Introduction to Love Languages
Love! The word itself can evoke many different emotions in people, everything from ecstasy to very real pain. How can one word be so different? We will be looking at the “in love” feeling that couples experience that ushers them to the wedding alter; that blissful, exciting emotional obsession.
For so many people this feeling starts to dissipate sometime after the honeymoon is over and they are faced with real life marriage and unmet expectations. This process takes about two years on average; then comes a time to focus on lasting love. This is a normal cycle, but many are taken aback by the effects when it hits home and is a personal experience. Welcome to the real world of marriage! Conflict, mis-communication, and hurt are part of marriage- even a good marriage. This is when lasting love needs to become the focus. There is hope and help no matter where you are at in your marriage.
Lasting love means making choices based on the best interests of the other person; it’s not feelings based but instead desires the other person to grow and develop into the best they can be. Feelings come and go, but choice and commitment is the foundation of lasting love.
Join with us for this study based on the book, Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. This study is the introduction. We will talk about questions like: what happened? Why do we need a love language? Each of the five languages will have it’s own study as well, so you can practice what you learn and have a more fulfilling marriage as a result. Learn how to communicate emotional love to each other for a lifetime.
Next in the Series: Words of Affirmation
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