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Acts of service that will actually be appreciated

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Today’s #LoveBlog prompt is “Acts of Service,” one of the 5 love languages, which were discussed in an earlier post. I’ve gotten behind on blogging because of some travel, so there are some prompts that I have missed. Acts of service is actually today’s prompt, but I will be trying to “make up” some of the prompts I missed over the next couple of days, as well as try to stay on schedule.

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So, acts of service. Acts of service has always been a pretty low score when I take the love languages quiz, but that just goes to show how love languages can be fluid, so we should be as fluent in them all as possible! Recently, acts of service has been one of the love languages I appreciate most.

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The 5 Love Languages are not just about romance

February. The month of LOVE.

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The thing about love is that there are different types. The thing about relationships is that they aren’t just romantic.

The thing about love languages is that you need to know more than just your significant other’s.

  
It may be a little hypocritical of me to make that statement. I am by no means an expert in my friends and family’s love language. I would be hard pressed to say any of them with much certainty.

Another disclaimer I should make is that I have not read the 5 Love Languages book. I did read Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman, the author of the love languages book, that had a chapter on the love languages, but I am by no means an expert in love languages in general, or how to apply that knowledge to your relationship with a significant other, or with anyone else. However, I don’t think you have to be.

You don’t have to bombard everyone in your life with the quiz just to love them the best you can. I think a little observation and critical thinking can help you identify the ways you can best speak love to those in your life. It’s not that everyone shows love in the exact same way that they enjoy being shown love, but it is sometimes the case. By being mindful of the people in our lives, I think we can sometimes learn how to better serve them. Continue reading “The 5 Love Languages are not just about romance”

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