We have looked at several topics in previous topics and my prayer is that our lives continue to be changed by them.

In the next posts, we look at a topic that many have a misconstrued perception about;Restoring Your Sexuality.

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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😊😊

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A few illustrations of communicating love …….


The Toucher and the Communicator.
Ben and Veronica were married for fifteen years. They had a good marriage, however, in some way or another, they always missed each other. When they heard about the different manners of loving, all became clear.

Ben is a toucher. He wants to show love by touching and being close, and that is the way he expects to be loved too.

Veronica is a communicator. She wants to talk, to encourage, and that is the way she expects to be loved by others, especially by her husband.

Of course they would miss the mark!

Once they realized which love-language was top priority for each of them, they could meet each other on their own levels and be fulfilled.

The Giver.
Mr. and Mrs. Tusiime have three children. The middle one, John, is a giver. Since he was a toddler, you could always find him busy “making” something, wrapping it in gift-paper, or wanting to buy some things for the other members of the family. Gift giving is John’s main way of communicating love! And that will also be the love-language he will understand when given to him.
The Server and the Listener.

Think of Martha and Mary. Martha was a server. Mary was the “quality time giver” and a good listener. Had Martha understood this, it would have been no problem for her having to do the work all by herself. That was anyway her way of showing her love for the Lord – by serving Him and His disciples.

Mary, on the other hand, was hanging on His lips, sitting there in awe – not at all interested in the preparation of food for this group of men or in serving them in the physical!

Luke 10:38-40 “38 Now while they were on their way, it occurred that Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha received and welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was listening to His teaching. 40 But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]!”

Now look at that! Two sisters from the same family, the one a devoted server, and the other … a devoted listener!

Martha’s concept of giving and receiving love was: “Tomorrow morning I must get up at five to kneed the bread, to pick some fresh herbs and to prepare those delicacies for the Master and His men. Oh I am going to make it worth the while for them! Just to see them enjoying this food, will make me happy!” Martha showed her love by serving, but wrongly expected the same from Mary!

Mary on the other hand, was probably thinking: “Tomorrow the Master will be here! Glory! To think I will have a whole day of sitting at His feet, listening to His words of wisdom! Who wants to eat? I can just sit there and drink and eat my spirit to the fill … sheer pleasure!”

See how easily we can misinterpret each other?

Now think for a moment about yourself, think about your spouse or children or parents or friends.

See if you can “categorize” them in one of these groups.

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And to top it all…….


4. Touching and being close enough to be touched
Mark 10:13, 16 “13 And they kept bringing young children to Him that He might touch them, and the disciples were reproving them [for it]. 16 And He took them [the children up one by one] in His arms and [fervently invoked a] blessing, placing His hands upon them.”

Your whole day can be lighted up by a touch in time. If you are a woman , you must have experienced the difference it makes when your husband brushes by, touching you for a brief moment? Or if you’re a man, doesn’t it warm your heart when you are busy in your study with those boring accounts, and your wife comes in with a cup of tea and massages those weary shoulders?

These are touches that say: “I miss you. You are important to me. I see what you are doing for me, I want to be with you”.

Likewise a child thrives under the loving touch of his parents.

Learn to touch … not only with your hands, but with your eyes also!

5. Giving.
John 3:16 “16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.”
To receive, in love, is just as important a gesture as to give in love. Some people are natural givers, and it comes quite easy for them to give.

It warms the heart when an unexpected gift is received. However small, it doesn’t matter. It is especially those gifts you receive apart from special days like birthdays and so forth. When you get the unction next time to buy a flower for a friend, don’t ignore it … try it! It brings a warmth and softness in the heart and eye.

If love then is a universal language, but everyone doesn’t understand it the same way, what is the solution?

We can start by examining ourselves. Which of the above-mentioned manners of love giving do you feel comfortable with? Which one is you?

Then that one is your number one way of expressing love and it will also be the way in which you will expect to be loved. Now, list the rest of the above mentioned manners in the order from the most you to the least you.

Let’s  look at a few examples to illustrate this principle in our next post🙂🙂.

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Continuing with understanding how to communicate love……..


3. Giving your time.
Colossians 4:5 “5 Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.”

Time is precious, isn’t it?

I have come to the conclusion that time can be our enemy, or it can be a reliable friend. It all depends on if we have given our time as a sacrifice to God to be redeemed unto His Kingdom.

We often pray: “Lord, I want to be like You. I want to think like You, talk like You, have Your power in my every day life and ministry”. But we fall short of spending quality time with Him in an intimate atmosphere. How then can we expect to be conformed to Him? How can we expect to grow and mature in our walk in life and be like minded to Christ?

If you are a child of the Father, you are on the guest list to sit at the feast table of the King every day. Here, He wants to sit with you and share His Heart while you can have sweet communion with each other. Don’t ever allow one meal to go by with your chair being empty!

This is true in every relationship. The more time we spend with another person, the better we get to know each other … and if we are perceptive, we will absorb the good from each other and give it out to others.

