This final study on love languages ties this series together. Learn how to identify your unique Love Language. Learn how to differentiate between sex and the love language called physical touch. How do you love well, and what is the big deal with love anyway?
This study is based on principles from Gary Chapman’s popular book, The Five Love Languages. Everyone has emotional needs that are met through love. This final study ties all the loose end together. If you have not done the others, make sure you do them first. That will give you better understanding of the content of this study. Discover your primary language and that of your spouse.
Sexual desire is different from the language of physical touch. It can be part of it, but everyone can enjoy sex, whatever their love language.
Love is a choice. People married for more than a couple of years will understand this better than a newlywed couple. Love chooses to act in the best interest of another. It is not just based on feeling.
Our culture focuses on the “in love” feeling side of love. Mature love focuses on choice and love as an action.
To love is to choose to act in the other person’s interest, even when it does not come naturally to do so. This will be very evident when you discover what your love languages are. They will be unique to each of you. Even if you share the same primary language, you may have a different “dialect”, which can still cause misunderstanding. Communication and understanding are key to learning to help each other feel loved. Because love fills the basic needs of security, self-worth, and significance, it is so important to learn to love well.
Finally, we will look at loving unconditionally and finding hope when we feel hopeless.