Learning to Speak Love
It's really the little things that make (or break) a great relationship. Funny how that is, right? Our words and actions are like tiny little pebbles. If the actions are kind and other-centered, the pebbles seem to cluster together to 'ground' and build solidity to the relationship. If our actions are self centered or unforgiving, the pebbles wiggle into our shoes so that we cannot seem to walk in love for a single step!
The great little book The 5 Love Languages is like a linguistics course in learning to communicate love to your spouse in the 'native tongue' that THEY speak.
In a comment to this post, a reader shared their own piece of marriage advice. I think it's brilliant. Here's what Jason says,
".... one of the fundamental things in our marriage has been that we always trust the other has our best in mind. This thought has saved us from many emotional train wrecks. When we choose to believe the best about someone, we don't get cynical or bitter towards them, we grow closer to them despite their shortcomings."
His blog, Command-and-promise, is deep and well thought and built on great Biblical truths.
What great principle have you learned in building a lasting relationship? How have you learned to speak each other's 'love language?"
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