If you’ve read my past couple of posts or follow me on Instagram, then you know I’ve been somewhat obsessed with The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman for the past week. I was walking through Hastings and just happened to see it on a table. I’ve heard so many great things about it, so I picked it up.
“The problem is that we have overlooked one fundamental truth: People speak different love languages.” -Gary Chapman
The first couple of chapters he spends some time explaining the need to learn and speak our spouse’s love language, the idea of the “love tank,” and the “in love” obsession.
“I liked the metaphor the first time I heard it: Inside every child is an ’emotional tank’ waiting to be filled with love.” -Gary Chapman
Then he explains in detail each emotional love language (Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch). The stories of couples he’s counseled in the past were so helpful in determining mine and Cambre’s love languages. Once we determined that my love language is quality time and his is acts of service, so many things clicked! We’ve been happily married for three years, but after reading this book I feel like our future is even brighter.