be able to express this appropriately and safely some days.  Where others don’t like touch, or that (in my case), your single and you just want to snuggle with someone after a bad day at work.  Touch from someone who cares about me deeply has always affirmed that everything will be ok, and that I am not alone.

I’m still trying to figure out the balance of my love languages and be completely ok with how God has made me.  To be able to express my needs better to others, but also to be honoring and respectful of other’s love languages‘.

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Author: graceintherain

I'm follower of Christ learning about life, love, and grace in the rainy Northwest. I love coffee, good conversation, baking, and hanging out with my cat.

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