Five Love Language Gary Chapman A Love Language Minute

October 23, 2019
Love, but not “in love”?

Love, but not “in love”?

Your spouse says they love you but are not “in love” with you. It means they don’t have those euphoric feelings they once had earlier in your relationship. But true love is best developed through acts of love, and the emotions will follow.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What to do during a separation

What to do during a separation

Hold your spouse accountable for their transgressions, but examine your own failures and confess them as well. Mutual respect for each other during this period is vital.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to get your spouse to speak your love language

How to get your spouse to speak your love language

You can’t make someone speak your love language, but you can remind them of what yours is. This little nudge will help your spouse to learn and speak your love language.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Your spouse has left you. Now what?

Your spouse has left you. Now what?

The loneliness you feel after your spouse has left you is understandable; but beginning to date again immediately after the separation isn’t the answer. Your well-being is best served by seeking connections with long-time trusted friends.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

When your spouse doesn’t speak your love language

When your spouse doesn’t speak your love language

It’s quite possible that your spouse doesn’t know what your love language is. Reading The 5 Love Languagestogether might open your spouse’s eyes to what your love language is. This will help them express their love is a way that is better received.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Leaving your spouse for someone else

Leaving your spouse for someone else

Leaving your spouse for someone else often comes from losing the feelingof love. Yielding to your “in love” emotions will never sustain a sound relationship.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Understanding separation

Understanding separation

Most people feel their marital separation is their spouse’s fault. The Bible instructs us to remove the log from our own eye first. Focus on your own culpability as well.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Seeking reconciliation

Seeking reconciliation

Seeking reconciliation doesn’t require that we hide our emotions. But instead of responding in anger, express how the transgression makes you feel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Work is ordained by God

Work is ordained by God

God ordained that man should work beforethe fall. Work is not a curse but a blessing. All our work should be for our satisfaction and to God’s glory.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Financial concerns

Financial concerns

Jesus said, “A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”. Our satisfaction doesn’t come in the form of financial success. Relationships are our real assets.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Unreciprocated love

Unreciprocated love

What might help your spouse to speak your love language? Make a request of your spouse that would require their response to be in your love language.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Addicted to pornography

Addicted to pornography

Any addiction, especially pornography, is an addiction that’s built on the lie that you have the power to conquer it yourself. Overcoming the addiction requires Divine help.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Putting the “merry” in Merry Christmas

Putting the “merry” in Merry Christmas

The shepherds in the Christmas story can teach us how to be merry at Christmas time. They returned to their fields “glorifying and praising God”. Find time today to raise your spirit in praise to God!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Spiritual intimacy

Spiritual intimacy

Spiritual intimacy in a marriage is usually the most difficult practice, but also the most important. Walking with God and sharing that walk with your spouse leads to lasting intimacy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Away from family during the Holidays

Away from family during the Holidays

If your loved one is away during the holidays, make sure to reach out and touch them through a call, text or email – letting them know you’re thinking of them.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dating someone with a different Love Language

Dating someone with a different Love Language

Dating someone with a different love language is challenging. If they are speaking your love language, it’s important that you learn to speak their love language.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Challenges after a divorce

Challenges after a divorce

What do you do when your former spouse wants to work on your relationship after your divorce? Seek wise counsel as you navigate through this complicated challenge.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Parent or Friend

Parent or Friend

As a parent, you can also be your child’s friend; but first and foremost, you’re their parent – not their peer. Your authority and responsibility as a parent should not be relinquished.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sincere Apologies

Sincere Apologies

​How do you express a sincere apology to your spouse? Don't just say "I'm sorry". Be specific in telling them what you are sorry for, and don't ever add the words "but ...".See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Harsh Words

Harsh Words

​How do you deal with a husband who's harsh with his words to his wife and children? Have the courage to express the hurt that his words cause. Suggest he talk with a pastor.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Struggling to Love

Struggling to Love

​Some people struggle with loving and interacting with other people. It's important to understand that life's greatest meaning is not discovered in isolation. The greatest meaning is to reach out and serve other people.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Where Should Married Couples Spend the Holidays

Where Should Married Couples Spend the Holidays

​Where to spend the holidays with extended family must be worked out between the couple. Splitting time evenly between families will prevent hard feelings and conflict.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Marriage You've Always Wanted

The Marriage You've Always Wanted

​Scripture exhorts us to serve one another in love. Harsh words destroy a marriage. Acts of service create a positive emotional climate where love can thrive.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.