I recently heard of a couple where she went out of her way to serve her man in very practical and helpful way, but because his “love language” wasn’t gifts of service he told her it didn’t mean much to him–he barely noticed.
How painful those words must have been. Which got me thinking about the whole love language thing. There is truth to how we especially appreciate the love our spouse shows to us. Each of us are different, and it is by God’s design. We need to study our spouse. We need to look for ways to bless them in a way that is meaningful to them…
If we use our “love language” to demand our spouse only love us in the way we think is special, isn’t this selfishness at its worst? Where is the gratefulness for the fact that our spouse is going out of their way to make our life a little easier? Where is the kindness and gentleness?
I am in no way condemning Gary Chapman’s best seller–it is profound in many ways and has helped countless marriages grow in better understanding their mate. However, if our spouse expresses love to us at all, we should be humbly grateful no matter how it is shown. Our spouse’s love is a gift to us from God. May we never take this gift lightly!
In what ways does your spouse show you love in unexpected ways?
♥ Things To Do In Orlando ♥
- Sanford – Art Walk is the fourth Friday of each month. It begins at 6p. and admission is FREE.
- Casselberry – Hot Rods And Rock N Roll Car Show will take place on Saturday, May 26th from 5p – 9p. FREE.
- Orange County Convention Center hosts Central Florida Home and Garden Show beginning Friday, May 25th – Sunday, May 27th. See site for hours and pricing.
- Celebration Town Center – Jazz Under the Starz on Thursday, May 24th from 7p – 8:15p. Bring your chairs and enjoy a live jazz performance by the Boone HS Band.