HL Reflection: Ways to Practice Love

There’s no shortage of complexities in relationships with others. Maintaining and improving your relationship with someone else is an active and open process. In building and growing bonds with other people, communication is a vital tool, but the way we express affection and love is multifaceted.

In his book Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman outlines what he calls the five “love languages,” which include words of affirmation, physical touch, acts of devotion, quality time, and gifts. These elements constitute what a positive relationship looks like, and how an individual expresses their loving sentiments towards another in a relationship. Many people have many languages they use to convey their emotions, and aren’t strictly limited to these examples.

What love languages do you speak? How can we better understand the love languages that others speak to us? How do you match up the language you speak with the language your partner hears, and vice versa?

Here is a short crash course one the concept: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al1rQKIllk4