I previously spoke about the book Keep Your Love On by Danny Lee Silk. In this book, Danny mentions another book that I highly recommend reading: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.
This is a “must-read” when it comes to learning how to best connect with people in the inner circle of your life. I think it is important to learn the love language of your partner, family, children, and close friends.
If you don’t get an opportunity to read the book, at least take the test here to find out what your love language is.
It is important to understand that all 5 love languages are methods of expressing that you care about someone, and there is a balance to this. I believe there are a couple things that ring true with the love languages: they change over time as your needs change and your need can vary from person to person. However, I think it is the individual’s job to be aware of what makes them feel loved and then thoroughly communicate that verbally to other people.
I also love this book because it doesn’t require your to be religious to relate and apply it in your life.
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Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.
By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together.
*Please note that my opinions and the author’s opinions do not always support each other. The author has not endorsed this post.
(For those who it concerns, my current need for expressed love is Quality Time 😉 )