Learning how to love: 5 love languages
Let’s learn about love. Love is a universally known word, despite the various ways to pronounce it all around the world.
Love is defined as a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. We have all experienced the feeling of being loved by another, loving another, and even trying to love ourselves during our lifetime. Sometimes in our relationships it can be frustrating when you are trying to express your love to someone and feel they are not reciprocating their love back. You know this individual loves you, but they just aren’t showing it. So, have you ever thought that we all love differently?
Dr. Gary Chapman introduced the 5 Love Languages in 1992. Dr. Chapman stated that he wanted to help people speak and understand emotional love when it is expressed through one of five languages: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, or physical touch, Chapman argues that while each of these languages is enjoyed to some degree by all people, a person will usually speak one primary language, but all are important and can be ranked after taking the love language profile.
I encourage you to take the quiz for yourself!
Understanding the 5 love languages
It's very important to become aware how others show you their love, how they need to be loved, how you show your love, and how you need to be loved for any healthy relationship. I challenge you to seek to understand yourself and your loved ones. See what love language they are and as you become aware of how to communicated love in your relationships, you will begin to love in a variety of new languages.
By Taunie Davidson