Dr. Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages, explains that love can be expressed in five powerfulHP_5_Love_Languages ways. Download this Faith Talk HERE for a brief overview or refer to his book for greater insight. (The book is available in the Bellevue Bookstore or Library.) Dr. Chapman’s five love languages are listed below.

  • Physical Touch
  • Acts of Service
  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Gifts

Consider the following Low/No Cost suggestions to express love to your wife:

  1. Create coupons for your wife. Ideas could include coupons for:
    • Hugs and back rubs
    • A favorite meal prepared together
    • A night off from all kitchen chores
    • Mother’s-evening-out
  2. Verbalize qualities that initially attracted you to your wife as well as qualities you currently admire. Encourage your wife in the activities and hobbies that she enjoys.
  3. Send an hourly email or text to your wife on Valentine’s Day. Include links to songs, poems, Bible verses, or your own personalized love note.
  4. Think of twelve creative, low-cost dates and organize them into a decorated box, one date for each month of the year. Suggestions include:
    • Bake cookies together.HP_couple_park
    • Walk around the neighborhood or to a nearby park.
    • Take a trip to the zoo on a free entrance day.
    • Movie night at home after the kid’s bedtime.
  5. Print two copies of your wedding vows and insert them into matching frames. Discuss your special day while looking through your wedding pictures. Watch a video of your ceremony, if you have one, and repeat your vows to each other.
  6. Surprise your spouse with a foot washing! Fill a dishpan with hot water, bath oil, and a fragrance. After washing, massage a fragrant lotion into her feet. Share your desire to serve her by asking; “What can I help you with this week?”

Download the complete Faith Talk HERE.