The ways of communicating love are:
1. To serve one another,
2. To encourage,
3. Giving time to one another,
4. Touching and being close enough to be touched,
5. By giving.
The manner of love you prefer, will be the manner that you yourself use the most, more than the other manners.
You are capable of communicating love in all the other ways too, it is just that you prefer your own, special way. Practice yourself, however, in all the other ways of communicating love, and be sensitive for others.
If you have children in your life, be on the lookout for their specific love-language. At a certain age, from about seven to eight, their preference will start showing.
Remember, you are a unique person, created by a Living God. He has made you with all those specific capabilities. Although the circumstances in which you were brought up can distort your perception of the giving and receiving of love, you are uniquely “wired” by God to speak this love-language.
But also remember this:
Philippians 2:3-4 “3 Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves]. 4 Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others.”
You may have all the gifts of the Spirit, but if you don’t have love … you fail.
Therefore, be prepared to be flexible towards others, in order to learn their specific love-language. Don’t love yourself more than others – esteem others’ needs higher than your own.
Train yourself and your children in Biblical love. That is the ultimate guide to teach us how to communicate love … love without “self” pulling it!
Aim towards creating a home for your family [and yourself], which is feathered out with love. If love is communicated unconditionally in the home, it will waft out to the world and to others who need it desperately!
By this the world will see and smell and follow.
1 Thessalonians 3:12 “12 And may the Lord make you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another and for all people, just as we also do for you,”
Go out there and communicate love better😊😊
Credits – Amanda Buys.
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