Updated: Oct 19, 2018
by Nina Sabin - Healthy Tip
Do you know that you have a love language? Did you know that “Love heals all wounds”?
These two topics we will cover in this Healthy Tip. The reason why I chose these topics are that people don’t realize how love can affect you. Everyone needs love. We were designed to love and be loved. Often though we don’t feel loved and that affects our mood and how we interact with others. So how do we learn to give and to get love?
First of all let’s begin with the fact that God has created us to love. He demonstrated His love for us in while we were still sinners He allowed His son to die for our salvation. John 3:16. Through Christ’s example we have learned that when we sacrifice our needs for others needs we are showing true love and true selfless act.
Unfortunately, it is very hard not to not be selfish. It is a sin we all struggle with. We want our needs to be met before others and think we deserve to be loved. However, are we being loveable? We actually feel better when we put others needs before our own. Think about the last time you put others needs before your own. How did you feel? I bet it felt good. I bet too you didn’t realize you were showing love to the other person. If you have never tried to put others needs before your own, try it and see how it makes you feel. I bet you will be surprised how much better you feel.
Now back to knowing your love language. Each of us have one main love language that we display when we show love. Often we don’t realize that love language may not be the same for others. In the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, he explains there are five main love languages: Gift Giving, Quality Time, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, and Words of Affirmation. What may be your love language may not be your spouse’s, friend’s, or even children’s. One way to do a selfless act is to learn what your spouse’s, girl/boyfriend’s, etc. love language is and then do something for them in their love language even if isn’t your love language. Take the love language test and find out what your love language is; then have your family and friends do the same. You will be surprised how much this will help you other people in your life feel loved.
Love does heal all wounds. If we can learn to forgive and let go then we are showing love. Many times we allow things to get in the way of truly loving and be loved. Past hurts can dwell in our hearts and block the opportunity to feel true love. So if you are struggling with past hurts, try to let them go, give them to God, and learn to forgive. Doing all that will bring love back into your heart and you will be able to feel love and give love.
So remember when you learn to give love, you will then be able to receive love, and that will “Make a Better You”.