This is called fellowship.

Our children need our quality time. Have you ever watched an animal, like for instance a dog or a cat lying in their basket with her newborn litter?

She allows you [although not at ease], to pick them up one by one to cuddle and stroke them, but the moment you put them back with her, she sniffs them through, and then shuffle them into a position until she is satisfied. It is just as amazing to watch sheep with their newborn, grazing in the field. Those little lambs wander off, bundle together and have a ball playing in the grass. But the moment the flock starts moving in a direction, and those sheep all start bleating, the lambs start bleating, and to us they all sound the same. But, I promise you … every lamb ends up with his own mother, because she sniffs him out! And beware the lamb that tries to suck from the wrong mother! She just gives him a rough bump with the nose! I am telling you this to illustrate how we can “sniff” our children by spending quality time with them.

Out there in the world they can pick up all sorts of strange ideas, and bring it home with them. If we don’t take the time to sit and talk with them, listening to their hearts, we will grow apart and get estranged from each other, and they will wander off into strange playgrounds and end up with the wrong “mothers!”

To give your ear and mouth to someone else, can be interpreted as a love-act by that person. To communicate, involves that you invest yourself by listening and responding in love and sharing of yourself.

Hebrews 13:16 “16 Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

There is a lot more where that came from, keep it here🙂🙂

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Getting in-depth with how to communicate love……..


1. Serving one another.
Galatians 5:13 “13 For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another.”

How can we express love by serving?
Have your ever experienced that you want something to be done so badly, like for instance your vehicle needs washing, but you just don’t have the time and you need it to go somewhere? And then, when you get to it, you find that someone saw your need, and did it for you? Emotions of gratitude flood you immediately, isn’t it? And then you look for opportunities to do something to recompense that person?
You serve with love every time you see someone’s need and go out of your way to do something for him or her. It is doing something that is not necessarily your responsibility, but just because you saw the need, you decided to do it for him or her.

Titus 3:8 “8 This message is most trustworthy, and concerning these things I want you to insist steadfastly, so that those who have believed in (trusted in, relied on) God may be careful to apply themselves to honorable occupations and to doing good, for such things are [not only] excellent and right [in themselves], but [they are] good and profitable for the people.”

2. Encouraging one another.
Romans 12:10 “10 Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another.”

Words are a powerful medium, whether it is spoken audibly, written down, or even received in the mind or spirit. Words can build up, encourage, influence, inspire, reject, hurt and love. Words can even create – in the physical or spiritual realm.

Ever noticed how an encouraging word draws open a dull curtain in someone’s eyes? Even if it’s just for a flash of a second, a word of building up, praise or a compliment sincerely meant lightens up somebody else’s countenance. And, it is a seed that you have planted in that person, and it will surely grow!

It is worth the effort to practice yourself in being an encourager. One day, when you least expect it, this bread that you have cast on the waters, will surely return to you!

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But how can we show love if we haven’t been loved?

We need an example of course! And what better one can we have than looking at the love Jesus has for us!

In the same way, we as parents (and aspiring parents!) must follow in His Footsteps, leading in paths of righteousness, feeding with love and patience, and creating a safe house for our children to develop and mature in … to secure them, in Him, and in love.

Of course love consists of two sides: giving and receiving.

In giving, action is taken. In receiving, feeling is experienced. It is not always such a simple task to give love, for sometimes you don’t know how your way of giving that love, will be received.
Different people will interpret love in various ways. You get, for instance, those who say they love, but don’t show it. On the other hand, you have those who go through the motions of showing love, but never voice it. And then there are those who practice both, but have no emotions going along with it.

There is a balance in all of these.

That balance we will have if we live, and move and have our being in Him. Jesus Christ is our perfect example of love, because He is Love. Let’s look for instance how He acted out love in the practical, every day life during those three years of His ministry on earth.

Matthew 8:2-3 “2 And behold, a leper came up to Him and, prostrating himself, worshiped Him, saying, Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cleanse me by curing me. 3 And He reached out His hand and touched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed by being cured. And instantly his leprosy was cured and cleansed.”

Mark 10:13 “13 And they kept bringing young children to Him that He might touch them, and the disciples were reproving them [for it].”

Luke 22:51 “51 But Jesus said, Permit them to go so far [as to seize Me]. And He touched the little (insignificant) ear and healed him.”

Luke 23:34 “34 And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them. [Ps. 22:18.]”

You see here that Jesus expressed love through touching, speaking, weeping, healing, and praying. These are just a few examples. There is a vast spectrum to be seen in the Word which portrays the infinite love He demonstrates even today in a great variety of manners … whether it be supernaturally or through His Body here on earth.

Become still for a moment, look inside your own heart, and discern what your greatest need is. Is it perhaps to feel loved, accepted? God has created man with this vacuum, which can only be filled by love, firstly, from God and then from man’s fellow creatures. And He has created us with the capacity to give love.

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