Premarital Counseling Resource: The 5 Love Languages
June 1, 2015
Falling in love is easy. All it takes is a class together, an adjacent cubicle, or a chance meeting. After a couple dates, you may want to spend the rest of your life with this person. But what you may not realize is that maintaining healthy relationships is a daily, lifelong pursuit.
It does not have to be an arduous pursuit though. Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch, are all ways to show and to be shown love. Once you understand these “love languages,” you’ll be able nurture not only a romantic relationship, but also casual, business, and familial relationships effectually.
Dr. Gary Chapman’s classic The 5 Love Languages has sold more than 9 million copies and is as applicable as it is insightful. Practice the simple steps outlined in each chapter–you’ll find yourself more motivated and confident that you can succeed in having healthy, mutually beneficial relationships.