Show Them the Love
The strains of the last year have us all walking around frazzled. Now it’s time for Valentine’s Day. Telling the people we love how we feel is sometimes lost in the shuffle of everyday life, let alone in times of stress and struggle. Instead, show them the love you know they deserve.
I do every day, I think?
Some folks can relax in the comfort of their relationships. A good thing, but reaffirming that comfort is better. Some of us are a little insecure and need to be assured that the world isn’t shaking things up. Especially in uncertain times.
So, don’t think, know that you have expressed your feelings and affection. We’re here to help you shake it up on your own. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.
What do they hear?
Do you actually know what proves your love…to them? Maybe you’re buying flowers or doing laundry, but what they want are hugs and kisses. A “well done!” is great but doing the dishes for them might be better.
A Southern Baptist pastor named Dr. Gary Chapman wrote a book 19 years ago called, “The 5 Love Languages” and it was quite the sensation! On daytime TV talk shows and touted worldwide, he sold millions of copies. Aimed primarily at Christian couples, the book was designed to teach a person the language of their loved ones. For example, giving your teenager all the gadgets they want may not convey to them your affection like a long talk would. YOU know you love them, but do they?
Take the Quiz
People often don’t know what they want, really. They think they do, but occasionally we have to coax it out of them. But do we know the right questions to ask? Dr. Chapman figured that out as well. He devised some quizzes to help us get there. These simple inquiries help sort out these categories:
- Receiving gifts From trinkets and baubles to expensive items, some folks just love
- Quality Time Just being there, hanging out, talking…your time is important.
- Words of Affirmation Atta boys and ‘good job!’ s can prove you’re paying attention.
- Physical Touch A hug, handholding, a caress during a conversation…can mean everything.
- Acts of Service A helping hand without being asked can imply volumes!
Flowers and candy are great, but they can be expensive and quite boring. Learning and really knowing those you care about takes dedication and devotion. And love. Just remember that what you love may not be what they love.
Do you know what everyone loves? A clean house they didn’t have to clean! Let us help you love your people! (This one is easy…)
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