What is God’s love language?
I’m sure your familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman’s take on the five love languages:
- Acts of service
- Quality time
- Receiving gifts
- Physical touch
Understanding the concept helps us strengthen our relationship with our spouse and with our children by expressing love to them in the specific ways they feel that love. The five love languages are how we feel love from others as well.
Because we were created in God’s image, we each feel God’s love and presence primarily in one or two of these ways. However, God speaks all five languages fluently.
When you understand this concept, you’ll not only know how to feel closer to God, but you’ll also give your spouse the freedom to relate to God in their own love language even though you’ll likely express your love to God differently.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Using Your Love Language to Grow Closer to God,” Dr. Gary Chapman is with us to describe how uniquely God relates to each of us and to share practical advice for how love languages can help you grow in your relationship with the Lord.
Dr. Chapman will also explain how to learn new dialects of your love language when your usual expressions become mundane or routine, as well as how to stretch yourself and learn to speak other love languages in your relationship with God.
I’d like to extend an invitation for you to become a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Focus on the Family” program. When you do, I’ll send you a copy of Dr. Gary Chapman’s book God Speaks Your Love Language: How to Experience and Express God’s Love as a way of saying thank you for touching others with the love of Christ. You’ll also receive member-exclusive benefits. To make your pledge, or for more information, visit our website or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
You may also be interested in a free online booklet we’ve written called, “Coming Home: An Invitation to Join God’s Family,” which explains what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.