The Languages of Love


Dr. Gary Chapman speaks at conferences about marriage. His book, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, discusses the different ways couples show their love for each other. I took the quiz, and persuaded my husband of many years to take it also. He grumbled, but complied, then asked why I wanted him to do it. I explained I wanted to be sure I expressed my love in ways that he would appreciate.

So, what are the five languages? I’ll list them in alphabetical order, because others will rate them differently than my husband and I did.

Acts of Service, especially when one partner is stressed, are greatly appreciated by some. Physical touch may be more important to one partner, while Quality Time is valued by another. Receiving gifts pleases some partners, while Words of Affirmation are valued most by others.

Knowing this gives you a double whammy if you read or write romance. You can figure out what pleases your real-life partner and find it in the heroes and heroines in the romances you read and/or write.




About carolynrae1

Carolyn Rae (a/k/a Carolyn Rae Williamson) - Her passion is writing romantic suspense and delving into the minds of stalkers, bombers and terrorists that threaten the course of true love. Romancing the Doctor, follows two lovers in a search for a dangerous virus spreader. It was published on May 22, 2018, Watch for the Cordillera Royals Series, soon to come, with Royal Pretender, Royal Wedding Scoop, and Royal Holiday with a Prince. She has also written a Witness Protection Series, which includes Hiding from Love, Protected by Love, and Tempted by Love. She wrote the text of There IS Life After Lettuce (Eakin Press), a cookbook for heart patients and diabetics and has a master's degree in home economics. Whenever she tastes a delicious high calorie dish, she goes home to make a more healthy, but still tasty version. Her profile, travel, and cooking articles have appeared in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, Positive Parenting, AAA World, Hawaii and Alaska, and Romance Writer's Report.1
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