Love is in the air during February. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, our loved ones may have mounting pressures to ensure the perfect gift is purchased or the perfect date is planned. While this day is celebrated one day a year, love can be celebrated every day.
The 5 Love Languages is a book that conveys “five emotional love languages—five ways that people speak and understand emotional love.” The five love languages are Acts of Service, Quality Time, Physical Touch, Receiving Gifts, and Words of Affirmation. When we express our love we usually communicate it through our primary love language yet this expression can be foreign to our spouse or children because they receive love in a different emotional love language.
The book offers the 5 Love Languages assessment online to help you determine which is your primary emotional love language. Assessments are for singles, individuals in relationships, and children ages 5-8, 9-12, and teen. This assessment is a wonderful gift to give yourself and each of your family members to learn how best to communicate in a way they will feel loved.
This month consider taking the online assessment and see your relationships strengthen and transform. Be mindful to practice daily the love languages for each member of your family and see how this Valentine’s Day can be less stressful by expressing love in the primary language that resonates with your spouse or children.