Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My Love Language

It's been many years since I read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, however I still remember how important the concept of knowing and understanding how we each give and receive love is integral to our relationships. When I received my March blog topic from my sister Brenda, I clicked over to the 5 Love Languages website to refresh my memory and take the quiz to determine my love language.


The love languages are (1) words of affirmation, (2) acts of service, (3) receiving gifts, (4) quality time, and (5) physical touch. My quiz results show that acts of service is my primary love language, indicating that I feel most loved when someone does something for me. For example, it makes my heart happy when Robbie empties the dishwasher or cooks supper or buys groceries. Lucky for me, he does many acts of service every week! [And, of course, he is always a good sport when I ask him to do something like jump online and take the 5 Love Languages Quiz - his two top love languages are physical touch and words of affirmation.]

I have to admit that I was a little surprised by my result as I remember that the results from years ago showed my primary love language to be words of affirmation (which is now third on my list after quality time). So, it seems our love language can change over time.

Obviously we receive and give love in all five of the languages, but knowing and understanding your own primary language and that of your spouse can have a huge positive impact on your relationship as you choose to show love in the language that most speaks to each other. Thanks, Brenda, for challenging me to write on this topic and remember the importance of showing love to others in the way they need it most!

Have you read this book? What is your love language?

4 comments:

Brenda Kay said...

Having just read the book, I thought this would be a great post for you. Hearing about your love language and that of Robbie, it's clear you are each always filling the others love tank.

Karen said...

This is new to me, but seems fascinating.

Sian said...

I've never read this book, though I have heard of it and have always been intrigued by the idea. I'm honestly not sure what my language is. I'll have to give that some thought.

Alison said...

haven't heard of this Melissa...either the book or the concept!...will add it to the list of 'things to check out'! xx