Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The worst love language ever

As a college student, I read Gary Chapman's Five Love Languages and it was confirmed.
I have the worst love language ever.

If you aren't familiar with the book, there are five love languages. Each of us has a language we speak fluently, and a language which our hearts crave to hear and receive.

One. Words of Affirmation
Two. Acts of Service
Three. Receiving Gifts
Four. Quality Time
Five. Physical Touch

You can take the quiz here.
It will change your life.
Don't say I didn't warn you.

Mine, unsurprisingly, is words of affirmation. All of the others are woven intricately with that one to create an ornate, albeit tangled quilt.

In my opinion, people whose love language is words of affirmation are similar to puppies.
We need our head patted and to hear a lot of atta boys.
We hoard written notes and strategically place them to breathe in their sweet aroma time and again.
We save voicemails that speak life and exude love.
We highlight all of the feel good scripture God breathed over our beings and whisper-sing their lovely melodies from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same.
We are delicate creatures. Words can build us. Words can break us.

For my fellow love languagers (is that even a thing?!?), here are a few words for you. For us.

One. You are beautiful.
"You are altogether beautiful, my love. There is no flaw in you." Song of Solomon 4:7

Two. You are doing a good work.
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:29

Three. You are worth dying for.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that He should lay down His life.." John 15:13

Four. You are loved.
"For God so loved the world (YOU), that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Five. You are valued.
"Indeed, even the very number of hairs on your head are numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Luke 12:7

Six. You are chosen.
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9

And, one more teensy word of affirmation from the fabulousness that is Proverbs 31 women. I could hug their necks and kiss their face right off for this. Preach, ladies! You do it so well.

And one more thing, when we receive these words of affirmation, we are armed and dangerous and ready to conquer the world.
Bring it, Tuesday!

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