According to Gary Chapman, author of the bestselling book, The Five Love Languages, human beings express and experience love in 5 categories:
Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch.
In my private observation, I’ve noticed that whatever someone is known for to their close friends and relatives, is usually an indication of what that person’s language of love is. It’s possible to have two that dominate the others, but when conducting the test that Mr. Chapman created, there is usually one that stands out the most.
For example, I have a dear friend, much older than I am and in her free time she can be found performing Acts of Service for others. There have been countless instances when I needed something done on short notice, and when I called her she came running. That being said, through observation, whenever she has needed a favor done, it has also fallen in the area of Acts of Service.
I could call her right now and say, “Hey, I’m coming over to help you with thus and so”, and her entire mood would perk up! I’ve seen it time and again. Performing Acts of Service for this particular person is like adding fuel to her love tank. And I would even dare say, whenever she performs a service act for someone else, it makes her feel most useful, because she never complains.
My most dominant love language however is Physical Touch. I’m the girl always soliciting a warm hug, leaning in closer, if I’m sitting beside you, or gently punching your arm during a joke. Something as simple as a high-five or a squeeze of the shoulder communicates love and reassurance to me.
But have you ever wondered or even considered, what God’s love language is?
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