What’s Your Love Language (and Your Mate’s)? by Beth Brantner, LPCC Lost and Found Ministry
February, the month of hearts, love and relationships. Valentine’s Day is dedicated to love and affection and taking extra time to let our loved ones know how much we care. But you know, a card and flowers don’t always convey that message.
Author and couples counselor, Gary Chapman developed the concept of the “5 Love Languages” in his book by the same name. He explains that people usually have one primary love language, and they will not necessarily “feel” your love unless you “speak” their particular love language. And, the love messages get garbled because we’re each “speaking” a different love language.
This is even true about my two dogs! Each has her own “love language.”
Piper, my therapy dog is all about touch, which is perfect for her therapy dog duties. Sitting by someone or having him pet her is Piper’s idea of bliss. My other dog, which is a small mixed breed, has a love language that is all about words. When talked to kindly, her tail thumps, her eyes light up and she gives you all her attention.
The point of this is people have different languages as well and if you pay attention you can usually figure out what love language each person has. Then, not only on Valentines Day, but for the other 364 days of the year you can “speak” their love language to really let them know how much you care.
Come to Lost and Found Ministry, 111 7th St. So., Moorhead on Tuesday evening, February 16 at 7 pm for an fun discussion around the 5 Love Languages and find out what YOUR love language is (and your mate’s).