The Language Of Love: What Is Love?

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What is love? This is a question that has been asked throughout the decades. It has been studied and observed. Lives have been lost and wars been fought over it. Webster dictionary defines love as; “a (1) : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties (2) : attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3) : affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests b : an assurance of affection ”.Here is how the world’s best-selling book, the Bible, would describes love: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; “4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record…show more content…
One of the biggest issues in a romantic relationship is understanding how your significant other interprets love. Most humans grow up learning the language of love from our parents, which becomes our native tongue. As we continue to age, we may learn additional languages, but usually with much more effort. In the area of love, it’s similar. Your emotional love language and that of your spouse may be as different as Spanish from English – no matter how hard you try to express love in English, if your spouse only understands Spanish, you’ll never understand how to love each other. Seldom do a husband and wife have the same primary love language. We tend to speak our primary love language and become confused when our spouse doesn’t understand what we’re communicating. Once you identify and learn to speak your spouse’s primary love language, you’ll have discovered the key to a long-lasting, loving marriage. I came across a book that really helps one find out how they view romantic love. It is called “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Spouse” by Dr. Gary Chapman.
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