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The 5 Love Languages

17 January 2:00 am
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Hello! This is Rebecca Kochenderfer, Senior Editor of Homeschool.com. I’ve just finished reading “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman and I have to tell you about it. The five love languages are: Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Physical Touch, Quality Time, and Acts of Service. For example, my husband’s love language (how he receives love and how he shows love) is Quality Time. So it means a lot to him if I keep him company when he runs errands. My youngest daughter’s love language is Gifts, so I make it a point to bring her little souvenirs from my trips to let her know I am thinking of her and to show her that she is loved. My oldest daughter’s love language is Physical Touch, so the family makes sure that we hug her a lot. I was at a friend’s house a while back and I noticed that she had special words in frames hung on her walls, words like “love” and “happiness”.  She also displayed on her bookshelves special cards that she had received from others. Bingo! Her love language is Words of Affirmation. So the best way I can show her my love is not to give her a gift (which I would normally do, because that is my love language), but instead, to write her a letter telling her how much she means to me. Get it?  I’m telling you, the idea of the five love languages is so simple, yet so profound. Now my husband knows  that gifts are important to me, not because I’m shallow or materialistic, but because that’s how I receive love (He’s reading this, right?). You have to read this book. It will bring your family closer together and will sweeten your marriage.  “The Five Love Languages” is available from libraries and from Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_23?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+five+love+languages&x=0&y=0&sprefix=the+five+love+languages

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