love, love and more love :D

I was talking with a friend yesterday & we were talking about our husbands & kids with their different love languages.  I found it helpful to remember to express love to others based on what is meaningful love to them and not just the kind of love that I like.  With this in mind, I decided to do a brief summary of Gary Chapman’s love languages here that you might find helpful.  We all have different ways in which we easily receive or feel that we are loved (we tend to give the kind of love that we want to receive).  With this in mind, here are the love languages that Gary presents:

  • gifts:  the person with this love language likes to receive gifts & when someone gives them something, it is super powerful & meaningful to them
  • quality time:  the person with this love language likes to be with a person they love be that in quality conversation, activities (sports, hiking, shopping), etc
  • acts of service:  the person with this love language likes to do nice things for the people they love (run errands, clean, help with their kids, get fuel, etc)
  • touch:  the person with this love language likes to touch, snuggle, hold hands, . . .
  • words of affirmation:  the person with this love language likes to give / receive encouragement, affirmation, atta boy, etc

Clearly, this is nothing more than a brief summary, but hopefully it helps us to love with greater authenticity & with less manipulation 🙂

3 thoughts on “love, love and more love :D

  1. Ahhhh the most important message. I can kinda visualize Jesus climbing up to get a great vantage point to share His love message on the “beatitudes”. He simply wanted us to get “in the zone” and gave us some instructions on how to make that happen. I can remember taking the kids to Disneyland for the first time, and there was a special section as you got to the back of the park designed especially for the smaller kids. It featured the cute little rides with the cups and saucers, then it started to play – that song. Aaaack and you started to hummm it, then sing along because you couldn’t get it out of your mind – it would play over, over, and over. If I say it, then it will immediately engulf your mind – it should have a rating like MC-13 (Mind Control -13), do yourself a favor and click off before I mention, dah, dah, dah dah – “It’s a small world after all, itsa….. and you are thrust immediately into the kid zone! What’s my point – well, that’s what Jesus wanted us to do – get into the love zone – immediately. Play His message over and over until you get it!Great message Sarah from Gary Chapman’s book showing us another rendition/perspective of how we get into the “love zone” with all of our significant others. So let’s all get into the love zone – I can even picture Jesus humming this one, too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtS4ef0vqhU&feature=related 🙂

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